It’s not easy being green – or is it?

What do you do when you’re clearing the route of an old canal? It’s overgrown with flora which has become a haven for wildlife but it can’t stay there. You make sure that you replace more plants than you dig up. That’s what the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust are doing. Over the last…

#HousingDay – why it’s really important

I’ve worked in housing for over 20 years. I’ve worked with council tenants, housing association tenants, leaseholders, shared owners and owner occupiers and I can definitely say that housing tenure does not define anyone’s personality. So why, in programmes like Benefits Street, do they portray social housing tenants as scroungers, cheats and nuisance neighbours? Even…