30 May 2023
Nottingham City Council: Declare a Motion for the Ocean

Dear Councillor,

Nottingham residents call for local action ahead of World Ocean Day

We are increasingly concerned at the state of our ocean and local waterways. Our local waterways are polluted, which affects our ocean. In turn, our ocean is overfished, polluted and experiencing unprecedented heatwaves due to climate change.

The ocean is essential to our health and wellbeing, it produces over half of the air we breathe, the food on our plates and plays a vital role in regulating our climate. These problems can feel overwhelming and insurmountable, but we believe there is action that can be taken to help.

The burden of taking care of our ocean is often left to communities at the coast; but they are at the end of line, receiving litter and pollution from inland communities like ours. The River Trent is the third-longest river in England and we are the largest city that it passes through. Actions we take here can have a significant effect. We can help the ocean by becoming better custodians of the River Trent and its tributaries, stopping pollution and litter at source.

The health of our local rivers and waterways has recently become an election issue, and that is unlikely to change until something is done to improve them for people and nature. We call on the Council to recognise that they have a vital role to play in recovering the health of our local waterways and in turn our ocean through increasing awareness of how local actions affecting our waterways can impact both marine life and human wellbeing. We can affect this here in Nottingham - and the East Midlands more broadly - by acting as responsible custodians of the rivers and streams that run through our city. To deliver this, we call on you to table a Motion for the Ocean – penned by ocean experts and already delivering results for people and nature elsewhere in the UK.

Fourteen (14) Councils have so far passed a Motion for the Ocean, but none so far inland as Nottingham City. To be the very first Council in the Midlands to declare a Motion for the Ocean would be a strong statement of Nottingham City Council’s environment leadership, and in line with their existing commitments to mitigate the Climate and Ecological Emergencies.

We, the residents of Nottingham, call on you to table the attached Motion for the Ocean at the next Full Council meeting.

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  1. Emma Oldham, Connected Conservation Foundation, Newark
  2. Louise Hazelwood, Counsellor, Newark
  3. Adam Pickering, Co-Director, Green Hustle C.I.C., Nottingham
  4. Debbie Moore
  5. DavidMoore, Artist, Newark Art Gallery, Newark
  6. Leigh James Marshall, I.T Structured Cabling Technician, ReMEdy, Newark
  7. Samantha Farrell, Home educator, Newark
  8. Tom Morgan, Director, Nottingham
  9. Hannah Bunford-Jones, Nurse, Nottingham
  10. Jenni Harding, Volunteer, Newark Foodbank, NEWARK
  11. Darrell Pointing, Retired, Protect Newarks Green Soaces, Newark
  12. Dawn hall, Cleaner, Natural touch, Newark-on-Trent
  13. Molly Chesney, Managing Director, MCL Marketing Solutions Ltd, Newark
  14. Christine stevenson, Retired, Newark
  15. Katie Keddie, PhD student, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
  16. Megan Shore, Programme Manager, Ignite!, Nottingham
  17. Barbara Hillier, Retired/volunteer, Canal & River Trust charity, Nottingham
  18. Millie Poucher, Bar & Kitchen Manager, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
  19. Penney Poyzer, Environmentalist, Nottingham good food partnership, Nottingham
  20. Ingrid Charvet, Data scientist, Renew Risk, Newark-on-Trent
  21. Gil Schalom, Architect, GSD Architecture Ltd, Nottingham
  22. Emma Duncan, Events Coordinator, Broadway, Nottingham
  23. benjamin Wigley, Nottingham
  24. Ella Townsend, Young Talent Coordinator, Film Hub Midlands, Nottingham
  25. Louise Smith, Journalist, Self employed, Newark
  26. Lucy Howson, Artist, Nottingham
  27. Thirza Smith, Civil servant, Newark
  28. Frank G Keal, Journalist, Newark
  29. Simon Tilley, Engineer, Hockerton housing project, Hockerton
  30. Natasia Cooper-Rawson, Sales Admin, Raleigh Bikes, Nottingham
  31. Wendy Gent, Nottingham
  32. Lewis Jones, Production Manager, LHG Productions, Nottingham
  33. Helen dunne, Retired, Nottingham
  34. Jenni Vaughan, Newark-on-Trent
  35. Susan Southward, Newark
  36. Lindsey Lukehurst
  37. Roger Southward, Newark
  38. Rachel Adams, yoga teacher, Nottingham Climate Assembly, Nottingham
  39. Martin Willis, Nottingham Open Spaces Forum, Nottingham
  40. Alexandra Porter, Nottingham
  41. Gabriel Dunn, Nottingham
  42. Rachel Woodburn, Nottingham
  43. David Atkinson, Retired, Newark on Trent
  44. Liv Marshall, GCSE student, Nottingham Climate Assembly, Nottingham
  45. Stephen Patrick, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
  46. Sara Chadd, Naturalist, St.George's Trust, Newark
  47. Rafe Dunn, Nottingham
  48. Pat Morton, Retired academic, Extinction Rebellion, Nottingham
  49. Clare Caves, Nottingham
  50. Heather Hodkinson, Community Engagement Officer, Nottingham
  51. Belinda Grindrod, Business Support Assistant, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincoln
  52. Janice single, Norwich
  53. Ewan Cameron, Writer, ExMultitude, Nottingham
  54. Graye Wilde, Retired, Nottingham
  55. Chrissy Levett, Founder / Creative Director, creative conscience, London
  56. Grace Reeves, DESIGNER, HOPKINSON, Nottingham
  57. Alice Veldtman, Sustainability Consultant, RavenSky Ltd, Nottingham
  58. Emma Prosser, TA, Beechdale
  59. Anna Joyce, Retired, Southwell
  60. MR DARREN MICHAEL RILEY, Balderton, Newark
  61. Leanne Deacon, Instructor technician in Animal management, North lindsey college, Lincoln
  62. Jhanvi Johnson, Newark
  63. Debbie Mace, Co Founder, 4 Pachamama CIC, Lincoln
  64. Lyndsey Young, Founder/ CEO, The Friendly Bench CIC, Nottingham
  65. Kay Battersby, Self employed, Newark
  66. Eloise idoine, Business ownet, Rialto Training, Nottingham
  67. claire morgan, Nottingham
  68. Sabina Martin, Teacher, Nottingham
  69. Lizzie West, Consultant, Nottingham
  70. Ella Scotton, Nottingham
  71. Amy Coulson, Project Manager, Nottingham
  72. Jake Epton, Project Manager, Nottingham
  73. Lucy Yates, Sustainability Engagement Officer, Education, Nottingham
  74. Gary Morgan, Web designer, Pixelshrink Digital Impact, Nottingham
  75. Ria Hobbs, Circus performer, Circus Hub, Nottingham
  76. Sara McKenzie, Instructor, Na, Nottingham
  77. Heather Johnston, Researcher, Biocity, Nottingham
  78. parisa east, event producer, Acoustickle, nottinghm
  79. Elodie, Planner, Derby
  80. Katherine Martin, Retired NHS Scientist, NUH, Southwell
  81. Bailey, Project Manager, Nottingham
  82. Leon Kosogorin, Student, Nottingham
  83. Kerry dee, Childrens entertainer, Nottingham
  84. Ana Unda, Nottingham
  85. Beth Rawlins, Web Designer, Nottingham
  86. Sarah Maloy, Sustainable business owner, Shop Zero, Nottingham
  87. Al Clark, Film Producer, Wellington Films, Nottingham
  88. Heather Sarno, Teacher, Broxtowe Green Umbrella, Nottingham
  89. Flora Markham, Bar Supervisor, Broadway, Nottingham
  90. Ms Dorothy Kurpanik, Nottingham
  91. Rachael Courtenay, Support Worker, Community Integrated Care, Nottingham
  92. Josie Thorpe, Teacher, Newark
  93. Julian Phillips, Marketing Officer, Nottingham
  94. Ilona Klim, Nottingham
  95. Satya Sri Ambati, Student, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
  96. Cath cameron-jones, Manager, Nottingham
  97. Emma lissett, Local authority team manager, Nottingham city council, Nottingham
  98. Dan Hughes, Photographer, Self employed, Nottingham
  99. Isaac Cartwright, GCSE Student, Nottingham
  100. Rachel Leach, Document Manager, Nottingham
  101. Danielle Painter, Executive Assistant, Nottingham College, Nottingham
  102. Anthony Price, Nurse, Nottingham
  103. Belynda, Support worker, Nottingham
  104. Marta Majos, Credit co troller, Nottingham
  105. Tom kew, DJ, Nottingham
  106. Baetty Baetty, Lecture lt, Nottingham
  107. Sally Longford, Retired, Green Partnership, Nottingham
  108. Lee Nicholls, Creative Producer, Broadway, Nottingham
  109. Michael Burgass, Director, Biodiversify, Nottingham
  110. Daisy Snook, Consultant, Biodiversify, Nottingham
  111. Harrison Palmer, MD, Global Solutions for Clothing, Nottingham
  112. Luke Picciuto, Director, Mainwise, Nottingham
  113. Jonathan Panto, Talent Advisor, Appian Corporation, Nottingham
  114. Christopher Wilding, Surgeon, NHS, Nottingham
  115. Tamsin Peach, Occupational therapist, Nottingham citycare, Nottingham
  116. Anna Taylor, Newark
  117. Liz Colyer, Data analyst, RSWT, Nottingham
  118. Patrick Hort, Managing Director, Savoy Systems Ltd, Nottingham
  119. Stephanie Ann Cunninghan, Lincoln
  120. Rebecca Kogan, Immigration advisor, Nottingham Arimathea Trust, Nottingham
  121. celine siani-djiakoua, c, Nottingham
  122. Julia Howell, Retired, Nottingham
  123. Daniel silbun, Gardener, Nottingham
  124. Kate Loewenthal, Consultant, Nottingham
  125. Layla Henderson, Designer maker/promoter, Nottingham
  126. Jessica Collins, Marketing Manager, Castle Rock Brewery, Nottingham
  127. Maria Desborough, Nottingham
  128. John Philip Green, facilitator, The Green Light Partnership, Ruddington Notts
  129. Alex Townsend, Nottingham
  130. Ian Cutmore, Part Time Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
  131. Tommy Rosley, Even producer, The hustle collective, Nottingham
  132. Araluen Batten-Howell, Customer Service, Universal Works, Nottingham
  133. Gary Bearman, Technical Officer, Environment Agency, Nottingham
  134. Emma Sweeney, Molecular Aquatic Research f, The university of Nottingham Life Sciences, Nottingham
  135. Arthur Cross, Legend, Size, Nottingham
  136. Melissa Collins, Case Worker, Ministry of Justice, Nottingham
  137. Olivia Muirhowe, Nottingham
  138. Elise Sutcliffe, , Nottingham
  139. Rebecca Muir, Receptionist, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
  140. Abigail Lambert, Lincoln
  141. Zeonn Merriman, Nottingham
  142. Kevin Robotham, Emergency Planning, Nhs Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
  143. Rosanna Stevenson, Sales assistant, Nottingham
  144. John Horry, Kitchen designer, Nottinghan
  145. Janet Smith, CEO/Principal, Nottingham College, Nottingham
  146. Rosie Hunnam, Nottingham
  147. Hanna Hartikainen, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
  148. Sonia Moratto, Nottingham
  149. Phil Jackson, labour movement activist, Labour Party & Nottingham Unite Community, Nottingham
  150. Sue Davis, Sports Massage Therapist, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
  151. Kristina krawiec, Geoarchaeologist, York archaeology, Nottingham
  152. Kevin Sweeney, Pranic Healer, www.ukpranichealing.co.uk, Great Dunmow
  153. Talitha Sanders, Project Admin, Green Meadows, Nottingham
  154. Karen Vallingham
  155. Shelly Wood, Director, The Plane Tree CIC, Nottingham
  156. Emily Smith, Student, Nottingham
  157. Grace Pownall, Engineer, Nottingham
  158. Penny Arnold, artist, nottingham
  159. Nigel Taylor, Retired, Nottingham
  160. Mel Simpson, Retired, Nottingham
  161. Al Booth, Presenter, Notts TV, Nottingham
  162. Julie Burniston, Therapist, Notts Nordic Walking, Beeston, Nottingham
  163. Tracey Lloyd, Community Gardener, Windmill Community Gardens, Nottingham
  164. Emily Hollingsworth, Student, NTU, Nottingham
  165. Lucretia De Lacey, Student, Nottingham
  166. Alex Vincent Turner, Artist, Alex Vincent Textiles, Chesham
  167. René B, Software dev, Nottingham
  168. Imogen Clark, Administrator, University of Nottingham, NOTTINGHAM
  169. Elliot Haines, SEO Consultant, Botify, Nottingham
  170. Martin Sommerville, Artist, By Our Hands We Make Our Way, Nottingham
  171. Natalia Jackson, Local government officer, Nottingham
  172. Sandrina Finocchio-Daniels, Student, Nottingham
  173. Amy Taylor, Nottingham
  174. Gary Hackett, Bricklayer, Nottingham
  175. Jayne Pigford, Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Nottingham, Nottingham
  176. kirsty, technician, University, Nottingham
  177. Sharon Hall, Nurse, N/, Leicester
  178. Sue Alcock, Lecturer, Ntu, Nottingham
  179. Kayzi A, Flood Resilience, Environment Agency, Nottingham
  180. Andrew Foulds, Nurse, Nottingham
  181. Giulia Piras, Trade Developer, Nottingham
  182. Amanda Fearn, Nottingham
  183. Sarah Marsden, Cashier, Texaco, Nottingham
  184. Peter Johnson, retired, nottingham
  185. Matthew Thomas, Nottingham
  186. Gvido Ozolins, Environment Agency, Nottingham
  187. jackie toothill, Environment Agency
  188. Robert Kirkwood, Retired, Nottingham Open Spaces Forum, Nottingham
  189. John Astill, Retired, Friends of wollaton path
  190. Helen Mitchem, Community Engagement Officer, Friends of Wollaton Park, Nottingham
  191. Charlotte Stone, Outreach officer, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
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