High Court Injunction notice, Shell petrol station, Greenford Road

I have been told that email subscribers are unable to see the photographs when they are notified of a new post. It would be helpful if screenshots of what they can see in these emails could be sent to positivegreenford@hotmail.co.uk so that I can pass them on to WordPress and, hopefully, sort out the problem. Meanwhile please visit greenford365.com to see the latest posts. I’ll take down this notice once I’ve received some.

Ten years ago today I created the 147th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.

Recent protests by Insulate Britain, a campaign to ensure that all homes are insulated adequately to prevent lives being lost to hypothermia and to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions, have been so disruptive that measures such as a High Court Injunction have been taken to reduce their impact. Apart from blocking traffic on major roads they have targeted petrol stations, gluing themselves to petrol pumps, using up police resources and infuriating motorists.

At a time when the public are more conscious than ever of the value of insulation, forced to save energy because of rapidly rising costs, it is ironic that the campaign’s activists have generated such levels of hatred. An issue as important as this aspect of carbon emission and its effect on the climate has as its champions activists who aren’t that good at making friends and influencing people. The consequence has been that protestors who glue themselves to roads get sent to prison, while those who threaten to drive into them are fined and given brief bans.

Images and text ©Albertina McNeill 2022. Please do not reproduce without permission. All rights reserved. Do not add any of these images to Pinterest or similar sites as this will be regarded as a violation of copyright.

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