It is with very great sadness that I have to announce the death of my friend and co-campaigner Mr David Rose, of Colne in Lancashire. He was founder and Chairman of the Millennium Green Trust. a long term member of Friends of the Earth at both the National and Local Group levels, and A tireless campaigner against pollution in its many forms, for wildlife habitats, and against planning outrages, and the red tape which often protected polluters. It goes without saying that he was a reader and contributor to this blog and our mailing list at ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
When FoE and local groups and residents halted the building of the M65 extension through Colne, it was his inspiration and hard work which led to the transformation of motorway-blighted land in the town, into the Colne Millennium Green which now provides a green lung and excellent community amenity. I and many others here and on various campaign networks will miss his creative energy, his wit and his companionship and we send all our condolences and blessings to his wife and his daughter.
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH