Green Councillors criticise new Department for ‘Levelling Up’

Following the Government’s announcement of Michael Gove’s appointment as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the removal of ‘Local Government’ from his ministerial title, Green Councillors call for re-affirmation and acknowledgement of the crucial role of local councils. Greens welcome the idea of better funding communities. The Government’s definition however, falls […]

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Hundreds of local people could lose right to vote under unfair Elections Bill, warns Green councillor

Hundreds of voters who live in the Stroud area could lose their right to vote if the government’s Elections Bill, which goes back to the House of Commons for its second reading on 7 September, becomes law, Stroud District Green Party is warning. “The Bill’s stated aim is to ensure that UK elections remain ‘secure, […]

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Lib Dem Councillor joins Greens in Bath and NE Somerset to “rejoin her true political home”

Bath and North East Somerset’s Councillor Joanna Wright has rejoined the party after a two year period as a member of the Liberal Democrats. Her defection resulted from disillusionment with the Liberal Democrats’ handling of active travel schemes on the council, which she considered to contravene commitments set out by the Party in their 2019 […]

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Saving the Planet in Brighton: one draughty home at a time

Below is a summary of an article written by Green Councillor Siriol Hugh-Jones and published in Sussex Bylines on 29th January 2021 Much has been said about the benefits of ‘retrofitting’ – the process by which old, draughty homes are brought up to standard and made more energy-efficient. This year Brighton & Hove’s Housing Committee […]

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What a Green in the Room can achieve on a finely balanced council

Cllr Simon Grover was asked to write a short piece about being St Albans District Council’s only Green councillor, and leader of the 5-strong Independent & Green group. Ever keen on recycling, we thought we’d pop it on here too. “I want to be in the room where it happens”, sings frustrated politician Aaron Burr […]

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Councillors call for a Green recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

The Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal has been consulting on how to reset UK society after the Covid-19 crisis. Based on experiences of working in our communities and our councils, Green councillors have put forward a series of responses to the RESET call for evidence. Whilst responses were wide-ranging, they highlight the local […]

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