Phil Neve becomes North Somerset’s fourth Green councillor Phil Neve, Green Party candidate for Congresbury and Puxton has been elected to North Somerset Council with 64% of the vote, at the by-election held on Thursday 22nd July. He joins three other Green Party Councillors in the coalition administration that replaced the previous conservative led council. […]

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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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Green councillors raise alarm over local authorities shutting down scrutiny during coronavirus crisis

Green Party councillors have raised serious concerns that some local authorities are using the coronavirus epidemic to avoid scrutiny over their decision-making. In a survey of 372 Green Party councillors representing wards on principal authorities across the country, more than half of respondents said the councils they were elected to were not maintaining proper scrutiny […]

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First ever Green on South Somerset District Council following Conservative defection

Councillor Charlie Hull has left the Conservative Party and joined the Green Party , becoming the first ever Green Councillor on South Somerset District Council. Charlie has represented Northstone, Ivelchester & St. Michaels Ward since his election in May 2019. local Green Party colleagues welcomed him this week into their “Green Team” and are very […]

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Greens from across 120 councils demand urgent funding for local authorities to tackle the coronavirus crisis

Local authorities could lose up to half of spending power this year, letter warns Councillors call for more flexibility to decide on how to spend funding Sian Berry: “Our councils are stepping up but budgets are rapidly reaching breaking point” Green councillors from across the country have signed an open letter to Communities Secretary Robert […]

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