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Statement by Stroud District Council Alliance Leaders

In response to the findings of the investigation into the complaints by Stroud District Council’s Monitoring Officer regarding social media tweets by Cllr Debbie Young, Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat Alliance leaders wish to put on record our disappointment that explanations for the judgement shows very limited understanding of the lived experience of direct and […]

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SDGP Letter to Siobhan Baillie re: Brexit Extension

The below letter was sent to Siobhan Baillie and Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown by our Coordinators Lynn Haanen and Cllr Martin Whiteside. Dear Siobhan, We are writing to express our acute concern about the government’s stubborn refusal to request an extension to the transition period to allow enough time for a successful trade negotiation with the […]

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Green Councillors push Stroud District Council for action on Black Lives Matter

Green Councillors have been active in ensuring the Stroud District Council takes clear steps to tackle racism and descrimination in our District. These were announced at the Strategy and Resources Committee on 18 June 2020: “There are some specific actions we must take as a council as well as enabling others to fight racism in […]

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Government have failed, say Stroud Greens – call for community covid19 trace system

Green councillor to put motion to Gloucestershire County Council calling for a local contact tracing. As more evidence emerges daily of the failure of the government test-and-track system, Greens are calling for Gloucestershire to establish its own contact-tracing system. Cllr Rachel Smith, who will be putting the motion to Council, said: “It’s clear the government’s […]

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives matter Supporting the Black Lives Matter movement is nothing more than words unless we address the systemic racism that affects people of colour, including in the context of Covid-19. The recent government-commissioned Public Health England (PHE) investigation found that people of Bangladeshi background in England are twice as likely as white Britons to […]

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