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Government must drop ‘cynical’ rules preventing small parties from campaigning during Covid – or postpone local elections, say Greens

some leaflets

Unless the government drops its “cynical ploy” to prevent smaller parties from distributing campaign literature, this year’s local elections should be postponed, the Green Party has warned. Martin Whiteside, leader of the Green group on Stroud District Council, says government rules restricting the distribution of leaflets during the run-up to the election – on the […]

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Greens welcome District Council’s budget proposals on climate change & Covid

Councillors Norman Kay and Catherine Braun next to a building site.

FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Stroud District Green Party has welcomed Stroud District Council’s budget proposals (published on Wednesday 3 Feb), which strengthen the council’s capacity to deliver on its commitment to make the district carbon neutral by 2030. Nailsworth Green Councillor and Horsley Climate Action Network member Norman Kay said: “Achieving carbon neutrality will need an enormous effort […]

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Clean up after your dog, says councillor

Councillor putting dog-poo bag in bin

Green councillor Simon Pickering has urged dog-owners to clean up after their dogs, following a spate of enquiries and complaints about dog muck in the district. Cllr Pickering, who is chair of Stroud District Council’s environment committee, said: “People who don’t immediately clean up after a dog under their control are committing an offence – […]

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