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Report fails to prove Javelin Park contract was lawful: Greens demand changes to County Council’s procurement practice

After the long-delayed auditor’s report into the Javelin Park incinerator failed to establish that the incinerator was lawfully procured, Stroud District Green Party is calling for an end to the “culture of secrecy” around major contracts, and for lessons to be learnt from record-keeping and transparency failures in this case.     In the report, presented today […]

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What is COP26 and why does it matter? Find out at our free online discussion

Have you heard about the climate change conference, COP26, and would like to learn more about what it’s for and why it matters? Three expert speakers will explain at a free online public meeting on Wednesday October 13. The meeting – from 7.30pm-9pm – is open to everyone and there will be opportunities to ask […]

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Support for reform of voting system is overwhelming, community survey shows

Responses to a survey asking local people for their views on the First Past the Post voting system showed that there is overwhelming support for electoral reform. Green member Alan Mossman and Green town councillor Adrian Oldman were among activists from campaign group Make Votes Matter (MVM), who held a stall at the Painswick Feast […]

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Lucky for some! Stroud Greens now have 13 seats on both District and Town councils

Following the co-option of a Green to fill a vacancy on Stroud Town Council, the Green Party now has 13 councillors on both the Town Council and Stroud District Council. Adrian Oldman was co-opted at the full Town Council meeting (oddly enough, held on September 13th) to fill a vacancy in the Farmhill & Paganhill […]

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Greens support pension fund members’ protest over fossil fuel investments

Stroud residents who are members or pensioners of local authority pension funds have joined calls for fund managers to divest urgently from investments in fossil fuels. This follows a recent protest in Bristol outside the offices of the Brunel Pension Partnership (BPP), which manages funds for Gloucestershire County Council and nine other authorities. Campaigners from […]

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Villagers turn out for surgery protest: ‘honest, grass-roots action’, says Green councillor

People at protest

“Honest, old-fashioned, grass-roots action” was how Green district councillor Martin Pearcy described Saturday’s vigil to protest against the planned closure of the Cam and Uley Family Practice’s Uley site. “It was very pleasing to see such a good turn-out, and I really enjoyed the grass-roots feel of it, talking directly to people on the street,” […]

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Green councillor helps organise silent vigil to protest about surgery closure

Councillor Martin Pearcy - District Councillor for Uley & Coaley

Residents of Uley will be taking part in a silent vigil on Saturday September 11 to protest against the planned closure of the Cam and Uley Family Practice’s Uley site. The 10-minute vigil, from 4.30pm outside the surgery at 42 The Street, Uley (GL11 5SY), will be followed by short speeches by Cllr Martin Pearcy, […]

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Councillors help with way-marking of 10-mile walking route around Stroud

Green town councillors Kevin Cranston (the Mayor), Sue Fenton and Naomi Seffar have been helping to check and refresh the way-marking of the WAS [Walk Around Stroud] Way. The WAS Way is a 10-mile circular route that encircles the Stroud town boundaries, following public footpaths and roads and crossing all five of the Valleys. It […]

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Hundreds of local people could lose right to vote under unfair Elections Bill, warn Greens

Councillor Steve Hynd on Elections Bill - "Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his/her country" Article 21: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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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