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Budget: Government funding commitment needed to make sure all Stroud homes are warm and to set up local/national government climate task force

The government must commit to funding innovations proposed by the Green Party if all residents of Stroud District are to get the chance to live in properly insulated and warm homes, said Stroud-based economist Molly Scott Cato ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget tomorrow (October 27). Molly, who is the Green Party’s Finance & Economy spokesperson, […]

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Conservative Group Leader says wearing masks in council meeting is ‘unreasonable’ – in district with the country’s second-highest increase in COVID rate

Stroud District Green Party has today issued the following press release, condemning the “intolerable” attitude towards Covid safety of the Conservative Group leader on the district council. The leader of the Conservative Group of Councillors on Stroud District Council has said that he believes it was “unreasonable” to ask Councillors to wear a mask while […]

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Greens tape their mouths shut as gesture of sadness over incinerator protesters being silenced

Two local Green Party members made an impromptu visual statement by taping their mouths shut to show their sadness at the forced winding-up of incinerator campaign group Community R4C. Cllr Adrian Oldman and party activist Alan Mossman (left and right in picture) stuck masking tape over their mouths while visiting Stroud town centre, as a […]

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Global Day of Action for Climate Justice: join vigil in Stroud on November 6

Stroud residents of all political persuasions will be joining a Vigil for the Planet on Saturday November 6 to mark the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. The event, from 12 noon until 12.30 on the corner of High Street and Kendrick Street, can be joined by anyone who is concerned about the lack […]

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Javelin Park incinerator latest: our response as Gloucestershire County Council asks court to shut down Community R4C

Just a week after the long-delayed auditor’s report into the Javelin Park incinerator was finally presented to Gloucestershire County Council’s audit committee, the council is continuing with legal action to forcibly close down Community R4C, the Community Benefit Company that has brought the incinerator contract procurement irregularities to light. There will be an online hearing […]

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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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