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Keep planting trees for future generations, says 1989 Save Our Trees protestor

Smiling man among trees

One of the protestors at the high-profile Save Our Trees demo in Stroud in 1989 is urging people to keep planting trees, saying the fight to preserve nature for future generations is never won. Adrian Oldman, now Green district council candidate for Slade, was one of hundreds of people who helped prevent council contractors from […]

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Government has not delivered promise of ‘Green Brexit’, say Stroud Greens

The government has failed “dismally but predictably” in its promise of a ‘green Brexit’, says Stroud District Green Party. A report on March 16 from a coalition of environment groups says the improvements promised by the government in 2017 have not been realised, and pressure to agree new trade deals and remove regulations mean the watering down of standards that stem […]

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Our MP must stand up for her constituents’ rights to protest

The new Police Bill could see peaceful protest, like the one in the picture of a demo in Stroud in 2019, outlawed. Below is our open letter to Siobhan Baillie MP, which was published in the Stroud News & Journal Thank you for your email explaining why you are supporting The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts […]

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Stroud Green member starts quirky three-wheeled ‘library’

When local teacher and SDGP member Beki Aldam and her small daughters heard that many people didn’t have access to books because of the lockdown, they decided to start a quirky mobile ‘library’. Beki, Maeve, six, and Iitu, four, set off on their electric cargo bike delivering free books to adults and children around Stroud. […]

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Javelin Park incinerator latest: open letter to Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of Gloucestershire County Council

Dear Cllr Hawthorne Last week we witnessed the extraordinary sight of GCC being heavily criticised by its own internal audit committee, over the secrecy surrounding the repeatedly delayed report into the cost of the Javelin Park incinerator. Members of the public can watch this video clip showing last week’s scenes at County Hall https://www.hashcut.com/v/xC3vsET The […]

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Why you should vote Green on May 6: Stroud District Green Party sets out its election stall

Some candidates at a Zoom meeting

Greens are the fastest-growing party in the Stroud area, with an ever-increasing number of communities electing Green councillors to represent them. “We think more people are voting Green because they like the combination of social justice, environmental protection and our ability to get things done quickly and on budget,” said Martin Whiteside, who leads the […]

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Molly Scott Cato appointed to senior post at European Movement

Molly with EU banner

Molly Scott Cato, Green county council candidate for Stroud Central, has been elected to the National Executive Committee of the European Movement. The Green Party’s spokesperson on Brexit and a prominent Remain campaigner, Molly will now be part of a campaign to address the failing’s of the government’s Brexit deal, which has harmed the livelihoods […]

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Green Party reaction to Gloucestershire County Council’s legal action against CR4C over incinerator

Molly Scott Cato at Javelin Park

Responding to the news that Gloucestershire County Council is serving a winding up petition via the courts on the community benefit society Community R4C, Stroud District Green Party said: “In the week when the highly regarded Channel 4 Dispatches programme has highlighted the way public money is being wasted and recycling being burnt in Council […]

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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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