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Stroud’s Molly Scott Cato elected to senior post at anti-Brexit European Movement

Molly Scott Cato, former Green Party MEP for South West England, Stroud District Councillor and parliamentary candidate, has been elected as senior vice-chair of the European Movement, an organisation that campaigns against the ‘failure’ that is Brexit and that aims to rebuild the UK’s relationship with the EU. Molly said: “Empty shelves, empty pumps, empty […]

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Public meeting about ‘heartless’ Nationality & Borders Bill: we must make room at the inn for refugees

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The Nationality and Borders Bill, which makes arriving in the UK without permission a criminal offence, will be the topic of an online public meeting in Stroud on Wednesday December 8. The audience will hear how the heartless Bill overturns 70 years of UK adherence to the 1952 Refugee Convention and curtails the rights of […]

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Gloucestershire MPs finally wake up to seriousness of Covid testing shambles: our letter to the press

We have written today to the local press welcoming the decision by the county’s MPs to ask the government for speedy results from the Immensa testing investigation. Better late than never – but what’s also needed is a broader investigation into poor value-for-money Covid contracts and profiteering from the NHS. Dear Editor It is good […]

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More than 100 people attend our debate to discuss next steps after COP26

The decisions reached at COP26 – and how they can be moved forward by local individuals and communities – were discussed at a public meeting on Saturday (November 13) at Lansdown Hall, Stroud. More than 100 people, about half of them joining remotely via Zoom, attended the meeting organised by Stroud District Green Party. The […]

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Hundreds of Stroud people take part in cross-party vigil demanding action on climate change

An estimated 500 Stroud residents joined the Vigil for the Planet in Stroud on Saturday to mark the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. We got some great coverage from the press, including a mention – and a video clip of our 7-foot-high dinosaur, signifying extinction – on Points West. See the local press […]

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Green Party reaction as Stroud MP votes to block suspension of Owen Paterson

Stroud District Green Party has reacted after hearing that Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie voted to block the suspension of Tory MP and former minister Owen Paterson this week. Paterson had been found to have breached rules after lobbying on behalf of two companies that were paying him. But this week he escaped punishment after Boris […]

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Covid testing scandal: our open letter to Siobhan Baillie MP demanding immediate action

Stroud Greens have written to MP Siobhan Baillie demanding that the scandal-hit testing laboratory at the centre of the false-negative scandal is shut down and an immediate investigation held. This comes as the Good Law Project launches legal action asking Health Secretary Sajid Javid to immediately terminate Immensa’s contracts, compensate those affected and to take […]

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What’s next after COP26? Public meeting in Stroud and online will discuss the way forward

The decisions reached at COP26 – and how they can be moved forward by local individuals and communities – will be discussed at a public meeting on Saturday November 13 at Lansdown Hall, Stroud. The meeting – from 7pm-9pm – will hear from a panel of expert local speakers and there will be opportunities to […]

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False negative scandal: Greens demand government action on Stroud’s huge Covid rates

After government figures showed Stroud has one of the three highest Covid rates in the country, following the scandal of false negative tests, Stroud District Green Party is asking MP Siobhan Baillie to urgently speak to Health Secretary Sajid Javid to ensure it cannot happen again. The government website on Friday (October 29) listed Tewkesbury, […]

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Stroud Greens join nationwide Clang for Climate

Local residents turned out on Saturday night (October 30) at various locations to join the nationwide Clang for Climate action. Several current and former councillors were among the crowd outside the Subscription Rooms in Stroud, making a noise with pots and pans, steel drums and handbells. Meanwhile, muffled bells were rung at nearby St Lawrence’s […]

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