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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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‘We need a revolution in sustainable transport’: join the discussion at our next Cloud Café

Railway station

Opportunities to create a sustainable transport system will be discussed at a free online public meeting on Wednesday September 8. A panel of expert local speakers, including Cllr Carol Kambites, the deputy mayor of Stonehouse, will talk about their work to improve bus and rail services to reduce the over-reliance on cars that has helped […]

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Stroud Greens demand investigation into allegations over local PPE contract

Placard saying It's not funny any more

The Sunday Times has made shocking allegations that the quality of PPE face shields supplied by former Stroud Town Councillor Steve Dechan – a Conservative – was “so doubtful that fewer than 1 in 400 have been used, meaning each one has so far cost the equivalent of £423”. The allegations have reignited concerns over […]

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Opt out of NHS data grab, urges Green Party

Catherine holding form

Stroud District Green Party is urging local people to opt out of the government’s proposed NHS ‘data grab’, saying the plans could lead to personal medical data being sold to commercial companies. The scheme would see millions of GP records centralised into one database, which private companies could then gain access to. Campaigners around the […]

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Stroud District Green Party Response to the review of Constituency Boundaries

The boundary commission are currently consulting on the shape of future parliamentary constituencies, in a process titled the ‘2023 Review’ (as it will finally report in 2023). Members of Stroud District Green Party have discussed the proposed changes to the Stroud Constituency, and prepared the following response. Stroud District Green Party (SDGP) strongly believes that […]

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The Police Bill and the right to protest: online discussion

Placard saying 'silence is compliance'

The threats to the right to peaceful protest in the wake of the controversial Police Bill will be discussed at an online public meeting on Wednesday July 14 from 7.30pm-9pm. Stroud District Green Party’s latest Cloud Café discussion forum will hear from speakers who are experienced in organising demonstrations and non-violent dissent. They will talk […]

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