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Frontline workers (including shop staff) should get priority vaccinations, says Green Party

The wellbeing of shop workers gets little consideration, says Molly Scott Cato, pictured outside a store in Stroud.

Stroud District Green Party has called for frontline workers to be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccinations following the reported outbreak at Tesco’s branch in Bristol Road, Quedgeley. Molly Scott Cato, Gloucestershire County Council candidate, urged people to sign an online petition calling on the government to prioritise all frontline workers (including shop staff, social workers, teachers, […]

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Green Party welcomes local roll-out of Covid vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccine

Stroud District Green Party has welcomed the local roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations and has warned that the principle of ‘freedom of speech’ is being misused by anti-vaccination groups to promote dubious and selective information that stokes fear and distrust of science, medicine and public health measures. Professor Molly Scott Cato, a Green candidate for Gloucestershire […]

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Plans for trial of Universal Basic Income in Stroud District

Councillors Catherine Braun (Green) and Trevor Hall (Labour) table proposal for UBI in Stroud District Council

Stroud District could be the location of a “groundbreaking” trial of Universal Basic Income (UBI) after the District Council approved the idea of running a pilot scheme.  District Councillors Catherine Braun (Green, Wotton-under-Edge, North Nibley and Stinchcombe) and Trevor Hall (Labour, Dursley) proposed and seconded a cross-party motion to trial UBI – a non-means-tested sum paid […]

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STROUD DISTRICT TAKES STEP CLOSER TO BEING CARBON-NEUTRAL

Stroud District Council Offices - Ebley Mill

Stroud District Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee has unanimously approved the council’s Carbon Neutral 2030 plan, which is due to be considered at full council in February.  The cross-party support for the plan, which is out for public consultation until December 16, was welcomed by environment committee chair Cllr Simon Pickering (Green Party), who said: […]

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