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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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Money for cyclists is great but how about Stroud to Chalford?

Lucas Schoemaker Stroud Trinity Town councillor, using the canal cycle path.

It was great to hear that cyclists and walkers will benefit from Community Infrastructure Levy funding after the council agreed to spend more than £350,000 on creating or upgrading cycle paths in the district. May I suggest that some of the money is spent on improving and making safer the cycle route from Stroud to […]

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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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Government rejects Stroud District Council’s call for fairer voting system

Number 10, Downing Street, London

The government has thrown out Stroud District Council’s request to allow it to operate a fairer voting system during next year’s local elections.  At November’s full council meeting, councillors approved a motion calling for an end to the First Past the Post system, for councillors to be allowed to job share and for 16-year-olds to […]

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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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Greens signed letter urging people not to attend anti-lockdown rally

Stroud Green Party coordinators, councillors and members were among more than 200 local residents who put their names to the following letter written by the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team. The letter asked people not to attend the anti-lockdown rally that took place in Stratford Park at the weekend, and urged the organisers to withdraw […]

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Green Councillors join call for Universal Basic Income to support us all through covid crisis

Local Green District and County Councillors join over 100 MPs and Peers across seven parties for the introduction of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in response to COVID-19. The letter to Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer was published in the Financial Times on April 22, 2020. The joint statement calls for a recovery UBI […]

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