brimscombe & thrupp

Beki aldam

Beki Aldam - District council candidate and current councillor for Thrupp

Our area has been represented by a Green District Councillor, Martin Whiteside, for eighteen years! I'm so pleased to use my enthusiasm and dedication to the community to continue his brilliant work.

I am a mum of young children and a teacher. I also volunteer on community projects I am passionate about:

  • As an English teacher, I am enthusiastic about reading (just ask my students!) During the last lockdown, my daughters and I delivered hand-wrapped books in our community by bike.
  • I litter pick regularly around Thrupp, Brimscombe and Rodborough, where we take our family walks.
  • To combat loneliness for both new parents and older people, I set up Interplay, a playgroup bringing together pre-school children with older people.
  • I am working with Stroud Against Racism to bring an exciting and positive module of work to schools in Gloucestershire.
  • As part of our local climate action network (BATCAN) I plant trees and am involved with a garden-sharing scheme.
  • One of my passions is cycling. As well as advocating for better cycling infrastructure, I have founded a group for people with cargo bikes in and around Stroud.

Contact Beki

rvaldam@gmail.com
07593 365767

thank you for keeping brimscombe & Thrupp green

Brimscombe Port

Beki will continue Martin's work with Stroud District Council to ensure the re-development of Brimscombe Port includes the voices and views of local residents and that excellent social enterprises like the Long Table, Food Bank, Kids Stuff and Rush are helped to move to new permanent homes.

Butterrow/Rodborough Common

Beki will continue Martin's work for a 20mph speed limit for the residential areas on Butterow Hill and for lower speeds across the commons, including better enforcement. This would make our community safer for people and cows - making it a better place to live and visit.

golden valley

Beki will work with community groups, Parish & Town Councils to develop better walking & cycling along and across the Golden Valley. It must be safe for children to cross the road to the bus stops & for many more of us to get out of our cars & onto our bicycles.

We believe in being brave, in speaking our minds and together we can do politics differently

Green councillors advise local EU citizens on gaining settled status

By susanfenton | 11th June 2021

Green District Councillors have been writing to EU citizens living in Stroud District to offer advice on applying for settled status before the June 30 deadline. It is feared that some could end up without secure residence status as they do not realise that they need to go through a bureaucratic process to guarantee their […]

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Greens’ Catherine confirmed as Deputy Leader of Stroud District Council

By susanfenton | 25th May 2021

Green councillor Catherine Braun was confirmed on Thursday (May 20) as the new Deputy Leader of Stroud District Council, when the new leadership team was approved at a full council meeting. Cllr Doina Cornell (Labour) continues as Leader of the Council, with the Green and Labour Groups working with the Liberal Democrat Group, led by […]

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Stroud District Council party leaders confirm details of cooperative alliance

By susanfenton | 17th May 2021

Stroud District Council will continue to be run by an alliance of Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat councillors. Following talks between the parties after the 6 May election, the three groups have renewed their commitment to work together to lead the Council for the benefit of all residents. Cllr Doina Cornell (Labour) will continue as […]

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Stroud Greens celebrate election gains and enter talks over alliance

By susanfenton | 11th May 2021

The Green group on Stroud District Council is celebrating its election wins, which see the number of Green councillors increase by five to 13. It is now among the top five largest Green district council groups in the country. Commenting on what the media are calling the “Green Surge” the new Green group leader, Cllr […]

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Stroud District Council to demand urgent government action over climate change after Green motion approved

By susanfenton | 29th April 2021

Stroud District Council will be calling on the government to take urgent action over climate change, after councillors voted to approve a cross-party motion put to full council last night (Thursday April 29). The motion, proposed by Cllr Simon Pickering (Green) and seconded by Cllr Doina Cornell (Labour) asked for councillors to support the Climate […]

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

By susanfenton | 9th April 2021

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

By susanfenton | 1st April 2021

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

By susanfenton | 1st April 2021

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’

By susanfenton | 1st April 2021

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

By susanfenton | 1st April 2021

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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