Your Green Vote in The Bristol Local and Mayoral Elections, May 5th 2016
Sean Buchan, Bristol Green Party’s co-ordinator, explores the party’s recent surge in the city council and how to vote Green in this year’s local elections – the last until 2020.
Greens defend migrants against “inflammatory” ex-Porn studio housing story
Bristol Green Party has responded to defend migrants from an article in the Post about an ex-Porn studio in St George being converted into a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO).
Bristol North Baths - Greens secure monthly update promise for residents
Green councillors have gained a commitment from the council that local residents will be given monthly updates on the progress being made towards the completion of Bristol North Baths.
Saving Bristol’s scrap
A network of Bristol organisations and local people are putting words into action, working together to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill. Councillors who sit on the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Commission visited Day’s Road recycling centre today to see first-hand how the Bristol Re-use Network are saving re-usable items and materials from being thrown away.
Greens urge dialogue over library dispute
Greens have today called on the Council and Library Assistants to work together to resolve dispute over shift patterns, after Library Assistants announced their intention to strike. In last year’s city-wide consultation, the public fed back they wanted library opening times to change. This has led to changes in shift patterns for Library Assistants.
Important step towards addressing Bristol’s dirty air
Green councillors have welcomed news that Bristol will receive money to boost the use of electric vehicles, saying this is an important step towards tackling Bristol’s deadly air pollution. The Ultra-Low West programme, which is being finalised in a Bristol City Council Cabinet meeting today, will see Bristol receive £2M of funding over a 5 year period to promote electric vehicles, increase charging points, reduce heavy goods vehicles in the city centre and pilot a clean air zone1.
New start for Bristol North Baths
The decade-long saga of the Bristol North Baths may be finally reaching a conclusion, as the Mayor considers allocating additional funding to ensure the developments completion at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday 5th April. The council took back control of the long–delayed development last autumn, and the proposal is that additional money invested by the council would be repaid once the scheme is completed.
#TonyFirst - Bristol Greens rally round their Mayoral candidate in open letter to voters
An open letter from Bristol Green Party urging you to give Tony Dyer your 1st preference for Mayor on Thursday 5th May.
Green Volunteer Awards show the whole city is turning green
Bristol Green Party congratulates all the winners and nominees of this year’s Green Volunteer Awards hosted by Bristol Natural History Consortium.
Local people should have vote on devolution deal
Green councillors on Bristol City Council have today called for a referendum on whether Bristol should sign up to the West of England devolution deal as set out in last week’s budget. The deal includes the introduction of an additional ‘Metro Mayor’ for the West of England and councillors say it is undemocratic to impose this without a clear steer from the people of Bristol.