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Wednesday, 15th Feb 2017

Green MEP "proud" of Bristol West residents standing up to hatred and extremism

Bristol's Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato has expressed shock at the steep rise in hate crimes across the South West and says it shows how the vote to leave the EU and the election of Donald Trump has ‘emboldened racists and bigots’.

According to new research by the Press Association, Dorset has recorded the highest rise in reported hate crimes in the country, but other areas of the South West have also witnessed steep rises. The Bristol area has also seen an increase. The UK as a whole also saw reported hate crime at its highest level ever recorded between July and September last year.

Dr Scott Cato said:

“I am shocked by the instability and divisions that the vote to leave the EU have created. The Leave Campaign’s deplorable use of fearmongering around immigration and asylum seekers has undoubtedly fuelled this hatred. The election of a racist bigot to the White House will only further embolden those who want to sow division and hatred.  

However, Molly Scott Cato went on to praise communities across the region for the strong stand they are taking against hatred and extremism. She said:

“I have been hugely heartened to see people rally in their thousands against racism and hatred. In particular, we have seen huge demonstrations across the region in recent weeks against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, and almost two million people have signed a petition calling on the government to bar Trump from making an official state visit to the UK. I am especially proud of Bristol West residents who top this poll nationally: over 13,000 have signed, representing more than 1 in every 10 residents. These actions by the tolerant majority shows that love trumps hate”.


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Greens celebrate bus reconnecting Clifton Village and Whiteladies Road

Greens celebrate bus re-connecting Clifton Village and Whiteladies Road

Green councillors are celebrating the announcement that the number 9 bus will re-connect Clifton Village and Whiteladies road, following meetings between local Green councillors and First Bus.

Clean Air Zone commitment by Mayor after Green campaign

Clean Air Zone commitment by Mayor after Green campaign

Clean Air Zone commitment by Mayor after Green campaign

Bristols statues protected against illegal and unsafe air

Bristol’s statues protected against illegal and unsafe air

Campaigners have today given Bristol’s most famous resident’s protective masks against the consistently unsafe and illegal air pollution levels in the city

Thousands sign petition for clean air

Thousands sign petition for clean air

Around 4,000 people have signed a 'Let Bristol Breathe' petition over the last week calling on the Mayor to take urgent action to establish a Clean Air Zone in Bristol. The petition will be presented to Full Council on Tuesday this week.

Bristol Green Party announce parliamentary candidates

Bristol Green Party announce parliamentary candidates

The Green Party in Bristol has today announced their four parliamentary candidates ahead of a potential snap general election. Molly Scott Cato MEP has been elected to stand as their candidate to challenge for the hotly contested Bristol West parliamentary seat. Bristol West is widely considered to be one of the most winnable seats in the country for The Green Party.

Green CoLeader to announce Bristol parliamentary candidates

Green Co-Leader to announce Bristol parliamentary candidates

The Green Party in Bristol is welcoming their national co-leader Jonathan Bartley to announce their candidate to challenge the hotly contested Bristol parliamentary seats.

Let Bristol Breathe

Let Bristol Breathe

Let Bristol Breathe

Green Party launches process to find next MP for Bristol

Green Party launches process to find next MP for Bristol

The Green Party in Bristol has launched its own internal democratic process to find their candidates to be the next MP for the four Bristol constituencies. Results are expected in early November.

Over half of Bristolians think their health is damaged by air pollution

Over half of Bristolians think their health is damaged by air pollution

Over half of Bristolians think their health is damaged by air pollution

Dont prevent Bristol from running its own bus company

Don’t prevent Bristol from running its own bus company

Green councillors have spoken out against Clause 21 of the Bus Service Bill, which would prevent Bristol from setting up its own publicly owned bus company. The bill is currently going through Parliament and includes a controversial clause to prevent councils owning local bus companies.

Put back air pollution monitor in dirtiest part of city

Put back air pollution monitor in dirtiest part of city

Bristol Green Party are today demanding that the City Council immediately reinstates an air pollution monitor on Rupert Street that has been removed due to MetroBus roadworks.

Pets in Council Properties

Pets in Council Properties

Pets in Council Properties

Controversial St Philips power generator rejected

Controversial St Philips power generator rejected

Bristol’s planning committee have today soundly rejected a controversial planning application for a diesel power generator in St Phillips.

Tell us what you think about air pollution in Bristol

Tell us what you think about air pollution in Bristol

Survey on air quality

51 bus saved but what about all the others

51 bus saved, but what about all the others?

On Tuesday 13th September, Full Council will host campaigners and residents celebrating their success in saving the 51 bus. Over 3,500 local people signed the petition to save the service, which will be presented to Full Council next week.

The health of Bristols children at risk as pupils return to school

The health of Bristol’s children at risk as pupils return to school

As the first full week of the new term begins, thousands of Bristol’s children are having their health put at risk due to high levels of air pollution in the city according to council data highlighted by Bristol’s Green councillors. According to data recorded by the City Council, large areas of Bristol experience levels of air pollution above the legal and safe European limits. These include the sites of numerous primary schools around the city centre and near major roads such as the M32 and A38.

Tory cuts and local Labour inaction will devastate council services

Tory cuts and local Labour inaction will devastate council services

Following the announcement that on top of reducing the council’s budget by £60 million by 2020, a further £29 million will need to be saved this year, Green councillors have warned that further cuts will leave crucial council services devastated.

Green Party slams devastating Tory cuts to Bristol Council

Green Party slams devastating Tory cuts to Bristol Council

Greens have today slammed the Tory government for reducing funding which could make it impossible for local councils to deliver essential basic services. This comes in the wake of today’s announcement that up to 1,000 council jobs could be lost in Bristol in this financial year, a move that has been condemned by Trade Unions.

Scanning cats killed by cars for microchips

Scanning cats killed by cars for microchips

Micro-chipped cats

Further crackdown on rogue landlords needed

Further crack-down on rogue landlords needed

Call for licensing of landlords in Clifton Down

Bristol Waste contract renewal

Bristol Waste contract renewal

Waste contract renewal

St Philips power generator sent back to the drawing board

St Philips power generator sent back to the drawing board

Green councillors have welcomed a decision by Bristol’s planning committee to send a controversial planning application for a power generator in St Philips back to the drawing board. Councillor Carla Denyer successfully proposed the deferral due to the concerns raised that the real impacts of the proposal have been understated. These include the need to reassess the dangers of air pollution, particularly on children.

Post EU Vote we must stand together for UK EU membership

Post EU Vote we must stand together for UK EU membership

Whilst we must reassure all those living in Bristol that they are welcome here, wherever they are from, we must not accept that UK membership of the EU is at an end.

Commitment to help poorest pay their Council Tax

Commitment to help poorest pay their Council Tax

Bristol will be one of the few Councils in the country to protect the Council Tax Reduction Scheme in the face of sweeping cuts to local governments. The extension of the scheme, which helps households on low incomes pay their Council Tax, was announced at a Cabinet meeting last night.1

Hate Crime response

Hate Crime response

Response to email campaign re Hate Crime

The public must have their say on devolution

The public must have their say on devolution

“Greens have been working throughout the devolution negotiations to ensure that any deal does not just focus on economic growth at any cost. Our regions need good quality, warm and affordable housing and an improved public transport system that benefits all. We are pleased that as a result, Bristol Council voted last night for equality and environmental sustainability to be key criteria for any project looking to be funded by the new deal”

Post Brexit We must act calmly and with care

Post Brexit: We must act calmly and with care

Post-Brexit Statement from Bristol Green Party: we must act calmly and with care; care of each other, and care of our city

Greens demand proper consultation on devolution deal

Greens demand proper consultation on devolution deal

Bristol Green councillors are demanding that the new Labour Mayor allows proper public consultation on the government’s proposed devolution deal for the West of England1. Greens see real devolution and joint working as essential, but have described the current scheme, which will be debated by Cabinet and Full Council on Weds 29th June, as ‘worryingly flawed’.

Green councillors statement on devolution

Green councillor's statement on devolution

Natalie Bennett supports Remain campaign in Bristol

Natalie Bennett supports 'Remain' campaign in Bristol

Natalie supports 'Remain'

Letter from Green Councillors in Bristol on EU referendum

Letter from Green Councillors in Bristol on EU referendum

Letter in support of 'Remain'

The Youth Council gives me hope says Green Deputy Leader

“The Youth Council gives me hope" says Green Deputy Leader

The new Deputy Leader for the Green councillors, Cleo Lake has pledged to support the Youth Council Manifesto in any way she can. Speaking at the first Full Council since the election, Councillor Lake called for the voices of young people to be listened to as responsible citizens and representatives of Bristol.

We will be watching closely Marvin promises local Green leader

“We will be watching closely, Marvin” promises local Green leader

Charlie Bolton, Leader of the Bristol Green councillors has pledged to hold new Mayor Marvin Rees to account on Labour promises to deliver affordable housing, greater equality and protection to vital services from the onslaught of the cuts.

Another Europe is Possible Green MP tells Bristol

Another Europe is Possible, Green MP tells Bristol

The Green Party’s Caroline Lucas MP is today visiting Bristol as part of a national “Another Europe is Possible” tour. Caroline will be meeting students at Bristol University ahead of the night’s main event to remind them that there is just one week left to register to vote.

Greens to lead on health and wellbeing across Bristol

Greens to lead on health and wellbeing across Bristol

Green councillor, Fi Hance has become Bristol’s cabinet member leading on health and wellbeing across Bristol.

Bristol Elects 11 Green Councillors

Bristol Elects 11 Green Councillors

Bristol elected 11 Green councillors across the city in local elections last week, consolidating their place as the third largest group on the council.

Only Greens can guarantee Bristol a frackfree future

Only Greens can guarantee Bristol a frack-free future

Bristol’s 14 Green councillors have reiterated their long history of opposing fracking in and around Bristol after reports in local media have raised questions over the council’s dedication to protect Avonmouth from fracking.

Your Green Vote in The Bristol Local and Mayoral Elections May 5th 2016

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 exPorn studio housing story

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

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 Bristols scrap

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 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 Bristols dirty air

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

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

#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

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

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.

Yet more advertising to blight Bristol

Yet more advertising to blight Bristol

Green councillors have slammed a decision made in a planning committee that will see a new digital advertising board in Easton, facing the M32.

Devolution and democracy  too much to ask

Devolution and democracy – too much to ask?

Greens have slammed the Chancellor’s announcement of a Metro Mayor, saying a West of England devolution deal has been negotiated behind closed doors without input from locally elected councillors or consultation with local people.

Green leaders passionate speech on domestic violence

Green leader's passionate speech on domestic violence

Leader of the Green Councillor, Ani Stafford-Townsend, gives as impassioned speech on domestic violence at a Full Council meeting on 15th March, calling on Bristol to play its part by making sure those fleeing domestic violence can access social housing. See the full meeting here>>.

Celebrate the success of Green Capital and call for greater transparency

Celebrate the success of Green Capital and call for greater transparency

Bristol’s Green councillors have highlighted the many successes of Bristol’s year as European Green capital, whilst also calling for full transparency around the Green capital accounts.

Cross party support growing for Bristols Low Emission Zone

Cross party support growing for Bristol’s Low Emission Zone

Support for Low emission zone

Council debates dangers of chemical weedkiller

Council debates dangers of chemical weed-killer

Full Council will debate the use of a chemical weed-killer in Bristol’s streets and parks on Tuesday 15th March. Over 6,500 people signed a petition calling for Bristol to stop spraying glyphosate based weed-killer such as ‘Roundup’ on the streets and parks of Bristol, forcing a debate in next week’s council meeting.

Greens launch mayoral election campaign

Greens launch mayoral election campaign

Greens launch election campaign for mayoral and council elections

You pay when an apple core gets binned

You pay when an apple core gets binned!

Bristolians have more than trebled the amount they reuse and recycle over the last ten years, but while many people now recycle their bottles and cereal packets, food waste is lagging behind. Taxpayers pay £80 per tonne for waste that goes into landfill. 40% of the waste we chuck in the bin in Bristol is food waste. Bristol’s new waste and resource management strategy, which will be discussed by cabinet next week, makes reducing the amount of food waste we chuck in the bin a top priority.

Greens call for halt to sell off of Ashton Gate land

Greens call for halt to sell off of Ashton Gate land

Green mayoral candidate fears loss of land for Ashton Gate station

Mayor must ring fence independent living fund

Mayor must ring fence independent living fund

Green mayoral candidate has demanded that Mayor Ferguson ringfence £7m of funding for severely disabled

Greens cant support budget that sees 30 million cuts

Greens can’t support budget that sees £30 million cuts

“This year’s council budget will see a reduction of £30 million compared to last year, as central government cuts are passed on to the people of Bristol. These devastating cuts to vital council services are not something that Greens can support.”

Labour and Tories vote against a Clean Air Zone

Labour and Tories vote against a Clean Air Zone

Labour and Tories today voted against a Green amendment to the Council budget to fund a research and implementation plan for a clear air zone in Bristol.

Council votes in favour of Green call for 35m for social care

Council votes in favour of Green call for £3.5m for social care

Council has today voted to support a Green Party amendment that raises £3.5 million to support care homes, disabled services and home care services to help plug the worsening gap in adult social care services.

Dont miss your chance to vote

Don't miss your chance to vote!

Green councillors will take to the streets on Friday to encourage people to register to vote.

Child safety is more important than a new aerospace museum say Green councillors

“Child safety is more important than a new aerospace museum” say Green councillors

Green councillors are calling for half a million pounds currently allocated for contributing to a new aerospace museum in South Gloucestershire to be spent on child safety in Bristol instead.

Join Our Action Weekend

Join Our Action Weekend!

Join our Action Weekend this weekend (13-14th Feb). Saturday 13th we'll be Canvassing in Cotham, meeting at the Arts House Cafe at 10am. Sunday 14th e'll be delivering newspapers in Lawrence Hill, meeting at Settlement Cafe at 10am.

Here comes the sun  Greens celebrate energy successes

Here comes the sun - Greens celebrate energy successes

Spring is looking promising for Bristol’s renewable energy sector, as the Council announces grants available for energy projects and a doubling of solar PV with a new Avonmouth solar farm.

A new vision for transport is needed say Greens from across the West of England

“A new vision for transport is needed” say Greens from across the West of England

Green Party councillors and representatives from across the West of England have come together to submit their joint vision for transport.

University must go further

University must go further

Green councillors have called on the University of Bristol to go further after it issued a statement saying it would looking into partial divestment from fossil fuels.

Campaigners remain determined as time starts to run out for Southvilles much loved community Faithspace

Campaigners remain determined as time starts to run out for Southville’s much loved community Faithspace

The campaign to save Southville’s much loved Faithspace building has ramped up in recent weeks as a six month moratorium preventing its sale draws to an end tomorrow.

Recycling is good but reuse is so much better Greens call for Hartcliffe way reuse and recycling centre

"Recycling is good, but re-use is so much better", Greens call for Hartcliffe way reuse and recycling centre

The long awaited Hartcliffe way recycling centre for South Bristol will be discussed at Full Council tonight, following cross party pressure to progress the scheme.

Tory proposals to reduce bus lanes are absurd say Green Councillors

“Tory proposals to reduce bus lanes are absurd” say Green Councillors

Green Councillors have slammed proposals made by Conservative councillors to reduce Bristol’s bus lanes.

Joint action needed to tackle Bristols dangerous air pollution

Joint action needed to tackle Bristol’s dangerous air pollution

Green MEP for the South West Molly Scott Cato visited Bristol this afternoon to discuss the worrying state of the city’s air.

Greens push for extra millions to protect care for the elderly and people with disabilities

Greens push for extra millions to protect care for the elderly and people with disabilities

Green councillors are calling on the Council to protect adult social care, which provides vital services for elderly people, those with disabilities and other vulnerable adults.

Malcolm X Centre must continue to serve local community say Green councillors

Malcolm X Centre must continue to serve local community say Green councillors

Councillors for Ashley ward are working to ensure that the Malcolm X Centre in St Pauls remains open and serving the local community.

More beds for Bristolians facing winter on the streets

More beds for Bristolians facing winter on the streets

Green councillors have welcomed the announcement that 20 additional emergency beds will be provided for rough sleepers this winter

Save Southvilles community Faithspace

Save Southville's community Faithspace

Southville’s two Green councillors will today (Tuesday 15th December) call on the mayor and the council to pledge support for a well-loved community venue in Southville.

Bristol City Council votes in favour of fossil free pensions

Bristol City Council votes in favour of ‘fossil free’ pensions

Councillors have this evening voted in favour of Avon Pension Fund becoming ‘fossil free’. Full Council voted for a motion put forward by Green Party councillors at tonight’s Full Council meeting. A petition and many statements from the public were also tabled in support of the motion, which calls for Bristol City Council to take the lead in calling for the fund to develop a strategy to divest from fossil fuels. Bristol City Council and its neighbouring authorities have seats on the Avon Pension Fund Committee, in which Council employees’ pensions are invested.

As winter starts to bite emergency accommodation needed for Bristolians living on the streets

As winter starts to bite, emergency accommodation needed for Bristolians living on the streets

Green Councillors are tabling a motion to Full Council on Tuesday 15th December calling for emergency action to help those living on the streets this winter.

Come along to our Green Festive Party

Come along to our Green *Festive* Party

Festive Greetings! Come along to our Green *Festive* Party // Wed 16 Dec // 7 PM // The Phoenix Pub

Councillors reject new gas power station

Councillors reject new gas power station

Councillors voted at a planning meeting today to reject plans for a new gas power station in the heart of St Werburgh’s.

Bristol Greens back petition demanding National Express investigate Islamophobic incident

Bristol Greens back petition demanding National Express investigate Islamophobic incident

Bristol Green Party is urging people to sign a petition calling on National Express to "launch a full investigation into the allegations of racist behaviour on a Bristol to London National Express coach... and then publish the results to the general public".

Council to debate fossil free pensions

Council to debate ‘fossil free’ pensions

Green Party Councillors will table a motion to Full Council on Tuesday 15th December calling for Avon Pension Fund to go ‘fossil free’.

A narrow defeat but not the end of the road for divestment campaign

A narrow defeat but not the end of the road for divestment campaign

A campaign calling for Bristol University to withdraw its investment in fossil fuels is gaining pace. A motion to the University Court – the University’s advisory body – advising the University to gradually phase out its financial support for the industries causing climate change was only narrowly defeated by 6 votes.

Green Group welcomes poo bus innovation

Green Group welcomes poo bus innovation

Bristol Greens have welcomed news that Bristol is to become the first city in the world to get two fleets of so-called poo buses. 130 of the buses, which will be fuelled by bio-methane derived from human waste, are planned to be in service by 2019.

Bristol Greens Assistant Mayor heads to Paris to call for the best deal possible for Bristol and the planet

Bristol Greens' Assistant Mayor heads to Paris to call for the best deal possible for Bristol and the planet

Green Assistant Mayor for neighbourhoods, Daniella Radice, will be joining leaders from all over the world at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.

Ani StaffordTownsend elected as new Green group leader

Ani Stafford-Townsend elected as new Green group leader

Councillor Ani Townsend-Stafford has been elected as the new leader of the Green group of councillors. The group also voted in a new deputy leader and whip.

Bristol Green Party responds to the Autumn statement

Bristol Green Party responds to the Autumn statement

Bristol Green Party have today issued a response to George Osborne's Autumn statement.

Disastrous Spending Review Further Undermines Economy and Environment of South West says Green MEP

Disastrous Spending Review Further Undermines Economy and Environment of South West, says Green MEP

Leading South West Green, Molly Scott Cato MEP, has hit out at the large cuts to departmental budgets announced today in the chancellor’s spending review and has heavily condemned the announcement of a new £1bn Shale Wealth Fund.

Greens Support Bristol Climate Change March This Sunday 29th November

Greens Support Bristol Climate Change March This Sunday 29th November

Bristol Greens are urging as many people as possible to come on the climate change march and demo this Sunday 29th November beginning at noon in Castle Park.

Green politicians job share success

Green politicians’ job share success

Today Green councillors voted for the Green Assistant Mayor on Bristol City Council’s cabinet to be held as a job share. This move will, for the first time, see a cabinet member in one of Britain’s core cities share a job.

Green councillors call on the Prime Minister to cut the cuts

Green councillors call on the Prime Minister to cut the cuts

Green Councillor for Clifton East, Carla Denyer represented Bristol at Number 10 Downing Street today, joining Green Councillors from across the country to hand in a joint letter calling on the Conservative government to end the destructive cuts to local government.

Dirty power stations inside the city Even Tories and Greens unite to say its a bad thing

Dirty power stations inside the city? Even Tories and Greens unite to say it’s a bad thing

Two very unlikely allies have emerged in light of the proposed capacity power generators currently proposed for St Werburghs, Lockleaze and Lawrence Hill. The proposals are for three gas fuelled power stations to form part of the Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) network to feed the national grid at peak times.

Pressure mounts as students staff and councillors come together to call for fossil free university

Pressure mounts as students, staff and councillors come together to call for ‘fossil free’ university

Pressure is mounting on the University of Bristol to ensure none of its £56 million endowment fund is invested in fossil fuel companies. The campaign has seen students, staff, councillors and others work together to call for the university to become ‘fossil free’.

Green councillors back unions in face of devastating trade union bill

Green councillors back unions in face of ‘devastating’ trade union bill

Green Councillors will state their strong support for a union-backed campaign to overturn the government’s trade union bill at Bristol’s full council meeting tomorrow.

EUUS trade deal would threaten workers rights public services and local democracy

EU-US trade deal would threaten workers’ rights, public services and local democracy

Across the country, local councils are standing up and calling for an end to the controversial TTIP trade deal which would increase the power of multinational corporations at the expense of workers’ rights, environmental protection and local democracy.

Green Mayoral candidate I will appoint an Assistant Mayor for Open Democracy to help build trust

Green Mayoral candidate: "I will appoint an Assistant Mayor for Open Democracy to help build trust"

Tony Dyer, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of Bristol has expressed concern that a recent report on "The Impacts of Mayoral Governance in Bristol" records an alarming lack of trust in Bristol City Council and the Mayor.

Time to reduce waste across Bristol

Time to reduce waste across Bristol

The Council looks set to introduce a new waste contract that will reduce waste across the city at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday 3rd November.

Bristol Greens announce Council candidates for Ashley

Bristol Greens announce Council candidates for Ashley

Bristol Green Party have re-selected incumbent Councillor Gus Hoyt, and selected Jude English and Simon Stafford-Townsend, as its prospective Council candidates for Ashley.

Bristol Greens announce Council candidates for Central ward

Bristol Greens announce Council candidates for Central ward

Bristol Green Party have re-selected incumbent Councillor Ani Stafford-Townsend, and selected current Ashley ward Councillor Rob Telford, as its prospective Council candidates for Central.

Green Mayoral Candidates Offer to Osborne Let us keep our business rates now and I will freeze council tax

Green Mayoral Candidate's Offer to Osborne: “Let us keep our business rates now, and I will freeze council tax.”

Tony Dyer, who was announced as the Green Party's candidate for Mayor of Bristol on Monday, has challenged the government to allow Bristol to keep all of its business rates for the next four years - in return for a commitment to freeze council tax over the same period.

Greens Announce Tony Dyer as Bristol Mayoral Candidate

Greens Announce Tony Dyer as Bristol Mayoral Candidate

Following a city-wide ballot of its membership, the Bristol Green Party have selected Tony Dyer as their candidate to contest the Bristol Mayoral election in May 2016.

Green Councillor calls for Glyphosate free Ashley trial

Green Councillor calls for ‘Glyphosate free Ashley’ trial

Local Councillor, Gus Hoyt, is calling on the Mayor to use Ashley ward to trial alternative methods to weedkillers which contain the potentially harmful chemical, glyphosate.

The Carriageworks development demonstrates need for action on affordable housing say Green councillors

‘The Carriageworks development demonstrates need for action on affordable housing’ say Green councillors

Ashley ward’s Green councillors, Gus Hoyt and Rob Telford, have called for lessons to be learned from the Carriageworks/Westmoreland House development process.

Hinkley C nuclear power proposals not good for our safety not good for our energy security and not good for our future say Bristol Green Councillors

Hinkley C nuclear power proposals ‘not good for our safety, not good for our energy security and not good for our future’ say Bristol Green Councillors

Green councillors will join a crisis meeting this Friday to discuss the ‘triple risks’ posed by Hinkley C nuclear power station. The meeting has been organised by Green South West MEP Molly Scott Cato, and will be attended by the Vice President of the French Assembly, Denis Baupin.

Successful ethical letting charter the first step towards improving housing rights in Bristol

Successful ‘ethical letting charter’ the first step towards improving housing rights in Bristol

Bristol City Council looks set to become the first Local Authority in the country to introduce an ‘ethical lettings charter’ when the matter is discussed at a Bristol City Council Cabinet meeting tonight. The Mayor is set to make a final decision on the matter, following months of campaigning from community based union ACORN, who are fighting to protect the rights for those who rent across Bristol.

Bristol Green Councillors to attend largest ever Party Conference in Bournemouth

Bristol Green Councillors to attend largest ever Party Conference in Bournemouth

Bristol councillors will be attending the biggest ever autumn Green Party National Conference with a large number of local party members expected to head to Bournemouth this weekend.

Councillors put aside political differences to welcome refugees to Bristol

Councillors put aside political differences to welcome refugees to Bristol

Bristol Councillors from across the political spectrum came together last night, supporting a motion calling for Bristol to welcome its share of refugees to Bristol.

Protect speed limits that keep our children safe say Green Councillors

‘Protect speed limits that keep our children safe’ say Green Councillors

As the Council gears up for a debate on 20mph, Green Councillors are calling for Bristol’s 20mph areas to be maintained.

Green Councillors question Council use of chemical weedkiller

Green Councillors question Council use of chemical weed-killer

Green Councillors are calling for clarity on the use of a chemical weed-killer by Bristol City Council. Roundup, which is the most commonly used commercial herbicide, is used by the council to control weeds and contains a controversial chemical called glyphosate. The chemical has been causing a debate among campaigners and community groups after its safety was called into question.

Green Councillors call on Bristol to welcome its share of refugees

Green Councillors call on Bristol to welcome its share of refugees

Bristol Green Councillors have added their voice to refugee organisations calling on the Mayor to take immediate action to ensure that Bristol plays its part in welcoming refugees to the city.

Greens encourage Mayor to reduce tide of waste by investing in reuse and repair centre

Greens encourage Mayor to reduce "tide of waste" by investing in reuse and repair centre

The Green Party are calling on the mayor to invest in developing a Repair and Reuse facility in South Bristol to reduce waste being sent to landfill.

Greens Call for Bristol to Send ZERO Waste to Landfill by 2020

Greens Call for Bristol to Send ZERO Waste to Landfill by 2020

The Green Party is calling upon the Mayor and all other political parties to commit to a target of sending zero waste to landfill by 2020.

Greens Celebrate Success in Fight to Keep Libraries Open

Greens Celebrate Success in Fight to Keep Libraries Open

Following the release of initial findings from the largest libraries consultation in Bristol’s history, the Green Party is today celebrating the news that plans to close 7 libraries across the city have officially been scrapped.

Greens back campaign to stop development of valuable green space in Eastville

Greens back campaign to stop development of valuable green space in Eastville

Bristol Green Party has urged its members to support Protect Frome Valley's campaign to stop development of Colston playing fields.

Give us the Power to Build our Own Homes

Give us the Power to Build our Own Homes

Green Assistant Mayor Daniella Radice has today called on the Mayor to make the case for Bristol being given the powers to address its worsening housing crisis by Whitehall.

Greens Oppose Digital Billboards in Bristol

Greens Oppose Digital Billboards in Bristol

Earlier this week, the Green group of councillors called in the Mayor’s decision to roll out digital billboards in Bristol.

Bristol Greens win stunning election victories

Bristol Greens win stunning election victories!

In a series of stunning victories, Bristol Green Party won 7 new seats on Bristol City Council in the local elections on Thursday! Together with the 6 seats they already hold, this means that the Greens now have 13 seats on the city council.

Green Party Leader celebrates Bristol Green Party reaching 2200 members

Green Party Leader celebrates Bristol Green Party reaching 2200 members!

Yesterday, Bristol Green Party passed the milestone of reaching 2200 members. In celebration of this, national Green Party figures visited the Victoria Rooms in Bristol, including Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Jean Lambert, Green Party MEP for London, Jenny Jones, the Green Party's representative in the House of Lords, London Assembly member Darren Johnson and Jack Monroe.

Former Directors of Friends of the Earth Back Darren Hall

Former Directors of Friends of the Earth Back Darren Hall

Jonathon Porritt is a respected environmentalist, writer and broadcaster, and is the Founding Director of Forum for the Future, an independent non-profit working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges.

Natalie Bennett launches final weekend of action in Bristol with call to regulate Buses

Natalie Bennett launches final weekend of action in Bristol with call to regulate Buses

These are exciting times for this city. In five days’ time you have the very real opportunity to elect Bristol’s first ever Green MP – Darren Hall.

Darren Hall at Bristol Post hustings

Darren Hall at Bristol Post hustings

Bristol West candidates debated at Cotham School on Wednesday night in the Bristol Post hustings. Recent polls show momentum is with the Greens. Chair Mike Norton opened by reminding the audience that ‘there are still plenty of undecided voters’ in this tight marginal seat.

Campaign Bus Launches in Bristol

Campaign Bus Launches in Bristol

Darren Hall, Green Party Home Affairs Spokesperson and Candidate for Bristol West, launched the Green Party Campaign Bus in Bristol on Tuesday 28.04, alongside Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and Deputy Leader Amelia Womack.

What difference can a Green MP make

What difference can a Green MP make?

In this beautiful short film along with Darren Hall and Natalie Bennett, Caroline explains how Green MPs can make more of a difference than ever.

Greens on Course to Win in Bristol West

Greens on Course to Win in Bristol West!

Latest poll puts the Green Party on course to win the parliamentary seat of Bristol West!

Lord Ashcroft poll Greens have momentum in Bristol West

Lord Ashcroft poll: Greens have momentum in Bristol West

A poll by Lord Ashcroft has revealed a huge swing of 21% to the Green Party in the battleground seat of Bristol West. A quarter of those polled in Bristol West intend to vote Green on May 7th 2015.

The Power To Transform The South West

The Power To Transform The South West

Green MEP Molly Scott-Cato commissioned a report on the South West's energy needs, unveiled yesterday. The report, researched and written by the Resilience Centre, suggests the South West could become an exporter of energy to the rest of the UK, by investing in the transition to a diversified renewable energy system.

What could a green university do if it really tried

What could a green university do if it really tried?

Yesterday Darren Hall helped launch a report commissioned by Molly Scott Cato (MEP) detailing how the South West could meet 113% of its projected energy needs from renewable technology, and in doing so add around 124,000 new skilled jobs and enable the region to become a net exporter of energy.

10 Minute Interviews  Bristol West Local Candidates

10 Minute Interviews - Bristol West Local Candidates

Rob Telford, Councillor for Ashley Ward, interviews all seven Green councillor candidates in the Bristol West constituency in 2015.

Forum is Free Beyond the War on Drugs

Forum is Free: Beyond the War on Drugs?

The War on Drugs has failed on all fronts: what are the alternatives? The Bristol Green Party hosted a debate on drug policy at Hamilton House, with a panel of speakers from legal, healthcare and research backgrounds thrashing out the issues.

Get Heard Bristol West

Get Heard Bristol West

On Monday evening hundreds packed into the iconic Malcom X Centre in Bristol's St Pauls for the liveliest hustings of the election. Organised as a collaboration by community organisations ACORN, Bristol Somali Media Group, the Bristol Cable and Ujima Radio, it was billed as 'a hustings with a difference'; and it didn't disappoint.

Caroline Lucas opens new Campaign Office

Caroline Lucas opens new Campaign Office

Caroline Lucas (MP of the year 2014) officially opened the Bristol Green Party's new public office today

Caroline Lucas Opening Darren Halls New Campaign Office

Caroline Lucas Opening Darren Hall's New Campaign Office

Friday 10th April 11.00 At 127 Gloucester Rd Bristol Bs7 8ax

Change The Tune

Change The Tune

The Election Broadcast everyone is talking about 'Change The Tune' - the Green Party 2015 Election Broadcast Song.

Womens Voice Hustings

Women's Voice Hustings

Bristol Women’s Voice hosted an important debate yesterday evening, asking the difficult questions about gender equality: Why is it that women make up only 22% of MPs in this country? How is it acceptable that 1 in 4 women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime? What has been the impact of austerity for women’s lives?

Darren Hall Protects Our NHS

Darren Hall Protects Our NHS

Debate at the Protect Our NHS hustings last night cut through the headlines and spin, getting to the root of which party genuinely puts people before profit. As candidates from the established parties attempted to woo voters with pledges that amounted to mere adjustments to the existing part-privatised health service, the Green Party’s Darren Hall put forward a clear agenda for reversing the privatisation of the NHS and placing it firmly back in the hands of the people.

Attacking migrants is a mugs game say Greens

Attacking migrants is a mug’s game, say Greens

The Green Party has entered the debate on immigration today by revealing a ‘migrant mug’ in response to a Labour Party merchandising catastrophe.

The Campaign Begins Greens offer a message of hope

The Campaign Begins: Greens offer a message of hope

The Green Party will go into the 2015 General Election offering a message of hope. Ms Bennett, who has overseen a steep increase in membership of The Green Party, has today focussed on the ‘real alternative’ offered by her party. As campaigning started she pledged to ‘reconfigure the economy to work for everyone’ and rid the NHS of private companies.

Darren Hall offers real alternative at student hustings

Darren Hall offers real alternative at student hustings

At 7pm last night, the leaders of the big two parties were in London, gearing up for a grilling from Jeremy Paxman. Later, they lived out the fantasy of two-party politics, blissfully unaware that things have changed. At the University of Bristol, a student hustings showed a new reality. Away from the glare of studio lights, multiple parties now vie for a place in parliament, and nowhere is this more the case than in Bristol West. Here, the Green Party’s Darren Hall is in pole position to overtake the sitting Lib Dem MP, Stephen Williams. With one of the largest student populations of any UK constituency, student concerns are at the forefront of this election.

Celebrating 2015 Members

Celebrating 2015 Members

Following the national Green surge, the Bristol Green Party has seen an explosion in membership

Budget 2015 Green Party reaction

Budget 2015: Green Party reaction

Greens call for an immediate end to austerity-led economics and a rebalancing of the economy so that it works for the common good.

Libraries Saved From Closure

Libraries Saved From Closure

Greens in Bristol are welcoming the news that libraries have been saved from closure after their long campaign

Darren Hall on BBC Daily Politics

Darren Hall on BBC Daily Politics

Darren Hall was invited to the panel on the BBC's Daily Politics today with 3 other MP candidates who are likely to win on May 7th to discuss their future in parliament.

Darren Hall discusses defence spending on the Today Program

Darren Hall discusses defence spending on the Today Program

Darren Hall showed why he will be a superb Green MP for Bristol West on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning, talking about defence policy (at 1h 19m)

Forum is Free Crises of Housing Energy and Cost of Living

Forum is Free: Crises of Housing, Energy and Cost of Living

Last night Darren chaired the first of a series of Forum is Free events. A panel of four debated the crisis of affordable housing with a packed out audience at The Station.

TTIP promotes failed economics

TTIP promotes failed economics

The proposed EU-US free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), has sparked concern across Bristol. By seeking to scrap rules which protect smaller companies from large corporations, TTIP would have a potentially disastrous effect on Bristol’s thriving small businesses. In recent months residents have been taking to the streets in opposition, signing petitions and hosting debates. With the European Parliament expected to publish its opinion on TTIP shortly, Bristol West Green Party parliamentary candidate Darren Hall, who has been tipped to win the seat in May’s election, says TTIP is created by big business for big business, and promotes a failed economic model which works for the few, not the many.

Green councillors call on council to adopt ACORN Ethical Lettings Charter

Green councillors call on council to adopt 'ACORN Ethical Lettings Charter'

Green Party motion to full council will protect thousands of tenants across Bristol from rogue landlords

Is the Green Party a single issue party

Is the Green Party a single issue party?

The Green Party are often accused of being a single issue party. On one level we are. On another level this completely misses the point that our economy is entirely dependent on our environment. The environment can only be seen as a separate issue if it is viewed from a limited economic framework. This framework fails to recognize the interconnected nature of our problems. The Green Party views the world as a complex, dynamic system. The world is not a separate human system and a natural system rubbing along in (dis)harmony. The Green Party has to do more to communicate this critically important message.

An eye opening talk by George Monbiot

An eye opening talk by George Monbiot

Last night political journalist and environmental activist, George Monbiot, spoke in front of a tightly packed audience at the Wills Memorial building as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. His talk was called 'What a Green Government could do if it really tried'. Beginning by stating that what the environmental movement really needed was people to "challenge us and challenge the political status quo"; an idea that resonated with supporters of the Green Party who, for years, have been challenging 'business as usual' politics.

Green Party Launch 2015 General Election Campaign

Green Party Launch 2015 General Election Campaign

The Green Party today announced its largest ever slate of candidates for Parliament and six key themes for the 2015 General Election campaign.

Green Group statement on Bristol Councils austerity budget

Green Group statement on Bristol Council's 'austerity' budget

Bristol Council's 2015/16 'austerity’ budget: hurting the most vulnerable and reducing public services.

Greens throw support behind Tax Dodging Bill

Greens throw support behind Tax Dodging Bill

In the wake of the HSBC, Swiss Leaks and LuxLeaks tax avoidance scandals the Green Party has pledged to introduce a Tax Dodging Bill in the first 100 days after the election.

Carbon bubble could be the next financial crisis

‘Carbon bubble’ could be the next financial crisis

Greens are using Global Divestment Day to sound a warning over the so called ‘carbon bubble’.

500000 social rented homes by 2020

500,000 social rented homes by 2020

A lack of affordable homes is at the heart of our current housing crisis, say the Green Party who today commit to build 500,000 social rented homes by 2020.

Waste of space literally at Ashton Gate

Waste of space -literally- at Ashton Gate

Park and Ride closed to Football and Rugby Traffic

Greens protest demolition of chocolate factory before community say so

Greens protest demolition of chocolate factory before community say so

Greens supported an impromptu demo outside the derelict Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory in Easton on Wednesday after planning was rushed through to demolish the majority of the buildings, without proper agreement from the local community.

We have only days to save successful local arts organisation

We have only days to save successful local arts organisation

Green Party candidate for Cabot Ward, Ani Stafford-Townsend, has appealed to local Bristolians to help save Residence from losing their tenancy at the Milk Bar.

Natalie Bennett visits Bristol

Natalie Bennett visits Bristol

Last week, Bristol was happy to welcome Green Party leader Natalie Bennett for what will likely be one of many visits. Spending the morning at a stall on the UOB precinct with a crowd of enthusiastic Young Greens, passing students and Bristol West election favourite Darren Hall, Natalie discussed broken tuition fee promises, rising inequality and the recent meteoric surge in party membership, particularly amongst younger voters.

The Green Surge

The Green Surge!

In the last week, the Bristol Green Party has had a powerful surge in membership of almost 50%.

How to Register to Vote in the General Election

How to Register to Vote in the General Election

Get on the electoral register by 20th April so you can vote Green in the general election (and the city council elections) on May 7th this year! If you're not on the electoral register you won't be able to vote!

Greens demand retention of pollution monitoring sites

Greens demand retention of pollution monitoring sites

The Green Party is demanding the retention of air pollution monitoring sites in Bristol.

Bristol Greens Reach 1000 Members

Bristol Greens Reach 1000 Members!

Bristol Green Party is very pleased to announce that today it acquired its 1000th member.

5000 and UP  South West Greens Celebrate a milestone

5000 and UP - South West Greens Celebrate a milestone

The Green Surge continues - and nowhere more so than in the South West were we now have over 5,200 members.

MEP calls for VAT exemption for microbusinesses in wake of new tax rules

MEP calls for VAT exemption for micro-businesses in wake of new tax rules

Micro businesses in the South West have expressed deep concern at new European VAT rules which take effect today.

Green MEP challenges new Competition Commissioner over Hinkley C

Green MEP challenges new Competition Commissioner over Hinkley C

South West Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has met with the new EU Competition Commissioner to challenge her over the decision to give the green light to the controversial financial deal on Hinkley C nuclear power station near Bristol.

Green candidate delivers over 360 signatures against proposed Starbucks

Green candidate delivers over 360 signatures against proposed Starbucks

Green Party Cabot Ward candidate Ani Stafford-Townsend has handed a 360 person strong petition to Bristol City Council, opposing a proposed Starbucks on Old City's Wine Street.

Greens call on local MPs to support bill to bring railways into public hands

Greens call on local MPs to support bill to bring railways into public hands

Bristol Greens have called on local MPs to support a private members bill to bring railways back under national control.

A million signatures for Junckers 60th birthday

A million signatures for Juncker’s 60th birthday

Greens to present a million strong petition against the controversial TTIP trade treaty.

Getting serious about play in Bishopston

Getting serious about play in Bishopston

Bishopston Councillors Daniella Radice and Tim Malnick are encouraging local residents to become more active outdoors.

Greens Say One Million Citizens Deserve Answer Over TTIP

Greens Say One Million Citizens Deserve Answer Over TTIP

Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has welcomed news that one million people have now signed a petition against the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal.

Green MEP and Party finance speaker responds to autumn statement

Green MEP and Party finance speaker responds to autumn statement

Another missed opportunity to help the economy work for the common good

Green party candidates join local residents in opposing Bedminster Parade Metrobus proposals

Green party candidates join local residents in opposing Bedminster Parade Metrobus proposals

South West Green MEP nominated as Parliamentarian of the Year

South West Green MEP nominated as Parliamentarian of the Year

The first Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, is in line for a ‘Green Ribbon’ award for European Parliamentarian of the Year tomorrow.

Greens engage job seekers in calls for a living wage for Bristol

Greens engage job seekers in calls for a living wage for Bristol

The Green Party has called for a £10 per hour minimum wage for all by 2020

Bristol Greens celebrate 500 members

Bristol Greens celebrate 500 members

Bristol Green Party has hit 500 members for the first time in its history.

Response to development dispute over Carriageworks site

Response to development dispute over Carriageworks site

Ashley ward’s Green councillors have called for a controversial developer to display full transparency

Bristol Green Party Supports the Public Sector Strikes

Bristol Green Party Supports the Public Sector Strikes

Bristol Green Party has issued a statement today backing the public services strikes next week

Ashley Green councillors oppose cuts to Bush bed provision

Ashley Green councillors oppose cuts to Bush bed provision

Both of Ashley's Green Party councillors will today speak against proposals for a cut of bed provision (from 10 to 5) at the Bush residential centre.

Green fury as EU indicates Hinkley C will be given goahead

Green fury as EU indicates Hinkley C will be given go-ahead

Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, has reacted with fury to the news that the EU is set to approve billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley C, the UK’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation

Bristol must lead the way in opposing cut to Independent Living Fund say Greens

Bristol must lead the way in opposing cut to Independent Living Fund, say Greens

Disabled people in Bristol facing the removal of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will today be the subject of a Full Council motion by the Green Party that calls for the Mayor to ringfence the fund.

Green Party Calls On Bristol To Lead Fight For The Rights Of Disabled People

Green Party Calls On Bristol To Lead Fight For The Rights Of Disabled People

Bristol Green Party will ask the council to vote to ring-fence all funds transferred from the ILF, and to call upon the national leaders of the main political parties to reverse the closure of the ILF.

Three strikes and youre out say Greens on Hinkley

Three strikes and you're out, say Greens on Hinkley

Greens say the case for building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley is now firmly closed.

Action against increased rail fairs and calls for public ownership of the railways

Action against increased rail fairs and calls for public ownership of the railways

The Green Party in Bristol have today been campaigning as part of a national day of action to highlight another rail fare increase by the Coalition government and to call for public ownership of the railways.

Action not words on Mayoral Commissions says Bristol South MP candidate

Action not words on Mayoral Commissions, says Bristol South MP candidate

Tony Dyer, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Bristol South, has called on Bristol Mayor George Ferguson to ensure the findings of his four mayoral commissions are put into practice in concrete ways to end inequalities in Bristol.

Greens introduce candidate tipped to take Bristol West

Greens introduce candidate tipped to take Bristol West

The Green Party have today announced that Darren Hall has been selected to stand for Bristol West in the 2015 parliamentary election.

We support ACORNs statement on secure homes

We support ACORN’s statement on secure homes

The Easton-based tenants’ rights group ACORN has submitted a statement to the meeting that Cllr Telford has written in support of.

Greens present multiple questions at first Full Council Members Forum

Greens present multiple questions at first Full Council Members' Forum

The Green group of councillors will today scrutinise the Mayor, George Ferguson, through a series of questions and statements to the first of the new Members' Forums ahead of the city's Full Council meeting.

Greens present multiple questions to Mayors Cabinet meeting

Greens present multiple questions to Mayor's Cabinet meeting

Bristol’s Green group of councillors to present multiple questions to Mayor’s first post-local election Cabinet meeting

Take back the Great Western franchise

Take back the Great Western franchise

Perfect time to take back the Great Western franchise say Greens

Greens Gain First Ever South West MEP

Greens Gain First Ever South West MEP

Dr Molly Scott Cato has made history by becoming the first Green Party MEP for the South West.

Greens celebrate Bristol gains

Greens celebrate Bristol gains

Bristol Green Party now has three new councillors, Tim Malnick (Bishopston), Martin Fodor (Redland) and Charlie Bolton (Southville).

Greens finish European election campaign on a new high

Greens finish European election campaign on a new high

The surge in support for the Green Party has continued with a new poll showing the Party has hit its highest ratings yet in opinion polls.

National Green Party leader calls for South Bristol Transport Interchange

National Green Party leader calls for South Bristol Transport Interchange

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, will today join local residents in calling for a new railway station to serve the Ashton and Southville areas.

European candidate joins campaigners to challenge nuclear weapon research

European candidate joins campaigners to challenge nuclear weapon research

Dr Molly Scott Cato, will join campaigners in Bristol on Monday to draw attention to the fact Bristol is among the top five universities in the UK receiving funding for research into nuclear weapons.

New poll sees Lib Dems pushed into fifth position

New poll sees Lib Dems pushed into fifth position

New national poll shows the Party surging to 10% and among 18-24 year-olds the Greens are the second most popular political party

European Green presidential candidate visits Bristol in support of migrants and their businesses

European Green presidential candidate visits Bristol in support of migrants and their businesses

Green Party candidate for presidency of the European Commission, Ska Keller MEP, is due to visit Bristol on Monday, to offer Green Party support for migrants and emphasise the benefits freedom of movement brings to the European economy.

Minimanifesto of transport priorities for Mayor of Bristol to tackle in next year

Mini-manifesto of transport priorities for Mayor of Bristol to tackle in next year

Greens focus on public accountability, a transport authority and reallocation of £200k rail subsidy in election transport policies

Labour not to be trusted on rail renationalisation

Labour not to be trusted on rail renationalisation

Labour not to be trusted on 'partial conversion' to rail renationalisation say South West Greens

Greens aim to become Bristols second biggest party by 2016

Greens aim to become Bristol's second biggest party by 2016

Bristol Greens announce line up of 23 candidates fighting for change across the city

IPCC Report is Good News for South West Jobs Say Greens

IPCC Report is Good News for South West Jobs, Say Greens

South West Green Party has responded enthusiastically to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body responsible for climate change policy.

Green Party MP to join South West Greens at Hinkley demo

Green Party MP to join South West Greens at Hinkley demo

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas will be visiting Hinkley Point on Thursday, joining Green Party activists and other anti nuclear campaigners to demonstrate against controversial plans to build Hinkley C.

Greens warn of threats to South West jobs health and environment from fracking

Greens warn of threats to South West jobs, health and environment from fracking

In the week that Green MP Caroline Lucas and other anti-fracking campaigners go on trial over protests at Balcombe last year, Greens warn of threats to South West jobs, health and environment from fracking

Bristol Mayor Endorses Greens Energy Strategy

Bristol Mayor Endorses Greens' Energy Strategy

Bristol’s Mayor has endorsed and supported a report by the South West Green Party calling for strong political leadership on investment in renewable energy in the region.

Bristol Green Party response to judicial review result

Bristol Green Party response to judicial review result

Bristol Green Party acknowledges that the judge has not supported the challenge to Bristol City Council made by the Judicial review.

Are private Train Operating Companies profiting from huge rail disruption

Are private Train Operating Companies profiting from huge rail disruption?

Greens ask: Are private Train Operating Companies profiting from huge rail disruption in the South West?

Jonathan Porritt to help launch Greens European campaign

Jonathan Porritt to help launch Greens European campaign

High profile activist Jonathan Porritt to help launch South West Greens 'Europe for the Common Good' campaign

Your Money and Your Life  Free Drop In Event

Your Money and Your Life – Free Drop In Event

Have you ever thought about the quality of your money rather than its quantity?

Greens demonstrate support for fairer trade rules

Greens demonstrate support for fairer trade rules

Green Party members agree a motion at their Spring conference to oppose a new Transatlantic Trade agreement.

Greens head for conference in buoyant mood as Lib Dems face losing all their MEPs

Greens head for conference in buoyant mood as Lib Dems face 'losing all their MEPs'

Green Party members from the South West head for their annual Spring conference this weekend hopeful of winning a seat in May's European elections.

Candidate calls on regions MEPs to defend Public Ownership of Rail

Candidate calls on region's MEPs to defend Public Ownership of Rail

The lead European candidate for the South West Green Party, Dr Molly Scott Cato, has called on the region's MEPs to pledge publicly that they will vote against a new proposal from Brussels that could limit our ability to make choices about how we run our national rail services.

Petition demands direct public transport link with Temple Meads

Petition demands direct public transport link with Temple Meads

Green Party members in Southville have launched an on-line petition calling on bus companies and the council to provide regular services direct to Temple Meads.

Greens join anticuts demonstrations across the South West

Greens join anti-cuts demonstrations across the South West

Greens highlight new austerity report as they join anti-cuts demonstrations across the South West

Greens vote against budget

Greens vote against budget

Bristol’s Green councillors voted against the Mayor’s revenue budget today, calling for a united council and city to oppose austerity at source.

Greens Win Suspension of Trade Talks over Spying Scandal

Greens Win Suspension of Trade Talks over Spying Scandal

Euro-MPs have backed Green demands for the immediate suspension of talks leading to a proposed new trade deal between the EU and the US

Why are our MEPs voting against protecting the region from floods

Why are our MEPs voting against protecting the region from floods?

South West MEPs are being accused by Greens of voting against important measures to prevent and tackle flooding proposed in the EU in 2012

Greens to advocate council fightback against austerity

Greens to advocate council fightback against austerity

Green councillors say national austerity agenda is disastrous for Bristol

Only politicians stand in our way say Greens

Only politicians stand in our way say Greens

In a new hard-hitting report South West Green Party claim UK politicians at all levels are failing to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the transition to a renewable energy future.

Bedminster wants a bus link to Temple Meads Greens survey shows

Bedminster wants a bus link to Temple Meads, Greens' survey shows

Green Party councillors in Southville have asked First Bus to meet the local demand for a direct bus link with Temple Meads.

Regional MPs have failed SW on railways say South West Greens

Regional MPs have failed SW on railways, say South West Greens

South West Green Party has accused MPs of the three main Westminster Parties for allowing investment in the region's railways to fall so massively behind London and the South East.

Greens call for Resilient Regional Railways not Vanity Projects

Greens call for Resilient Regional Railways not Vanity Projects

Green Party is renewing its call for the cancellation of HS2 and for major investment in local train routes instead.

Tony Dyer named as Green Party candidate in Bristol South

Tony Dyer named as Green Party candidate in Bristol South

Green Party members in the Bristol South constituency have selected Tony Dyer as their candidate for the 2015 parliamentary elections.

South West Greens call for Owen Paterson to be sacked

South West Greens call for Owen Paterson to be sacked

South West Green Party has accused Environment Secretary Owen Paterson of gross incompetence and are calling on the Prime Minister remove him from post.

Green top Eurocandidate to speak at meeting in Southville

Green top Euro-candidate to speak at meeting in Southville

Molly tops the Green Party Euro-list for the South West, and Greens are optimistic she will become the first Green MEP in the South West this May.

Greens offer solutions to the poverty that lies behind growth figures

Greens offer solutions to the poverty that lies behind growth figures

'Return to growth' headlines mask the reality of the grinding poverty experienced by many in our region, say South West Greens.

Community energy strategy is green wash not genuine power to the people

Community energy strategy is green wash not genuine power to the people

South West Green Party have greeted with derision the announcement from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that the government is to invest £10 million in community renewable energy generation projects

Greater ambition on tackling climate change needed say Greens

Greater ambition on tackling climate change needed say Greens

As winter storms and floods continue to affect the region, South West Green Party are joining Greens in Europe in calling for more ambitious European targets on CO2 emissions, renewable energy generation and energy efficiency.

Set Robin Hood in motion say South West Greens

Set Robin Hood in motion say South West Greens!

The Green Party in the South West is supporting a campaign to get councils to pass a motion of support for the Robin Hood Tax.

Green Party offers electrifying vote for 16 year olds

Green Party offers electrifying vote for 16 year olds

A ground-breaking Europe-wide e-democracy project enabling anyone over the age of 16 to vote is currently being conducted by the Green Party.

Labours Tough Talk on City Bonuses Lacks Credibility

Labour's Tough Talk on City Bonuses Lacks Credibility

Leading Greens have been skeptical about Labour's call for the Chancellor to get tough with RBS as the bonus season approaches.

Greens Oppose Austerity

Greens Oppose Austerity

Bristol Green Councillors' Budget Response: A wider look at Bristol's Economy

Coin should honour peace not glorify war say South West Greens

Coin should honour peace not glorify war, say South West Greens

South West Greens have called for a reversal of the decision to choose Lord Kitchener, the World War I general, familiar to many from recruitment posters, as the new face of the £2 coin.

Campaign to take back Great Western franchise

Campaign to take back Great Western franchise

Greens step up campaign to take back Great Western franchise into public ownership in wake of fares rise

New threat to South West livelihoods from Secret Trade Talks

New threat to South West livelihoods from Secret Trade Talks

A new trade and investment agreement under negotiation between the EU and the US could threaten livelihoods in the South West say the Green Party

Hungry Christmas huge increase in Food Banks a national disgrace

Hungry Christmas: huge increase in Food Banks a 'national disgrace'

A prominent South West economist has cited the massive increase in the use of Food Banks in the last year as evidence that our economic system is fundamentally broken.

Taxpayers will pay bill for fracking disasters warn Green Party

Taxpayers will pay bill for fracking disasters warn Green Party

The Green Party is warning that taxpayers will have to pay for pollution caused by fracking if companies go bankrupt

Green Party Reaction to the Autumn Statement

Green Party Reaction to the Autumn Statement

Yet another missed opportunity to restructure the economy and deliver a sustainable energy future

Scrap corporate welfare CAP payments should go to small farms not corporations

Scrap 'corporate welfare': CAP payments should go to small farms not corporations

CAP payments should go to small farms not corporations

Greens fight to stop Central Library takeover

Greens fight to stop Central Library takeover

Cross party support indicates library may be saved

Leading Green euro candidate sets out alternatives to austerity

Leading Green euro candidate sets out alternatives to austerity

Molly Scott Cato to speak at Bristol University

Political Posturing Destroys Green Jobs

Political Posturing Destroys Green Jobs

South West Greens are blaming political posturing over so-called 'green levies' on energy bills for the loss of the Atlantic Array

Government Proposes to Slash Energy Standards for Bristols new homes

Government Proposes to Slash Energy Standards for Bristol’s new homes

Bristol’s Green Councillors were horrified to learn today of the government’s proposed Housing Standards Review.

Break up RBS into local community banks

Break up RBS into local community banks

Molly Scott Cato, has called on Business Secretary Vince Cable to split up Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and turn it into local community banks

Local councillors call for community centre to be saved

Local councillors call for community centre to be saved

Green councillors in one of the city’s most deprived inner city areas are calling for proposed cuts to a vital local community centre to be reversed.

PMs attitude to green levies shows his contempt

PM's attitude to green levies shows his contempt

Caroline Lucas comments on reports that the Prime Minister has dismissed fuel bill levies that fund energy efficiency measures, as "green crap"

Greens call on political leaders to raise money for the city

Greens call on political leaders to raise money for the city

Bristol Green Party opposes nationally imposed cuts which will impact the most vulnerable

Fossil fuel subsidies up green levies down

Fossil fuel subsidies up; green levies down.

A damning new report on the subsidies given to the fossil fuel industry demonstrates the deeply distorted energy priorities of the Coalition government, say the Green Party.

Green councillor secures free cash machine for St Pauls

Green councillor secures free cash machine for St Pauls

A new free cashpoint has been installed in St Pauls after a campaign led by a local Green councillor.

Time for public to take back Great Western franchise

Time for public to take back Great Western franchise

South West Green Party is calling for the renationalisation of the Great Western rail franchise when the current contract expires in two years time.

Greens Oppose Nuclear Gamble with Taxpayer Money

Greens Oppose Nuclear Gamble with Taxpayer Money

The proposed Hinkley Point nuclear-power station relies on a gamble with British taxpayers money, claims the South West Green Party. The Party has described a deal involving Chinese investment as an outrage.

Greens welcome possible end to merrygoround European Parliament

Greens welcome possible end to 'merry-go-round' European Parliament

Greens welcome a vote by the European Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee to scrap the monthly 'merry-go-round' of holding meetings in both Brussels and Strasbourg.

Campaigning groups must be encouraged not censored

Campaigning groups must be encouraged not censored

A Green councillor has called for the Coalition’s controversial Lobbying Bill to be amended to maintain basic democratic freedoms for campaigning groups

Ashley councillors object strongly to 60 premium to park in St Pauls

Ashley councillors object strongly to 60% premium to park in St Pauls

We see no reason why the cost of a permit for one of our residents in St Pauls should cost 60% more than a permit to park in Easton.

Greens overtake LibDems in European Election Voting Intentions

Greens overtake LibDems in European Election Voting Intentions

Green Party Leader, Natalie Bennett, says Greens have overtaken LibDems in European Election Voting Intentions.

Wheres the Farming Minister

Where's the Farming Minister?

South West Greens call on environment Sec Owen Paterson to explain absence of farming minister

Natalie Bennett to tour South West

Natalie Bennett to tour South West

Natalie Bennett to tour South West to push agenda for Green Party European election campaign

Greens Spearhead Eurozone Banking Solution

Greens Spearhead Eurozone Banking Solution

Legislation agreed to establish a European banking supervision system for banks within the Eurozone

Off your trolley Public Meeting about 85 Business Levy campaign

Off your trolley? Public Meeting about 8.5% Business Levy campaign

Bristol Green Party is to host a public meeting about proposals to strengthen local businesses using a small levy imposed on the biggest retailers.

Music to our Ears Green Party Supports Bristol Music Trust at Cabinet Meeting

Music to our Ears: Green Party Supports Bristol Music Trust at Cabinet Meeting

Bristol Green Party acknowledges the fundamental importance of music to the children and young people of Bristol tomorrow

Give Them an Inch and Theyll Take a Ladies Mile

Give Them an Inch, and They'll Take a Ladies Mile

Green Party Oppose Overflow Parking Renewal on the Downs

Green councillor speaks out against divisive teachers pay policy

Green councillor speaks out against 'divisive' teachers’ pay policy

Reacting to the Coalition government’s changes to teachers’ pay policy, Rob Telford, Green councillor for Ashley ward and a former teaching assistant said:

Bristol Green Councillor Urges Caution over New Binding Economic Deal

Bristol Green Councillor Urges Caution over New Binding Economic Deal

Tess Green, the Green Councillor for Southville, urged caution in a speech at City Hall today, regarding a deal which would lock Bristol in an economic agreement for over twenty years.

Bristol Green Party Attends Revolutionary Logistics Launch

Bristol Green Party Attends Revolutionary Logistics Launch

The Bristol Green Party attended the launch of a new logistics association outside City Hall today, which is revolutionising how businesses make deliveries.

Small step towards fixing EUs Emissions Trading Scheme say Greens

Small step towards fixing EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme say Greens

The Green Party in the South West has welcomed news that the European Parliament has voted to tackle the oversupply of carbon emissions allowances to Europe’s most polluting industries.

Public ownership of rail

Public ownership of rail

Seven Bristol councillors were outside the entrance of City Hall, College Green on Monday 1 July at 12 noon to show their support for a Private Members Bill to bring rail back into public ownership.

Bring Railways Back Into Public Hands To Save A Billion A Year Urges Green MP

Bring Railways Back Into Public Hands To Save A Billion A Year, Urges Green MP

Lucas slams privatised rail system for 'toxic combination of poor services and overpriced fares' and 'blatant transfer of public money to private shareholders'

Bristol Green Party Councillors Statement on Residents Parking Schemes RPS

Bristol Green Party Councillors' Statement on Residents' Parking Schemes (RPS)

Bristol Green Party’s policy on Residents' Parking Zones has been to support it when residents are in favour of it. This has not changed.

Greens campaign to raise 16 million pa for local shops

Green's campaign to raise £1.6 million pa for local shops

Bristol Green Party has come out in support of a campaign - which - if implemented - could raise up to £1.6 million per annum for the local shops

Green Party Doubles Number of Councillors in Local Election Win

Green Party Doubles Number of Councillors in Local Election Win

Bristol Green Party today celebrated as it doubled its number of councillors in this year's round of local elections, taking the Greens' tally to four council seats

Green Party London Assembly Member Speaks Out on Bristol Public Transport

Green Party London Assembly Member Speaks Out on Bristol Public Transport

Jenny Jones, one of the Green Party members of the London Assembly, will visit Bristol today to help highlight the importance of improving the city's public transport network

Green Party Leader Visits Bristol

Green Party Leader Visits Bristol

Natalie Bennett, the leader of the Green Party visits Bristol to support local candidates.

Green candidate line up revealed

Green candidate line up revealed

Bristol Greens announce line up of 23 candidates fighting for change across the city

Green Party Saves Homelessness Fund

Green Party Saves Homelessness Fund

February’s budget proposal included cutting the homelessness prevention fund. The Green Party decided this fund should be saved.

Bees Need Urgent Help  Green Party

Bees Need Urgent Help - Green Party

Some insecticide products have been increasingly implicated in the decline of honeybees over the past decade.

Daniella Radice leads a Womens Rights workshop

Daniella Radice leads a Women's Rights workshop

Green Party Candidate for Bishopston, Daniella Radice, is leading a workshop on what the Environmental and Women’s Rights movements can learn from each other.

We must spend and invest not slash and burn

We must spend and invest, not slash and burn

GREEN MP to propose a Green New Deal as an alternative to deflation, disinvestment and synchronised austerity.

Bristol votes for all out elections

Bristol votes for all out elections

Disappointment as councillors voted 46 to 12 in favour of switching to all-out elections from 2016

Gus Hoyt Austerity is not working

Gus Hoyt: Austerity is not working

Gus Hoyt writes in Bristol247 that people power is needed to replace stumbling budget process

Bristol on the verge of 1463day democracy

Bristol on the verge of 1,463-day democracy

Green Party expresses opposition to all-out elections

Gloucester Road Shops set to lose 1 in every 5 with Sainsburys

Gloucester Road Shops set to lose £1 in every £5 with Sainsbury's

Green Party cabinet member expresses strong opposition to development plans

Greens raise concerns about street safety for women

Greens raise concerns about street safety for women

Jenny Jones, the Green Party candidate who came third in the recent London mayoral race, was in Bristol today to support Daniella Radice in her bid to become mayor.

Greens call for Bristol buses to be run for people not profit

Greens call for Bristol buses to be run for people not profit

Green Party candidate for mayor, Daniella Radice, has today called for Bristol buses to be taken back into public ownership, noting the millions of pounds in profits leaking from the system to private companies.

Protest vote candidates stand down and pledge support to Green Party

Protest vote candidates stand down and pledge support to Green Party

Two candidates previously standing in the Bristol mayoral election have backed down and pledged their support to Green party mayoral hopeful Daniella Radice.

Lets make Bristol energy selfsufficient says Green mayoral candidate

'Let's make Bristol energy self-sufficient' says Green mayoral candidate

Green party mayoral candidate Daniella Radice has today laid out intentions to help Bristol and the region become self-sufficient in renewable energy in the next two decades.

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