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B&NES Homes for Ukraine scheme celebrated in new films marking second anniversary of Russian invasion

22 February 2024

A series of short films celebrating Ukrainian guests who have made their home with host families in Bath and North East Somerset has been launched today to highlight the second anniversary of the Ukraine war.

Have your say: new Local Plan Options consultation starts

12 February 2024

Options for how we address our future development needs, such as where to deliver new homes and jobs across Bath and North East Somerset and what policies we need for addressing the climate and ecological emergencies are being consulted on now

It’s Not Fare: BaNES Greens Call for Metro Mayor to Enforce Equitable Fares for Students

26 January 2024

Councillor Joanna Wright, the leader of the Green Group, has issued a compelling statement at the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) meeting, addressing the concerning issue of unfair train fares for 18-year-olds in education. Cllr Wright emphasised the importance of ensuring fair access to transportation for all residents, particularly young adults pursuing education in the region.

Martin Dimery

Martin Dimery to Focus on the Coming General Election Campaign

25 January 2024

Martin Dimery, the Green Party’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the new Frome and East Somerset constituency, is standing down from his role as leader of the Green Party group on Somerset Council in order to focus on the coming General Election campaign. He will remain on the council, however. Councillor Dave Mansell has been selected as the new group leader.

Greens call for Budget Cuts to be Paused

25 January 2024

Green councillor Joanna Wright writes to express mine and the local Green Group's opposition to the proposed budget cuts of £802k to children and adult services by B&NES council affecting the most vulnerable in our community

Road To Nowhere: Greens Slam NES Green Belt Enterprise Zone

25 January 2024

At the Corporate Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel held on 16th January, Sam Ross, the Green Party Councillor for Clutton and Farmborough, issued an important statement regarding the Somer Valley Enterprise Zone (SVEZ). Councillor Ross highlighted significant concerns about the environmental impact, traffic congestion, and the potential adverse effects on local communities.

Greens Call To Enhance Council Transparency on Active Travel in Bath and NE Somerset

12 January 2024

In a compelling address to the Climate Emergency and Sustainability Policy Development Panel this morning, Green Group Councillor Saskia Heijltjes underscored concerns regarding the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, emphasising the imperative for heightened proactivity, transparency, and accountability in decision-making processes.

Green Party councillor Sam Ross

Greens Grow Community: B&NES Green Group Cultivates Support to Save Combe Down Allotments

05 January 2024

The Green Party proudly stands in solidarity with the Save Combe Down campaign, advocating for the preservation of the venerable Combe Down Allotments. Established in 1894 to serve quarry workers, these allotments stand as the last privately owned plots leased to B&NES Council in Bath.

Prolonged Inaction: B&NES Council’s Belated Stand on Lethal Cold Homes Crisis

05 January 2024

Today, responding to temperatures consistently reaching zero degrees, B&NES has initiated the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP), providing warm overnight spaces and implementing plans to bring people indoors throughout the weekend. But what if your home is the cold place?

Green Party Response to Bath City Centre Walking And Cycling Plans

12 December 2023

BathNES Green Party welcomes all new investment in walking, wheeling, cycling and public transport in the city centre of Bath. Making buses move quicker and more punctually is very important and will make public transport a more attractive option for local residents as well as visitors.

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