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Greens Welcome News On Improvements to Active Travel in the Somer Valley

08 March 2024

Cllr Dom Tristram and Cllr Liam Kirby welcome news that Bath & North East Somerset Council has taken the next steps on a £1.5million project to improve walking, wheeling and cycling options in Midsomer Norton and Westfield.

BaNES Greens Branded ‘Out of Order’ for Promoting Peace

07 March 2024

BaNES Council Monitoring Officer and chair reject Green Party peace motion, branding it ‘out of order’, despite other councils accepting similar motions.

Green Party Motion on Peace

06 March 2024

The Green group of councillors on Bath and NE Somerset Council's 'motion for peace'

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.

Green Budget Proposal Calls To End Free Parking For Bath Councillors

21 February 2024

On Tuesday, the Green Group had the opportunity to speak at the full council meeting for the first time about the Budget decisions made by the Liberal Democrats. Councillor Joanna Wright, the leader of the Green Group, used her statement to point out that despite the council's claims of supporting the community, many people in B&NES are still facing issues like unemployment, inadequate housing, and poverty.

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

Green Councillors Berate Labour’s Roadblock on Southlands Neighbourhood Scheme

09 February 2024

B&NES Green Group expresses disappointment in the recent Labour-led call-in regarding the Southlands Liveable Neighbourhood (LN) Scheme. The call-in, aimed at challenging the decision to make the experimental traffic regulation permanent, undermines critical efforts to address the climate emergency and promote sustainability in the region.

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

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