Council Tax consultation immoral and probably illegal, say Greens
The Bristol Green Group of councillors have today called on the Mayor to re-examine the Council’s ongoing consultation on cuts to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme as they believe it may be illegal.
Greens fight back over Mayor's MetroBus comments
Green councillors have challenged the Mayor over comments made during Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, when he implied that responsibility for the project’s cost increases lay with Councillor Charlie Bolton.
Green councillor challenges Broadmead parking expansion
At a City Hall cabinet meeting today Councillor Jerome Thomas raised concerns about the environmental and health impacts of the proposed expansion of Cabot Circus at Broadmead, which could include hundreds of additional new car parking spaces.
Setting the record straight on Mayor’s protest
Bristol Post letters section: Green Group leader Eleanor Combley challenges coverage of the Core Cities approach to central government.
Bristol report shows UK rush to incinerate will undermine recycling
A new report from Bristol based consultancy firm Eunomia has predicted that the UK’s rush to build incinerators will result in over capacity that will undermine recycling
Diesel cars responsible for 40% of NO2 air pollution in Bristol city centre
Today Bristol City Council released a Cabinet Report on air quality that highlights the extent and concentration of air pollution across Bristol, with Nitrogen Dioxide levels recorded at twice the legal limit in some areas of the city centre. This follows months of work by Green councillors who passed a successful Full Council motion calling for action on clean air in November 2016.
Councillor Cleo Lake: Avon Fire Authority statement
In her first statement as a new member, Councillor Cleo Lake addressed the recent events at Avon Fire Authority
Bristol Green Party guide to completing the Council consultations
The Council has several consultations running about proposed cuts to services including libraries, public toilets, services for people with learning disabilities and mental ill health, Neighbourhood Partnerships, and council tax relief for the very poorest households in the city.
Diesel generator in Bristol rejected due to air pollution concerns
A diesel generator planned for St Philips in Bristol has once again been rejected, this time on appeal. The decision comes after campaigning by local residents and months of campaigning by the local Green Party about the illegal and unsafe levels of air pollution in the city. The opposition to the proposed diesel power plant, which was to be built just a few hundred meters from a primary school, was a key component to the campaigns
Has Gove been reading Green's Agriculture and Brexit report?
Molly, who sits on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, has welcomed Michael Gove’s pledge to deliver a “Green Brexit”. She said: “It’s a moment to celebrate the extraordinary: Greens agree with Michael Gove. I’m left wondering if he has been reading the reports I commissioned on how we can create a more sustainable farming system?"