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Green Councillors Lets Build Bristols Arena in Bristol

Green Councillors: Let's Build Bristol's Arena in Bristol

Green Councillors Jerome Thomas and Stephen Clarke submitted the following statement to Full Council of 12 December 2017, calling for the Mayor to support original plans for an arena in Bristol city centre.

Bristol Labour rejects Green amendments calling for stronger action on austerity

Bristol Labour rejects Green amendments calling for stronger action on austerity

At Full Council today Bristol’s Green Councillors called for Labour Mayor Marvin Rees to back up his words on austerity with actions. However, the Labour group rejected an amendment to their ‘anti-austerity’ motion which called for ‘loud and active resistance’ to austerity.

Greens help deliver Council motion on single use drinking cups

Greens help deliver Council motion on single use drinking cups

Bristol Green councillors say they are delighted after a Full Council motion they worked on to address the environmental impact of ‘single use’ drinking cups has passed with cross party support.

Councillors propose planning policy to protect music venues

Councillors propose planning policy to protect music venues

In response to a spate of local music venues raising the alarm about being faced with closure, Green Party Councillors in Bristol have called on the city’s elected Labour Mayor to adopt a planning policy known as the ‘agent of change’ principle. This principle, recently adopted by London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan,(1) puts the onus for soundproofing on new residential developments, which must shoulder responsibility for compliance when situated near an existing music venue. Similarly, if a music venue opens in a residential area, it too would be responsible for complying with residential requirements. According to the London Mayor, “developers building flats near existing venues will need to ensure that residents are not unduly affected by sound from the venue, and that may include paying for soundproofing.”

Brexit breakthrough Comment from Bristols MEP

Brexit ‘breakthrough’: Comment from Bristol's MEP

Commenting on news of an apparent breakthrough in negotiations between the UK and EU and that Brexit discussions will now move on to the next phase, Molly Scott Cato MEP, Green Party speaker on Brexit, said: “Brexit should not be about winners and losers but about ensuring that all citizens currently in the EU, including the British ones, are safe and secure after March 2019.

Bristol MEP and QC launch legal proceedings against government over Brexit sectoral studies

Bristol MEP and QC launch legal proceedings against government over Brexit sectoral studies

Molly Scott Cato, Bristol's Green MEP and Jolyon Maugham QC of the Good Law Society, have today applied for judicial review in the High Court over the government’s refusal to release sectoral studies carried out by DExEU into the impacts of Brexit, and a Treasury study into the effects of leaving the customs union.

Bristols MEP respopnds to David Davis claims that Brexit impact studies do not exist

Bristol's MEP respopnds to David Davis claims that Brexit impact studies do not exist

Responding to this morning's evidence session of the DExEU committee and David Davis's comment that the Brexit impact studies do not in fact exist, Molly Scott Cato, and MEP who is about to launch judicial review proceedings to force the publication of the studies, said: "I have been seeking to know the content of these studies since April and in September Brexit minister Steve Baker responded to my letter demanding release explicitly on behalf of the Secretary of State and acknowledging that the Department had 'conducted analysis of over 50 sectors of the economy'. Now David Davis claims these studies do not in fact exist.

Job Advert Local Party Organiser in Bristol

Job Advert: Local Party Organiser in Bristol

The Local Party Organiser will be responsible for supporting Bristol Green Party officers and volunteers in the implementation of Bristol Green Party strategies, plans and day to day operations. The role will support the officers and volunteers to coordinate their work, check on progress and achievements.

Bristol Mayor scraps crossparty cabinet  Green Group Statement

Bristol Mayor scraps cross-party cabinet - Green Group Statement

Today, Bristol’s Labour Mayor has decided out of the blue to end the cross-party cabinet, effectively firing Green Cabinet Member Fi Hance and Tory Cabinet Member Claire Hiscott.

Bristols MEPs unite to challenge Commission over allegations of Russian influence in referendum campaign

Bristol's MEPs unite to challenge Commission over allegations of Russian influence in referendum campaign

Three of the city's MEPs are raising concerns with the European Commission about Russian interference in the EU referendum in an ‘unprecedented display of unity’. Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has teamed up with Labour’s Clare Moody MEP and former Conservative MEP, Julie Girling, to write to the Commission about their concerns.

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