Greens call for support for Bristol’s “Excluded”
Green Group Leader, Eleanor Combley, wrote to the Chancellor to urge him to end the disparities in government Covid-19 support.
"Cover-ups likely" say Greens
Green Councillor Clive Stevens, Vice Chair of Audit Committee, has warned that cover-ups are “likely” if councillors aren’t allowed to properly scrutinise all Council documents. Councillor Stevens said Councillors on Audit Committee must be allowed to perform their duty and have full access to ‘exempt’ Bristol City Council documents.
Calls for WECA to oppose airport expansion
The tide is turning against Bristol Airport’s expansion plans. Following a Green Party motion at Bristol Council passed on December 8th last year, two of three of the local councils that make up WECA now oppose airport expansion.
Bristol Green councillors join campaign to ensure no-one is punished for being homeless
Bristol’s Green councillors have signed and promoted a petition calling on the government to scrap new Home Office rules that would criminalise migrant rough sleepers and force them to leave the UK.
Council passes Green motion against airport expansion
A Green motion passed at yesterday's (8th December) Council meeting commits Bristol Council to opposing Bristol Airport expansion, overturning the administration’s previous position of supporting the plans.
Parents of disabled students wrongly billed hundreds of pounds
Bristol City Council has apologised after it wrongly billed the parents of disabled students hundreds of pounds for home to school transport. Councillor Fi Hance was contacted by distressed parents and immediately followed up their concerns with the Council. As a result, the mistake was rectified and the Council has now sent a letter of apology to each of the families who were wrongly charged.
Call for council to launch green savings bonds for climate action
A Green councillor has called for Bristol Council to launch locally issued investment bonds to fund climate action projects.
Call for Bristol Council to ‘say no to the mow’ in green spaces
Campaigners are calling on Bristol council to reduce grass cutting in verges and green spaces around the city. The move would reduce maintenance costs for the Council and support biodiversity.
A million reasons to oppose Bristol Airport expansion
Following new research showing that planes have three times the impact on the climate when total emissions released at height are properly incorporated, Bristol Green councillors are calling on the Bristol Mayor to rethink his support for Bristol Airport. Bristol City Council will debate this on December 8th 2020.
Greens on WECA: Stop playing blame game and get on with negotiations
Four years after it was set up, local arguments have again flared up over the future of WECA.