Author Archives: Jack Baart

Summary of Jonathan Essex’s questions at County Council meeting

Surrey County Council’s big transport investment plans fly in the face of Climate Emergency Despite declaring a Climate Emergency last year, Surrey County Council’s coronavirus recovery plans seem to have ignored climate and other environmental considerations while applying for much-needed government funding. Green Party Councillor Jonathan Essex (Redhill East) raised the issue at a council […]

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Green Councillors respond to call for food bank donations

During this period of lockdown, food bank donations have decreased while demand for donations has reached record levels. Throughout this time of hardship more and more people have found themselves relying on food banks to support themselves and their families, but as money gets tighter, fewer people have been able to do donate resulting in […]

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Three green things to keep you entertained this lockdown season

1. Hope for the Future’s Webinar Series The webinar series from Hope for the Future brings together the views of environmental, climate, health and social experts on the impacts of COVID-19. The series covers how we can move forward with an environmental perspective; the role of UK politicians in recovering from the crisis; and the […]

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Green Councillor makes emergency cycling and walking investment proposals

As part of the coronavirus emergency response, central government has made money available for local authorities to make changes to the road network to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. East Surrey Green Party consulted our members and local cycling campaigners and sustainable travel champions and pulled together a set of recommendations […]

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