Author Archives: Sarah Finch

General election results

Thank you to everyone who voted Green in the recent General Election. You can read the local results here

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Hustings in East Surrey constituency

Three public hustings give you a chance to hear from all the candidates seeking your vote in the general election. Godstone hustings 30 November, 4pm The White Hart Barn, behind the White Hart Inn, High Street, Godstone RH9 8BT Whyteleafe hustings Monday 2 December, 7.30pm St Luke’s Church. Whyteleafe, CR3 0AA. Tatsfield hustings Wednesday 4 […]

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Hustings in Reigate constituency

Two public hustings give you a chance to hear from all the candidates seeking your vote in the general election. Come along – and bring any friends who may be undecided how to vote Redhill hustings hosted by Churches Together Monday 2nd December, 7.30pm St Bede’s School, Carlton Road, Redhill RH1 2LQ Please email your […]

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Meet our general election candidate for Reigate

Jonathan Essex has selected to be the Green Party candidate in the General Election on 12 December 2019 Jonathan is a chartered civil engineer and environmentalist, and has served as an active councillor in Redhill since 2010. He says, “I will fight to protect our Green Belt and Surrey countryside, for fairer rail and bus […]

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Extend fracking ban to Surrey oil sites – Surrey Greens’ demand to regulators

The Government announcement that fracking is being suspended misses out the huge expansion of oil and gas production using unconventional techniques in the South East. Green Surrey County Councillor Jonathan Essex said: “The ban needs to be extended to the unconventional oil and gas extraction methods used in the Weald, which carry the same earthquake […]

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Surrey Climate Emergency Motion fails to win support

Surrey County Council has rejected a Climate Emergency motion [1], which would have meant putting plans in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make Surrey carbon neutral by 2030. Green County Councillor Jonathan Essex, who proposed the motion, said: “It’s very disappointing that Surrey County Council has refused to join Councils around the country […]

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Greens warn of cuts to Surrey youth services

Green County Councillor Jonathan Essex has today criticised Conservative-run Surrey County Council for planning to reduce youth services, including youth workers and youth clubs, in Reigate & Banstead and across the county. At a recent County Council meeting, the Conservative Cabinet admitted via a written answer that the number of hours of youth service provision […]

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Surrey Greens call for County Council to go single-use plastics free

Green County Councillor Jonathan Essex is calling on Surrey County Council to become a ‘single use-plastic-free’ authority by the end of 2018. The call follows campaigns across the country to reduce the use of single-use plastics after programmes such as the BBC Blue Planet II series highlighted the damage they cause to oceans and marine life.

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Shedding light on Surrey’s secret billion pound property plan

Surrey’s Green and Liberal Democrat Councillors have revealed that Surrey County Council is in the process of planning housing and development across dozens of sites, in a secret deal that could be worth more than £1bn with a private sector partner. The County Council is in the process of tendering a contract for a ‘Joint Property […]

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Big Green Autumn Party

Join us on Friday 6 October for a party at Reigate’s liveliest new venue, The Yard at Reigate Station. This is a fabulously  atmospheric and quirky new venue just ONE MINUTE from Reigate station. There will be live music from Ian Machecek and Rebecca Riedtmann.  You can buy drinks at the cash bar – and feel free […]

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