News from Mid Suffolk Green Party

Top Greens visit Stowmarket

24 July 2022

Senior members of the Green Party call for much more action on single-use plastics during a recent visit to Stowmarket. Green Party peer, Baroness Jenny Jones called for more urgent […]

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Sizewell C development – response from Suffolk Green, Lib Dem & Independent (GLI) Group

22 July 2022

Please see quotes from the Suffolk Green, Lib Dem & Independent (GLI) Group regarding the recent approval of the Sizewell C development: Cllr Andrew Stringer GLI Leader “We believe this […]

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Police won’t enforce 20mph safety zones

15 June 2022

On 2nd December, Suffolk County Council passed opposition Green, Lib Dem, Independent (GLI) group motion recognising changes to the Highway Code, giving clarity that 20mph limits should not be exceeded. […]

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Greens help polluted Suffolk rivers

28 May 2022

Increased commitment to Suffolk rivers as Green, LibDem & Independent Group motion passes

­­­­­­­­­­­­­All Suffolk rivers have been reported to have failed government standards. Suffolk GLI believes that our rivers in Suffolk should promote safe human activity, biodiversity, and important wildlife. Instead, Suffolk rivers are polluted with dangerous amounts of chemicals, destroying ecosystems with a rise in sewage discharge, storm overflow, as well as agricultural runoff. […]

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Greens call for undersea electricity grid

28 April 2022

As concern and opposition grow to National Grid proposals for huge new electricity pylons and cables from Norwich to Tilbury, the Green Party has proposed a radically different approach for […]

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Council to fund electric rural bus provision with £820,000 over 2 years

25 February 2022

Scheme is ‘green’ in more ways than one Green & Liberal Democrat proposal for Mid Suffolk to buy two electric buses to provide scheduled services to rural villages lacking provision […]

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Thurston by-election triumph

18 February 2022

On 17th February the Green Party won the Thurston Ward District  by-election by a massive margin.  Our candidate, Austin Davies, won the by-election with 845 votes, more than double the […]

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Green candidate fears over pesticide danger to bees

11 January 2022

Government go-ahead as PM expresses “concern for biodiversity” at global conference The UK Government have authorised neonicotinoid to treat sugar beet seed. Mid-Suffolk Green Party Councillor Andy Mellen responded, “I […]

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Green Party selects co-leader Adrian Ramsay as MP candidate in North Suffolk

19 November 2021

Green Party selects co-leader Adrian Ramsay as MP candidate in North Suffolk Replacing the Blue Wall with a Green Hedge. Party to target North Suffolk after recent election results make […]

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Tory council erodes democracy by cancelling Mid Suffolk District Council Meeting

18 November 2021

The full Council meeting of Mid Suffolk District Council due for Thursday 25th November has been cancelled; the Green and Liberal Democrat Group strongly disagrees with this decision, which erodes democracy […]

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Green councillors and public all oppose stop-gap school expansion in Elmswell

2 November 2021

Green councillors condemn short-sighted schooling decision and poor education planning Mid Suffolk’s conservative cabinet fund extra classrooms squeezed onto Elmswell school site despite opposition from local people and their elected […]

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Conservative run County council failing to object to Sizewell C are selling Suffolk short, according to Green councillors

15 October 2021

The Green, Liberal Democrat, and Independent Group express extreme concern over today’s announcement by Suffolk County Council administration regarding their change in position on Sizewell C. The Group believe there […]

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Cycling – Tories won’t commit

8 September 2021

Opposition group calls on Suffolk County Council’s Conservative administration to commit £20m to spend on cycle network upgrades it pledged in election manifesto Calls have been made for Suffolk […]

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Electric Taxi initiative blocked by Conservative chair casting vote

16 August 2021

Green and Lib Dem councillors voted against Mid Suffolk’s policy on taxis at the Licensing and Regulatory Committee, because the policy fails to support operators to transition to low and […]

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Gateway 14 needs a day and a committee of 16

13 August 2021

A decision on the roads, infrastructure and outline of a major commercial development on the edge of Stowmarket is listed as the first of 8 agenda items for decision by […]

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Green oasis set to strengthen Mid Suffolk’s biodiversity

11 August 2021

Green Party councillors have welcomed the Council’s success in buying a parcel of riverside land which had changed hands twice this year as speculators considered development. Ward representative Councillor John […]

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Urgent call for more health provision

5 July 2021

The Mid Suffolk Green Party is calling for a third health centre to be provided to serve the growing town of Stowmarket. They suggest that land is allocated within the […]

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New Opposition Leader at Mid Suffolk Council

9 June 2021

The Green and Liberal Democrat group of councillors at Mid Suffolk have chosen a new leader following the decision of Rachel Eburne to step back from the role while continuing […]

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County Council Official Opposition – Green Party councillor sets out stall

27 May 2021

Cllr Andrew Stringer, Leader of the Green, Liberal Democrat & Independent Group, gave the following speech today at the County Council AGM: “How great it is to be with all […]

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Suffolk Greens celebrate ‘treble, treble’ election success

15 May 2021

The Green Party’s Suffolk County Council representation increased from three to nine councillors in the elections last week, making the Green Party the second largest political group. Mid Suffolk Green […]

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Queen’s Speech misses opportunities

11 May 2021

Queen’s Speech has nothing to improve social and environmental inequalities say local Green councillors In the midst of a climate and biodiversity emergency, the Government’s Queen’s Speech missed so many […]

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Record Green Party slate for Suffolk County council elections

9 April 2021

As nominations close the Green Party has announced 55 candidates for the County elections as well as more for Ipswich Borough, various district by-elections and the police commissioner ballot. Across […]

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Green Party welcome for solar carports but not for obsolete gas generation at Eye

12 March 2021

Mid Suffolk District Council has approved funding for solar car ports at the Stowmarket Leisure Centre. This will enable the council to produce energy through solar panels to help run […]

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Suffolk has less to spend on potholes say Greens

20 February 2021

Cuts to government funding for road maintenance in Suffolk make it impossible for the county council to make long-term plans to repair roads across the area, opposition councillors have warned. […]

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Mid Suffolk council commits £4m for Covid recovery projects in 2021 budget

19 February 2021

Jason Noble Local Democracy Reporter Plans to increase council tax in Mid Suffolk from April have been narrowly approved – while an extra £4million has been committed to helping with […]

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Walnut tree walk loses its eponymous trees

3 February 2021

Mixed messages given to dismayed residents after felling of much-loved trees Shocked residents have been asking Mid Suffolk District Council why the walnut trees along Walnut Tree Walk have recently […]

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Council property company buy business centre in Coventry

2 February 2021

Property company Cifco, owned by Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils, has bought yet another faraway building. Green & Liberal Democrat Shadow portfolio for investments Councillor John Matthissen said: ” I […]

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Laptop computers for home schooling

22 January 2021

Government preparations for on-line home learning not good enough Green Party councillor Wendy Turner, for Mid Suffolk, added: “I’m glad schools are now beginning to help all families that are […]

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Councillor Andy Mellen calls for action on flooding

15 January 2021

Green Councillor Andy Mellen is calling for action by Suffolk County Council to alleviate persistent road flooding affecting several villages in his area. Councillor Mellen, who represents Bacton ward on […]

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Gardening has helped me deal with waiting for lockdown to end

15 January 2021

Green Councillor Wendy Turner, 58, from Thurston, embarked on a project to ‘rewild’ her front garden, which also became very social as it was a conversation starter with passers-by. She […]

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Peel Centre Go-ahead

4 January 2021

Mid Suffolk District Council have agreed a long lease of 11 Market Place, the former Stowmarket NatWest bank, enabling the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts to expand and link […]

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