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GBGP Newsletter #16: Learn to pick up the phone!

Phone bank training ahead of Mayoral elections

We that know picking up the phone to help turn out the vote is one the most effective ways to get Green votes in elections.

It can be nervy picking up the phone for the first time, but there’s no need to worry – and it really does make a difference!

For more guidance, why not join Benali from London Green Party for free Zoom-based phonebank training free on Saturday 6 March? (~1.5hrs)

Sign up here.

Bexley council to receive multimillion-pound bailout

Bexley Council is being offered an emergency financial bailout from the government, reports the News Shopper.

The borough is to be one of four councils in the country announced by the Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick to be given a multi-million taxpayer bailout because it is “unable to balance its budget.”

Library needs Bexley investors for restoration project

Erith’s Old Library needs £130,000 to complete its restoration project and the organisers are calling on local residents to help by investing in its future.

Bexley Council and not-for-profit organisation The Exchange are attempting to rebuild the entire 100-year-old Grade II listed Old Carnegie Library. Over the last three years they have secured £3.5 million for the renovation, reports the News Shopper.

To raise the remaining funds, The Exchange is asking local people to invest in the library through community shares, becoming owners and having a say in its future.