The area around Shooters Hill parade of shops is neglected and underinvested

The area behind is unpaved and attracts antisocial behaviour. Fly-tipped rubbish builds up continually.

On the street side the paving is in a terrible state and dangerous to pedestrians. The council has completely neglected the area for decades.

Kidbrooke deserves better!

Carol O'Toole standing on cracked pavement at Shooters Hill shoppers parade

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Universal Basic Income would put a safety net in place for all in Greenwich and Bexley

17th April 2020

The coronavirus lockdown is worsening an economic crisis that was already happening. And the economic consequences of lockdown are not being felt evenly by all. Anyone working on a zero hour contract has found out how brutally insecure zero hour contracts are. Anyone getting minimum wage is now at risk of being furloughed on 80% of minimum wage. Many across Greenwich and Bexley are struggling to make ends meet. The unemployment rate has jumped rapidly. Bustling high streets across our […]

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Greenwich Carbon Neutral Plan – An initial response

4th April 2020

Greenwich and Bexley Green Party welcomes the council’s engagement with planning for carbon neutrality by 2030, integrating community engagement and a cross-party approach. Here we look at the inception of the plan and raise concerns about some shortcomings in the evidence base. Context leading up to the Carbon Neutral Plan In November 2018, Bristol Council passed a motion raised by Carla Denyer of the Green Party to declare a climate emergency. This was the first declaration in the United Kingdom and […]

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Covid-19 is a crisis for which a Green response is needed

17th March 2020

At this time when draconian and long-lasting public health measures have been introduced and the stock market is in free fall, there is no doubt that this is a time of crisis.  The Green Party has always worked with others in the community to try to advance the common good. Please involve yourself in whichever activities are most required in your local community. For instance, there is a Greenwich council site at which residents can volunteer themselves to run errands […]

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Leonie Barron to contest Glyndon ward by-election

13th March 2020

Owing to the resignation in disgrace by Councillor Tonia Ashikodi of the Labour Party relating to fraudulently claiming council housing, a by-election to elect a new councillor will be held on Thursday April 9th, 2020. Greenwich and Bexley Green Party announce that Leonie Barron will be contesting the seat for the Greens. Leonie has previously stood for the Green Party in Glyndon ward in 2018 where she obtained 11.1% of the vote. We hope to increase vote share at the […]

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GE2019: Victoria Rance calls for a Green New Deal

8th December 2019

Pictured: Victoria Rance with Green Party co-leader Siân Berry This is such a pivotal moment in politics. Ten years ago while other parties were bailing out the banks, we were building a bridge to the future. As the whole financial system collapsed, the Green Party’s very own Caroline Lucas was one of a small group of people who wrote a road map into something so much better. A Green New Deal. We had a chance then to make a radical […]

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GE2019: Why Victoria Rance is standing in Greenwich and Woolwich for the Green Party

7th December 2019

I am so proud of the Green Party manifesto which deals with the climate emergency we face head on. It is the most ambitious Green New Deal anywhere in the world. […]

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GE2019: Eltham candidate Matt Stratford on the Green Party response to the NHS crisis

6th December 2019

Hustings speech made at St. Mary’s Community Centre, Eltham on 26th November 2019 Firstly let me thank the Keep Our NHS Public group for inviting me to speak at the hustings. It is my pleasure to be able to talk for a few minutes specifically about the NHS. The government as a whole raises and spends £800bn per year, that’s everything you can think of from pensions to defence to roads to hospitals to schools to housing to energy subsidies. […]

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Response regarding the London City Airport Draft Master Plan

18th October 2019

Today, Greenwich and Bexley Green Party sent the following letter to London City Airport opposing their plans for expansion. Response regarding the London City Airport Draft Master Plan To whom it may concern: According to the available literature, in 2018 London City Airport served 4.8 million passengers on 80,000 flights. London City Airport predicts that there is a forecast for up to 11 million passengers by 2035 whose demand can be served by an estimated 151,000 flights.  That is an increase of […]

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Greenwich and Bexley Green Party select candidates for General Election

8th October 2019

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New film showcases London’s air pollution crisis

23rd September 2019

Thirty people gathered at Greenwich Picturehouse on Sunday 22nd September to watch a premiére screening of Dirty: The Fight for Clean Air, a new short film from local filmmaker Mary Waireri. The film explores the development of cross-party Stop the Silvertown Tunnel Coalition (co-ordinated by Greenwich and Bexley Green Party Campaigns Officer Victoria Rance) in the light of London’s air pollution crisis. Silvertown Tunnel will make the climate crisis worse The Silvertown Tunnel programme has had no proper review since […]

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