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East Surrey Green Party response to the Autumn Statement

The 2016 Autumn Statement failed to tackle the serious funding crisis affecting adult social care. Rob Jarrett, a local Green Party campaigner and former chair of Brighton and Hove Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “Councils have been starved of cash since 2010. Social services are unable to cope with the demands of an ageing population. […]

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Introducing Shasha Khan: candidate for Kingswood with Burgh Heath by-election

We’re pleased to announce our candidate for the by-election in Kingswood with Burgh Heath. Shasha Khan is a hotelier by trade, and a community campaigner. Shasha says, “This year the nation voted to leave the EU. Reigate and Banstead also voted to leave the EU, but by just 799 votes out of the 81,200 votes cast. […]

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Reigate & Banstead’s Development Management Plan: Our response

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has drawn up a new Development Management Plan that will shape where new homes, shops, schools and workplaces should go between now and 2027. The Council put the new policies out for consultation and residents and local organisations were invited to give their views. Our response East Surrey Green Party […]

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Council policies to allow housing on Green Belt

Come to an open meeting to discuss the Council’s proposed new development management policies, including the threat of housing development on the Green Belt, and how we can respond. All welcome. The Meeting Room, Toby Carvery, Redstone Hill, Redhill RH1 4BL (Map) 7.30pm on Wednesday 21 September 2016 Download a flyer for the meeting Reigate […]

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Hiroshima Day – 6 August

71 years ago this Saturday saw the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing up to 180,000 people and destroying 13 square kilometres of the city. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing between 50,000 and 100,000 people. As well as those killed immediately, countless more […]

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Last chance to stop Trident renewal

The long-awaited vote on whether to replace Trident, the UK’s submarine-launched nuclear weapons system, will take place on Monday 18 July. There are currently four submarines, which carry up to eight Trident missiles, each fitted with a number of warheads. The warheads are capable of hitting a target up to 7,500 miles away and each […]

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After the referendum – what next?

Last week, the voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union. So what happens next? The negotiation process for the UK to leave won’t start until at least September and is likely to take at least two years. This means there will be no immediate changes to relations with the EU, and EU citizens […]

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Greener In: Join our campaign

On 23 June we’ll be voting on whether Britain should leave or stay in the European Union. We’ve all heard a wide range of views on this, with politicians arguing fiercely on both sides. So what’s our view? Greens are strongly in favour of Britain remaining a member of the EU. We believe that by working together […]

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New Green Councillor elected in Redhill

Steve McKenna was elected as Councillor for Redhill East in last week’s local elections. Steve joins Jonathan Essex as one of two Greens on Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. You can read more about Steve here. Thank you to everyone who supported the Green candidates – all those who voted Green, and everyone who helped […]

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Supporting Junior Doctors

Come and meet junior doctors today and tomorrow to find out more about their strike – and learn life-saving skills. Junior doctors are on strike today and tomorrow across England, in protest at the imposition of a new contract. The new contract reduces the pay junior doctors get for working at night and at weekends. Guaranteed pay increases linked […]

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