Author Archives: Jack Baart

Nuclear Weapons and Our Future

The threat of nuclear weapons is a dull, anxious constant for many people. Those who grew up during the cold war will recognise the fear of seeing a plane’s vapour trails in the sky. Whilst nuclear weapons may not make the headlines so much anymore, that does not make them any less prevalent in today’s […]

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One enormous council?

The leader of Surrey County Council, Tim Oliver, has written to the government saying the existing two-tier system should be replaced with one single council. With 1.2 million residents this would make it the largest unitary council in England. The Federation of Surrey Green Parties has issued a statement in response to the proposal, asking […]

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Support Horse Hill campaign

Campaigners are very excited to have secured permission for a Judicial Review of Surrey County Council’s decision to allow 20 years of oil extraction at Horse Hill. The judge gave permission on the basis that one of the arguments against drilling, put forward by claimant Sarah Finch, had not been fully considered. This is good […]

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Reigate’s cycle scheme scrapped – Press release

The Green Party’s press release on the Reigate high street cycle lane: It is widely known that Surrey County Council’s current highways contract will be coming to an end in 2022, but the fact that the process to appoint a new supplier starts this week has come as a surprise to councillors. A webinar is […]

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East Surrey Greens’ Constitution

East Surrey Green Party Constitution Agreed at meeting 15 February 2016 Below is a complete copy of the East Surrey Greens’ Constitution

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Dunsfold Dumps Drilling Plans

“Have you found any quantifiable benefits of this application. The answer is no, because, councillors, there are none in this three-year exploratory proposal”. – Chris Britton, Dunsfold resident Plans to begin drilling for oil and gas in Dunsfold, Surrey have been rejected after a tense vote by local councillors, eventually vetoing the plans 6-5. A […]

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How Surrey can achieve a green recovery from COVID-19

The Corona Virus changed our way of lives in a matter of weeks. Many people have lost loved ones, jobs and lives to the disease. As we begin to rebuild from the uncertainty and chaos of lockdown, how will Surrey progress? Will we see a return to the old normal, of pollution and needless travel? […]

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Surrey libraries offering free IT support

Repost from the Nextdoor page: Surrey Libraries IT Helpline is here! Surrey Libraries IT Help Team – we listen to you! Don’t be shy – grab the phone and speak with us! 0300 200 1008 (Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-12 midday). If you prefer, then email libraries@surreycc.gov.uk and ask for a member of library staff to […]

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UK tax payers’ money funding fossil fuel industry overseas

Despite the UK government preaching a clean and green approach to energy, significant investments of tax payers’ money has been going into funding fossil fuel development in the global South. According to analysis by Climate Justice Now a total of £3.875bn has been invested into fossil fuel industries since the Paris Agreement in 2016. This […]

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Greens of Colour call for independent COVID inquiry to factor in institutional racism

Azzees Minott: “The government’s inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on BAME people has let communities of colour down” Angela Davis: “In a society it is not enough to be not-racist, we must be anti-racist. The Green Party has backed calls for an independent inquiry into the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on black, Asian and […]

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