Author Archives: Jack Baart

Local Elections are Fast Approaching!

Local elections are approaching and we will be campaigning to retain our hardworking councillors – and win more. This year there are both county council and borough council seats up for election. We have a great team of candidates who we will introduce shortly. We are looking forward to getting out and talking to people […]

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How do you want Surrey to be in 2030?

Join us for an online peoples assembly on 22nd April 2021 at 8pm. Sign up for free with the link below and follow it for more information. https://peoplesassemblysurrey.org/

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Our right to protest is under threat.

A new government bill is threatening our right to protest. Have your say and raise your voice against this by following the links below. Here is a letter from Dave Timms, Head of Political Affairs, Legal and Planning at Friends of the Earth.

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Print Your Own Poster!

Could you display a poster in your window to show your neighbours and passers-by that you are voting Green? You can download an A4 poster to print at home using the links below. If you have a big window, or are in a prominent location, and would like a poster, please get in touch and […]

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The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill Needs Your Help!

In September 2010, Green MP Caroline Lucas introduced to Parliament a new Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill) to call on the government to take immediate and radical action to address the climate emergency.  

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Six Acres of Woodland Destroyed Over Weekend

As many of you will be aware 6 acres of woodland has been cut down illegally between Horley and Gatwick Airport off Balcombe Road. The destructive act happened on November 28th and is being investigated by the police and Forestry Commission. The site is proposed as a business park in a joint venture between Reigate […]

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Horse Hill Judicial Review Debrief

As we wait on the Horse Hill judicial review decision, there is much debate over what outcome will come of it. The judgement is expected within a few weeks. The chance to set a legal precedent has been well documented and cannot be understated. The Weald Action Group is holding an online debrief on the […]

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Councillor Steve Mckenna’s Response to Planning for the Future White Paper

RESPONSE TO PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE WHITE PAPER Introduction The planning system is often misunderstood but it has made an enormous positive impact since its creation in 1947. From a Green perspective it has protected countryside and key heritage assets but its not simply a story about preservation. The planning system has helped build communities, […]

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Making Space for Nature

The Surrey Hills AONB Board has organised a Surrey Hills Symposium and you are all cordially invited. Taking place for free on the 25th November, experts from across the environmental spectrum will join in an online forum to discuss the question: ‘How can we reverse the drastic decline in nature and achieve a healthy natural […]

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The government’s planning proposals: wrong answers based on wrong assumptions

Councillor Steve Mckenna is compiling a response from the local Green Party to the Government’s ‘Planning for the future’ policy proposals – please send your thoughts before Thursday, 29 October and he will try to include all useful contributions in our response.   The planning system is often misunderstood but it has made an enormous […]

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