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Green Party concern at flood of oil and gas drilling applications

Surrey Green Party is concerned at the flood of oil and gas drilling applications being dealt with by statutory bodies across Surrey. “The industrialisation of the Weald promised by the oil and gas industry is under way,” said Green Councillor Jonathan Essex. “This will put a huge strain on our already pressurised regulatory bodies, and on […]

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Review of Surrey SEND services finds many weaknesses

Local paediatrician Dr Paul Wright reports: On 1 April 2016 OFSTED and Care Quality Commission (CQC) began a programme to inspect all 152 local areas over five years to evaluate how well they were fulfilling their duties in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people and those who have special educational needs and/ […]

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Can you help fund our General Election campaign?

We have launched Crowdfunder appeals to raise funds to help our candidates Jonathan Essex and Benedict Southworth campaign stand in the upcoming General Election. Jonathan hopes to raise £1,400.  You can support him at: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-jonathan-essex Benedict hopes to raise £500. You can support him at: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/green-party-candidate-for-surrey-east 

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Introducing our General Election candidates

We are pleased to introduce our candidates for the General Election on June 8.

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Your County Council candidates

We are fielding eleven candidates in the County Council elections on 4 May. They are standing on a manifesto which prioritises: building a Green economy which creates local jobs protecting the Green Belt and our wider countryside ensuring safe, sustainable, accessible and healthy modes of transport across Surrey defending our public services so that all Surrey residents have […]

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Dinner with Caroline Lucas

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Caroline Lucas, prominent MP and Green Party co-leader, will be speaking at a Fundraising Dinner for East Surrey Green Party in Reigate on 2 March 2017. Caroline is a passionate campaigner on the environment, social justice and human rights. She has been MP for Brighton Pavilion since 2010, and […]

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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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