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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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East Surrey Green Party post-referendum statement

East Surrey Green Party members and supporters came together at a lively and well-attended meeting on the 5th of July, to discuss the many issues brought into sharp focus following the referendum vote last month. With nearly 30 people in attendance, a wide range of concerns were expressed on the current and historic state of UK democracy, the […]

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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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Your local candidates for 2016

This year, East Surrey Green Party is fielding ten candidates in Reigate & Banstead and one in Tandridge in the local elections on 5 May. This is your chance to get more hard-working Greens elected. Please support your Green candidate! You can download a poster to print and put in your window. If you would like to help with delivering […]

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