13 January 2018
Exeter Green Party has slammed the Labour Council over a new draft Air Quality Action Plan, which sets out ideas for reducing illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide, caused almost entirely by the city’s traffic. Levels of the air pollutant – known to shorted lives and cause serious health problems, have remained illegal for ten years, despite a plan being in place to tackle the problem since 2010. The draft report is being considered by Exeter City Council’s Scrutiny Committee on January 11th before being opened to public consultation .
24 November 2017
The Green Party has announced that well-known peace campaigner and union activist, Tom Milburn, will be their candidate in the forthcoming city council by election in Newtown and St Leonards. Tom has lived in the city centre for 20 years, having first come to Exeter as a student. Tom says that the proliferation of luxury student flats and the future of the bus station site are two major concerns local residents talk about.
21 October 2017
10 October 2017
Green Party Councillor, Chris Musgrave, has welcomed a decision by the City Council to keep the bus station open, after developers pulled the plug on £100m redevelopment plans of the area. Cllr Musgrave set out the case for an alternative vision for the site, which Greens have long called for. Their plans include a lower cost swimming pool built to the highest environmental standards, a covered modern market square and spaces for small local businesses and social enterprises, an open air multi-purpose recreational green space, genuinely affordable housing and a bus and coach station that is large enough to cope with future increases in passenger numbers, and which includes space for bike hire and mobility buggy hire.
18 September 2017
Greens have called on Exeter City Council to live up to their promise of working cross-party to address the city’s notorious air pollution. The pledge was made at a council committee meeting last week, when councillors discussed a report on air quality in Exeter. The City Council is developing a new draft Air Quality Action Plan, to be published in January, which will detail how the council intends to reduce illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide in the city – levels which have remained illegal for ten years, despite a plan being in place to tackle them, since 2010.
15 September 2017
As councillors on an Exeter City Council committee meet this Thursday to discuss Exeter’s air quality, the Green Party have slammed the Council for years of inaction, demanding bold measures to tackle air pollution, mainly caused by traffic, and make it easier to move around the city.
15 September 2017
The Green Party will today send an open letter to the leader of Exeter City Council, Pete Edwards, urging him to press the City Council to end the use of a toxic pesticide in Exeter.
14 August 2017
Exeter Green Party has slammed a Stagecoach consultation on tackling traffic congestion as a sham. Local Greens say the results of the consultation, carried out over the summer, have instead been used as justification to cut services; an announcement about a review to Exeter bus routes was made from Stagecoach South West last week.
22 July 2017
Green Party councillor, Chris Musgrave, tonight voted against a £7m uplift to the leisure centre budget. The steep rise was supported by all Labour councillors at an extraordinary full City Council meeting this evening, Wednesday 19th July, but opposed by Conservative councillors, Lib Dem councillor Kevin Mitchell, as well as Mr Musgrave.
09 June 2017
Exeter Green Party has commended their candidate Joe Levy for running a positive campaign which has highlighted the plight of young people and the climate change crisis. Joe Levy secured 1,027 votes.
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