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Single Use Plastics - the final straw

24 April 2018

Green Party councillor, Chris Musgrave, will today propose a motion pledging Exeter City Council to become a ‘single-use plastic-free’ authority by the end of 2018.

Greens slam Stagecoach over axing of £1 child ticket

19 April 2018

Exeter Green Party has described plans by Stagecoach to scrap the £1 child add-on fare for buses in Exeter as a ‘total injustice’. The fare, which enables any child to travel with a fare paying adult for £1, was originally secured after Green Party negotiations with former Managing Director, Mike Watson. Stagecoach plan to withdraw the ticket at the end of April as part of a fares restructuring.

Greens reveal new illegal and close to illegal air pollution across Exeter

05 April 2018

Independent analysis of air quality carried out by Exeter Green Party reveal that many parts of Exeter are experiencing illegal or close to illegal levels of air pollution. The Green Party commissioned nitrogen dioxide monitoring across Exeter during January at sites not currently measured by the City Council’s own tests. Most of the sites were identified by residents concerned by the risk of air pollution in the area.

Green Party Co-leader and Green MEP to visit Exeter to discuss city’s housing needs

27 March 2018

The Green Party in Exeter will welcome their co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, and South West MEP, Molly Scott Cato, to the city on Wednesday to discuss the city’s housing problems and look at solutions from other parts of the UK and Europe.

Green Party’s ‘Plan B’: An open letter to Pete Edwards

23 March 2018

Exeter Green Party are calling on the Labour-run council to urgently put the brakes on their bus station redevelopment plans, saying it is now ‘imperative to reconsider the most appropriate and possible uses for this site’.

Exeter’s recycling targets going up in smoke, say Greens, as Labour Council break promise on food waste collections

05 March 2018

Exeter Green Party have slammed Labour-run Exeter City Council for their decision not to introduce weekly food waste collections, as promised in the Exeter Labour 2016 manifesto, and despite acknowledging that it represents ‘the biggest single component of non-recycled waste’. The Council also admit that ‘progress towards the current 50% UK target will not be achieved without implementing a separate food waste collection.’

Monstrous Monkerton Retail Development threatens City viability

23 February 2018

Exeter Green Party have called on councillors to throw out a planning application for a giant new retail park on the edge of Exeter.

Green's Challenge Council's booming Exeter Claims

31 January 2018

Exeter Green Party has challenged the Labour Council’s claims that Exeter, already the second fastest growing city in the country, must continue to grow.

Public meeting with Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP for SW England.

21 January 2018

All welcome: a chance to hear the views of a leading MEP, and to raise issues that concern you. Apart from Brexit, Molly Scott Cato has been at the forefront of challenging corporate and individual tax ‘dodging’ across the EU, and she is a key advocate for sustainable agriculture and environmental protection – alongside many other issues. And as a Professor of Green Economics she offers a thoughtful and alternative perspective on current events.

Council air pollution plan: big on ambition, light on detail, say Greens

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 .







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