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.’
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.
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.
21 January 2018
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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
12 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.
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.
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