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Labour’s fishy Co-living experiment will fail the city

17 November 2020

The Progressive Group has decried the decision by the Exeter City Council Planning Committee to allow another co-living development in the city as forcing people to live in cramped accommodation while allowing developers to maximise profits.

Statement from Exeter Green Party in response to Exeter Transport Strategy

11 November 2020

This strategy has been a long time coming. It is disappointing therefore that it fails to address the multiple problems associated with transport with sufficient urgency.

Co-Living experiment on Harlequins Centre site is ‘white flag’ to developers

27 October 2020

Progressive Group councillors have been left in a ‘state of disbelief’ over the unconditional backing given by a majority of Labour councillors to proposals to build a giant ‘Co-Living’ tower block and hotel on the Harlequins Centre site in central Exeter.

Labour and Tories unite to block motion on electoral reform for local elections

21 October 2020

A motion calling for a system of Proportional Representation (PR) for local elections, brought before Exeter City councillors last night, was blocked when both the Labour and Conservative groups refused to back it.

Call to change election system in Exeter

19 October 2020

Exeter councillors will be asked to back a new voting system for local elections at the Full Council meeting this Tuesday.

Councillors reassured after meeting with Public Health Director

16 October 2020

Agencies in Exeter are making every effort to contain the corona virus outbreak in the city and keep residents safe, say members of the Progressive Group following a meeting with the Director of Public Health for Devon.

Call for Exeter to become a ‘zero-emissions transport city’ and ‘electric bike capital of the South West’

25 September 2020

The Progressive Group of councillors on Exeter City Council have called on both Exeter City and Devon County Councils to work together and take advantage of a new government cycling and walking strategy which could see Exeter become a pioneering zero carbon emissions transport city.

Residents’ ‘Stop Developers Destroying Historic Exeter’ petition makes Councillors ‘sit up and listen’

08 September 2020

A petition signed by over 4200 people online, including 2081 Exeter residents, to ‘stop developers destroying Historic Exeter’ has made Councillors “sit up and listen”, claim its organisers. The petition was presented to the Exeter City Council planning committee on 7th September by Green Councillor Diana Moore.

Green pressure forces Exeter Council to come clean on air pollution

26 August 2020

Following weeks of ‘dither and delay’ Greens say their pressure on the Labour-run City Council to release air pollution figures has paid off.

Absence of solar panels at Riverside call into question Labour’s commitment to tackling climate emergency say Greens

07 August 2020

Greens have questioned Labour-led Exeter City’s Council’s commitment to the climate emergency and to making the energy used in its operations carbon neutral by 2022 because of its refusal to consider renewable energy as part of refurbishing the Riverside leisure centre.







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