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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 .

Greens choose well-known peace campaigner as candidate in by election

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.







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