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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.

Call for new parking charges to generate funds for housing and homelessness services

21 July 2020

Exeter City Councillors will be asked to vote for the introduction of parking charges at all Leisure Centres and public open space car parks in the city, with the income generated being earmarked for Housing Needs and Homelessness services.

Councillors demand secretive new ‘Place Board’ be accountable to residents of Exeter

17 July 2020

The Progressive Group of councillors on Exeter City Council are demanding that a new Board which has been asked to shape the future of the city be more open and transparent with both councillors and the people of Exeter.

Progressive Group welcome Labour U-turn on leisure services

01 July 2020

The Progressive group of councillors on Exeter City Council have welcomed a U-turn by the ruling Labour group which will see the city’s leisure facilities brought back under council control.

Green warning over Labour-led council’s ‘shadow’ Board undermining democracy

25 June 2020

Green Councillor, Diana Moore, has expressed her deep concerns over the lack of openness, transparency and accountability in a new Board established by Labour-led Exeter City Council.







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