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New National Bus Plans Will End Disastrous De-Regulation Era

27 April 2021

Green Party councillors have welcomed the Government’s ‘Bus Back Better’ strategy which will end thirty five years of a lack of regulation over public transport and give local communities the chance to shape their bus services.

Green councillors raise pressure in support of unions in dispute with Labour councillors

23 April 2021

Green Party councillors are supporting Unison and Unite trades unions in pushing for improved pay and conditions after the staff who keep our parks clean, sweep the streets, and empty public bins were told that they would not be getting the same sick leave and holidays as other staff and there is no guarantee for future pay improvements.

Green Police Candidate Calls for Drug Reform

16 April 2021

Martin Schmierer, Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for the Green Party has spoken out about the need for a new approach to the way drugs are combatted in Norwich.

County Council Elections 2021 - Norwich Green Party

02 April 2021

The Green Party of England and Wales is pledging to build a Green Recovery in every community across the country.

Green Statement in Support of Unions

31 March 2021

As workers threaten strike action over their terms and conditions of work when they transfer from Norse to Norwich City Services Limited, Councillor Paul Neale makes the following statement on behalf of Green Party councillors

Greens Vindicated by Governance Improvements at City Hall

26 March 2021

Green councillors on Norwich City Council have expressed relief that the rules saying who makes some decisions at City Hall are going to change. Greens hope the new way of working will make the Labour-run council more transparent as it begins to follow new practices which have been requested by Greens for some years.

Green win: a plan for retrofitting homes for people and planet

23 March 2021

Last week Norwich Green Party councillors Jamie Osborn and Paul Neale proposed the following motion to the city council, setting out a proposal to retrofit housing to address fuel poverty while also reducing carbon emissions and providing thousands of local jobs. We were delighted that the motion passed, with some Labour amendments. Green councillors will now continue to work to ensure that this aspiration becomes reality.

Rushed Preparation at City Hall Criticised by Greens

19 March 2021

Norwich's Green councillors have once again spoken out against a lack of planning and preparedness by the city council as it regains direct control of some of its most public-facing services on 1st April. The council made a decision to end a joint venture it has had with Norse to provide street cleaning and grounds maintenance as long ago as July 2018. However, with only two weeks to go until the council regains full responsibility for looking after the city's streets and parks, arrangements with the workforce have not been finalised.

Policing Standards Criticised by Greens

15 March 2021

Councillor Martin Schmierer, who represents the city centre area of Norwich has spoken out against violence against women in all its forms.

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