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Greens Ask for Safe Playgrounds

23 February 2021

At this evening's meeting of Norwich City Council, Green councillors will put forward budget amendments, including one to replace the sand in the children's play area near Douro Place in West Pottergate.

Calls for a Fairer Form of Local Taxation

23 February 2021

Green Party councillors in Norwich have highlighted the unfairness of the current council tax system - taxes which in many councils across the UK are estimated to rise another 5% this year.

Greens emphasise further opportunities for retrofitting

18 February 2021

Green councillors have welcomed the allocation of £1.5million for retrofitting and energy efficiency measures in Norwich but say that this money is not enough to meet the scale of the climate emergency. Greens are urging Norwich City Council to actively seek out further sources of funding to scale-up retrofitting in the local economy.

Greens Encourage Gritting of Pavements

12 February 2021

Green Party councillors and members are encouraging residents to help each other by spreading grit on potentially dangerous pavements in the city. During the recent spells of snow and ice, residents from around the city have highlighted the need for more gritting of pavements, as well as roads.

Norwich City Council Urged to Use Mx on Forms

06 February 2021

Green Party councillor Nannette Youssef asked a formal question at Norwich City Council's January meeting, querying why the council's online forms did not give members of the public the opportunity to use the gender-neutral title 'Mx'. Having first been told that the amount of time needed to make the changes was preventing them being made, Councillor Youssef was then shocked to hear a cabinet member describe the inclusion of the title as a 'token gesture'.

Voluntary Car Parking Charges in Parks

04 February 2021

Green councillors have suggested a radical approach to provide a solution to the current debate around charging users to park their cars when visiting local parks in Norwich.

Maintaining the Tree Stock in Norwich

02 February 2021

Green Party councillors in Norwich were celebrating unanimous support for their motion on Maintaining the Tree Stock in Norwich following a city council meeting last week. However, Councillor Paul Neale, who proposed the motion, said he was 'disappointed' by amendments from the Labour Group which showed that Labour councillors were not prepared to prioritise the protection of older trees

Green Councillor celebrates historic nuclear treaty

21 January 2021

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will officially become international law on January 22nd, as 51 states have ratified the treaty. This is being celbrated around the world with socially distanced and online events.

Green councillors support teachers and parents wanting remote learning

04 January 2021

Green councillors have supported calls for primary schools in Norwich to remain physically closed to most pupils at the start of the new term, asking for remote learning to be offered instead.

Make Your Backyard a Great Space for Wildlife

24 December 2020

A Norwich Greener Spaces Campaign is being launched by Norwich Green Party members hoping to improve large and small green spaces in our city for people and for wildlife. The Norwich Green Party guide to enriching biodiversity where you live has suggestions for six simple things we can do to encourage wildlife. If you'd like a copy, contact Kate Thomson at katethomson1960@gmail.com.

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