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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.

Greens look to limit the spread of harmful advertising

12 March 2021

Green Party councillors Martin Schmierer and Jamie Osborn are seeking to persuade Norwich City Council to stop advertising such things as junk food, environmentally polluting products and activities, payday lenders, gambling and alcohol. [1]

Norfolk County Council Burns 180 000 Tonnes of Waste Each Year

08 March 2021

Councillor Paul Neale was “shocked and disappointed” this morning when his fears about recycling in Norwich were confirmed.

Greens select Martin Schmierer as Police and Crime Commissioner candidate

08 March 2021

Councillor Martin Schmierer, has been selected by the Green Party as their candidate for the post of Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner in this May’s election. If elected, he has promised to use the role to look into tackling the root causes of crime.

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