Policies and Priorities

The Green Party has local, citywide, national and European policies.

As a member  I can shape these and as a democratic and participatory party I am not told what to say or told how to vote: I can act according to the need of this area I seek to represent and according to my conscience.
I got involved as I support the Green Party having policies that connect these interlinked themes:
  • ecological sustainability
  • social justice and greater equality
  • local democracy and greater participation in the decisions that affect us.

Mayoral Election, 2016 

In 2016 we are focussing mainly on citywide policies we’d like to see implemented by a Green Mayor. Here’s a link to the ten headline priorities for our Candidate Tony Dyer standing to be Mayor of Bristol:

mayor2016keypriorities

Locally, our Green priorities for Redland include:

  • continued support for our local traders and high streets;
  • encouraging safer streets for all through traffic calming, safety schemes, and highway improvements (via the Sustainable Travel Working Group for the neighbourhood);
  • pressing for ALL local views on the Mayor’s Residents’ Parking Scheme to be taken into account – at the street-by-street level so any new proposals are shaped to work for residents ands traders;
  • acting quickly to deal with litter and waste issues;
  • keeping people informed of progress with the Bristol North Baths redevelopment.

 

Our Green policies for the city:

  • Integrated, affordable, reliable public transport system
  • Making our homes warmer and fit for the future with home insulation initiatives, and investment in renewable energy
  • Reduce waste and consumption; by helping people reuse and repair more
  • Secure, affordable housing for all tenants and buyers
  • A strong local economy, successful high streets; more ways for local businesses to win council contracts
  • High quality local state school place available for every child
  • Making Neighbourhood Partnerships more representative of communities and able to manage more local services and facilities
  • Decision making for local people by local people
  • Partnership working and collaboration to benefit the local economy, community, and environment.
  • Making the most of Bristol being European Green Capital 2015 by getting lasting, positive change for the whole city

To read more please visit or download:

Bristol Green Party – policies for Bristol:

Green Party National Policies:

And at the European level we have a common manifesto with other Greens
http://europeangreens.eu/common-manifesto-2014

The Young Greens have developed their own Youth Manifesto:

http://younggreens.org.uk/assets/images/younggreen%20images/documents/Youth%20Manifesto%20Euro%20FINAL.pdf

Contact me to discuss any of these  issues or to suggest topics we need to focus on.

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