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Local Plan

Local Plan

The Local Plan will be used for assessing all planning applications and development proposals in South Tyneside in future years. This is your chance to have your say about how your area will look and develop in the future.

Statement from South Tyneside Green Party on Ukraine

Statement from South Tyneside Green Party on Ukraine

It is with unspeakable sadness that we have witnessed yet another unprovoked and unjustified invasion of a country that will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of innocent people.
At this dark time, our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people, whose lives have been turned upside down by this dreadful act of aggression.

Struggling to afford the cost of energy? Grants, Contacts & Tips

Struggling to afford the cost of energy? Grants, Contacts & Tips

National Energy Action estimates another two million UK households could be plunged into fuel poverty by April 2022, bringing the total to six million by the end of the year. Average bill is going up by £700, £500 of this is due to wholesale fossil fuel prices, and £200 from collapsed energy suppliers.

Green councillor renews calls to end single-use plastics after ‘ocean emergency’ declaration.

Green councillor renews calls to end single-use plastics after ‘ocean emergency’ declaration.

Green councillor renews calls to end single-use plastics after ‘ocean emergency’ declaration. Green Group leader David Francis – Green Party Councillor for Beacon & Bents ward said:”It was great to see the motion calling on national Government to strengthen regulations around single use plastics, but I was disappointed that the Labour Group rejected my amendment, calling on South Tyneside Council to do the same.”

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Today, Small Business Saturday, the Green Party is calling on both national and local government to implement a series of measures to help small and independent businesses and social enterprises green their operations, improve employee welfare and make it easier for people to ‘shop local’

Statement on DVSA Testing Centre Closure

Statement on DVSA Testing Centre Closure

The DVSA has announced it is considering the closure of the South Shields practical testing centre. Meaning students will have to travel to either Sunderland, Gateshead, or Newcastle to take their practical driving test.

Food Strategy motion

Food Strategy motion

A thorough Food Strategy motion was presented to full council yesterday. Designed to effectively tackle the issue of food poverty and public health, this strengthening motion has already been adopted by several councils across the country.

Statement from South Tyneside Green Party on today’s planning decision on the fate of the green space and children’s play area at Holborn

Statement from South Tyneside Green Party on today’s planning decision on the fate of the green space and children’s play area at Holborn

We’re sure that many members of the public will join us in expressing bitter disappointment at the outcome of today’s planning meeting.
The Labour members of the planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the redevelopment of the Holborn Riverside site. A decision which will see the destruction of the well-used and precious green space and children’s play area there.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – A Statement from Our Chair of South Tyneside Green Party

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – A Statement from Our Chair of South Tyneside Green Party

We’re sure that many of you will have seen the horrific case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has been arbitrarily held in Iran for 5 years. Her husband, Richard, has just ended 3 weeks of hunger strike – camping outside the Foreign Office in the hope that action will be taken to return Nazanin and others back to their families.

South Tyneside Greens Push Council Into Action Over Climate Goal

South Tyneside Greens Push Council Into Action Over Climate Goal

In June 2021, Green councillor Sue Stonehouse wrote to Cllr Tracey Dixon, leader of South Tyneside Council, formally requesting that they follow in the footsteps of many local authorities around the country in signing up to the UK100 Pledge. 

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