Green Party announces David Francis as candidate for South Shields constituency at the next General Election.
David said, “I am honoured to have been chosen as the Green Party’s candidate for South Shields. In recent years, more and more people have realised that far from being just about the environment, the Green Party stands for a way of doing politics totally differently. For pragmatic, proven policies that can transform our area and our country – that Green politicians are different and can be trusted to have the integrity people expect – unlike the other stale parties.
Leader of the Opposition and Green Party councillor for Beacon and Bents ward in South Tyneside said,
“I’m shocked and disappointed to hear the news today of the felling of the iconic tree at Sycamore Gap in Northumberland. There has been an outpouring of outrage and distress from right across the North East and beyond. It’s only right that people feel very strongly about this and recognise it as a terrible act of vandalism and mindless destruction.
It’s also a wake-up call about damage being done to trees across our region and beyond every single day – not just in places like Sycamore Gap, but in our neighbourhoods, towns and communities – those trees need our protection too’.
Ahead of Small Business Saturday on 3 December, Greens are calling for a series of measures to help small, independent businesses and social enterprises green their operations, improve employee welfare and make it easier for people to shop local.
Cost of Living worries escalate in run up to Christmas – with pressure to spend leaving some with very difficult choices. Green Party councillor, Sarah McKeown, has taken action to support local families at this tough time by organising a ‘no judgement, no money needed’ Toy Collective
Parents and carers are welcome to come along and ‘take what they can use’.
David and Shirley, along with other local volunteers, have been helping Cleadon Hills Farm plant hundreds of metres of new hedgerow this year.
Greens call for free social care for all as Autumn Statement fine print reveals promised cap kicked into long grass
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South Tyneside Green Party Local Plan Template Response South Tyneside Green Party 4th August 2022South Tyneside Green Party has compiled this Template Response to the Draft Local Plan 2022 to assist residents in responding to the consultation being carried out by...
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.
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.
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.
We will continue to make our local party a safe and welcoming place for everyone, including trans and non-binary people. All forms of bigotry, including transphobia, are counter to Green values – whether expressed outright, through dog-whistles, or under the guise of “debate” and “reasonable concerns”.
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.”
During the migration from our old website to the new one, we decided to bring this article along. Orginally published on 4th December 2019.
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’
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.
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
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.
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.
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.