Friday, 18 March 2016

14 reasons to vote Green

Reasons to even further increase the number of Green councillors this May eg by voting Green in Bedminster and elsewhere, as indicated by one measure of their work for Bristol's people - At the final Full Council of the civic year, the 14 strong Green councillor group has submitted motions on these crucial issues:
  • Introduce a Low Emissions Zone (with a budget and timescale) to tackle air pollution
  • Safer routes to schools
  • Improving transport to Ashton Gate, including a new rail station
  • Strategic reassessment of our transport and highways strategy
  • Reducing single use plastics in Bristol City Council
  • Ringfence the Independent Living Fund
  • Saving the Faithspace community building
  • Put Bristol City Centre first, ahead of out-of-town Cribbs Causeway
  • Prioritising homes at social rent in Bristol
  • Introduce proportional representation for local elections
  • Promote Passivhaus housing on council-owned land
  • A glyphosate (pesticide)-free city in 18 months
  • Sign the Local Authorities Mental Health Challenge
  • The UK should remain in the EU
  • Establishing Bristol as a TTIP free zone

This is in addition to motions Green councillors submitted in the rest of the civic year on:
  • Creating a festivals team at Bristol City Council
  • South Bristol Reuse & Recycling Centre
  • Tackle homelessness by using empty buildings
  • Reject plans for dirty power stations in residential areas
  • Lessening the damage of the Trade Union Bill
  • Blue badge disabled parking spaces
  • Supporting the introduction of a new fleet of electric vehicles
  • Welcoming refugees to Bristol
  • Assessing the cumulative impact of the cuts on vulnerable citizens
  • Defending the Human Rights Act

Green councillors also called in the Mayor's decision to introduce Digital Advertising in Bristol  - and had their "Golden Motion" PASSED on the Avon Pension Fund divesting from fossil fuels! 
(Thanks for providing this list Ashley Cllr Rob Telford, who is one of the Green candidates for the newly created Central Ward this May, along with Ani Stafford-Townend).

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