Schools Funding Crisis - Jack Cox

 

South Glos has the lowest per pupil funding in the country. Let that sink in a moment.

On the 19th March I posed a question on BBC Radio Bristol asking the South Gloucestershire Council Leader Toby Savage why schools in our area are the most underfunded in England, and why Bristol pupils are worth more than those here.

His was the classic non-answer we’ve…

The Badger Cull: Another Way - Jack Cox

In 2013 more than 300,000 people supported a petition opposing the cull on Badgers, along with this an independent expert panel was appointed by DEFRA, that panel deemed the cull as ineffective and inhumane along with saying that the culls had no significant improvement on eradicating TB.

In November…

Remember Remember this 5th November

Bonfire Night is fast approaching and we in the Green Party hope you have a fun and safe evening!

If you want to save money this year and help reduce the pollution caused by fireworks and bonfires, why not attend one of the many public displays happening across South Gloucestershire? You can find a list of local displays on the Visit Bristol website here:

Badger Culling: Inhumane and Unscientific - Joe Evans

There are 220,000 badgers (Meles meles) in the UK, each one a sentient, intelligent and curious individual with a personality and a consciousness flourishing over 6 - 8 years of life in the wild. As a species they play a crucial role in the functioning of our ecosystems and are unanimously adored, recognised as a symbol of the beautiful British countryside and one of the…

Reflections on Autumn - Maggie Jeffery

Summer into Autumn and my adopted little tree is magnificent in bright colours. I am bored, so bored with the narrow futile ' down the rabbbit hole' soundbites about Brexit. This isn't a time for building walls but rather for building bridges.

With accelerating climate change and the news about the Arctic meltdown, the process of inner change by individuals seems slow -…

Representation in South Glos Council - Joseph Evans

Consider the primary role of local councillors: representing their ward and the people who live in itA quick look at South Gloucestershire Council suggests the current make-up of Councillors is far from representative of local residents.

In the 2015 local elections, the Conservatives received…

Dan Johnston - Time for a new model of Social Media?

Social networks have quickly become an important part of western democracy. They are plagued by fake news & companies who manipulate big data, and the recent revelations about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are deeply disturbing. But it's important to remember they have also given the public unprecedented access to independent…

The South West Delivers Another Memorable Conference: Jenny Vernon

I can’t believe it was only a week ago (at time of writing) that around 300 intrepid members battled challenging weather conditions to arrive in Bournemouth for our 3-4 March Spring (!) Conference – with many more watching our live streaming from the warmth and safety of their own homes.

Sadly, we had to cancel Friday evening’s Green History event as no trains were…

Greens join the fun at The BIG Ricks Ink Charity Family Festival

22nd July might not have seen much sunshine, but the weather didnt put off the crowds at the fantastic charity day organised by Ricks Ink,…

Iain's Blog: 5th June

We have been told time, after time, after time that we need strong and stable leadership to get us through the Brexit negotiations and that is why we are having a snap election - to give Theresa May a strong hand in the negotiations and ‘Get us the best deal’.  

Now a…