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21st Century Transport : A vision for Bridgnorth

13 February 2017

Talk given by Professor John Whitelegg (South Shropshire Green Party's Transport Officer). John will discuss green party thinking on transport issues and how they apply to Shropshire with its mix of market towns and rural areas and his talk will be followed by the chance to share your views on transport issues in Bridgnorth. John is a Professor at Liverpool John Moores University and a member of the global science policy organisation. He edits the journal “World Transport Policy and Practice” and his latest book, “Mobility"was published in 2015.

Phone Credit for Refugees

29 January 2017

Most people would see clean water, food and clothes as essentials, but a phone might not be thought of as a necessity. Yet for the thousands of displaced men, women and children in refugee camps around Europe, they provide a vital connection with home. Now, a grassroots organisation is offering refugees help to maintain links to their families. Members of the Facebook group 'Phone Credit for Refugees and Displaced People' can respond directly to an individual’s request for help, sending them £20 via the group to top up their phone. That simple gesture of acknowledging someone as not just a charity case, but a fellow human being, suffering the heartbreak of enforced separation, is what has driven so many to join. The group has swelled to 20,000 members and has raised almost £100,000, but the pile of requests increases daily and our help is needed keep up with demand. Those wanting to help can search the Facebook group, send PayPal donations to phone.credit.1@gmail.com, text CALA85 and the amount you want to donate to 70070, or contribute via the My Donate page.

The people of the UK have voted and we will now leave the EU

12 July 2016

We must minimise the damage to all those who have benefitted from EU social provisions, such as working hours and maternity rights, and protect our farmers as they face the loss of EU financial support while the Conservative UK government wants to cut its budgets.

We need a clear plan for high quality health services across Shropshire

17 April 2016

Accident & Emergency services must be retained at both of the area's acute hospitals, and Ludlow Hospital must be returned to public ownership. The money exists to make this happen and our Conservative MP must be held accountable for its absence in Shropshire.

We demand respect and fair play for Shropshire’s disabled residents

01 April 2016

The unfairness and vindictiveness of this Government, aimed at those on benefits and those who are disabled, are seriously damaging the lives of many hundreds of Shropshire’s most vulnerable residents.

John Lloyd becomes Honorary Life President of South Shropshire Green Party

17 February 2016

John Lloyd has been made Honorary Life President by South Shropshire Green Party in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the Party and the people of south Shropshire

Green Party condemns Shropshire Council bus cuts

13 February 2016

Bus services in rural areas are not just “nice to have”. They are essential lifelines for jobs, education, healthcare and the ability to take part in the normal social and recreational activities that make for a civilised society.

‘Times are changing; have hope’, says Shropshire Council's first Green Party councillor

07 February 2016

'Times are changing; have hope' was Duncan Kerr's message as Shropshire’s Green Parties celebrated election of first Green Party Councillor to Shropshire Council and now gear up to ensure that more Green councillors join him in May 2017.

It's time to start tackling floods at source

31 January 2016

The Government’s response to the present stormy weather and flooding events fails to address the fundamental causes. Ongoing work in Shrewsbury’s own catchment area demonstrates the simple, practical measures that can dramatically slow down the rate of water run-off from uplands and alleviate downstream impacts.

Our area deserves rail services and integration with bus services equal to the best in Europe

09 January 2016

Public transport services in this region are underfunded, are not integrated and are generally of poor quality; local Green Parties tell the West Midlands rail franchise consultation what must be done







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