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PUBLIC TRANSPORT – NOT FAIR!

The latest Transport for London bailout could mean fare rises on public transport – with drivers travelling into the capital paying nothing.  The Government have offered a £1billion recovery package for London’s transport network.   But TfL will have to find additional revenue of up to £1billion by 2023.  With the ‘boundary charge’ of £3.50 for vehicles travelling into the city now ruled out, the money […]

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SMALLER COMPANIES TO LOSE OUT IN ‘RETROFIT REVOLUTION’

The Mayor of London’s ‘retrofit revolution’ looks set to snub smaller innovative providers in favour of a few powerful companies.  Sadiq Khan recently announced a program to refurbish the capital’s worst social housing. £5 billion has been set aside to deal with cold and damp housing stock and bring it up to low-carbon standards.  But despite claims there will be a ‘rigorous process’ to find the […]

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Zack Polanski thanks volunteers and pledges to make way for change in London

Newly elected Green London Assembly Member Zack Polanski has applauded the tireless work of members and the staff team during the recent local and Mayoral elections.  Zack commended the volunteer teams all across London who got stuck in, including new members wanting to be involved in their first election.   The resulting London gains included Lambeth, […]

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Greens 100 Not Out!

Enfield Green Party have welcomed Charith Gunawardena as their first Councillor – representing Southgate ward – following his defection from Labour, adding to the 99 seats gained across England in the local elections of 6 May.  In his resignation statement, Cllr Gunawardena cited his passion to work hard and deliver a greener future for Southgate, […]

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GOLD PLATE OUR GREEN BELT’ SAYS GREEN CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR

Sian Berry, Green candidate for Mayor, has promised to protect the Green Belt as it is ‘under threat’ according to a report by The London Green Belt Council.  ‘My plan to gold plate our Green Belt means working with surrounding councils to improve and protect it’ explained Sian.   The report’s findings show the ring of protected […]

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GREENS SPEAK OUT ON HOW TO REACH ‘NET ZERO’

Retrofitting homes and switching to renewables would make a major contribution towards achieving net zero, according to Andree Frieze, Green Councillor for Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside. With domestic housing accounting for around 20 per cent of UK greenhouse gas emissions, Frieze believes that in order to achieve net zero ‘we need to switch all […]

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