Cornwall Council has just released this video about the environmental growth strategy for Cornwall. Let us know what you think in the comments on this page.
Even if you don’t have a Green candidate you can vote for you can still make a huge difference to Green success in Cornwall on May 4th. By going out with a candidate near to you and helping with leafleting and canvassing you can feel part of our work and see the impact we are having. Website officer Zoë Howard spent the afternoon with Greg Matthews (St Austell Gover Valley) and says: “I don’t have a candidate I can vote for but helping Greg was great. I enjoyed meeting voters although I didn’t have to talk to them as Greg took the lead. I know it helped him to have moral support as well.” If you have free time, please consider helping with leafleting and canvassing. Go to our elections page to find out who your nearest candidate is and contact them direct from their page.
Carharrack Parish Council has a star in its midst – and on March 9th, that was made official. Geoff Garbett, who has served on the council for four years, was nominated for the Environmental Star award in a competition run by local newspapers and magazines including the West Briton and Cornwall Today – and, we are delighted to report, led the field. Members of the public were invited to nominate the person they had felt had done most for the environment, in their own way. “I have no idea who nominated me,” said Geoff, a Green Party activist of forty years standing who has stood for parliament in two general elections. “But I have been studying the environmental history of the Lizard peninsula since 2003. It is fascinating to see the changes that have happened and are continuing into the future”. Geoff is keen to continue his service to the
We’re sharing this because it’s good to see this kind of job being advertised and it’s also good to see Greens everywhere 😀 Project Officer – Green Infrastructure for Growth 37 hours per week, £23,008 – £29,854 Cornwall Council is looking to recruit two experienced Project Officers with strong environment backgrounds to assist in the delivery of the European funded Green Infrastructure for Growth Project. Please visit https://cornwall.taleo.net/careersection/cornwall_portal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en_GB&job=000001WY for more info and to apply.
Cornwall Greens welcomed Green Party Deputy Leader Amelia Womack as the keynote speaker for their first ever conference on Saturday 21 January. More than a hundred party members and supporters packed the Council Chamber at County Hall to hear from Amelia and several local speakers. In breaks between sessions, and over a generous and wholesome lunch provided by organiser Julie Bennett, delegates were kept busy at the ‘manifesto marketplace’, which allowed them to give feedback on a range of policies that could be highlighted in the local election manifesto to be launched shortly. Delegates also expressed their solidarity with marchers who had gathered worldwide to protest the direction being taken by the new US administration, particularly with regard to women’s rights, diversity and climate change. Amelia opened the day with a rousing speech that drew parallels between Cornwall and her own home area, Wales. Both areas are threatened by the loss
Members of the Green Party in Cornwall are gathering at New County Hall in Truro this Saturday to finalise their vision for a better, fairer Cornwall. Green Party Deputy Leader, Amelia Womack, is providing the keynote speech and the day will be crammed with talks and discussion focusing on key issues for Cornwall’s future. This first ever Cornwall Greens Conference will be held from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 21st January and feature host of speakers covering topics ranging from renewable energy and affordable housing to transport and building stronger communities. There will also be fringe sessions and panel discussions on areas such the culture and heritage sector, as well as a social event to end the day. Cornwall Greens will be issuing a manifesto in the coming weeks, and candidates are already lined up to contest key wards at the elections in May. The party will be