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 aiming to get more members on Cornwall Council, as well as in towns, districts and parishes across the county.
Event Coordinator, Julie Bennett, said: “We’re living in a period of momentous change, and with so many massive social and environmental challenges there’s never been a more crucial time to get involved in politics. But many people are turned off by the stale, top-down policies offered by the older parties and hungry for fresh thinking. That’s what the Cornwall Greens Conference is all about, and we’re looking forward to sharing ideas on how we can really make a difference with all our many members and supporters across Cornwall. People have had enough of being patronised by men in suits – and we want to show that politics can be inclusive, engaging and fun.”
Green Party members and supporters can reserve free tickets for the conference at: