Wealden Green Party News

Exceptional Green Party candidates for EU election 23 May

14 May 2019

On 23 May we all get the chance to elect new MEPs. The Green Party has always said we should remain in the EU, and our MEPs have done amazing work to support our environment and social and workers' rights. Here's our opportunity to make it clear that we want positive change, committed MEPs, and a strong Europe.

Green wins in Wealden in local elections!

03 May 2019

Voters across Wealden supported Green candidates in large numbers, and in a landslide victory, Patricia Patterson-Vanegas won a District Council seat in Forest Row from the Conservatives. She is joined by Keith Obbard, who won a first seat for the Greens in Withyham. And in Crowborough, Green Colin Stocks won a seat on the Town Council.

BBC finds Forest Row looking mighty Green!

29 April 2019

The BBC came to Forest Row on Saturday to find out if - in a Conservative-dominated District - the village is about to turn Green. Listen to the interview to hear Patricia's optimism and the word from the doorsteps.

Find your Wealden Green candidate for the District Council on 2 May 2019

12 April 2019

We're excited to announce our candidates from across Wealden for seats on Wealden District Council. Read our manifesto for positive change, and find out who you can vote for on 2 May 2019.

Austerity threatens Wealden's nature

04 April 2019

Wealden has an incredible 32 SSSIs - Sites of Special Scientific Interest - where the habitat, wildlife and plantlike are so exceptional that they are given special protection. But the national organisation that oversees them is being torn apart by government cuts. Natural England's cutbacks mean they're struggling to protect our most precious places like the Ashdown Forest and the Pevensey Levels.

Patricia Patterson-Vanegas announced as Green candidate in Forest Row

29 March 2019

Residents in Forest Row have a positive choice on 2 May, when they vote for a new District Councillor. Patricia Patterson-Vanegas is standing for the Green Party to represent Forest Row on Wealden District Council. Already active and well-known in the village, Patricia hopes to do far more once elected.

Can we feed the world without destroying our planet?

25 February 2019

On Sunday 24 February we packed out a small barn in Horam, East Sussex to hear two food experts speak about sustainable production and nutrition. Our question: can we feed the world well, without destroying the environment? Dr Pamela Mason and Ffion Thomas's answers were fascinating and challenging. But yes, we can - but we need to get moving.

How can you and I cut the world's use of fossil fuels? Here's how!

16 February 2019

Patricia Patterson-Vanegas and her fellow local campaigners are having great success in persuading organisations to stop investing their pension funds in fossil fuels. The University of Sussex, Hastings Borough Council, Lewes Town Council, Brighton and Hove City Council have already committed and Patricia and the team are working hard on East Sussex County Council. Find out what they do and how you can help.

Wealden Greens make Heathfield safer

13 January 2019

In October 2018 Wealden Greens set up a Speedwatch Group in Maynards Green, where speeding traffic was making life dangerous and frightening for locals. The group now monitors traffic speed with a camera, and already speeds are falling.

Stop Gatwick's expansion plans!

05 January 2019

Gatwick Airport is determined to expand - it wants that second runway no matter what local people and the government's own review say. We have to oppose their new Master Plan - and we don't have long. Consultation ends on 10 January so we've shared campaign group GON's guide to responding to make it easy for all of us to reply.

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