Wealden Green Party News


21 March 2020

These are such strange and difficult times. Like you, we're doing our best to get through them together, and finding strength in working with our friends, neighbours and wider communities. We know many people are struggling - to get food, to find out what's happening to their services, to make ends meet, to feel safe - and it is vital that everyone is looked after and has what they need. If you need help, please reach out. And please offer help if you are able. Read on for useful local links for support and information, and if you'd like to know more about the Green Party's response to the pandemic.

Latest Wealden Green newsletter

16 March 2020

It's important to us to keep in touch with all the people we represent, so we deliver a newsletter to residents of Forest Row, Hartfield and Groombridge and as many of the surrounding villages and houses as we can manage - watch out for our friendly volunteer deliverers! There's news for people in the whole of Wealden too, so take a look.

Wealden's Local Plan rejected: Greens aim higher

09 March 2020

When the Government Inspector said that Wealden District Council's Local Plan - that sets out its future framework for development - had failed, there was dismay. And yes, it is a real problem: millions of £s spent on a rejected Plan, and an apparent free-for-all for developers. But there's hope. Could this be our best chance to create a new Local Plan with climate, biodiversity and local people at its heart?

What do we think of Wealden's Climate Emergency Plan?

17 February 2020

Just before Christmas 2019, Wealden District Council issued its Climate Emergency Plan, the first stage in its response to declaring a Climate Emergency last summer. There are a lot of words, but how much action? And will it get us to Carbon Zero before it's too late?

Crowborough residents reject plastic waste

17 February 2020

Determined Crowborough resident, Anita Bryant, has rallied fellow locals to come together on Saturday 22 February and ditch the wasteful plastic that wraps their weekly shops. Wealden Greens will join locals at Morrisons between 10 and 12 to shop, unwrap, and dump all the packaging that no one needs.

Greens increase vote share in Wealden

13 December 2019

Thank you to everyone who voted Green on 12 December: at 5.1% we may be a relatively small party but we're definitely making a mark here in Wealden. Indeed, we achieved an exceptional result in a tough election, increasing our vote share by almost 2%. What's next? Watch this space. But we know we'll be keeping up the fight for climate action and social justice, and making sure Green voices are heard here in Wealden and nationally.

Election interview: Georgia Taylor shines on Uckfield FM

29 November 2019

Uckfield FM's election interviews aren't for the faint-hearted but Georgia Taylor wasn't daunted. From the climate emergency to social care, from tax to tree planting, Georgia was clear, informed and inspiring. If you want to know what a great candidate she is, listen in.

Green Party Manifesto leads the way

19 November 2019

The Green Party has always been on the right side of history and you can trust us to get the future right too. The choices we make now matter like never before. The UK needs a new start: if not now, when? The Green Party Manifesto sets out our radical, practical plans for a positive, healthy future for the UK.

Tunbridge Wells plans to build on Green Belt

18 November 2019

Tunbridge Wells plans to build housing on the Green Belt right on the border with Wealden. There were aspects of the overall plan that we liked but we have strongly objected to plans to develop on an AONB.

Vote Georgia Taylor for a Green MP for Wealden!

11 November 2019

Wealden Green Party has selected Georgia Taylor to stand for parliament. Georgia is incredibly hard working and is determined to make sure that Wealden's residents are heard in parliament. She will push for a People's Vote on Brexit, and campaign to Remain in the EU. She says No to climate chaos - voting for a Green MP in Wealden will speed up climate action. She will work hard for a fairer Britain for everyone.

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