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Supporting Positive Business Through Coronavirus

There’s a lot going on right now and it’s an unsettling time. The coronavirus is going to have a huge effect on our society and our economy. We need to proactively support the things that we want to survive this crisis – and like our local shops and suppliers, we need to put our money […]

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Cheltenham Borough Council in denial on air pollution crisis in Cheltenham, say Cheltenham Greens

Cheltenham Green Party described the recent decision by the borough council to revoke the town’s Air Quality Management Area as “incomprehensible”. Green spokesperson Jessica West, who is standing in All Saints, said: “The Lib Dem cabinet decided on 21 January to replace the existing air quality management area, covering the whole town, with just a […]

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UoG Hedgehog Society

Hedgehogs are experiencing significant decline in the British Isles – just in the last 20 years we’ve lost 30% of the hedgehog population. It’s a serious crisis affecting this charismatic animal. This week, Tabi, Billy and Ed from Cheltenham Green Party met up with the Prickly Finders Hedgehog Society of the University of Gloucestershire to […]

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Australia Is Burning – Strike a Light Fundraiser

This week, Strike a Light Arts are putting on a massive fundraiser for climate action. Taking place at Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS, on Thursday 6 February at 6pm, this is a chance to help make an impact. As the Australian wildfire fires destroy lives and homes every day, the climate emergency has never been more […]

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Reflection on Brexit

Yesterday was Brexit Day, but it’s not yet clear what it’ll mean for us. We have another year of negotiations ahead – on trade, on land management, on environmental and working standards, on security, education, data handling… We won’t be crashing out without a deal at this point, which is good news. But it’s vital […]

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Spiritual Activism with Heather Redington

Morgan, one of our local members, is organising a local short course addressing climate anxiety, and giving people a toolkit to help them shape their faith into action. If you’re struggling to handle the feelings of grief and overwhelm that climate change can often inflict on us, please make sure you’re connecting with people and […]

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Zero West Conference 2020

On Thursday last week, Cheltenham Green Party attended the Zero West Winter Conference. Zero West are paving the way for ambitious co-operative action. Progress is slow-going due to crumbling national infrastructure, funding cuts and planning restrictions, and theirs is absolutely essential work that needs to accelerate to make a zero-carbon society. Bristol Councillor Carla Denyer […]

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Air Pollution in Cheltenham

Cheltenham has a perennial problem with air pollution. Much of this, unfortunately, comes straight from high rates of traffic. We have almost forty car dealerships in the Cheltenham area, there’s unsustainable competition for offroad parking, and we’re in the middle of an unsustainable trend for SUVs, sales of which outnumber electric vehicles 20 to 1. […]

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