05 January 2016
Tories seek to further erode local democracy in restrictions on Councils’ powers. Ministers are preparing new procurement guidelines which could stop local authorities refusing to trade with, or include in their pension fund portfolios, companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products and Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
23 December 2015
Birmingham Green Party campaigner for Bournville Ian Jamieson has responded to the news that the long-delayed Tesco development in Stirchley will begin in early 2016. He expressed concerns about the resulting increase in traffic in Stirchley and the green credentials of the build but also relief that the uncertainty over use of the site may be coming to an end.
20 December 2015
Reacting to the release of the draft agreement of the Paris climate talks, Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader, said: "The Global climate deal is an important step towards delivering a just transition to a sustainable future and sends a resounding message that the fossil fuel era is in its final throes.
15 December 2015
Birmingham City Council is undertaking a city-wide consultation with the public about its budget proposals which will show us if the new Council leader John Clancy is serious about protecting the most vulnerable in Birmingham.
09 December 2015
Join us in protesting against the bombing campaign in Syria in Birmingham city centre, this Saturday December 12th 2015 from 12 noon to 2:00pm
08 December 2015
Prime Minister Cameron has once again postponed making a final decision on Heathrow expansion. Whilst more than 190 nations are gathered in Paris at the COP21 Climate conference to thrash out a deal on future climate targets, continuing to entertain the possibility of a third runway at Heathrow seems ironic and ultimately foolish.
01 December 2015
Cllr John Clancy faces many urgent problems, and also needs to get the priorities for the city right. So far, however, he has said very little about Birmingham's environmental challenges. There are some policies he could adopt straight away.
26 November 2015
23 November 2015