Greens call for work on local power sub-stations to pause


Opposition members of East Suffolk Council have warned that work on creating new sub-stations to bring in power generated in the North Sea may have to be paused unless energy companies agree to share resources. The government announced in January that its officials would be working with the energy industry to try to co-ordinate work so different power generators would share facilities and reduce the impact on the countryside. This was welcomed by East Suffolk Council, which has been working with local MP Therese Coffey to try to get companies, especially Scottish Power Renewables, to rethink their plans for a […]

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Green Party demands a better deal for walkers and cyclists in rural Suffolk


East Suffolk Council’s consultation on Cycling and Walking Strategy ‘lacks ambition’, according to our Suffolk Coastal Green Councillors. Suffolk Coastal Green Party supports many of the individual proposals in the plan including development of the Aldeburgh-Leiston disused railway line and safer routes between Snape and Aldeburgh. But, says Green Party Chair, Julian Cusack (pictured above), ‘We are disappointed that the Council’s plans for rural areas lack ambition. The Council does not seem to recognise that people are deterred from cycling between villages or into their local town by understandable fears for their safety.’ ‘The gold standard for cycling is physical […]

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New member story: Why I joined the Green Party


One evening a few months ago I went to a local Green Party meeting to see what it was all about. I wasn’t expecting to find something thrilling in the drafty old village hall – it was partly just a good reason for me to escape yet another kids bedtime – but the whole way through my heart was thumping with excitement. To hear a room full of ‘grown ups’ talking passionately, wisely, determinedly, about all the things that have been mostly in my head for the last few years was such a fantastic relief. I left the meeting having […]

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Meet Adrian Ramsay, co leader of the party and our new MP candidate for North Suffolk


There are two chances before Christmas to meet our new MP candidate, the co-leader of the Green Party Adrian Ramsay, for out top target seat in the East, North Suffolk. He will meet Suffolk Green Party residents at two upcoming meetings, the first is this Friday (26th November). It will be a chance to hear from Adrian about our campaign strategy with a meet in the Kings Head, Yoxford, IP17 3E  at 12.30pm.  Adrian will be accompanied by his campaign manager, Deputy leader of the Green, Lib Dem and Independent group at Suffolk County Council, Robert Lindsay, to explain how they intend to win, […]

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House of Lords Peer to support Suffolk Coastal Green Party as they field two candidates in the Aldeburgh and Leiston By-election


Green Party Peer Baroness Jenny Jones is to put weight behind the campaign on Saturday 19th Junewhen she will join forces with candidates Tom Daly and Matt Oakley. The Green Party will contest two seats on East Suffolk Council in Aldeburgh and Leiston in the by-election being held on 8th July. Candidate Tom Daly said “Its time us Greens stood up for our communities in  the Aldeburgh and Leiston area who are worried about the twin threats of Sizewell C and the Friston Scottish Power substation.  Of course as Greens we are pro wind power generation but dumping a huge substation on the […]

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County Council Election Results


Greens stood in 5 divisions in Suffolk Coastal and came second in 3  (Wickham, Carlford , Wilford) We increased our share of the vote everywhere we stood In our target seat of Wickham we increased our vote from 8% in 2017 to 45% and lost by only 33 votes We did best in Wickham where Labour did not stand and Carlford where the Lib Dems did not stand […]

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Green Party launches local election campaign in Suffolk Coastal


The Green Party in Suffolk Coastal on April 3rd launched its local election campaign with a pledge to build a vision for a fairer and more sustainable way of life in our towns, villages and countryside. Ahead of the local elections on 6 May, the Greens nationally are looking to build on their record results from the last local elections in 2019, which saw the party more than double their national number of councillors. This included a local win for Rachel Smith-Lyte who took the Melton seat on East Suffolk District Council with 60% of the votes cast.[1]  Melton provides nearly 40% […]

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Greens support the cross-party Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill


Green Party Councillor Rachel Smith-Lyte urges East Suffolk Council to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill). Rachel said:  ‘I  will be  proposing this motion at next East Suffolk Full Council on 24th March.   Please write to your MP to support #ceebill and you can watch the debate live via the Council’s YouTube channel – simply search East Suffolk Council from there. It will start at 6.30 pm. Please consider spreading the word via your SM channels. Wish us luck!’ 100 Members of Parliament now back the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill! They are the #climate100, visionary MPs from 8 political parties coming together…  […]

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Coronation wood felled


EDF have gone ahead with plans to clear Coronation Wood at their Sizewell nuclear site. This is despite the fact that their application for planning permission for Sizewell C has only just got underway. This act of destruction was facilitated by East Suffolk District Council which gave permission despite the opposition of many local people and organisations. […]

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