Broxtowe Greens and LibDems announce election alliance for May

Broxtowe Greens have today announced an electoral alliance with the Liberal Democrats for the forthcoming County elections in May.

The Greens will not stand in Bramcote and Beeston North, but instead offer our endorsement of the LibDem candidate, Steve Carr.

The Greens will also not stand in Stapleford and Broxtowe, again offering to endorse the LibDem candidates.

In exchange, the LibDems will not stand in Kimberley, where former town councillor Kat Boettge will be running for the Greens. They will also not stand in Greasley, where Beth Hewis will run for the Greens. Both candidates will be endorsed by the LibDems.

Local activist, Kat Boettge said: “It’s time for a different politics, a politics of co-operation and opposing the two party system.”

 

 

 

Happy Christmas!

Broxtowe Green Party would like to wish all our readers, supporters, members and voters a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

It has been quite a year in politics and we probably all need to take a breath and recharge our batteries for 2017.

We’ll be back campaigning, blogging and tweeting in the New Year.

Notts County Council approves fracking site

Nottingham County Council have issued a series of tweets today indicating they have given planning permission for fracking to start in Bassetlaw.

“County Council approves Island Gas planning application for shale gas drilling at site in Misson, Bassetlaw. [1/2]”

“2/2: 37 planning conditions and a legal agreement imposed.”

We will update as we get further news.

 

World crosses 400ppm threshold for carbon dioxide

According to scientists, September is the month when atmospheric levels of Co2 should be at their lowest. The level for the month is above 400 parts per million (ppm) which means 2016 is on track to be the year that we officially pass the 400ppm threshold, which is seen as hugely symbolic and important.

The last time CO2 levels were this high, humans did not exist.

Read more at the Guardian website.