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.

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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.

Boundary Review: Broxtowe constituency to disappear?

The Boundary Commissions review of new seat boundaries for General Election 2020 is now live and out for public consultation.

We are still reviewing the details and impact on our current arrangements in Broxtowe, but the major change is that there may no longer be a Broxtowe seat. The plans involve Beeston, Chilwell and Toton parts being merged into Nottingham South.

You can check the local plans here: http://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6483?postcode=NG91AN

and more general stuff here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32695546

We’ll be posting more when we have had a detailed look and, of course, this is now out for the public to comment on – so make sure you have your say!

Greens plan for 2017 campaign

Members of Broxtowe Green Party met on Tuesday (6th) at the White Lion, Beeston, to discuss plans for the forthcoming political season. Top of the list was campaigning for the Nottinghamshire County Council elections which take place on 4th May 2017.

The party plans to field a range of candidates across the Broxtowe wards and will be working with our sister local parties to present a strong Green front.

Party members will shortly receive an email outlining the selection process for candidates. In the meantime, if you want to know what being a councillor entails, the Local Government Association has a useful leaflet available here.