Derbyshire County Council leader, Barry Lewis, recently posted a YouTube clip in which he announced his intention to schedule a conference later in the year in order to discuss the future of Derbyshire’s grass verges. Derbyshire Green Party welcomes the beginning of this conversation as it has for a long time been campaigning for the wild flowering of verges and the rewilding of green spaces. Following the announcement, DGP have released the following statement.
If you’re wondering what a difference getting Green Party councillors elected can make, take a look at this week’s Derbyshire Dales District Council meeting agenda (1st October 2020).
* Banning the badger cull on council land
* Biodiversity policy on verges and council owned land
* Climate change / zero carbon emissions plan….
You can view the full agenda on the District Council website
Derbyshire Green Party Press Release: 28th August 2020.
Derbyshire Badger Cull
Recent reports suggesting that Derbyshire will be included in a new badger cull
programme are alarming.
The Derbyshire Green Party fully supports the ongoing campaign by Derbyshire
Wildlife Trust to stop a new badger cull from happening. A lot of work has been put
in over recent years to vaccinate many badgers across Derbyshire as part of
the biggest vaccination programme in the UK.
The Wildlife Trust’s studies suggest that any cull would not be justified, as there is no
evidence of widespread TB amongst the badger population within the county. It
would potentially result in vaccinated badgers being shot, causing disruption to the
largest and most established Government funded vaccination programme in the
Derbyshire Green Party Co-ordinator Darren Yates said – “While the culling of
badgers anywhere in the country is to be opposed, it would be particularly galling in
Derbyshire, given all the good work in recent years to establish a vaccination
programme. I would urge all our MPs and Councillors to do all they can to stop this
cull from being introduced in Derbyshire and for the people of Derbyshire to support
the campaign currently being run by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust”.
It can also be downloaded in PDF form here.
Promoted by Darren Yates on behalf of the Green Party, The Biscuit Factory, A Block (201), 100 Clements Road, london SE16 4DG
A super day out at the Wild Justice Hen Harrier Day at Carsington. A great buzz around the stall, lots of interest, the raffle was a great success and we sold some stuff too! Huge thanks to all our volunteers 🙂
Derbyshire Green Party will be present at the Wild Justice Hen Harrier Day at Carsington Water on Sunday 11th August with our stall, eye catching flags and banners and absurdly expensive T-shirts and other regalia for sale! The day is FREE but you should REGISTER first and Wild Justice will ask for an entirely voluntary donation at that point. Car sharing offers are also on that site as there are no buses to Carsington Water on a Sunday (grrrr!) The event runs 12:00-17:00 with a star studded cast of speakers including Chris Packham. So come along, say Hi, blow your life savings on a t-shirt, convince people to join the Green Party and generally feel good about helping nature! See you there 🙂
Photo courtesy & copyright of Geoff Harries stuartpics.co.uk
There was a good turnout overall for the Climate Emergency Lobby at County Hall Matlock this afternoon and plenty of Derbyshire Greens among them. Councillors were lobbied on entry and on the steps, councillors announced their recent Derbyshire Climate and Carbon Reduction manifesto (all of 4 hours old) which whilst welcome, I think you’ll agree it’s simply NOT ENOUGH ! https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/environment/climate-change/carbon-reduction-manifesto/derbyshire-climate-and-carbon-reduction-manifesto.aspx