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Making a difference!

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

Press Release

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Derbyshire Green Party have released a statement to the local press regarding the return of badger culling to Derbyshire. It can be viewed here.

 

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AGM Notifier Web Site V4

View / download the AGM Minutes here:

View / download the Agenda here:

View / download the Membership Report here:

View / download the Treasurer’s Report here:

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11th March Meeting

Greens In Derby City

 

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Please come along, be entertained, meet other local Greens and nibble!
Tickets are £11 per person and available here from Eventbrite

Many, many, thanks…

….to all our donors, supporters, workers, fundraisers, counters, officers and candidates all across Derbyshire in December 2019. We:

*   fielded a record number of candidates
*   raised a record amount of funding and
*   gained a massive amount of experience for future elections!

And nationally, even with the “tactical voting” campaign hitting us pretty hard, we still managed to increase our total vote from 2017, which of course puts money in the Party’s pockets for future campaigns.

Next up will be the Derby City Council elections in the Spring of 2020, so get in touch with the campaign teams and give them all the support you can! Last year we won seats in the Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and Amber Valley. Let’s get some Green into Derby City Council 🙂

 

 

 

General Election 2019

General Election 2019. Green Party candidates will be standing in:

* Amber Valley – Liam Pizzey
* Bolsover – Dave Kesteven
* Chesterfield – Neil Jackson
* Derbyshire Dales – Matt Buckler
* Derby North – Helen Hitchcock
* South Derbyshire – Amanda Baker
* High Peak – Robert Hodgetts-Haley
* North East Derbyshire – Frank Adlington-Stringer
* Mid-Derbyshire – Sue McFarlane

Full candidate details to follow or click on active links.

HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped fund our efforts so far!

A Green vote is never a wasted vote! Even if we lose, every Green vote helps fund the party. Every Green vote helps further the campaign for electoral reform. Every Green vote is a vote to prevent climate change!

Derbyshire Dales Candidate Selected

The Derbyshire Dales’ constituency group of the Derbyshire Green Party is pleased to report that it has selected its candidate for the General Election on 12th December.

Our candidate is Matt Buckler, an ecologist who works for the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Matt was previously the conservation manager at the Moors for the Future Partnership, part of the National Park Authority, running peatland restoration projects across the Southern Pennines. He is married with two children and lives in Matlock.

Matt has been an active member of the Green Party for 8 years. In May he won two elections, to become a Councillor for Matlock Town and Councillor for Stanton-in-Peak Ward on the District Council. Matt chairs Matlock Town Council’s Climate emergency working group.

Matt said “We believe the Conservatives have poorly served the Derbyshire Dales by not tackling the issues that face us, including environmental degradation and economic decline. Despite their focus on economic growth to the exclusion of all else, the GDP of the Derbyshire Dales District fell by 5.9% between 2012 and 2017”.

Matt will focus on key Green priorities, including the Climate Emergency, fair votes and community-led housing, with the aim of improving the overall wellbeing of our beautiful region, rather than sacrificing it to failed strategies to promote growth.

We will publish our manifesto after the close of nominations on 14th November.

Matt’s phone is 07493 533291

His election agent is John Hill on 07974 943911.

Our press officer is John Youatt on 01629 636241

Matt Buckler candidate for Derbyshire Dales

Election Fundraiser! Please Donate!

The third general election in four years has left us struggling to fund candidate deposits for all Derbyshire constituencies. We will be standing in some places, but not everywhere unless we can raise more funds! If you are a UK voter and want a Green Party candidate to vote for in your constituency, please donate using the donate window on the right, or contact the Derbyshire Green Party Treasurer on johngreengreenparty.gmail.com Many thanks.

Derbyshire Dales Green Party group meeting Wed 30th October 19:00

Derbyshire Dales Green Party group will be meeting in the back room of The Remarkable Hare, Matlock, DE4 3LT at 19:00 on Wednesday 30th October 2019. Agenda is here and minutes of the last meeting are here. All welcome. Please come along if you can! Remarkable Hare is convenient for both train and bus stations.

Early Day Motion – Trees and Climate Change!

Write to your MP to ask them to support this motion. And if not, why not? You can write to your MP (or councillors) online at www.writetothem.com

Trees and Climate Change Early Day Motion

Derbyshire Dales Green Party Group Meeting Tuesday 1st October :-)

Remember the Dales Green Party group meeting at the Remarkable Hare, Matlock DE4 3LN Tuesday 1st October at 19:00. Agenda here. https://derbysgreens.files.wordpress.com/…/2019-10-1-dales-… Reports here https://derbysgreens.files.wordpress.com/…/2019-10-1-dales-…

Derby Peace Week 2019.

Not a Green Party event, although several members are involved so an unashamed plug for DERBY PEACE WEEK!

It is less than one week to the start of Derby Peace Week. There are over one dozen events planned and at least eighteen groups involved.

Peace Week starts with the Palestine ride/buffet/talk on Sat 21 Sept followed by the Peace Concert at St Peter’s Centre.

https://www.derbylive.co.uk/about-derby-live/news/the-derby-peace-concert-returns-this-september/

Peace Week is delighted to welcome Dr Schneider from the Remarque Peace Centre in Osnabruck. He will doing a Q&A after the showing of All Quiet on the Western Front on Mon 23 Sept at 6.30pm at QUAD. (Tickets from QUAD)

He will also be speaking at the workshop on Promoting Peace the Osnabruck experience at QUAD on Tues 24 Sept at 1pm. Free entry but please register (see link below)

https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/events/promoting-peace-osnabruck-experience

Derbyshire Green Party Meeting 18-9-2019

Whoops! Short notice! Sorry! Lots going on! Derbyshire Green Party Quarterly Meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th September at 7:30pm in the Rectory (pub), Chesterfield, S40 1SF, handy for both the railway and bus stations (5 mins walk from either). Agenda items should go to coordinator Neil Jackson, details under Contacts here! Agenda will be posted here ASAP. See you there :-)Post car share offers or needs to me, johngreengreenparty@gmail.com

Dales Group Hustings Meeting 12th September!

A busy old week for the Green Party across Derbyshire! The Dales Greens Campaign Group are holding a Hustings Evening to kick off the voting for their Prosepective Parliamentary Candidate! Be in the back room of the Remarkable Hare, Matlock, DE4 3LT, Thursday 12th September @ 19:00 to hear the nominees present their case to a rapt audience and answer questions (I think…). And the day before, Derby City Greens are meeting too (see post below!)

Greens In Derby City

The Greens in Derby City will be meeting at 19:30 on 11th September in the parlour of The Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU with a full and fun packed agenda which can be viewed here! Get along if you can! Elections pending and exciting times!! The venue is five minutes walk from Derby Railway Station and is (fairly) well served by buses too. The food is good and the beer is too 🙂

Derbyshire Dales Group Meetings

The Derbyshire Dales Green Party Group will be meeting in the Remarkable Hare DE4 3LT on Wednesday 28th August at 19:00. All welcome. Agenda and reports can be seen here