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31 Jan 2023

BRENT GREEN PARTY SENDS SUPPORT TO STRIKING TEACHERS


  

BRENT GREEN PARTY SENDS SUPPORT TO STRIKING TEACHERS


The news that National Education Union members in Brent will be striking on February 1st is welcomed by Brent Green Party, who together with  the Green Party of England Wales as a whole, support all workers taking part in the current strike actions.


We recognise that NEU members are making just claims for pay increases that at least give some respite from the pressures of inflation which is outpacing the incomes of many except wealthy cabinet ministers and donors to Tory party coffers.


We know that the issue is not just pay, the NEU strikes and others are in defence of proper public provision in such vital areas such as education, health and transport. A viable low carbon economy can only be built on these foundations, so the strikes of the NEU members in Brent and many other trade unionists are an important part of wider struggles which are vital to us all.


SOLIDARITY TO THE NEU! SOLIDARITY TO STRIKERS!


Peter Murry, Trade Union Liaison Officer, Brent Green Party yrrumuk@googlemail.com


 

30 Sept 2022

BRENT GREEN PARTY LISTENING POSTS

  


BRENT GREEN PARTY LISTENING POSTS

 

These are  plans for our  Brent Green Party Listening Posts 

4 Venues in rotation

 

Harlesden Methodist Church.

Willesden Green Sainsbury’s.

Kensal Rise, area near bus stop.

Kingsbury main shopping arcade.

 

First Saturday in the month 10:00 to 12:00 

 

5 November           Willesden Green

3 December           Kingsbury

7 January               Harlesden

4 February             Kensal Rise

4 March                 Willesden Green

1 April                   Kingsbury

6 May                    Harlesden

3 June                    Kensal Rise

1 July                     Willesden Green

5 August                Kingsbury

16 Sept 2022

Divest Brent

 

Deputation to Brent Pension Fund Sub-committee meeting 

5.10.22 6 pm

 


Simon Erskine

 

 

 

 

Dear All

 

You may remember that back in May I invited you to join the Divest Brent deputation to the Pension Fund Sub-committee on 27.6.22. In the event that did not happen because 27.6.22 was the first meeting of the all-new Pension Fund Sub-committee following the May elections – and was to be used essentially as a training session.

 

Our deputation was therefore postponed until the following meeting which is on 5.10.22. I would now like to invite you to join that deputation. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ at 6 pm (we are asking members of the deputation to aim to arrive at 5.45 pm). The deputation, which will be led by Glenis Scadding (unfortunately I will be on holiday in the Lake District), will take a maximum of 5 minutes – although I am hoping that there will be an item on the agenda to discuss divestment, in which case it would be good if at least some members of the delegation stayed on for that. The agenda will be displayed on https://democracy.brent.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=155&MId=7143&Ver=4 a week or so before the meeting. Only Glenis will be speaking. The more people that we can field the better.

 

If you are interested in attending please let me know – and I would be very happy to answer any questions you might have. Apologies if you are on the Brent Friends of the Earth mailing-list and have already had an invitation.

 

Best wishes

 

Simon     

Simon Erskine

Co-ordinator

Divest Brent

Tel: 020-8964-0198

www.facebook.com/DivestBrent

13 Sept 2022

London Green Party's 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 15th October

 













London Green Party's 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 15th October from 14.00 to 16.30. We will be holding a hybrid in-person and online meeting.

Join us to:

· Hear from our elected representatives and our regional officers,

· Ask your questions on our progress and strategy

· Debate any motions submitted to the AGM

· Find out the new Officer team for next year

· Discuss our strategy for the next General Election and the 2024 London Mayor and Assembly Elections


Motions for the AGM

· Require a Proposer and a Seconder, stating names and local parties

· Should focus on policy or organisational issues within the remit of London Green Party

· Must be submitted by 17.00 on Friday 30-September-2022 to secretary@london.greenparty.org.uk

· Motions will then be circulated to London Green Party members so that any Amendments can be submitted

· The London Green Party Constitution, Standing Orders and Officer roles can be viewed here

The final agenda, reports and motions will be published by Wednesday 05-October-2022.  


I look forward to seeing you there!

Colin Boyle

Coordinator and Secretary (Acting), London Green Party

8 Sept 2022

BRENT GREEN PARTY LISTENING POSTS

  BRENT GREEN PARTY LISTENING POSTS

 

These are  plans for our  Brent Green Party Listening Posts 

4 Venues in rotation

 

Harlesden Methodist Church.

Willesden Green Sainsbury’s.

Kensal Rise, area near bus stop.

Kingsbury main shopping arcade.

 

First Saturday in the month 11:00 to 13:00 

 

1 October               Kensal Rise

5 November           Willesden Green

3 December           Kingsbury

7 January               Harlesden

4 February             Kensal Rise

4 March                 Willesden Green

1 April                   Kingsbury

6 May                    Harlesden

3 June                    Kensal Rise

1 July                     Willesden Green

5 August                Kingsbury

29 Aug 2022

Why is TfL paying for these meaningless adverts when it is proposing to cut bus services?


 

Why is TfL paying for these meaningless adverts when it is proposing to cut bus services?












9 Aug 2022

Brent Green Party Listening Posts

 

 BRENT GREEN PARTY LISTENING POST

 

These are  plans for our  Brent Green Party Listening Posts 

4 Venues in rotation

 

Harlesden Methodist Church.

Willesden Green Sainsbury’s.

Kensal Rise, area near bus stop.

Kingsbury main shopping arcade.

 

First Saturday in the month 11:00 to 13:00 

 

1 October               Kensal Rise

5 November           Willesden Green

3 December           Kingsbury

7 January               Harlesden

4 February             Kensal Rise

4 March                 Willesden Green

1 April                   Kingsbury

6 May                    Harlesden

3 June                    Kensal Rise

1 July                     Willesden Green

5 August                Kingsbury


 


21 May 2022

Brent Greens condemn Muhammed Butt's scrutiny power grab

 Brent Green Party has condemned what they termed a ‘power grab’ by Muhammed Butt, leader of the Brent Council at its Annual General Meeting.


Spokesperon Martin Francis said,

‘ Practice at Brent Council has been that  the position of vice chair of each of the two Scrutiny Committees is allocated to an opposition councillor. This helps ensure a degree of independence and accountability. However, in a surprise move Cllr Butt announced an amendment to the constitution enabling him to nominate the vice chairs and named two Labour councillors for the roles. The chairs are elected by the Labour Group. 

The need for better scrutiny of Cabinet decisions in a largely one-party council  was a feature of the local  election campaigns of all three opposition parties and resonated sufficiently with the electorate to double the number of opposition councillors.  Butt’s action undermines the result of the election and was criticised on Twitter by ex-chair of Public Realm and Resources Scrutiny Committee, Roxanne Mashari. 
 
She said,
"Alarmed to hear of changes brought in at Brent Council to make vice chairs of scrutiny members of the majority party rather than opposition parties as has previously been the case. This change weakens democratic scrutiny with no tangible benefit to residents.”
Brent Greens call on the Labour Group to review and reverse the policy for the sake of local democracy and residents’ confidence in the system.’


27 Apr 2022

Brent and Harrow Green Parties call for urgent action on the 'disgraceful' exposure of residents to pollution from the Wealdstone Brook

 

Wealdstone Brook at 8am on March 31st 2022

Brent Green Party has got behind local people campaigning about the toxic contamination of the Wealdstone Stone by raw sewage and have been joined by their colleagues in Harrow Green Party.

There has been much buck passing between the agencies involved, Brent Council, Thames Water and the Environment Agency, and action delayed by questions about particulars when the agencies themselves should be able to see what is in clear view - as well as smell it from some distance away.

Bastôn De’Medici-Jaguar, Green Party candidate for Brent Council's Kenton ward said:

I have visited and witnessed the state of the river, along with Willesden Brook. The situation is absolutely unacceptable. Residents are precluded from enjoying their homes due to the foul smell coming from the Brook as a result of the pollution going on. This has been ongoing for quite some time now and none of the relevant authorities are doing anything to address the issue. The responsibility is just being passed from one agency to the next whilst residents continue to suffer. It is basic human rights, I think, that these residents should not have to endure things as they are. It is also a health risk. As the Brent Green council candidate for the area, I renew my calls to the three organisations (Brent Council, Thames Water and the environmental agency): the situation demands immediate attention, solution and investments needs to be made to ensure that this does not happen again.

Adding her voice to the campaign, Emma Wallace, coordinator of Harrow Green Party, said:

The Wealdstone Brook runs from Wealdstone in Harrow (where it gets its name), first emerging above ground at Kenton and running past the bottom of a number of gardens into Woodcock Park and the borough of Brent, past Wembley Park tube station and finally, joining the River Brent.  The current toxic state that Wealdstone Brook has been allowed to descend into is unacceptable, negatively impacting both the local environment and Brent and Harrow residents' lives.  It is disgraceful that people are being exposed to sewage film and chemical pollution in one of their local rivers.  It is a basic requirement of living in a civilised society that we have healthy and sustainable waterways to support our local environment, for humans, plants and animals.  Someone urgently needs to take responsibility for cleaning up the brook - be that the local water board, Thames Water; the Government's Environment Agency or Brent and Harrow Councils - ensuring that this health and safety emergency does not happen again.  There have been recent reports in the news of water companies allowing high levels of untreated sewage spilling into our waterways - the government needs to take much more stringent action to ensure that the water companies are held to account and clean up our rivers for good. 

 


19 Apr 2022

Vote Green in the Brent Council election on May 5th - Protect Our Environment, Address the Climate Emergency, Hold Brent Council to Account


Vote Green Party in Brent on May 5th

In the local council election on May 5th you'll have 2 or 3 votes. Please consider giving just one of your votes to the Green Party. With green voices on the council we can have cleaner streets and a healthier environment. Green councilors will hold the ruling Labour party to account and make sure the council listens to the people of Brent. So please, Vote Green on 5th May. To find out more about our policies and our candidates go to: http://brentgreens.blogspot.com/

 


10 Apr 2022

The need for fair votes in local elections - including Brent!

The Electoral Reform Society has launched a campaign for a fairer voting system in local elections. Leafleting outside Sainsbury's in Willesden Green yesterday several people raised the issue of proportional representation.

This is what the ERS says:

It’s time for fair votes in English local government

Even though May’s local elections haven’t happened yet, many people already know their vote won’t make a difference. 

Local councils are supposed to represent their communities. But often the make-up of council chambers fail to reflect how people voted – The First Past the Post system throws millions of votes on the scrapheap. 

In London alone, 90% of wards with more than one councillor are represented by just one party, leaving hundreds of thousands of voters without a voice. 

It’s unfair, undemocratic and completely fails to represent the views of voters. But there is a better way. 

This election must be the last under our broken winner-takes all system. 

Northern Ireland has used the fairer and proportional Single Transferable Vote system for local elections for decades – and in 2007 Scotland joined them. Wales has given councils the right to choose. Now it's time England caught up.

It’s time for a proportional system where no one has to ‘hold their nose’ at the ballot box, and where there is healthy competition – rather than a politics of safe seats and ‘one-party states where everyone loses. 

Britain deserves a democracy where votes aren’t thrown on the electoral scrapheap – but where there is real choice and where our voices are always heard. 

Background

Local elections in England use the first past the post system, which means local councils often look nothing like how people vote. Here are just a few of the recent results.


 
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