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Greens Welcome High Street Plans

Fri 2 Nov, 2018

Green Councillors were yesterday welcoming plans to provide much-needed attention to the city's neglected High Street.

The new High Street Area Strategy and Action Plan was passed at the City Administration Committee on 1st November and is the result of a year's worth of cross-party discussions, community and business consultation and extra dedicated council staff time.  (For full details, see here.)

Greens Stand by Female Workers Fighting for Equal Pay

Allan Young Wed 24 Oct, 2018

Since monday evening a huge number of Glasgow City Council workers have downed tools, either going on strike or refusing to cross picket lines. We in the Scottish Green Party support, as we have always done, their continued fight for equal pay.

The scheduled two-day industrial action has caused sizeable disruption and shows both how seldom homecare workers, cleaners, learning support workers and others go on strike and also how important their work is to our city.

Green Councillors Are Calling for a Free Tap Water Refill Scheme to Help Cut Plastic Bottle Waste

Mon 2 Jul, 2018

It is estimated that the average Glaswegian adult buys more than 3 plastic water bottles every week, which adds up to a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, the UK uses 13 billion plastic bottles every year. Only 7.5 billion are recycled, with the remaining 5.5 billion causing substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste.

In addition to this, the production of bottled water is around five hundred times more carbon intensive than tap water, and the quality tests for bottled brands are far less stringent than for the water that comes out of our taps.

Greens Will Fight Watering-Down of Glasgow Clean Air Plans

Wed 13 Jun, 2018

Green Councillors in Glasgow aim to stop the SNP administration backtracking on previously-agreed plans to bring in a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) for all vehicles by 2021, accusing them of lacking ambition for clean air.

£9 Million Byres Road Plans Risk a Missed Opportunity

Sun 27 May, 2018

Glasgow has outgrown the private car. The air we breathe is unsafe, our roads are crumbling under ever-increasing traffic volumes and our transport system is failing to address the needs of the half of households in the city without access to a car. Other parts of the city are benefiting from investment to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to walk and cycle safely.

Glasgow Greens to Press Holyrood on Planning Reform

Thu 10 May, 2018

Greens in Glasgow are urging fellow Councillors to back a major change to the planning system which would give local people the right to appeal planning decisions for the first time.

A Green Party motion to be debated by Glasgow City Council on 17 May calls for an ‘equal right of appeal’ to be added to the Planning (Scotland) Bill, which is currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

No Room for Excuses in Tackling Air Pollution

Mon 30 Apr, 2018

A Scottish Green Councillor has called for more ambition from Glasgow's decision makers in the implementation of low emission zones in the city.

Councillor Martha Wardrop told a public meeting that the Glasgow's poor air quality was a 'blight on the city'.

The gathering, organised by the city's Scottish Green Party branch, saw politicians and campaigners come together to discuss the ways that Glasgow's disgusting air quality can be improved.

Big Branch Meeting: Air Pollution in Glasgow - Where Next?

Mon 23 Apr, 2018

Join us this Thursday for discussion on air pollution in Glasgow, and what we can do about it.

We'll be hearing from Emilia Hanna from Friends of the Earth, Patrick Harvie MSP, Cllr Martha Wardrop, and active travel campaigner John Chivall.

We'll be at the Renfield Centre on Bath Street, this Thursday, 26th April.  Doors open at 6:30pm with tea and coffee, and the meeting itself will start at 7:00pm.

Do come along and join us!

Why Greens Support Providing Safer Places for People to Use Drugs

Kim Long Thu 5 Apr, 2018

Scottish Greens have long held the view that the use of drugs - including alcohol and tobacco - should be treated as a public health issue and not a criminal justice one. We know that punishment has not worked to reduce the numbers of people addicted to harmful substances, and we advocate for proper regulation of drugs based on a harm reduction approach. We were the only party to argue that drugs law should be devolved under the Smith Commission.

Greens Call for Opposition to Anti-Abortion Tactics

Wed 21 Mar, 2018

Members of Glasgow Green Party are taking a stand against a demonstration by an American pro-life group.

The branch's Women's Network will be taking part in a counter demonstration to voice their support for a pro-choice approach to abortion. This will be in opposition to the ‘40 Days for Life’ rally taking place on Sunday in George Square. This event will mark the end of the group's Lent-long 'vigil' outside of Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where patients attend for abortion services in the city.