Residents & Green Party Volunteers Re-Paint Local park

03 March 2019

Last weekend local residents join Cannock Chase Green Party volunteers to re-paint a local children’s play area in Rawnsley to bring it back to life for everyone to enjoy.

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 18 – Outcome of the Budget Debate

02 March 2019

Last week we had the budget debate in the District Council where the cabinet presented their plans to maintain the status quo including raising council tax by 2% less than the 3% they are allowed to without a local referendum.

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 17 – Call for Volunteers

16 February 2019

As we move in to the New Year plans are being built for a wide range of community led activities and events in Hednesford. We are always looking for people with a little time and bags of ideas to help these plans become reality. The more volunteers who get involved the less work there is for individuals and the greater the benefit to the town which means more events, activities and initiatives we all enjoy.

Green Party Alternative Budget for the People and the Planet

13 February 2019

Today Cannock Chase Green Party submitted a request for the cabinet to consider amending their budget proposals at the council meeting next week (20th Feb) reflect the priorities from issues raised by the community and reflect the climate emergency.

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 16 – People Power

02 February 2019

In 2015 we highlighted the stated intention of the County Council to look at options for the Countryside Estate including the sale or privatisation of our land. After a lot of public pressure, the councillors were forced by emails, protests and a petition of 11,000 people to commit to not selling our land. It is ours to enjoy not theirs for profit.

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 15 – Budget Time

19 January 2019

As we move through January and in to February Councils and Authorities set their budgets and Council Tax Precepts for the year ahead. This is made up of several elements from the County, District and Parish/Town Councils plus an amount from the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office which covers both Fire and Police.

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 14 – Be A Councillor

01 January 2019

In 2019 we have our regular District Council elections with a single councillor to be elected in all 15 wards. However, this year we also elect all the Parish and Town Councillors across Rugeley, Brereton & Ravenhill, Brindley, Cannock Wood, Hednesford, Heath Hayes & Wimblebury, Norton Canes and Bridgtown.

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 13 – A Board Saga; the next sorry episode

22 December 2018

I am returning to a regular topic which I would have thought would have been resolved by now; the A Board or Commercial Obstructions of the Highway Policy. After making representations to the original consultation that the provision of advice was the most appropriate way forward in February 2017 the cross party scrutiny committee finally agreed that this was the way forward in October this year.

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 12 - What are your priorities for the Council?

08 December 2018

As we head through the festive period and towards the New Year councils turn their minds towards budgets, council tax rises and services delivered or cut. As an opposition councillor and group we can develop alternative proposals to suggest different priorities. Whilst presented as an alternative budget in reality for Cannock Chase this is a request for the cabinet to re-look at their budget to consider the alternative proposals suggested by the opposition. It is usually a very political choice which strongly follows party whip.

Local Greens part of Global Movement

26 November 2018

Last week Cannock Chase Green Party hosted a reception for the co-Chair of the United States Green Party linking local action to international cooperation towards a sustainable society.

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