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North Lancashire Green Party

North Lancashire Green Party is one of the most successful local Green Party groups in England. With Green seats on Lancaster City Council since 1999, and 1 on Lancashire County Council we are working for well-run services, strong communities, and to tackle today's environmental and social crises 

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas to speak in Lancaster public meeting

10/9/17: Caroline Lucas MP, co-leader of the Green Party, and Danielle Paffard from 350.org will be speaking about fracking, energy security and climate breakdown, from political, economic and activist perspectives, at a public meeting on Monday 18 September at 7pm in Lancaster Town Hall.

Anti-Fracking - Second 'Green Monday'!

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00 at Cuadrilla Site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE

Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett back in Lancaster

2/11/16: Tomorrow evening Natalie Bennett, former leader of the national Green Party will be speaking at a collaborative event between Lancaster University Politics Society and Lancaster University Young Greens, to discuss the shale gas industry, green energy and Natalie’s view on fair public administration.

After the Floods: Greens Question Lancaster Flood Gate Closure Delays

31/12/15: Lancaster's Quay during the floods caused by Storm Desmond Green Councillor for Castle Ward Nick Wilkinsonhas written to Sir Phillip Dilley at the Environment Agency asking for an explanation as to why the flood gates along St. George's Quay, Lancaster, were not closed on the Saturday evening of the floods.

Green Party's Chris Coates runs for Carnforth city councillor post

14/11/15: Long standing member of the Green Party and former city and county councillor Chris Coates is standing for the Party in the Carnforth and Millhead by-election on 26th November 2015.

Litter pickers give district a facelift

4/3/15: Outside the Trimpell Club: Before and After Local volunteers have been giving the district a makeover - cleaning up litter blackspots, clearing overgrown pavements and footpaths and even laying hedges. Litterpicks have been undertaken across Lancaster and Morecambe by our local City and County Green councillors and prospective candidates.

Greens say No More Cuts to the Arts

14/1/15: Councillor Chris CoatesAfter confirmation that the Labour Party will not cancel £83 million of Conservative Party cuts to the national Arts budget made in recent years, local Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate for Lancaster Chris Coates has called for an end to cuts to the Arts. Chris Coates is a Lancaster City Councillor for Scotforth West.

Friends of Greaves Park campaigner to fight Scotforth by-election for Greens

22/4/14: Abi Mills and Natalie Bennett. Image: Lancaster Green PartyThe Green Party has selected Scotforth resident Abi Mills as its candidate in the upcoming Scotforth West local council by-election. Abi was a main force behind getting funding for the Play Area in Greaves Park and has lived in Scotforth West since 1996. “I am delighted to be standing for the Greens," she said.

Green Party leader to visit Lancaster tomorrow to host public meeting on women in politics

15/4/14: Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party. Image: Green PartyGreen Party leader Natalie Bennett and European election candidate for the region, councillor Gina Dowding, will host a public meeting in Lancaster tomorrow, Wednesday 16th April, to discuss the role of women in politics. Earlier in the day they will meet with local businesses and visit the Lancaster co-housing and hydro project.

County Councillors hear other side of the Fracking argument

30/3/14: Councillors from across Lancashire representing both County and district councils were offered a different view about Shale Gas than previously heard in County Hall, with a presentation by John Ashton, CBE last Wednesday.

Local Greens back national call to scrap HS2 plan

21/2/14: Some of the Green Party's North West candidates in the May 2014 European elections at Manchester Piccadilly on Tuesday: Lancaster's Gina Dowding, Peter Cranie, Laura Bannister and Kake Welsh.

Campaign to save local night buses as fury mounts over Labour-led County Council's bus cut plans

12/1/14: Original image via Stagecoach (Mash-Up via Internet) Campaigners have begun a fight back against Lancashire County Council proposals to stop all evening and Sunday services between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale as well as on several other routes around Lancaster and Morecambe.

Local MPs accused of sending seasonal message of ill-will and bad cheer

20/12/13: Councillor Chris CoatesLancaster Green Councillor Chris Coates has condemned local MPs for voting not to investigate the increased use of food banks in the UK.

Council sneeks proposal to close Chancery Lane to pedestrians into Square Route plans

26/5/13: While the latest news on Lancaster City Council's Square Root plans to revamp Lancaster city centre are great news for the town, supporting local business and other community efforts to boost it, there's a sting in the tail to the current plans to be discussed next week - the proposed closure of Chancery Lane, a centuries-old right of way between Market Square and Church Street.

Lancaster’s support scheme will protect all council tax benefit claimants, say Greens

18/1/13: On Wednesday night Lancaster City Council voted 33-13 to preserve council tax benefit levels for all claimants in the face of a cut in government funding for the benefit. The government’s cut to the grant for council tax benefit would have resulted in the poorest-paid and unemployed couples in Lancaster district having to find £232 each year (£4.45 per week) in council tax from April.

City Council votes to keep council tax support at existing levels

17/1/13: The City Council has voted not to change its existing levels of council tax support for the year commencing 1st April, despite reduced grant from the government.

Greens call for urgent action on pedestrian safety at Stonewell

2/10/12: Picture l-r: Local student Davey Ryuzaki, City Councillor Tim Hamilton-Cox, County Councillor Sam Riches and North Lancashire Green Party Co-ordinator Gina Dowding.(Updated 3/0/12, County Council comment added): Green Party councillors protested at the closure of Lancaster's Stonewell pedestrian crossing on Lancaster's one-way system yesterday, highlighting safety concerns during upgrade works.

Planned council tax benefits cuts attack on 'working poor'

26/9/12: Gina DowdingLancaster Green Party co-ordinator Gina Dowding, has called for Council Tax discounts on empty and second homes to be scrapped to help make up the shortfall in Government grant reduction for Council Tax benefits.

Greens warn on dangers of Centros deal; developer absorbed by 'Sovereign Land'

27/7/12: Lancaster's Green Party have hit out at the City Council's continued support for developer Centros, who have recently re-submitted new plans for Lancaster's Canal Corridor area. The Greens voted against accepting an extension to a development agreement with Centros at Full Council last week, which the City Council has described as offering a "renaissance" in Lancaster's fortunes.

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