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Green Party stands with Black Lives Matter every step of the way

22nd June marks Windrush Day, a day which commemorates the Windrush Generation and their legacy. The first generation of workers came to the UK by invitation to help rebuild Britain after World War II but many were met with hostility and intolerance when they arrived.
Since then, Black individuals have been wrongly detained, denied legal rights, threatened with deportation, and, in at least 83 cases wrongly deported from the UK by the Home Office. In 2018 the Home Office admitted they had wrongfully detained at least 850 people between 2012 and 2017.

Tragically, a study found Covid-19 related deaths of British black African background to be 3.5 times those of the white British population, even after accounting for differences in age, sex and geography. Examining the possible reasons, it says that a third of all working-age Black Africans are employed in key worker roles, 50% more than the share of the White British population. 63% of the first 106 health and social care staff known to have died from the virus were black or Asian, according to the Health Service Journal.The Green Party has backed calls for an independent inquiry into the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic people. Greens of Colour chairperson, Azzees Minott, said: “The government’s inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on BAME people has let communities of colour down. It has been clear from the start that this review simply was not going to go far enough because it was never going to address the institutional racism that affects people of colour, particularly in the context of Covid-19."

The tragic death of Belly Mujinga, a transport worker, was assaulted whilst on duty, ultimately leading to her contracting Covid-19 and to her death. Employers must implement changes to protect workers in order to prevent deaths like Belly’s happening again. We demand justice for Belly Mujinga.

After the unjust and brutal death of George Floyd, that has caught the attention of the world, and the following attacks on protestors and demonstrators, almost 1 million people have signed the petition for a halt to sales of tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the US.

As a party whose membership is predominantly white, we recognise that we still have work to do to make our spaces more accessible and inclusive to all. We pledge to listen to minority and marginalised groups and we welcome you to join us. Where possible, we will amplify black voices, educate ourselves and join the fight for a better world for people of colour everywhere.

Chris Mitchell elected as first Green Councillor in Three Rivers

By emjbrading | 3rd June 2022

Chris Mitchell has been elected as District Councillor for Dickinsons ward, Croxley Green. He is the first Green councillor in Three Rivers and South West Herts but joins over 500 […]

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Backtrack on biodiversity

By emjbrading | 31st March 2022

The Liberal Democrats have backtracked on the grassland management policy (also called ‘no-mow’). It was first put forward by Independent Cllr Alex Michaels and the Council agreed to turn 50% […]

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Chris Mitchell gains support of ex-Lib Dem

By emjbrading | 31st March 2022

As an ex-Lib Dem, who left the party and went on to serve as an Independent Councillor, Alex Michaels is supporting Chris at the election on 5th May 2022. “I […]

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VIDEO: Chris and Andrew discuss new solar panels

By emjbrading | 31st March 2022

Green Party members Chris and Andrew discuss the recent installation of solar panels on Andrew’s home in Croxley Green. […]

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What is going to happen to the Red Cross Hall?

By emjbrading | 15th March 2022

Chris Mitchell presented a petition signed by 555 local residents to Three Rivers District Council on 6th December 2021. An inaccurate statement from a Lib Dem Councillor was read out […]

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Sycamore Road appeal dismissed!

By emjbrading | 13th March 2022

Great news! The Sycamore Road development appeal has been dismissed. I congratulate all the residents for putting in so many objections. The Chair of the Management Association for the flats […]

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New trees planted with better design, thanks to Green Party

By emjbrading | 15th February 2022

Back in 2019 members of the Green Party met with a highways officer to draw attention to the neglect of newly planted trees. Tree ties, which are used to secure […]

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Woodland saved for Croxley Green!

By emjbrading | 15th February 2022

Chris Mitchell persuaded the Parish Council to buy the woodland for resident’s use Local residents approached councillors about the future of five acres of Long Valley Wood adjoining Woodland Chase […]

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Killingdown Farm planning appeal upheld

By emjbrading | 8th February 2022

The Killingdown Farm planning application for 160 dwellings adjacent to The Green Conservation Area has been upheld at appeal and therefore the development will go ahead. This is a disappointing […]

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Chris performs as St George with the Croxley Mummers

By emjbrading | 16th December 2021

Chris Mitchell will be playing St George in the Croxley Mummers’ St. George and the Dragon. It’s all good fun for a boo and a cheer! Sunday 19 December 2021 […]

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