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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 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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Support the “No-mow” motion

By emjbrading | 11th November 2021

On 24th November (7.30 pm) the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee at Three Rivers District Council will be considering the following “no-mow” motion: “to look for opportunities to cease mowing […]

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Are you eligible for the Green Homes Grant?

By emjbrading | 11th November 2021

The Green Homes Grant is a fund of more than £1million available to Three Rivers residents until March 2022. The scheme is administered by Three Rivers District Council. Find out […]

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Our response to the Local Plan consultation

By emjbrading | 4th August 2021

Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) is consulting on a new Local Plan which will deliver 8,973 new homes. 80% are allocated to sites in the Green Belt. Please see our […]

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Which sites have been put forward for development near you?

By emjbrading | 18th June 2021

Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) is consulting on a new Local Plan. You can view the consultation here. Part 2: Sites for Potential Allocation 80% of the additional dwellings set […]

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Support Croxley Green Parish Council to stop the development of the Red Cross Centre

By emjbrading | 25th May 2021

Three Rivers District Council has designated the Red Cross Centre as a site for future development with 6 dwellings to be built on the land. This decision will remove a […]

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Chris celebrates a strong election result in Dickinsons Ward

By emjbrading | 13th May 2021

In the Three Rivers District Council elections in 2021 Chris Mitchell increased the vote for the Green Party in Dickinsons Ward, Croxley Green, eightfold from 119 to 961, and the […]

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Greens fight for better housing at Killingdown Farm

By emjbrading | 3rd May 2021

Chris Mitchell, Green Party candidate for Dickinsons Ward, has succeeded in persuading the developers of Killingdown Farm in Croxley Green to improve energy saving in 160 proposed new homes. Installing […]

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SYCAMORE AMENITY LAND – Let’s give credit where credit is due

By emjbrading | 28th April 2021

It wasn’t ONLY the Liberal Democrat ward councillors who helped stop the recent application to build on the Sycamore Road amenity land (used by the residents of the flats), as […]

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We are prophets but we are also agents of change

By Andrew | 7th July 2020

By Mary Chabrel, Green Party member. Thirty years ago this month, I finished my GCSEs, Geography being one of them. I was already a conservation volunteer in the Colne Valley […]

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