Scarborough and Whitby Green Party

What have Green Councillors ever done for me?

Jonathan Dixon who was a Green Party member of Scarborough Borough Council from 2006 - 2011 did a lot of work including:

Chairing a Task Group which recommended sustainability and Fair Trade criteria for food and beverages served at the Town Hall  - see item Hj of the Council Meeting April 2007

Suggesting and chairing a Task Group on Allotments  - see Cabinet Agenda item from April 2011

Being a member of the Cabinet with responsibility for Housing, Public Health,  Property Maintenance  and Sustainability.

Being a key player in the group suggesting revisions to the Council Constitution which were needed following the government's requirement for a Council to elect a Strong Leader (if not an executive mayor). Jonathan persuaded the Council to prescribe a proportional system of voting for the Strong Leader - see item 7c of Council meeting February 2011

Nick Harvey who was a Green Party Councillor from 2009 to 2012 did a tremendous amount of work for his constituents in Hertford Ward including campaigning for better public transport and trying to save the library and clinic services, getting more recycling opportunities in Hunmanby and ensuring they were correctly sited, personally clearing leaves and snow and taking up a lot of individual casework.

Dilys Cluer, who has been a Green Party Councillor since 2007, works hard on committees and sub-groups as well as helping people in her ward. Work has included:

Chairing the Task Group which in 2008-9 produced a Sustainability Policy for the Council, and subsequently chairing the Sustainability Working Group which drives all kinds of sustainability in ithe Council.

Chairing the Mayoralty Task Group which recommended economies in the budget for the Mayoralty.

Active membership of the Manor Road Nursery Task Group.

Helping to preserve the green space opposite the Sands at Peasholm Gap, and to prevent a large area of the beach in front of the Spa being covered by concrete steps. 

Speaking out early against the proposed move from the Town Hall, which was finally ditched.

Helping to establish the Choices4Energy advice shop which is helping many residents to save energy and money.

 Raising questions about sea pollution in Cornelian Bay which led to more openness from Yorkshire Water.

 Helping to spur the Council to investigate the risks of fracking, and being on a task group on the subject which will continue into the summer (as long as the members are re-elected).

 
 

 

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