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The Green Party manifesto East Herts district and Bishop's Stortford town council elections

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Since 1999 East Herts Council has been held by the Conservative party.

Currently, 43 of the 50 councillors are Conservatives. Another four are independent ex-Conservatives. Do they represent your voice?

We are in a climate change emergency. Air, water and food supply are completely dependent on a healthy planet. We are already experiencing the consequences of human-caused climate change –without your support, these impacts will only worsen.

Our present representatives are failing us all with their inaction. Dozens of UK councils have already declared a climate emergency.

Together we can push central Government to do the same.

If you vote Green in the district council election on May 2, you can expect declaration of the climate emergency and action in East Herts.

Actions will include:

Holding councillors to promises to protect the Green Belt and developers to commitments on affordable housing;

Reducing waste through education on reducing consumption – less stuff, less waste, less litter, less need for incinerators, less cost for you;

Rewards for businesses who strive for environmentally friendly practices, such as recycling targets;

Support for the campaigns against the proposed quarries in Bengeo and Stanstead Abbotts;

Using money from new developments to support walking and cycling to cut local air pollution.

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