Great Green Party Election Results

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Success in the Hampshire County Council elections Well done Greens in the County Council election of 6 May 2021. To have New Forest Green Party candidates standing in all 10 County Council divisions in the New Forest is an achievement in itself. But to then get 10.2% of the vote is quite remarkable. This percentage … Read more

Flying in the Face of Facts

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In the first half of the 19th century, the American naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau wrote ‘Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth’.  He might think differently now. Flying is a wonderful means of transport, with many benefits.  It has linked people and countries across the … Read more

A vote that counts = a voice for the Environment.

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This Thursday we go to the ballot box to select our representatives on the County Council.  “But what’s the point in voting when nothing ever changes?”  The voters of the New Forest could easily be forgiven their apathy when living in such a Conservative stronghold.  Our disastrously archaic First Past The Post voting system wildly … Read more

Southern Water’s controversial proposal for a desalination plant

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To provide sufficient water in its area Southern Water is proposing building a large-scale desalination plant with extensive supply and discharge pipes in a conservation area. What disruption will building it cause? Is the damage to the environment from its construction and subsequent operation justified? Are there better solutions? The availability of drinking water is … Read more

Gear change – Increasing active travel

The government’s new document Gear Change – A bold vision for cycling and walking signals a major shift towards promoting greener travel. Increasing cycling and walking, it states, can help tackle some of the most challenging issues we face as a society – improving air quality, combatting climate change, improving health and wellbeing, addressing inequalities … Read more

Nicola Jolly – Reflection from the Campaign

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Overall, the nationwide results can only be a disappointment to those of us who put the environment at the top of our priorities. Locally, however, we have run astonishingly successful campaigns, with 4.8% of votes in the East and 7.7% in the West, these are our best ever results and considerably higher than the national … Read more

Our best ever election result is even better than it looks

Local success for the New Forest Green’s I woke up this morning to bittersweet news in the General Election. The Conservatives may have regained a majority in Parliament, but the Green Party also achieved one of it’s best results, including here in the New Forest. Together with a groundswell of enthusiasm from local members and … Read more