1 June 2021
Worcester Green Party Councillor Louis Stephen was invited to comment on local BBC radio on the new scheme in Birmingham that has been introduced to reduce the number of polluting vehicles entering the city centre. See clip below.
Louis made the point that we should be considering a similar scheme for Worcester but that we need to invest in alternatives to cars like investment in public transport and active travel BEFORE we introduce any scheme to Worcester.
Louis also made the point that this is an equalities issue as often the areas with the highest levels of pollution were also the areas that were the least affluent areas of the city.
Asked about the negative effects such a scheme might have on local businesses he made the point that congestion also costs billions of pounds to the UK economy each year and rather than being a drag these measures by cutting wasteful congestion will make our city more prosperous.
Green Party Meetings
All Green Party members are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting to discuss our plans for Worcester and Worcestershire.
Our next meeting starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday 19th January. Our monthly business meetings will now be online via Zoom. Please contact Nick Weeks by email if you would like to attend. If you need any help setting up Zoom, please get in touch.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 10:00am - 1:00pm
A creative event for families with children under 12 at half term. Drop-in and make amazing things together from recycled materials and junk. Wear old clothes in case it gets messy and enjoy a couple of hours making amazing stuff. Materials supplied. Small prizes for small people. Food and drink are available to purchase. Good bike access at the end of Gheluvelt, a free car park opposite the pump house at WR1 3EZ. The bus stop is at Barbourne Brook next to Gheluvelt Park.
Sunday, March 27, 2022, 10:30am - 1:00pm.
Winter is nearly behind us and clocks will spring forward this day. Time to get your bike out and explore great rides around Worcester with other people keen to use 2 wheels instead of 4.
Meet up at the Pump House Environment Centre and eco-cafe for a range of bike-related activities. Bring the whole family. You don't have to be a Green Party member, all are welcome.
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 12pm - 3:30pm.
Join us for a tour and brief talk by Steve Dent. Including picking our own lunch, chopping and preparing it under the direction of Steve Dent an inventive chef and author of the award-winning "Circus Gardener's Kitchen" food blog.
Worcester City Museum has no public cycle parking. The City Museum is situated on a cycle lane. Cycle parking would mean that City Museum visitors can make sustainable transport choices and help ease the City's traffic congestion.