Should we charge vehicles to enter Worcester city centre?

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.

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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 15th September. 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.

For more information, contact Nick via email or telephone 07586 814499.


Community Garden tour and Vegetarian Cook out

Old North Stables - Pitchcroft, 19th September, 12 – 3pm

A tour and a 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.

We will be cooking a Keralan Vegetable Curry in a relaxed rustic setting surrounded by produce grown organically with no-dig techniques. See the Bee Hives built on rafts to avoid the floods and hear about the volunteering work done helping heal those struggling and in need of support in this wonderful setting.

Outdoor activity, limited shelter. Bring your own plate, cup and cutlery.

Tackling Food Waste in Worcester

Pump House Environment Centre, 5th October, 7-9pm

3 Ways to tackle food waste in Worcester – at the farm, supermarket and home. How the surplus is used for good and where. A short talk by volunteer leaders who make this happen and how you can help them and what you can do at home.

The venue is the eco-centre at The Pump House Environment Centre, Gheluvelt Park followed by tea, cakes and drinks to purchase and an opportunity to chat with like-minded people and green party supporters.

Green Party Conference - Watch Party

10am till 2pm Saturday 23rd October @St Nicholas Church Hall, Warndon, Worcester.

Come along to our national Green Party "Watch Party" on Saturday morning 23rd October.

Talk On Sustainable Living - At Pack It In Store

POSTPONED until September

Location: Market Hall, The Shambles, Worcester, WR1 2RD.

A talk by Phillipa Gilfillan who owns the Pack It In zero waste shop on what inspired her to give up a steady job to set up her zero waste plastic free shop.

The talk will be covid safe as numbers are limited to 30 and the talking will be in the relatively airy market hall area directly outside her shop. As numbers are so limited we need everyone coming to register using the link below.

Petition: Cycle parking at Worcester City Museum

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.