Climate Change and the Economy in Chichester

16 January 2019

At the Finance Committee of the City Council, Councillor Sarah Sharp, presented a paper on climate change and how this could impact the City of Chichester. The focus of the talk was the risks of climate change to shopping, agriculture as well as insurance and liability implications. Ways ahead include recycling of food waste, retrofitting of older housing stock, local energy production and an integrated transport plan.

Chichester’s Climate Emergency is postponed

16 January 2019

At the Planning and Conservation Committee of the City Council on Wednesday 9th January, Councillor Sarah Sharp championed the United Nations’ call for “urgent and unprecedented changes” to keep the rise of global temperatures under 1.5 degrees C. She suggested changes to the Terms of Reference of the Committee so that climate change would be at the forefront of any decision making and recommendations the Committee would make. The Committee decided that no decisions could be made as the next Full Council meeting that would need to ratify such changes would be taking place in April which would be the official period of purdah before the May elections.

#returntheplastic event on Saturday at Sainsbury's

07 January 2019

Christmas and New Year is a busy time for families and supermarkets that provide our food and daily essentials. However, the Bognor and Chichester #returntheplastic group was very pleased that Sainsbury's in Chichester found the time and space to accommodate their event on Saturday to encourage shoppers to re-think their shopping habits and to return unwanted plastic to the store.

New Eco Meet-Up

31 December 2018

"There is rising concern throughout the world that we are ignoring the risks of climate change" said Sarah Sharp, Chichester's only Green Councillor. Residents of Chichester are responding to this by setting up regular Eco Meet-Ups to start on Monday 7th January.

Chichester City Council decides to refer motions on climate change and single-use plastic to all three of its committees

07 December 2018

The City Council's decision to refer the motions on climate change and single-use plastic to all three committees in January was the first step in addressing the most serious challenges facing all levels of government.

Green Party City Councillor has put two motions to Full Council concerning Climate Change and Single-Use plastics

04 December 2018

Sarah Sharp, Green Party City Councillor, aims to focus our councillors’ and the public’s minds on two essential matters next week at the Full City Council meeting on Wednesday 5th December. She has put two motions to Full Council concerning Climate Change and Single-Use plastics.

WSCC Council Meeting 19 October 2018

22 October 2018

Comments by Sarah Sharp after attending WSCC Council Meeting 19 October 2018

Green Party calls for nationwide Car Free Days

25 September 2018

Chichester and Bognor Green Party has taken part in a nationwide call on the Government to launch nationwide annual Car Free Days to mark the global event that takes places in other countries every September.

Hiroshima Commemoration

02 August 2018

Every year Southdowns Peace Group holds an event to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, and of Nagasaki on 9 August. This year the event will be held from 11am to 3 pm on Wednesday 8 August, in front of the Council House, North St Chichester. Green Party members and supporters are encouraged to attend, to help give out leafltes , and talk to people about the significance of the day.

Arun’s Local Plan – greenwash and greenfield grab, say local Greens

01 August 2018

The Arun Local Plan was adopted earlier this month, to the dismay of many across the district. With its key aim of economic growth and job creation, it realistically cannot meet its stated desire for a sustainable vision.

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