The local party was launched in Skipton at a public meeting in October 2012 when locals identified some major concerns many of them around transport: lack of 20 mph limits, state of the canal towpath, lack of cycle facilities, declining bus services. These formed the major part of our campaigning for the first three years.
Other concerns were health and the NHS, the decline of funding for the arts and lack of activities for young people, and community-based initiatives for creating sustainable communities.
Since 2015 we have continued to campaign on these issues and also on housing and planning.
We have two groups, one based around Skipton and one in North Craven.
Our groups campaign to get candidates elected. The also work in their communities and with other groups, back residents up on local problems, knock on doors, meet people, put out newsletters and try to influence local and national policy to make it 'greener' - that means more equal for people of different backgrounds and abilities, more respectful of the environment and wildlife, more sustainable so that we can offer a better future to those who come after us whilst securing our own needs.
For our national policies see the national website https://policy.greenparty.org.uk/
As a member, you can be as active as you like - from armchair and online support to standing as a candidate for election. People of all backgrounds are welcome to join us.
We are always in need of enthusiastic, committed candidates for local councils. Candidates must be paid-up members of the Green Party and support its main aims and policies.
Even if you don't want to make the commitment of joining us, we always welcome supporters and volunteers. Could you help deliver leaflets to your street or help us organise the mailings that have to go by post?Would you like to staff a polling station?
Would you enjoy joining in with a community clean-up? Or like to staff a stall in the street and talk to people?
Do you have fundraising experience or media skills? Whatever your experience or interests we would love to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org