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The Green Party is aiming to win its first seat at Waltham Forest Town Hall As Green Party councillors we would give a voice to residents, provide fresh […]By Waltham Forest Echo

The Green Party is aiming to win its first seat at Waltham Forest Town Hall

Waltham Forest and Redbridge Green Party

As Green Party councillors we would give a voice to residents, provide fresh ideas for the borough, and hold Labour to account – as our London Assembly members Sian Berry and Caroline Russell have done with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

We are caught up in a property-fuelled social crisis which must be urgently addressed. While the council have piloted admirable schemes, opened the new Walthamstow Wetlands nature reserve, and won the bid to be Borough of Culture 2019, a gap has developed between the haves and the have-nots, leaving many long-term residents and young people alike facing an uncertain future.

Waltham Forest, formerly top of the London boroughs’ spending league on youth services, has now slashed these by 67 percent. We’d seek to reverse these cuts and help projects apply for new funding from the Mayor to support young people.


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This is the second article in a series focusing on the political parties standing for election to Waltham Forest Council on Thursday 3rd May 2018. For more information and a full list of candidates:

Visit walthamforest.gov.uk/content/local-elections-2018


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