CAMPAIGNS

Bexley Green Party members have chosen to support a variety of local campaigns. 

 

Bexley-Greenwich Against Road Crossings (BARC)

 

BARC promotes rail/cycle and ferry crossings over the River Thames in east London. Transport For London, supported by Bexley Council are proposing to construct two road bridges at Gallions Reach and Belvedere, without adequate consultation and based on biased questionnaires.

BARC believe the construction of the road bridges will be catastrophic for Bexley and nearby neighbourhoods. There is a better way that they believe protects the environment and will be efficient, effective and fit better into Bexley Council’s Strategic Plan.

They welcome support as they plan a petition and fund raising campaign. 

More information can be found on the BARC website and you can comment on Facebook and Streetlife.

 

Divest BexleyDivest Bexley logo 

 

Divest Bexley is a local campaign started by Thamesmead residents Sam Martin and Drew Heffernan. In September 2015 they revealed that Bexley Council has a massive £38.6m invested in fossil fuel companies including Shell and BP via its pension fund, companies which are directly contributing to potentially catastrophic climate change.  

Divest Bexley is working with local residents to persuade the Council to divest (disinvest) from fossil fuels and be part of a global solution to climate change. Follow the campaign via Facebook and sign the online petition. To get involved in the campaign contact Sam (divestbexley@gmail.com).

 

Greater London National Park CityGreater London National Park City Initiative logo (circle with river Thames going across middle, horizontally)

 

This campaign began in 2014, with the aim of making London a greener, healthier, fairer and even more beautiful by transforming the capital into the world's first National Park City.  Full information, including how you can declare your support as an individual, ward or organisation, can be found on the Greater London National Park City website. 

 

 

Make Votes MatterMake Votes Matter Logo

 

Make Votes Matter is the national cross-party campaign to introduce proportional representation to the House of Commons by 2021, which would mean each party’s representation in parliament would match the share of votes they received. Parliament would more accurately represent the wide range of views and perspectives in British society. The campaign is led by democratically-organised activists in a united movement for electoral reform, and is run locally by SELER (South East London Electoral Reform).

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