Thank you to everyone who came to the founding meeting of the East Devon Green Party on Saturday. We had a great turn out with 19 people attending the meeting in Sidmouth. The new group (founder members pictured) was officially formed and Sharon Howe kindly offered to take the minutes – which will be circulated by email by the end of the week. If you are reading this and would like to be included on our mailing list – simply contact me.
We have three officers elected – Diana is our Local Party Contact, Kerry is Treasurer and Geoff is Election Agent and will cover our Press Officer role. I will carry on as coordinator at least until the next meeting although I am hoping to stand as parliamentary candidate for East Devon – so might have my hands full with that and running my own business. Ballot letters have been sent to all our East Devon members today to see if they would like me to stand – so fingers crossed !
If you came to the meeting or would like to come to the next one (date tba) it is very easy to join the Green Party. Please click here for details about joining (from just £10 per year).
We have an East Devon Green Party page on the Devon CAN (Climate Action Network) website – please join it by clicking here.
Be lovely to get some comments on here (add below) from the people in the picture at the top, perhaps say who you are, where you live and why you came to the meeting on Saturday – what you hope the new group will achieve and what you want it to do. I’ll start it off:
I’m Sharon, that’s me standing in the middle (green top, pink scarf). I live in the sticks near Membury which is about 5 miles from Axminster, 8 miles from Honiton. I run my own business working from home with husband Daniel. We sell toys and run a web design and blog writing business. We have two children, Natasha is 8 and Aleck is 4 and they are the reason why I’m trying to make a difference. I’m worried about the effect of climate change on their futures and feel that I need to do something active NOW.
I’m also fed up of labour and I’m extremely worried about the conservatives getting back in. I feel that to make change happen – it needs to start on my doorstep. I’m looking forward to meeting more like-minded people, meeting other local environmental groups and attracting enough East Devon members to hopefully start getting onto the local councils – as other regional Green Parties have done lately.
LOOKING FOR DETAILS OF THE NEXT EAST DEVON GREEN PARTY ? LOOK OVER TO THE RIGHT – THE CATEGORIES SECTION, CLICK ON EAST DEVON GREEN PARTY OR CONTACT ME.