11 July 2019
The North Somerset Green Party banner will be on the Bristol Pride Parade on Saturday, 13th July 2019. We will be joining up with Bristol Green Party and Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party and Cllr Carla Denyer, (who came third on the Green Party list for the European Election in the South West) will be with us. The Parade will be on the same day as the South West Green Party conference in Bristol, and people should be able to attend both if they so wish. You will be welcome to join us whatever your "difference" for this festive occasion.
There will also be a Green Party Stall at the main festival site.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, which is particularly poignant for us as Stonewall was the catalyst to us becoming gay activists in the early 1970's with the Gay Liberation Front.
We will be assembling at 10:00 near the south east corner of Castle Park, departing at 10:45.
Call me at 0794 1313 751 if you cannot find us.
Email me if you have questions
I will be carrying the North Somerset Green Party banner at the Weston Super Mare Pride Parade on 27th July. The Parade is fun to attend with some singing and dancing along the route so you are welcome to join me irrespective of your sexuality. I will also need volunteers to help me carry the banner.
The Pride is a celebration of the long way that the LGBT community has advanced in the last half century, whilst recognising there is still a lot of homophobia in Britain and that it is far worse in many other countries.
Please meet me at Knightstone Island before 11:00 on the day. We will be going to Grove Park where there is a celebratory event with plenty of stalls, entertainment and refreshments. If you cannot find me my mobile number is 0794 1313 751.
Unlike last year, I will NOT be running a Green Party stall.
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There will be a Green Party coffee morning at the Victorian Café, Marine Parade, Weston Super Mare, BS23 1AT on Saturday, 3rd August from 10:30 onwards followed by a Green Party ramble walk led by me weather permitting. The cafe is about 250 metres to the left of the pier. The coffee morning will last till 11:00 at the earliest. This will be an inclusive walk suitable for people between the ages of 90 weeks and 90 years and we will be walking slowly. The walk will take about an hour. We will probably walk to the end of the promenade and back again. If time and energy levels permit I might lead a second walk afterwards to Sand Bay for the fitter and faster walkers.
Please bring food for your lunch and drinks and note that dogs are welcome in the café and on the ramble.
Please contact Peter Waldschmidt by email if you have any questions. Also let me know if you intend to come, as there may be late amendments or extra information to give you.
Please let me know if you can offer transport or require a lift to the Victorian cafe then I will endeavour to match drivers with intending passengers.
My mobile number for latecomers is 0794 1313 751.
The rambles are an ideal way for members to get to know each other outside the formal setting of a meeting and also the opportunity to put the world to rights.
Please let me know if you wish to lead a walk yourself.
North Somerset Green Party
Our August meeting is open to the public, so as well as welcoming members, we would welcome all others interested in attending. Please feel free to invite friends and family to come along and ask them to spread the word far and wide.
The meeting has three sessions. Our key attraction is the newly re-elected Green MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar, Molly Scott Cato, who will be talking to us about how we pursue the Green vision locally and globally in a rapidly changing political context. Molly will be happy to answer any questions you may have. This session will start at 19:30 in the Old School Rooms in Congresbury.
Following Molly’s talk and Q&A session, each of our newly-elected Green councillors – Karin Haverson (Banwell & Winscombe), Stuart McQuillan (Long Ashton) and Bridget Petty (Backwell) - will present brief accounts of their first three months in office. They will be happy to answer questions as well.
The remaining session of the three actually precedes the meeting proper. At 19:00, we shall assemble at the Millennium Bridge in Congresbury in remembrance of the victims of the horrific nuclear attack on Hiroshima on August 6 1945. If you have sufficient manual dexterity to create an origami Peace Crane (instructions), please do so and join us in floating them down the Congresbury Yeo. We shall then walk to the Old School Rooms for Molly’s talk.
Session 1, 19:00: Hiroshima Remembrance 19:00, Millennium Bridge, Congresbury [Map]
Session 2, 19:30: Molly Scott Cato: Pursuing the Green vision locally and globally (+Q&A)
Session 3, 20:15: North Somerset Green councillors (+Q&A)
Venue: Old School Rooms, 1 Station Road, Congresbury, BS49 5DY [Map]
Details to follow.
Venue: Hangstones Pavillion, Stowey Road, Yatton, BS49 4HS
Please note: Details of the meetings planned after the August meeting may change. If the schedule changes or further information becomes available, updates will be issued well in advance of each meeting.