31 July 2015
The Totnes Area Greens group has got off to a flying start! After two initial meetings at the Bay Horse, the group have had to move to upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn, to accommodate the fast-growing group.
Members joined other Greens at the Torbay Three Towns anti-austerity walk from Brixham to Torquay on 18th July, and heard a variety of speakers from all walks of life talking about how cuts in public spending are affecting their lives and communities. The group is working closely with Green councillors to support implementation of the Green Party’s Devon Manifesto, and plans to run a regular street stall in Totnes to help people become aware of the Green Party’s aims and offer a point of contact for those seeking information or wishing to join.
Gill Coombs, who stood as the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for the Totnes Constituency in the General Election, said, ‘The team that came together during the campaign worked together so well, and it’s wonderful to see that energy and enthusiasm continuing to build. Other local groups are springing up across the South Devon Green Party area, and in the current national context it’s clear to me that people increasingly recognise that only the Green Party truly offers a political alternative to austerity and environmental destruction'.
All are welcome to the next meeting: upstairs in the Dartmouth Inn at 6.45pm on Monday 24th August.