To people voting in the 2019 European Election

Fiona Radic in Norwich on the St Julian Bridge in the city centre

“I am thrilled to be standing in May 2019 for election in an unexpected European election with a simply outstanding team of candidates, any of whom would make a wonderful Member of the European Parliament.

We want to offer people across the East region the opportunity to

  • confront and tackle climate chaos
  • protect the beautiful land we walk on and depend upon for our sustenance
  • localise our economies & reduce our supply chains and our food and commuting mileages
  • reform government (yes: European as well). Democratic deficiencies open up cracks and we have crises of trust. So while people feel that they are being exposed to economic, climatic and political threats, voters are furious that their wishes as expressed at the ballot box are disregarded when they can see that politicians have no choice but to work together and across party lines.”

Fiona Radic stood for parliament in 2010 and celebrated a decade of campaigning with the Green Party by standing again in 2017’s snap election. She helped manage the successful Green Mayor Campaign in which Julie Howell kept her deposit, polling over 9% of first preference votes in Peterborough and proving strong core support in a city with strong environmental ambition. Julie Howell was subsequently elected to the city council in 2018 as Peterborough’s first Green city councillor.

Fiona campaigned to remain in the EU during the referendum and previously stood for election in East Region to the European Parliament in 2014. 

“My family is international in its connections and outlook. The EU referendum was divisive and profoundly destructive. It caused alarm and dismay at a time of unprecedented international economic stress and political upheaval. I stand firmly with those whose rights and relationships – personal and business – are being overlooked by the state. People are not bargaining chips. It isn’t acceptable for politicians to play to the gallery by discarding peoples’ hard won rights. It is one thing for the state to assert its right to govern itself (even if that right was never endangered). It is entirely another to put our current economic system at risk, and to threaten family life. And not just family life. Businesses are also being rocked by incompetent and self interested styles of government. If we are to leave the EU, let us be sure to make that a sensible and constructive process and make full use of Green Party thinking on local decision making and empowerment. But I am now absolutely sure that the decision about leaving the EU was founded on shoddy information and that those in power will have to give voters a sensible and fully informed choice. Of course voters will be cross: they are entitled to be furious. But fake news, anger and fear are not sound bases for complicated and difficult decisions and those who whipped it up should be ashamed of themselves and I hope that in this extraordinary European election which nobody thought would happen, that voters will hold them accountable by casting their vote for the Green Party.”

Fiona has campaigned on the NHS, on transport, planning and infrastructure, on nuclear power and Trident, air quality, green spaces, social justice and equality, maternity services and housing. Fiona has worked in universities, in companies massive and tiny in the financial and telecoms sectors and also as an unpaid activist and volunteer.

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Holi May Day Celebration at The Green Backyard on Saturday 6th May

Please help distribute leaflets if you can, maybe alongside some Green Party Greenviews?

Hannah and Irena Flute Concert Tuesday 16th August 1pm

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Hannah Clark rehearsing for tomorrow’s concert:

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Flute Concert  at  1pm at St John The Baptist in Cathedral Square, Peterborough

This concert is the third in a summer concert series organised by St Johns CIC. Hannah Clark will be joined by Irena Radić. Both of these young musicians have given concerts at St John’s before. In their début appearance here together Hannah Clark (flute) and Irena Radić (piano) will play music by Fauré, Ravel, Reinecke, and more…

The church will be open from about midday and arriving early ensures time for a homemade cake or a coffee. All profits go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.

You can also spend some time with the magnificent textile work, Mapestry, installed in St John’s as part of this year’s magnificent PECT Green Festival. Mapestry will be in the church for a short while, and then it will tour the route of the River Nene which passes through the city. The work consists of twelve delightfully characterful panels, each one describing a month in the year and a place on the Nene. The work has been created by Froglife a major wildlife charity based in Peterborough and a number of community crafters. Nenescape is a Heritage Lottery funded Landscape Partnership Scheme conserving and protecting the Nene Valley’s natural and built history. Get in touch with them if you think you can help. A woman in a red dress is walking her dog in Ferry Meadows:

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7th – 11th March Stamford’s Bright Green Energy Show 2016

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The Gallery: Stamford Arts Centre

10am to 8pm – Monday 7th March to Saturday 12th March

Admission free to all events

Come and find out how to use less energy, save money, live more sustainably and help to improve your environment.

The show combines an exhibition and evening events looking at energy saving measures and renewable technologies. Specialist local businesses will display a range of energy saving products including the new Nissan Leaf electric car.

Other events during the week include:

Monday 7th March

7-9pm – The Gallery: launch and reception.

Tuesday 8th March

11am – 12.30am – Whitwell Passivhaus, tour and talk. Call 01780 460457 to book a space on the tour. More information available here.

7-9pm – The Gallery: A selection of films on the environment and sustainable living. More information available here.

Friday 11th March

7-9pm – The Gallery: Illustrated talks on Low Energy design…

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