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Donate

If you would like to support Glastonbury & Street Green Party (GSGP) in a very practical way, why not make a donation?

This can be done by arranging with your bank or building society to make an electronic transfer to our account by BACS or Faster Payments Service.

Our Sort Code is: 60-83-01
Account Number: 20096612
Please note donations MUST contain ‘Glastonbury Green Party’ (or at least ‘Glastonbury Green’) in the transaction reference field.

Why donate to GSGP?

Since 2009, we’ve steadily and purposefully encroached on the Tory stronghold in our area – gaining seats on Glastonbury Town Council in 2011 and Glastonbury and Street Councils four years later – taking minority control of Glastonbury from the Conservatives in 2015; becoming the majority party on Glastonbury Town Council in 2019!

Glastonbury at the Green Party Conference 2015, with Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, Her Worship Denise Michell - Mayor of Glastonbury, Molly Scott Cato MEP, Deputy Mayor of Glastonbury Cllr Jon Cousins, and Cllr Emma George

Since then, we’ve consolidated our position, with the election of Green Mayors of Glastonbury – Denise Michell (2015/16 and again 2019/20),  Jon Cousins) (2016/17 and again in 2020/21) and Emma George (2017/18) – using our strong position to push the Green agenda; becoming the second anti-fracking council in the UK in 2015; declaring a “Climate Emergency” in 2019, becoming an Earth Protector Town in 2020, with the Green-led council employing a Climate Emergency and Resilience Officer in 2021 to help us achieve our pledge to make the operation of council carbon neutral by 2030.

In 2015, Glastobury became the first UK council to ban chemical herbicides; introducing non-toxic weed control in all public spaces and council owned land.

In addition, we hosted the public launch of MEP Molly Scott Cato’s ‘The power to transform the South West’ at Glastonbury Town Hall; reinstated Glastonbury’s Fairtrade Town status; instigated Glastonbury’s Neighbourhood Plan; and helped to co-ordinate the re-housing of Syrian refugees in Glastonbury and Street.

Jon Cousins stood as our Green candidate in the 2015 General Election, increasing our vote fourfold!  As Mayor of Glastonbury, Jon was actively working with the Police to foster a multi-agency approach to anti-social behaviour and drug dealing; collaborating with Glastonbury Festival and the BBC to promote Glastonbury town nationally. In addition, he has taken an active role in the Last Bank Standing campaign (an attempt to stop the closure of all Glastonbury’s banks in 2016) and helped to bring a new Nationwide Building Society branch to the town!

West Country MEP Molly Scott Cato visits Glastonbury Town Council in 2016, with Green Mayor, Jon Cousins and Green Deputy Mayor, Emma George.

On Thursday, 2nd May 2019, Jon and fellow Green candidate Lindsay MacDougall became Glastonbury’s first Green Mendip District Councillors!  In the Parish elections (held on the same day), the Greens won 9 out of the 16 seats in Glastonbury.

Glastonbury St. Benedict’s Ward – Denise Michell, Ian Mutch, and Brian Outten
Glastonbury St. Edmund’s Ward – Jon Cousins and Serena Roney-Dougal
Glastonbury St. John’s Ward – Sue Barnett and Christine Prior
Glastonbury St. Mary’s Ward – Lindsay MacDougall and Mike Smyth

 

By donating even a small amount, you can help GSGP continue to build stronger, safer, more resilient local communities; working for the Common Good in Glastonbury, Street, and the surrounding area.

Read about the Green Party vision in our Mini-Manifesto for the 2015 Elections.

Thank you.

Glastonbury and Street Green Party.

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All donations received are subject to the regulations of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

 


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