It’s well known that Bristol is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the UK, and we should be proud of our city’s sustainable reputation. City leaders of many political persuasions have worked together on environmental issues, to the extent that Bristol was represented at the recent climate conference in Paris.

Increased renewable energy - just one way that we can work to help the environmentThe Labour Party believes we should be doing much more however to help our environment. Locally, we have already opposed dirty diesel and gas power plants close to Bishopston & Ashley Down, and want to declare Bristol a Frack-free city; a declaration against Fracking for Shale Gas.

If elected in May, your local Labour Council candidates will continue to work to make our city more sustainable, reinvigorating the Warm Up Bristol home insulation scheme, and creating a Charter for Business Social and Environmental Responsibility.

Furthermore, we will work to create local Travel Hubs to provide easy access to travel, with comprehensive information and multimodal/operator tickets, encompassing all modes of travel including rail, cycling and walking. We will also demand proper enforcement of regulations on idling cars (the law doesn’t apply when in congestion/at traffic lights).

As a city we have a great opportunity to use the Green Capital legacy to create real environmental benefit; your local Labour candidates will ensure that does not go to waste.

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