Farnley and Wortley Greens attend Bramley events

FWWGP Councillors and members at Bramley Carnival

Farnley & Wortley Green Party Councillors and members at Bramley Carnival

Farnley & Wortley Green Party members were out and about in Bramley this weekend,  attending two excellent events . On Saturday afternoon Andrew Pointon, the prospective parliamentary candidate for Leeds West visited the opening of the Bramley Baths Community Garden. On Sunday Andrew joined our Green councillors Ann Blackburn and Terry Wilford, Farnley Wortley Green Party members and supporters on the Green Party stall at Bramley Carnival. The Bramley Baths Community Garden is an initiative run by volunteers to get people interested in gardens and growing their on food. One of the volunteers is Kate Bisson, the prospective local election candidate for Bramley & Stanningley ward in 2015 and she was handing out produce that had been grown in the garden.

Kate Bisson shows off produce grown at Bramley Baths Community Garden

Kate Bisson shows off produce grown at Bramley Baths Community Garden, and available for free.

Kate said:

“We are trying to show people what can be grown and we are trying today to encourage people to come and help themselves to the edible plants we are growing here.”

Andrew enjoyed a tour of the gardens and then spoke to local residents over a cake and coffee. He said of the community gardens:

“This is a brilliant idea on so many levels. It’s making great use of of this part of the baths, encourages community spirit, and provides good healthy food for people to harvest for themselves. It also shows people what can be done with just a small flowerbed. It is very green!”

On Sunday volunteers running the stall for the Farnley & Wortley Green Party, provided leaflets about we do and our policies, and offered cake for donations to raise vital funds for our campaigning. Cllr Ann Blackburn and our new councillor, Terry Wilford, were also there engaging with members of the public. It gave them chance to distribute our Bramley Green View newsletter and discuss with people local issues they have like the speeding cars on the Fairfield estate. Kate Bisson, who has been the Green Party candidate in Bramley & Stanningley ward several times also helped on the stall throughout the day, as did Andrew Pointon.

FWWGP members with Andrew Pointon at Bramley Carnival

Farnley & Wortley Green members with Andrew Pointon, PPC for Leeds West, at Bramley Carnival

Andrew said about the carnival:

“We all had a fantastic day at what is a fabulous and well run community event. It was good to see people from Bramley and further afield coming along to enjoy the carnival and to have chance to listen to their concerns. It was very positive to hear that many intend to give the Greens a chance because they are fed up with the main parties. There is often some surprise that we have policies covering a wide range of issues, and not just the environment, and when people hear them in more detail they really like them. Plus it was good for people to meet our hard working councillors from Farnley & Wortley and see what they get when Greens are elected. I really enjoyed the carnival and the chance to listen to what the local people had to say”

Back in the Farnley & Wortley ward Cllr David Blackburn was opening the St Wilfrid’s Summer Gala on Sunday.

More photos from the two days in Bramley. (Click on image for full size)

Andrew Pointon & Kate Bisson, our two prospective candidates at Bramley Baths Community Garden

Andrew Pointon & Kate Bisson, our two prospective candidates at Bramley Baths Community Garden

Bramley Baths Community Garden stall

Bramley Baths Community Garden stall

Bramley Baths Gardeners with Kate Bisson

Bramley Baths Gardeners with Kate Bisson (middle)

Farnley & Wortley Green Party members and councillors at Bramley Carnival

Farnley & Wortley Green Party members and councillors at Bramley Carnival (L-R: Clive Lord, Kate Bisson, Janet Wilford, Cllr Terry Wilford, and Cllr Ann Blackburn.)

 

May 2012 Local Election Results

Farnley & Wortley Ward Green Party Candidates cover the Leeds West parliamentary constituency. Their results in the local elections held on 3rd May 2012 are as follows:

Armley Jane Morrison   596   13.57%

Bramley & Stanningley Kate Bisson   304  7.14%

Farnley & Wortley David Blackburn  2516   48.88%  Elected

Kirkstall Morgan Tatchell-Evans   437  9.84%

 

The rest of the Green Party candidates in Leeds polled the following results:

Adel & Wharfedale Paul Marchant   217  3.12%

Beeston & Holbeck David Smith  256  6.65%

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill Pete Exley    312   7.81%

Calverley & Farsley Clive Lord   297  4.55%

Chapel Allerton Colin Noble  409  7.68%

City & Hunslet Neil Seepujak   331   9.29%

Crossgates & Whinmoor Ben Goldthorp   243  4.72%

Guiseley & Rawdon Colin Avison   621   9.87%

Harewood Patricia Capstick 262   4.43%

Headingley Christopher Foren  457   16.56%

Horsforth Andrea Binns  317   4.81%

Hyde Park & Woodhouse David Webb  387  14.47%

Otley & Yeadon Steven Crossan   474   6.34%

Roundhay Paul Ellis  486   7.17%

Weetwood Martin Hemingway  468   8.52%

Ann Blackburn reselected as Local Elections candidate

Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas with Ann Blackburn (right)Farnley & Wortley Green Party has reselected Ann Blackburn as your  Green Party candidate for the Local Council Elections on Thursday 5th May 2011.

Ann Blackburn is 57 years old and is married to David Blackburn. She has a grown up son and step-daughter. Originally from Armley, she has lived in Farnley for 28 years and worked in the area previous to that time. Ann was elected to Leeds City Council in 2002 and had represented the Farnley & Wortley area since that time. She is Leader  of  the Council’s Green Group.

A Message from Ann

It is now just under nine years since you elected me as one of the Green Councillors on Leeds City Council. During that time we have been able to achieve many things, but there is still much more to do. To me being a councillor is not just about attending meetings, but doing things in the community, and over the years I and the Green Party team have worked hard tramping the streets leafleting and door knocking in all weathers. You can be assured that as long as I am physically able I will be out at the front doing the same and trying to do my best for the people of our communities.

I ask you to support me on Thursday 5th May 2011 so that I can continue in my efforts to benefit Farnley and Wortley as a whole.

Other Farnley & Wortley Green Party Candidates

The Farnley & Wortley Green Party have selected the following people as their candidates for the Local Council Elections in May:

Armley Ward Jane Morrison

Bramley & Stanningley Ward Kate Bisson

Kirkstall Ward Morgan Tatchell-Evans

Pudsey Ward Irene Dracup

Green Party Candidates in other Leeds Council wards

Adel & Wharfedale Paul Marchant

Beeston & Holbeck David Smith

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill Peter Exley

Chapel Allerton Colin Noble

Crossgates & Whinmoor Ben Goldthorp

Guiseley & Rawdon Colin Avison

Harewood Patricia Capstick

Headingley Christopher Foren

Hyde Park & Woodhouse Robert Simpson

Roundhay Paul Ellis

Weetwood Martin Hemingway

Please support a Green Party candidate in the May elections. More Green Councillors working hard for you around the year means a better, cleaner, more sustainable Leeds.