Tamworth Green Party have been shocked and saddened by the death of their friend and colleague Sarah Walters.
Sarah was a long-standing member of The Green Party and her presentations about her beloved Alvecote Wood and its fantastic biodiversity were fascinating and always well received by the local party.
Sarah stood as a candidate several times and will be sadly missed by all Tamworth Green Party members.
Our thoughts are with her husband and best friend Stephen.
As a result of Sarah’s death, the borough council election for the Glascote ward – which should have taken place on Thursday, May 3, 2018 – has been postponed until Friday, May 25, 2018.
The Green Party Candidate for the countermanded election in Glascote Ward is Kevin Jones.
Kevin is a Yoga and Pilates instructor who holds classes at The Sacred Heart Community Centre.
A statement from Tamworth Green Party.
Tamworth Borough Council is to be applauded for its decision to take in ten families fleeing war and persecution in Syria. Whilst this does not go nearly far enough, it is certainly a step in the right direction.
However, for some, even ten families is too much. They argue that Tamworth is ‘full’ and we cannot adequately house our own people.
Whilst it is true we face an acute shortage of suitable accommodation, there is no contradiction between continuing to campaign for decent, affordable homes for all and stepping up to meet our obligations to do the right thing and support the Syrian refugees.
On that basis, we would urge people to show the caring, tolerant and compassionate face of Tamworth and bring family and friends to join the “Tamworth says YES to refugees” gathering in Castle Grounds, at 2pm on the 7th November.
Let’s all stand up and be counted.