Andy Jefferies has a long association with Bridport and the area. He works in rural economic funding supporting small business and agricultural development in Dorset, and runs a wildlife conservation holiday business operating in the area and beyond.
He has two children in Bridport Primary School and Colfox and is a founder of the Bridport Community Orchard.
Andy says, “We all know Bridport is special: that’s why we’re all here. As a town councillor I will work to support residents, local businesses, and to protect and promote our rich cultural and natural heritage.”
Bridport Green Group meet around once a month. Please contact us for details of our next meeting. Our aim is to support the work of our town councillors, Kelvin Clayton and Julian Jones, to campaign on local issues and get more elected representatives. If you would like to get involved please email email@example.com
Issues we have campaigned on are: keeping the Youth Centre open, encouraging local employers to pay a living wage, and improving the town centre by pedestrianising the top part of South Street.
We are proud to have two Green Party town councillors, Kelvin Clayton and Julian Jones.
Elected in May 2015, they have already made an impact: the council is now committed to helping Bridport become the first Living Wage Town. And they also succeeded in passing a motion calling on the UK government to retain the Human Rights Act.
Committe representation is as follows:
Environment and Social Well Being: Kelvin and Julian
Finance and General Purposes Committee: Kelvin
Sub Committees: Best Value and Scrutiny: Kelvin
Highways Working Group: Julian
Bridport’s two Green Party town councillors, Kelvin and Julian, are making themselves available to meet and listen to the concerns (within reason) of the town’s residents.
Every Wednesday, starting from Wednesday 27th September 2017, either Kelvin Clayton or Julian Jones will be sitting in the BearKat café (in the Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street) between 10 and 11 am, and invite anyone to call in and discuss any issue or problem that is on their mind.
Bridport's Green Party town councillors, Julian Jones (left) and Kelvin Clayton (right).
Kelvin Clayton said: “First of all I must thank Don Brown, who runs the café, for allowing us this space. Julian and I feel that it is important for us to be available to listen to the concerns of local residents, and hopefully this will prove to be a relaxed and inviting environment in which to do so.”
We had some promising results, particularly in Bridport, which will stand us in good stead for future elections.
Our Bridport candidates for the County Council elections: Kelvin Clayton (left, in the photo below) and Rob Casey (on the right of the photo).
A big THANKS! to everyone who helped on the campaigns and all the candidates who stood.
You can find all the county council election results on the whizzy Dorsetforyou website here
Here is a pdf version of our fifth Bridport Green Group newsletter. Right click on the image below and choose "Save Link As" (or similar) to download.
In the newsletter we promised more info on reducing plastic waste so ...
You can get a free refill when you are out and about thanks to the “Refill” campaign (run locally by “Litter Free Coast and Sea”) which promotes businesses who will happily refill your water bottle.
Locally, the following cafes and pubs have signed up:
- in East Street, Bridport, No 10 and Aroma cafes,
- and in Barrack Street, the Bearkat Bistro and the Green Yard Café
- in Burton Bradstock, The Three Horseshoes pub,
And of course many more places would oblige if asked!
- Never flush plastic down the loo!Only the 3 P’s go down the loo
- Many businesses could do more to consider how to reduce plastic packaging and as customers we can choose to for example buy our veg without plastic packaging - it’s easy in the green grocer! There are alternatives to straws, condiment sachets and polystyrene chip boxes.
- Sign the petition to bring back bottle deposits
Here is a pdf version of our fourth Bridport Green Group newsletter. Right click on the image below and choose "Save Link As" (or similar) to download.
Here is a pdf version (2.3 MB) of our third Bridport Green Group newsletter. Right click on the image below and choose "Save Link As" (or similar) to download.
Here is a pdf version (1.9 MB) of our second Bridport Green Group newsletter. Right click on the image below and choose "Save Link As" (or similar) to download.
Here is a pdf version of our first Bridport Green Group newsletter. Right click on the image below and choose "Save Link As" (or similar) to download.
General Election 2017
County Council Elections 2017