About the blog

Page last updated 11th June 2015

Here are our bloggers:

Suzanne also rescues swans!
Suzanne Jones: 'I have lived in Fairford for 29 years and been actively involved in the community as a School Governor, Town Councillor, Chair of Fairford Environmental Society and swan rescuer. I care passionately about the environment and am a frustrated vegetarian socialist. I am proud to say that my husband, Steve, and 2 daughters are all Green Party members too'.

Kiera - Great Gable in Lake District
Kiera Jones: Kiera grew up in Fairford and recently moved to Stroud with her partner Alan after a decade living all around the country. She spent rather a long time training to be a scientist, but somehow ended up a software engineer. When she’s not busy helping out with Stroud Green Party she’s likely to be found up a mountain or running round the local hills.

Philip hosting Stroud Community TV Awards
Philip Booth: Philip came to the area in 1993 brought by the creative energy, beautiful countryside and work. He founded Ruscombe Green in 2006, is a former Green Party Stroud District Councillor for Randwick, Whiteshill and Ruscombe (2006-2014) and works part-time for a County-wide Trust committed to building more welcoming and inclusive communities. Philip is involved in a host of local community projects like allotments, Stroud Community TV and Transition Stroud. Philip lives in Ruscombe with his partner, Ingelin whose two daughters and granddaughters live within walking distance. 

You can follow Philip on Twitter at: @GlosUK See also the list of other local Greens on Twitter in the right hand column of this website.

About the blog

Philip Booth started this blog in 2006 when he was elected to Stroud District Council. The blog started as a way to communicate with local residents about his activities at the Council but it quickly broadened to other wider green issues. Since May 2013 more local Green bloggers have added their voice. As you can read above most recently mother and daughter Suzanne and Kiera Jones are among the regular bloggers.

The blog has over 4,000 posts and has consistently been voted amongst the country’s top green blogs. In the last Total Politics poll (2011) it was voted tenth best councillor blog in the country and the seventh best Green blog in the country. In 2015 GreenMatch placed this blog fifth best 'green blogger’ just behind Greenpeace, The Ecologist, Transition Network and Wrap.

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