Policies: Why vote Green?

(Information about Rupert Read, the Greens’ lead candidate to become a Member of the European Parliament for Eastern Region.)

In addition to providing a much-needed alternative voice, Epping Forest Greens, if elected, are committed to the following policies:


As oil is a finite resource, and the burning of fossil fuels contributes to climate change, we seek to make it easier for people to use ways of getting from A to B which don’t rely on the car. These include:

  • Public transport: campaigning to extend the Free Bus Pass to over-60s in Epping Forest
  • Cycling: building support for a professional study into developing a major network of off-road cycleways across the Roding valley, linking Chigwell, Buckhurst Hill and Loughton. Local councils and schools are already showing support
  • Walking: campaigning for proper pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of Palmerston Road, Loughton Way, Roding Lane and Albert Road near Buckhurst Hill tube station
  • Roads: campaigning to improve the surface of roads in Buckhurst Hill

Local Communities

The local community is at the heart of Green thinking. We are:

  • Petitioning the council to establish a default “Twenty’s Plenty” 20mph speed limit on residential roads
  • Campaigning to support local shops by easing the burden of their rates
  • Supporting moves to make parking free on Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill
  • Seeking to enhance facilities for young people
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