Simon Grover

Greens get St Albans Council to back free disabled parking at hospitals

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Posted on 2:40pm Thursday 28th February 2013

To the shock and surprise of many, the West Herts Hospitals Trust recently announced plans to start charging disabled drivers to park at their hospitals. I proposed a motion at St Albans District Council, on February 26, to put pressure on the Trust to reverse their decision.

Simon Grover

Tesco's plans for London Road

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Posted on 12:59pm Friday 28th October 2011

My tour of London Road ‘Eversheds’ site and news of improvements to Tesco’s plans

Simon Grover

My first week as a Councillor

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Posted on 2:34pm Thursday 12th May 2011

I thought a District Councillor's life would be busy. It is.

Simon Grover

AV: Why we need a new voting system

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Posted on 10:45pm Thursday 10th March 2011

Remember duck houses and second homes?

Simon Grover

Local Lib Dems to suffer for Coalition?

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Posted on 2:59pm Saturday 13th November 2010

The latest revelations on what the Lib Dems really thought about tuition fees seem bound to rock the local party

Simon Grover

Catch the Green Youtube sensation

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Posted on 11:30pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

Over 400 people have seen it. Have you?

Simon Grover

Cameron sent up by St Albans winner

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Posted on 7:18pm Saturday 3rd April 2010

A man from St Albans has won a competition to design a poster for Labour.

Simon Grover

Greens launch Local Election Broadcast

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Posted on 2:00pm Thursday 25th March 2010

Green Party raises the stakes with a Local Election Broadcast for the Local Elections on May 6th

Simon Grover

Election campaign begins

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Posted on 8:30pm Tuesday 23rd March 2010

Green election campaign begins, with sights on a Council seat.

Simon Grover

Cop-out-hagen

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Posted on 12:10pm Saturday 26th December 2009

Gloomy news for Christmas

Simon Grover

Despite the email scandal, concern over climate change growing

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Posted on 9:59am Monday 7th December 2009

New global survey shows that more people than ever are prepared for governments to take action against the threat of climate change

Simon Grover

That's Oil, Folks

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Posted on 9:33am Wednesday 18th November 2009

I don't know when oil production will peak. But I know it will.

Simon Grover

Join the Wave this Saturday

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Posted on 10:28am Thursday 5th November 2009

Show you want action on climate change by joining the Wave in St Albans!

Simon Grover

More on Peahen Pollution

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Posted on 3:35pm Friday 23rd October 2009

For more on the story about pollution at the Peahen junction, listen to my radio interview on BBC Three Counties.

Simon Grover

Hybrid trains, anyone?

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Posted on 11:36am Saturday 10th October 2009

How one in seven trains can run for free

Simon Grover

It must be depressing for Labour

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Posted on 10:40am Friday 2nd October 2009

Brighton is a strange place for Labour to hold their conference

Simon Grover

Another BNP Councillor suspended

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Posted on 9:14am Friday 25th September 2009

One of the regrettable things about the recent election of a BNP councillor in Hertfordshire, apart from the obvious, is that people gave their vote to a party with such badly behaved councillors.

Simon Grover

The Tories are right. For once.

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Posted on 9:39am Tuesday 22nd September 2009

The Tories' full-frontal wooing of the Lib Dems reveals just how moribund the Westminster parties are.

Powerful stuff

Posted on 9:49am Sunday 13th September 2009

I came across a powerful blog article from the director of the film "The Age of Stupid". It includes this stirring quote: "The people who came before us didn't know about climate change and the ones who come after will be powerless to stop it. So it's down to us."

Simon Grover

Council's strategy must lead with sustainability

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Posted on 11:13am Tuesday 1st September 2009

The council has a sustainability strategy at the heart of its plans for the district. But is it actually going to create a sustainable community, fit to face the future?

Simon Grover

More Green councillors

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Posted on 1:14pm Friday 24th July 2009

Two more Green councillors elected today

County plans secret incinerator

Posted on 2:42pm Thursday 16th July 2009

Hertfordshire councillors are ploughing onward with their plans for an incinerator somewhere in the county.

Simon Grover

Greens set for big advance on June 4

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Posted on 11:05am Monday 1st June 2009

As the Big Three slump in the polls, the Greens are reaping the benefit

Simon Grover

Time for electoral reform

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Posted on 12:07am Wednesday 27th May 2009

Greens offer true parliamentary reform, and a promise of clean campaigning.

Simon Grover

Who can you vote for now?

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Posted on 9:36pm Sunday 17th May 2009

If the Westminster parties have lost your trust, who can you vote for instead?

Simon Grover

Age of Stupid in St Albans

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Posted on 11:51am Friday 15th May 2009

See this important film on Saturday

Simon Grover

Age of Stupid in St Albans

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Posted on 2:34pm Thursday 23rd April 2009

The most important film of the year is coming to St Albans

Simon Grover

Helping Nature

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Posted on 11:36am Wednesday 22nd April 2009

Help the RSPB to help nature

Simon Grover

A waste of energy

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Posted on 8:14pm Friday 10th April 2009

This council is supposed to be fighting climate change. But the advice they give is doing the exact opposite.

Simon Grover

Jobs can help defeat extremists

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Posted on 10:37am Thursday 26th March 2009

Building a Green Jobs economy in the region could help to stop people looking around for someone to blame.

Simon Grover

Only 4 degrees

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Posted on 1:54pm Monday 2nd March 2009

Scary news from the New Scientist

Simon Grover

Earth Hour

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Posted on 6:43pm Sunday 22nd February 2009

One simple thing you can do to show them you want them to do something

Simon Grover

Sorry, Pied Piper, I'm not following you

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Posted on 1:37pm Thursday 19th February 2009

This week I sat through one of the very worst shows I have ever seen.

Simon Grover

How to green your car

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Posted on 10:21am Friday 6th February 2009

How to make your car 20% greener, and save yourself thousands of pounds at the same time.

Simon Grover

Can he?

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Posted on 10:55am Monday 26th January 2009

Barack Obama's inauguration as US President heralds hope for a new era based on social justice and real environmental protection.

Simon Grover

What's going to run out first?

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Posted on 10:31pm Monday 19th January 2009

Biofuels and sloppy irrigation are creating a water shortage to match the energy crisis

Simon Grover

Energy Security

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Posted on 10:35pm Monday 5th January 2009

The latest spat between Russia and the Ukraine over gas supplies highlights once again the need for energy security to be at the forefront of national energy policy.

Simon Grover

Too keen to clean

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Posted on 9:52am Thursday 18th December 2008

A street-cleaning vehicle sat outside my front door this morning, with its engine running constantly, from 6am FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF!

Simon Grover

A new course out of the crisis

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Posted on 7:54pm Tuesday 16th December 2008

The Guardian today issues us all with a challenge to think outside the box when we search for answers to the financial crisis: "The Greek word kairos is the origin of the word chaos, but for the ancient Greeks it also described how some moments of crisis are decisive - they offer both danger and opportunity. They are moments that require courage and boldness of judgment. Roosevelt grasped that point of kairos in 1933, and produced his New Deal.

Simon Grover

Consultation consultation consultation

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Posted on 1:31pm Friday 12th December 2008

Have the councillors of Manchester been learning from St Albans about how to avoid their responsibilities?

Simon Grover

Green Fingers Get Burnt

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Posted on 10:43am Tuesday 2nd December 2008

Strange rumours from the allotment...

Simon Grover

Lilley Livered

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Posted on 11:56pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

Hertfordshire's favourite doubter just can't help himself

Simon Grover

Boom and bust

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Posted on 2:10pm Monday 24th November 2008

Let's hope the chancellor does something worthwhile today.

Simon Grover

Helping drivers to save money and C02

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Posted on 2:04pm Thursday 20th November 2008

St Albans residents have one of the highest carbon footprints in the country. And the main reason for that is our travel patterns.

Simon Grover

Film showing Tues 25 November

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Posted on 10:43am Tuesday 18th November 2008

Unique chance for St Albans film-goers to see a fascinating documentary on a crucial subject that will affect us all.

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