Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

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Lilian Greenwood MP asks schools & Council to join the fight against plastic and for producers, not council tax payers, to pay for recycling

Lilian Greenwood has launched a local campaign to encourage schools and the Council to get tough on plastic in support for a proposed law to reduce plastic.

Lillian Greenwood was among dozens of MPs to support the new Plastics Bill presented by Geraint Davies MP which will ensure all plastic is recyclable by 2025 and would make producers pay for the cost of recycling.

Lilian Greenwood said: “It’s a crucial time to get serious about cutting out plastic in our communities and reduce its production and use.

“By making the Plastics Bill into law we will ensure that plastic producers instead of local council tax payers pay for the cost of recycling plastic. The UK needs to take a world leading position having awoken the world to the plastics crisis with David Attenborough’s Blue Planet.

“Locally we need to set an example by reducing our own plastic consumption in schools, at work and in the council and I’ll be lending a hand here as well as speaking up in Parliament. Currently 90% of the cost of plastic recycling is paid by our local council taxpayers so I’m supporting the Plastics Bill so the producer pays instead. This will encourage producers to innovate and reduce plastic pollution.”

Geraint Davies, Swansea West MP, who has presented the Plastics Bill said:
“More than 200 schools across the UK have already signed up to the Plastic Free Schools programme run by Surfers Against Sewage so it’s great that Lilian Greenwood is leading the charge in Nottingham.

“MPs from all parties across the UK support the Plastics Bill. We now know from the UN that as things stand there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050. I also know, living in Swansea, how important it is to protect our beautiful coastlines

“Unless we agree the Plastics Bill, if the UK leaves the EU we risk falling behind Europe where all plastic will be recyclable by 2030. Instead, the Bill would give the UK global leadership to help save our marine environment and ecosystems by requiring that all plastics in UK are recyclable by 2025 instead of 2042 as currently proposed by the UK government.”

For further enquiries please contact the Parliamentary Office at 02072197166 or email Geraint at geraint.davies.mp@parliament.uk

Lilian Supports The New Plastic BIll

Lilian Greenwood MP asks schools & Council to join the fight against plastic and for producers, not council tax payers, to pay for recycling Lilian Greenwood has launched a local...

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After a morning meeting with Head teachers and pupils at both Glapton and Farnborough Academies, Lilian met up with Councillors Chris Gibson, Corall Jenkins and Steve Young for a ward walk.

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Popped into the Hope Centre to see Mary, Mark and staff who were organising all the party preparations for the Royal Wedding celebrations.  Lots of wonderful cakes!

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After a great morning, we met with Paula at Parkgate Community Centre for a fabulous lunch and a much needed cup of tea.

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It was good to see such a great turnout at the official opening of Stirling Grove Park.  A fabulous time was had by everyone. A massive thank you to all who attended. It was great to hear such positive comments from residents and of course the children love it!

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With Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Dave Trimble and Clifton South Councillors Chris Gibson, Corall Jenkins and Steve Young.

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There's always time for an ice cream! 

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Out and About in Clifton

After a morning meeting with Head teachers and pupils at both Glapton and Farnborough Academies, Lilian met up with Councillors Chris Gibson, Corall Jenkins and Steve Young for a ward...

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Nurses’ Day 2018

Lilian celebrates the work of nursing staff in the UK and around the world.

In Westminster, I met frontline nurses as part of the RCN’s International Nurses’ Day celebrations on Wednesday 25 April. The event, in Parliament, brought together MPs and nurses.

I heard about the valuable contributions nursing staff make to patient care. Nursing is a highly-skilled profession and nursing staff care for patients in a variety of settings such as, at music festivals, in prisons and in accident and emergency departments.

Nurses’ Day is an international event held annually on Florence Nightingale’s birthday (12 May). This year the RCN is showcasing nurses’ dedication to delivering outstanding patient care and the innovative and diverse roles nurses have in healthcare teams. 

The RCN is also encouraging nursing staff to use the hashtag #ThisNurse to share stories of colleagues who went the extra mile to provide patient care and times which reminded them why there are nursing in 2018.

Lilian said, On Nurses’ Day I want to thank all our nurses for their dedication and hard work, providing outstanding care and support to our families, friends, neighbours and colleagues. I encourage everyone to celebrate the remarkable work of nursing staff in Nottingham’s community services and hospitals and across the NHS”. 

Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, said “Nursing is a dynamic profession with caring for people at its heart. Nurses’ Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the incredible work nursing staff do every single day of the year.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ rule for nursing staff. They work in a variety of settings and have a diverse range of skills. But what unties them all is their dedication, even in difficult circumstances, to delivering outstanding patient care.”

 

Lilian Celebrates Nurses Day 2018

Nurses’ Day 2018 Lilian celebrates the work of nursing staff in the UK and around the world. In Westminster, I met frontline nurses as part of the RCN’s International Nurses’...


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