Eastbourne Labour Environmental Forum

The Eastbourne Labour Environmental Forum (ELEF) was launched on 03.09.19. to support and highlight the work that local Labour members are doing across the environmental movement in Eastbourne and beyond.

Whether leading on movements such as local #YouthStrike4Climate; involvement in the Eastbourne Eco Network or Extinction Rebellion; taking party in activism with other local groups such as Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Bespoke or Plastic Free Eastbourne, our  local members are making a difference across the South East on climate and the environment.

The Forum’s Aims 

 *** To raise awareness amongst Eastbourne Labour Party members about the work of
local environment groups and how to support these group.

*** To raise awareness amongst Eastbourne residents about Labour’s environmental policies.

*** To join in with local environmental group actions and initiatives.

*** Promote and support local environmental events.

We are planning an initial open meeting to which all members will be invited.

If you are interested in finding out more about ELEF or getting involved, contact Carol Mills:-


Local Action

ELEF has been working with Hampden Park, Willingdon and Ratton Branch on a campaign for visible No-Idling lamp post signage for the level crossing. This campaign began on Clean Air Day (20th June) when local environment groups demonstrated at the Hampden Park crossing to raise awareness of the importance of switching engines off. It became clear that signage was insufficient and inadequate. ELEF and HP Branch have since been in contact with ESCC Councillors and the Clean Air Partnership campaigning for better signage. Temporary new blue signs were put up but following our impact study it was clear these fell far short of what was required e.g. the signs are too low on the lamp posts for drivers to notice whilst approaching. They need to be higher up and bigger. Signs need to go up on lamp post along all the roads where traffic is queuing i.e. back as far as Freeman Avenue; along Brodrick Road; up to the Morrison Roundabout.

Our recommendations have since been fed into the administrative process. We will keep you posted of developments.

Green Labour Policies Conference 2019

🌱 Massive investment in publicly-owned wind farms

🌞 1 Million solar panels

💧Public ownership of water and energy

🤝 Restore trade union rights and collective bargaining

🌍 Greenest health service in the world

🏡 Cap rents and 1 million new affordable homes

🙌 4 day week within 10 years

🚌 Green public transport & community car ownership

💉 Take on big pharma to reduce the costs of life-saving medicines

♦️Exploring new ways of empowering local communities and strengthening local economies

🌻 Working with farmers to decarbonise agriculture

Fun Fact

The ‘carbon footprint’ was first popularised by BP, who wanted to shift responsibility for the climate crisis onto individuals and away from the true culprits….. corporations like BP!

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