York Green Party welcomed a delegation from Münster in May 2018.
Five visitors from Die Grünen Münster stayed with local party members; during their stay they also met members of the York Münster Twinning Association and St Nicks Environmental Centre. They visited historic buildings such as the Mansion House and Barley Hall, as well as the newly established community of businesses at Spark:York.
Councillor Dave Taylor said, “I’d been treated to such a welcoming reception when visiting Münster as Lord Mayor to plan for the 60th anniversary of the twinning of our two cities, that I wanted to show our visitors some of the best of York in return. Naturally, we also wanted to talk about environmental issues, so we took a look around the revamped Foss Barrier and discussed climate change and natural flood management measures with the Environment Agency.”
The visit ended with sharing food at a barbecue in conjunction with York for Europe and some good-humoured banter while watching the Eurovision Song Contest at St Nick’s Environment Centre.
Niklas Haarbusch, who is speaker for the Green university group in Münster and a member of the Senate of the university, thanked York Green Party “for three amazing and most interesting days in the lovely city of York”.
The two parties agreed to maintain contact and share common ideas for the future about electoral reform, housing policy, fracking, cycling, and education.
To read more about it, click here for the York Green Party's website.
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