York enjoys a Münster raving Green Party

The York Green Party host their Münster counterparts in Barley Hall

York Green Party has welcomed a delegation from German twin city Münster.

The five visitors from Die Grünen Münster stayed with party members and visited the newly-refurbished Mansion House and Spark:York.

They were invited over by Green councillor Dave Taylor when he visited Münster as Lord Mayor.

At a Barley Hall reception the visitors met representatives from the York-Münster Association. They toured the city centre and and Rowntree Park.

Cllr Taylor said: “Naturally, we also wanted to talk about environmental issues and 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 banter whilst watching the Eurovision Song Contest at St Nick’s Environment Centre.

The two parties have agreed to maintain contact and share common ideas for the future about electoral reform, housing policy, fracking, cycling, and education.