David Williams, Leader of the Green Group on Oxfordshire County Council, is strongly opposed to the recently announced plans to remove the maternity unit and paediatric care from the Horton Hospital. The moves appear to be part of a plan to close down the A&E service and eventually close the site to build housing.[Read more]
Oxfordshire Green Party will be supporting the Oxford Stays rally being held at 5.30pm in Broad Street, Oxford on Thursday 21st July. This rally will support many Oxfordshire residents whose right to stay in the UK may be under threat as a result of the Leave decision on 23rd June.[Read more]
Members can register online via the members' website. They can book for as many or few days as they like, and can even pay on the door if they don't wish to book in advance. Non-members are also welcome to attend as 'Observers' at the same rates. There is a limited access fund for those who would struggle with the costs.
For more information on travel, accommodation, and creche, please visit the website.
To find out more about the policies we will be discussing at this conference, see the First Agenda on the members' website. The deadline for submitting amendments is 15 July and the prioritisation ballot closes on 20 July.
We need your help to get our first district councillor elected outside Oxford. In May the Green Party came second to the Conservatives in the Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicate ward of Cherwell District Council. With enough effort we can win that ward: if not now, in 2018.
Recently one of the 3 Conservatives elected in May has resigned. He wanted to stay in the EU and is upset at the current direction of the Tory leaders. So there will be a by-election on 22 September. Naomi Kanetsuku is our local candidate, campaigning to save the Horton hospital and against large housing developments in rural villages. She can realistically increase her vote to become the challenger to the Conservatives in the ward, then win the ward in 2018.
Please come and help in this by-election campaign. Don't worry if you haven't knocked on doors before. There will be training in how to listen to voters, and record how they might vote, then you will go out in teams with people who have done this before. If you are thinking of helping our county council campaign in 2017, come along to this by-election to practice door knocking.
Sign up for the morning or afternoon shift, or both if you can make it. There will be a lunch break between 1 and 2 p.m. If you need a lift from a station to Bloxham, contact John Haywood.