Greens challenge Labour council about homelessness in Oxford
At a meeting of Full Council this week, Green Councillors spoke out about Labour-run Oxford City Council's £2.348m surplus, equivalent to about 10% of the City's annual net budget, and focused in on an underspend of £0.4m on homelessness prevention .[Read more]
Greens slam Council's latest threat to fine rough sleepers
Oxford's Green Councillors have condemned the City Council's latest heavy-handed attempt, following on from the controversial Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), to fine rough sleepers in the City Centre.[Read more]
Cycling city signs set to be installed on all entrances to Oxford
Oxford City Council will be installing signs declaring Oxford to be a “Cycling city” on all entrances to Oxford as a statement of intent. With regard to this, Green Party Cllr and Transport spokesperson Dick Wolff says
"This signage initiative is welcome as is the commitment to fund improved cycle provision. But it is worth putting this expenditure in perspective. The County and City Councils spend around £60m on transport and roads each year. Only a very small fraction is spent on cycle provision. And this is all set against a background of falling cycle use and increased accident rates. Much more needs to be done."
Note 1: The chart below shows the latest data issued by the County Council showing declining cycle traffic over the last 5 years and increasing casualty rates.
For more info, call Cllr Dick Wolff on 07968 486854
This event is organised by the National Policy Development Committee of the Green Party, and will be held here in Oxford!
Following on from the first Policyfest, held last November in Manchester, we are meeting up again. This time we'll be at the West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Rd., Oxford, on Saturday 29 July 2017.
A key theme of the day will be developing our policy on Europe. However, there will also be opportunities for training in our current policy process, discuss how we might change our process going forward, and to get involved.
All Policy Working Groups are invited, but the day is open to all Green Party members with an interest in policy.
We’re starting with tea/coffee at 10am for a prompt 10.30am start, ending at 4pm.
You can find the agenda and booking information here (your must be logged into the Green Party members' site):
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