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Greens support community housing initiatives
In a surprise Xmas announcement, the Government has allocated money, thought to be around £400,000 per year, to Oxford City Council to spend on community-led housing.[Read more]
Greens support picket of County Hall on NHS
Green County Councillors will be pushing for the County Council to resist cuts in the National Health Service throughout Oxfordshire. They will be supporting the Keep Our NHS Public picket of County Hall from about 9.00am on Tuesday 13th December. The County Council will be debating a motion on the cuts facing the NHS in Oxfordshire.
David Williams, Leader of the Green Group on the County Council, explains:[Read more]
Plans to 'slash', 'trash' and 'privatise' NHS opposed
City Council today (5th Dec) passes Green motion opposing NHS cuts and 'secret' Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Oxfordshire.[Read more]
Calling all Oxfordshire Green Party members!
Come and join in the next Forum Meeting
What‘s a Forum meeting?
The two monthly Forum meeting is an engaging and inclusive way to connect with others and find out what's going on. You can meet other Green Party supporters, discuss a topic of interest to us all, find out what’s been happening from our elected councillors, have a chat with others, raise questions, and see how you can get involved (or not)!
What’s happening in January?
At the January 2017 Forum meeting, the topic of interest is Asylum Seekers, with a special guest Dai Richards who volunteers with the organisation Asylum Welcome. We’ll watch a video and have some time to discuss issues afterwards.
We’ll hear from Councillors David Williams and Ruthi Brandt, on what‘s been happening locally. David Newman will give an update on the plans for the local council elections that will take place in May 2017.
There will also be an opportunity for people at the meeting to raise questions and issues, to be discussed in small groups before sharing a summary of the discussion with the wider group.
We hope to see you there!
We printed and delivered 10,000 leaflets for the Witney by-election on our own Riso printer in October. Over the next 4 months we will need to print thousands of leaflets and posters to win Oxfordshire County Council seats, enabling us to keep up the pressure to protect the vulnerable from cuts.
To do that, we need more trained volunteers.
This session has been postponed for a week, as those who signed up had to cancel. Please sign up below for one of the shifts. If you cannot come on a Saturday, there will also be a session on Thursday evening.
You will learn how to run machines that print and fold 100 pages/minute.
Benali Hamdache, from the London Green Party, ran training sessions for the Stronger In campaign earlier this year. He is coming to Oxford to run a training session for Oxfordshire Green Party members and supporters.
You will learn how to engage volunteers in Green campaigns, and how to get together to phone them to come to an event (a phone bank). Find out how you can build up a team of regular campaigners in your ward or village. Make personal contact with local supporters, arrange events to bring them together, call to invite and remind them, then thank them. Learn the techniques that make it easy to volunteer and to make volunteers feel welcome.
In particular, learn how to run well organised phone banks, when half a dozen friends come together to make telephone calls to potential volunteers or voters and record responses.
1200 Start & Introductions
There is a small charge to cover the room hire costs and to pay travel expenses for the trainer. Feel free to donate more if you can afford it, but no member will be turned away if you cannot afford £1.