Welcome to the Oxfordshire Green Party, the local branch of the Green Party of England and Wales. Our local councillors are fighting for the people of Oxfordshire. Take a look around. Join us.
The “ONE Oxfordshire” proposal is Deeply Undemocratic
Green’s County leader, David Williams, will rip up One Oxfordshire document outside County Hall, 1.00pm Monday 20th March 2017.
Oxfordshire Green Party stands by its suggestion for unitary councils covering the north of Oxfordshire, the City and the South. This three part division maintains rural and urban identities and would save money compared to current arrangements, but only after years of start-up costs have been met.[Read more]
Capacity of Oxfordshire charities
Oxfordshire Green Party County Councillors will be challenging the County Council to conduct a survey on the capacity of Oxfordshire charities, at the next County meeting.[Read more]
Green Cllrs intervene to save post office
East Oxford Green Councillors David Williams (County) and Craig Simmons (City) have intervened in a 'dispute' between the new proprietor of the Globe News Market (which houses the Donnington Post Office at 293 Iffley Road) and the Post Office with the aim of preventing the closure of the post office branch.[Read more]
Come and hear about natural flood management!
Green Party County Councillor Sarah Lunnon, from Stroud in Gloucestershire, has been involved in working on Natural Flood Management with the Environment Agency and other bodies. Her experience, which she will be explaining with an illustrated talk on the subject.
Natural Flood Management works by restricting the progress of water through a catchment by making the catchment rougher and more difficult for water to flow quickly over land and in streams. This slows the flow of water, reducing the flood risk.
Cllr Sarah Lunnon says that "Natural Flood Management (NFM) protects people, makes communities safer and provides security for our countryside - oh and it's virtually invisible and provides amazing value for money. Holding water upstream, slowing the flow to reduce peak levels while improving water quality and providing space for wildlife - it is green infrastructure in practise. Working on the Stroud NFM project has been the highlight of my eight years as a County Councillor."
Prospective large-scale development and continuing flood problems in parts of Oxfordshire make the possibility of using Natural Flood Management in the County one which should be seriously considered. Members of the public and those directly concerned with creating flood alleviation schemes may well wish to attend this public meeting with their questions.
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We will be talking to voters, knocking on doors and handing out leaflets in Oxford. Come and join us, meet other Greens, and learn how our elected Green councillors make a difference.
We need to get more Green Party councillors elected to Oxfordshire County Council in May. The Conservatives want to abolish all local councils and replace them with one Oxfordshire council, which they can dominate forever. Decisions will be made by people who don't know the local area. The Green Party county councillors were the only ones to vote to keep democracy local.
Saturday 25 March
We will meet people coming to Oxford in the centre of town, brief you, then send you off to where we are campaigning on the day. You can approach us at these times and places (see map):
1030-1100: Literary festival café inside Worcester College.
There you can pick up canvassing packs and head off to join one of the teams campaigning in the streets of east Oxford. There are two, 2-hour shifts: 1100-1300 and 1400-1600. Come for the day, if you can, and have lunch with other Green Party campaigners and hear from our councillors and candidates.
Sunday 26 March
Come to Cowley. We will have someone ready to greet you, brief you, hand out packs and then you to one of our campaigning teams. Meet us at these times and places:
1030-1100: Central café inside Templars Square shopping centre, Between Towns Road, Cowley.
If completely lost, ask at the Green Party stall on Broad Street.
There will be two canvassing shifts, 1100-1300 and 1400-1600.
We need to get dozens of people out campaigning to save David William's county council seat and win another one. When we have two or more Green county councillors we can make a difference, fighting against cuts and for the people of Oxfordshire.
Sign up for one or more shifts below. If you need help with transport or overnight accommodation (in an Green Party member's house) contact us.
All members welcome!
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