Demolition of Lucy Faithful House commences
Greens express outrage as City Council commences demolition of LFH homeless accommodation claiming ‘no viable use’.
Says Green Cllr and homelessness campaigner David Thomas, "It is simply outrageous to suggest that Lucy Faithful House is not needed. We have seen a quadrupling of rough sleeping numbers in Oxford since 2010; three times the increase seen elsewhere. And providing only 50% 'affordable' housing on-site, when this is our own land and our own housing company doing the project, is just a tragic joke. This is the same sort of level of affordable housing that we would expect any private developer to provide. To also suggest that Lucy Faithful House is somehow beyond repair is also a nonsense. Certainly, it needed refurbishment but Riverside, the previous operators, were very happy to continue to operate the building as a homeless shelter. The homeless are not helped by such mis-information. What they need is better support services and a warm and safe space to sleep at night."
FMI: Cllr David Thomas 07792 527421
Council elections 2018: your Green candidates
The local elections takes place on Thursday 3 May 2018, and there are a large number of Green candidates standing! Who is representing you? Check out the list below.[Read more]
Caroline Lucas launches Green City Manifesto in East Oxford
Green MP Caroline Lucas, took time out before her appearance on BBC's Any Questions, to launch the Green Party's Oxford City Council Election Manifesto. A large crowd of Councillors, candidates and local people gathered on the Cowley Road to offer their support.[Read more]
Why not take the chance to have a chat with like minded souls, by popping along to our regular get-together? On the last Friday of each month members of the Oxfordshire Green Party, friends and interested people socialise through relaxed chats or heated debates, your choice :-)
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Join us on the final weekend before polling day
David Thomas, Dick Wolff & Elise Benjamin need your help to get re-elected as Green Councillors to
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.
Join one of the teams campaigning this weekend. All members and supporters welcome.
Once we have finished delivering letters to postal voters, we will go knocking on doors and listening to residents to find out who might vote for a Green candidate.
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Oxford's Sea Green Singers present Hear The People’s Voices!
England's hidden history in song and story, Saturday 28 April 7.30pm 2018
Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW (disabled access available)
The Levellers wore a sprig of rosemary for remembrance.
We remember and bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary men and women in England struggling for justice, equality and freedom.
Donations to cover costs, and extra Crisis Skylight and Oxford Friends Action on Poverty
Come and celebrate with us in this evening of song, poetry, story and images!
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