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, ripped 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]
All members welcome!
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North Oxfordshire Green Party and individual Greens have donated generously to the funding of a Memorial to commemorate the people from Oxford who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. We hope the unveiling will be on Saturday June 10th just outside South Park at the junction with Headington Hill and Morrell Avenue.
We still need more funds though, so we are holding a fund raising dinner with guest speaker on Tuesday 28th March. Professor Valentine Cunningham of Corpus Christi, Oxford, is the guest speaker. He is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable about the literature on the Spanish Civil War.
Also available are Lottery tickets (£1 each) with wonderful prizes! Get your lottery ticks from John Haywood, firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced on June 10th. The prizes include: a 4 day guided tour of the Ebro battlefields - all accommodation, meals, transport provided (though not air fares!); 12 bottles of Spanish wine; a £150 voucher towards a holiday at Unison's Croyde Bay, Devon; a 3 course meal; a rare copy of Searchlight on Spain by the Duchess of Athol; 2 tickets for any play at the Oxford playhouse; 2 tickets for any film at The Phoenix Cinema, and copies of David Ebsworth's ‘The Assassins Mark’ and ‘When the Curtain Falls’.
The International Brigade Memorial Trust keeps alive the memory and spirit of the 2,500 men and women from Britain and Ireland who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. Across the world, 50,000 men and women from all walks of life responded to the call from the Popular Front government of Spain and joined the International Brigade and its partner organisations to defend democracy against the fascist insurgency of General Franco. Some 2500 were from the British Isles and of these, 526 paid the ultimate price and were killed in action against a far better equipped and resourced enemy.
The Green Party of England and Wales is hosting 'Greens 2017' the first ever joint congress between the Global Greens and the European Green Party from Thursday 30 March to Sunday 2 April 2017 at the ACC in Liverpool. The event will also incorporate our Spring Conference (Friday 31 March - Sunday 2 April) and the Global Young Greens Congress.
Up to 90 different nations will be represented, including Green Parties from countries as diverse as Monglia, Uganda and Bolivia. And with a predicted attendance of over 2,000, this will probably be the largest gathering of Greens ever!
Registering for our conference will also give you access to the joint Congress. As most Congress sessions will be open to members of all parties, we are encouraging GPEW members to attend from Thursday if possible. There is no extra cost for this day. This is a truly historic opportunity to meet and learn from members of Green Parties all over the world!
You can book online here. There is no Early Bird deadline this time, but we could encourage you to book before 15 January to guarantee your place as demand will be high.
For anyone unable to cover the costs of attendance themselves there is also a limited access fund. Non-members are also very welcome to attend.
The Congress will open on Thursday 30 March with an opening ceremony celebrating the strength and diversity of our Global Green family and with a keynote speaker (Alexander van der Bellen invited). Over the four days of the event, there will be a full programme of co-organised fringes and training alongside each partner's voting sessions/plenaries, including joint panels on the subjects of: From Paris to 1.5?, Empowering people over profit, Green political democracy from grassroots to government.
The vast majority of sessions are open to members of any party, and indeed to supporters. And if you have a burning issue that you wish to discuss but without the formality of organising a session, then you can bring this to the facilitiated Open Spaces sessions that will be running throughout the four days. No pre-booking or planning required.
There will be entertainment each evening including music from Seize the Day and the Fab Beatles, film screenings and more, as well as the opportunity to sign up for walking tours and boat trips to make the most out of your visit to Liverpool. The large dining area will be the hub for each evening's activities and will provide a great opportunity to mingle with fellow Greens from all over the globe.
A preliminary programme is available on the Congress website.
A motion was passed at Autumn Conference 2016 which has changed the policy process and the agenda deadlines for conferences. The new agenda timetable for Spring Conference is on the website (Pre-Agenda deadline 12 January).
We have partnered with the wonderful green train platform 'Loco2' for this event, and for each journey booked via the link on our website, the Green Party receives a donation!
Or if you are seeking or offering a seat in a car you can use our Liftshare scheme.
Check our travel page for more travel info.
To secure good advance prices we have booked and pre-paid for rooms at three Premier Inns,all within walking distance of the venue. Rooms are double or twin and are £65 or £70 (room only) per night plus a booking fee, depending on which property you choose. We have also block booked the nearby YHA as a good budget option.
See the accommodation page for details.
Children between the ages of 1 and 11 are welcome to join the Conference Creche, which is run by fully qualified, DBS checked staff. And all absolutely free of charge to Green Party members who are attending the Conference!
We look forward to seeing you at Greens 2017 in Liverpool!