What's a Forum meeting?
Our Forum meeting is an engaging and inclusive way to connect with others and find out who is who, and 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)! Each meeting will have a subject that we will discuss, and an opportunity to meet and chat to like-minded people.
What's happening in February?
David Thomas will be talking about Homelessness, and what's been going on - you'll get to ask questions and discuss what's happening.
We hope to see you there!The schedule is as follows:
7.30pm – Official start of the meeting/introduce the evening's agenda
7.35pm – Campaigns and policy on Homelessness
8.05pm – How to get involved
8.25pm – Break for tea and chats
8.50pm – Feedback from councillors AGM report feedback.
9.05pm – Election campaigns feedback/Learning together
9.30pm – End of meetingWHENFebruary 21, 2018 at 7:30pmWHEREWesley Memorial Methodist Church
New Inn Hall Street
Oxford OX1 2DH
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Elise Benjamin answered 2017-10-16 15:28:52 +0100Q: For which council do you want to stand as a Green Party candidate?
A: Oxford City Council in 2018
We are looking for Green Party candidates in the:
- 2018 Oxford City Council, Cherwell and West Oxfordshire District Council elections,
- 2019 South Oxfordshire and Vale district council elections,
- 2022 (or any time) Parliamentary elections.
All candidates for target seats need to complete this form. A target seat is a priority area where the Oxfordshire Green Party aims to make an impact.
If you just want to get your name on the ballot paper so that voters can vote for the Green Party in your ward (a paper candidate) you do not need to complete this form.
To be selected as a Green Party candidate for a winnable seat, you need to:
- Be eligible to stand for election in the area and have not been disqualified from standing (you don't need to live in the ward or constituency, just somewhere in the council area - or the UK to stand for Parliament).
- Answer the questions in this survey.
- Provide a statement to circulate to all members in the council area and answer questions at a hustings meeting.
- Win a selection ballot at the meeting.
If you have any difficulties completing the survey, email the Oxfordshire Green Party Elections co-ordinator with the same information, and any questions you have. We can arrange meetings with councillors and campaigners to answer any questions on what our councillors do, or how to win an election. Or read Councillor David William's presentation on Green councillors.
The final deadlines for applications, with a fully completed survey and selection statement, is:
- Sun. 15 Oct. 2017 - for the Oxford City Council election.
Selection for Cherwell District Council candidates will be organised by the North Oxfordshire Branch, and the West Oxfordshire branch will organise candidates for West Oxfordshire District Council.Take the survey
Elise Benjamin posted about Home on Facebook 2017-06-05 08:51:50 +0100I pledged to vote for Oxfordshire Green Party2,117 VOTES FOUND12,000 votes
Tory-run Oxfordshire County Council have published proposals which would see Oxford City Council abolished, along with the four neighbouring district councils, and replaced with a new Countywide Council. The 'One Oxfordshire' (see www.oneoxfordshire.org) proposals, labelled as 'crazy' by Green County Councillor David Williams, are also backed by Labour and LibDem County Councillors who seem to have fallen in line with the Tories.
No one can say for certain what changes a Tory-run Council would make to the City. However, historically the County Conservatives have not supported a number of policies which have been backed by the people of Oxford and its councillors, for example, policies on affordable housing, homelessness, the Oxford Living Wage and climate change.
They have also taken a very different approach to how the council provide services. Whereas Oxford has continued to operate its own services and held on to its assets, the County Conservatives have chosen to privatise services and sell-off assets. This means that as Government funding has reduced Oxford has not suffered any serious service cuts or redundancies in recent years.
Of course, Oxford City Council is not perfect but it is far more accountable and far more reflective of the electorate it serves than the Conservative majority that pervades the rest of the County.
Luckily there is still time to oppose One Oxfordshire as the proposals are out for consultation* (until end February 2017). Sign our petition and let the Tories, Labour and LibDem Councillors on Oxfordshire County Council know that you do not want to see Oxford City Council abolished and Oxford ruled by Tories.
*You can also respond directly to the online consultation here - www.oneoxfordshire.org/get-involved59 signaturesWe are opposed to the One Oxfordshire proposal that will replace local councils with a large distant bureaucracy covering the whole of Oxfordshire, which will not reflect the diversity of the county.
Elise Benjamin is following this site, wanting to find out more about the Oxfordshire Green Party.