Greens welcome Citizens Assembly on Climate Change
24th April 2019
Oxford City Council gets enthusiastically behind Green Party Climate Emergency motion to become first Council to announce a 'Citizen's Assembly' on climate change.
Yesterday, Oxford City Council announced that it will honour a Green Party motion (proposed by Green Cllr Craig Simmons and seconded by Green Cllr Dick Wolff) passed by Council on 28th January 2019  and establish a Citizens Assembly on the climate emergency.
Says Cllr Craig Simmons; "Getting citizens on-board is an important part of tackling the climate crisis. However, it is only one element of a comprehensive plan to address the climate emergency. The Council needs to look long and hard at its own decision-making and set a good example, At the moment, it isnt."
The Greens have previously criticised the City Council for investing more than £5m in car park expansion and its failure to insist on zero carbon housing in its new local plan.
FMI: Cllr Craig Simmons 07739803047
Magid Magid, Sheffield’s young, Green Lord Mayor visits Oxford!
On 11 April Magid Magid, Sheffield’s young, Green Lord Mayor, came to speak to Oxfordshire Green Party. He inspired his audience with his infectious enthusiasm and his confidence that change is possible; he is living proof that one determined individual can make a difference by simply being themselves – and working extremely hard.
Layla Moran is the Lib/Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon. She will be answering questions from Oxfordshire Green Party members and supporters.
She will be joined by the Green party's Cheryl Briggs, Ian Middleton and Robert Nixon. Sarah Wood will be chairing the panel.
Please send any questions to email@example.com
Questions sent by email will be answered from the floor on the day.
For more info on the venue, see: http://www.northcourtcentre.com/
Robin Bennett can get elected as the Berinsfield councillor on May 2nd.
We’ve been getting a great reaction on the doorstep and there really seems to be something in the air in South Oxfordshire.
We need as much help as possible with leafleting and door-knocking. A few hours this Saturday - and you could help to start turn South Oxfordshire Green.
Be part of the winning team - and join in for this Action Day.
10am start - morning session.
If you are new - then training and friendly support will be given. We will be knocking on doors to find out who will be voting Green on Thursday.
Regular buses from Oxford - X38/39/40.
Look for us in a white Volkswagen camper van parked outside the library.
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt is a target ward and Cheryl has a good chance of winning - with your help! This is the last weekend before the elections so we need lots of people to help.
Help Cheryl Briggs win as a councillor in the Town and District elections 2019 in Abbey Northcourt in Abingdon.
There are 2 start times: 10am and 1:30pm.
Volunteers will be knocking on doors and encouraging people to vote Green. If you haven't done this before, don't worry as you will go with someone who has.
For more information ring Cheryl on 07500 665207
Meeting place: Outside the Boundary House
There are lots of buses from Oxford. Get at off the Boundary House bus stop and walk past the crossroads. The Boundary House on the left hand side.