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Vale of the White Horse District Council has unanimously agreed a divestment motion

During a council meeting of the Vale of the White Horse District Council on 9 October 2019, a divestment motion was unanimously accepted, which was tabled by Green Party councillor Cheryl Briggs and Liberal Democrat councillor Bob Johnston, who is also a member of the Oxfordshire Pension Board.

The motion highlighted the incompatibility of declaring a Climate Emergency, whilst continuing to keep Pension Fund investments in non-renewable companies. The council accepted to call on the Oxfordshire Pension Fund to divest from non-renewable energy companies whose main purpose is the exploration and/or extraction of fossil fuels. The council will also ask the Oxfordshire Pension Fund to consider investment in a passive low-carbon fund, available via the Brunel Partnership and generating similar financial returns to the wider investment market.

We congratulate Cheryl Briggs, the only Green Party councillor in The Vale of the White Horse District Council and Bob Johnston having proposed and successfully passed this important motion. The Vale of the White Horse DC joins SODC and Oxford City with similar divestment pledges and it is hoped this will inspire other district councils in Oxfordshire. 

 

 

 

 

Oxfordshire Green Party are recruiting!

We are looking to fill 2 posts paid at the London living wage, to start as soon as possible. In both cases, the post-holder must have sympathy with the ethos of the Green Party of England and Wales. 

Self-employed Local Party Manager (p/t)

An excellent opportunity to work within a small, supportive team, to liaise with and co-ordinate local Green Party members, volunteers and councillors.

Remote working, circa 16 hours a month (with the possibility of overtime).

The person must be self-starting, ICT literate and with access to their own ICT. 

Main skills needed: good organisation, ability to manage data and personal information, and excellent communication skills.

Deadline: 14th October 2019 (midnight), interviews late October.

For further information and a detailed job description - please reply to Kate Robinson at: 

Chair@oxon.greenparty.org.uk  



Campaign Manager: Oxford East General Election 2019  (short term f/t contract)

Salary: £1,500  per month.  

Hours: Full time – an average of 35 hours per week  (with flexible working by agreement). 

Job type: Fixed term contract from mid–late October 2019 to 6th January 2020.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain experience during a dynamic political election campaign. The post holder will manage a small team of volunteers and a range of projects across publications, press, fundraising and other election activities. S/he will work closely with our Parliamentary candidate and a group of volunteers, liaising with Green Party National Office staff and local party officers; and reporting to the officers of the Oxford East Constituency. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential.

Deadline: Sunday 6th October (midnight), interviews in the following week.

For further information and a detailed job description - please reply to David Williams at:  d_williams1949@hotmail.com

 

Zero carbon in Oxford - videos

Last week people came to Oxford to discuss how we could quickly get to zero net carbon dioxide production around the world. Here are video recordings of their talks at the public meeting chaired by Lord Mayor of Oxford, Green councillor Craig Simmons.

Watch and learn and then go out to support today's Global Climate Strike.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM · 3 rsvps

Cowley Ward Action Day

Hazel and Steve

 

This action day was going to be centred on Templars Sq. but we are changing the location to Florence Park, as our previous action day there was rained off.

11am Welcome and briefing. Meet at the main entrance to Florence Park, in Florence Park Road.

11.15 Surveying, petitioning to stop through traffic in the Florence Park area.

1pm Bring and share lunch at Oxford City Farm, on Cornwallis Road.  This is a local community charity which provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with farming and food production, animals, nature and each other.

2pm Surveying, petitioning or leafleting.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Witney Action Day, 20 OCtober

Come to the Witney Action Day!

We will be focusing on surveying local residents to get their views on local issues, and also complete leafleting of our latest local newsletter.

Coming along and getting to know each other through action and chatting over lunch is great fun.

We'll meet at Brigitte and Kevin’s house, 85 Farmers Close, Witney OX28 1NR at 10am.

Hope to see you there! 

 

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 07:30 PM · 2 rsvps
Oxford Blue pub. 32A Marston Oxford OX4 1JU

Oxfordshire Greens monthly social

Our monthly social is open to all. You don't have to be a fully joined up Green to come along - the more the merrier. Just turn up to have a drink with like-minded people, who enjoy a chat about life, politics, gardening and more.....

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