Statement on death of Prince Philip
Reacting to the sad news of the death of Prince Philip, Green Group Council Leader, Cllr Craig Simmons, spoke on BBC Radio last night. Cllr Simmons had met Prince Philip in 2005 when he was invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace to receive a Queen's Award as director of the Oxford-based sustainability consultancy he co-founded.[Read more]
Emergency beds open on Easter Monday for people experiencing rough sleeping
Says Green Councillor Dick Wolff, "It is absurd that the Council requires rough sleepers to present at O'Hanlon House between 11 pm and midnight. The point of providing emergency beds is to get people out of the severe weather - not keep them hanging around in the cold until almost midnight."
See: Emergency beds open on Easter Monday for people experiencing rough sleeping | Oxford City Council[Read more]
Action Plan doesn't exist! 23/3/21
A joint statement from the leaders of the Greens (Cllr Craig Simmons) and Liberal Democrats (Cllr Andrew Gant):
"This Zero Carbon 2040 Action Plan simply doesn't exist at the present time. It was mentioned as being in preparation at a Council meeting on 10th March but it has not appeared on any Council agenda, not been scrutinised by Councillors, nor been seen or approved by any Council Committee. When we asked for a copy today after the press release went out, we were told that it 'isn’t quite there'. This is policy-setting by press release. The Council have been slow to respond to the declaration of a Climate Emergency (which occurred in January 2019) and are rushing something out before the elections."
Green Party Co-leader Jonathan Bartley, joins the Oxford Green Party vision for investment in a brighter future for Oxford. In an online event our target candidates, Chris Jarvis and Dianne Regisford will be outlining their vision for city that listens and responds to the people of Oxford.
This will be their first chance to see our full manifesto, hear questions about it and discuss how Greens are going to transform Oxford to a equal, cleaner Greener city. It will also be a chance to hear from the Green party co-leader about the Green wave cresting in the county and how Greens have been making a difference not just in Oxford, but around the county.
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Please join us campaigning to get Andrew Prosser elected as District and County Councillor on 6th May!
Activities: we will be door-knocking and leafleting. Door-knocking is much easier than you think - and more fun! Materials and guidance will be provided and anyone less experienced or confident can go in a pair with someone more experienced, or can help with leafleting instead.
Covid precautions - we won’t be going inside, will bring own sandwiches/drinks, have with us masks and hand sanitiser, will maintain social distancing.
We will meet outside the house (address given below), which is next to the Elmfield council offices & opposite No. 20 on New Yatt Road. Parking (if arriving by car) is in the Elmfield council offices car park next door.
Come for the whole day, or just for the morning (10am-1pm) or afternoon (1/1.30-4pm).
Across the country Greens are more popular than they have ever been. In Oxford we have a track record of successful councilliers and strong candidates meaning we have a real opportunity to increase our Green voice. However, with Covid we have been restricted in campaigning we need your help to make up ground.
This action day will be a chance to do that with some canvassing, door knocking and leaflet delivery. It is a real chance to reach voters, inform them about the election and offer support with coping with the pandemic.
We will meet in groups outside from 11am and continue till 5pm. This action day will be following Covid safety guidance, thus we will ask you to bring masks and hand sanitiser. If you have any questions about the steps we are taking to ensure Covid safe delivery then please get in touch.
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