City Budget: Labour ignore Climate Emergency and vote through 'most expensive car parking spaces in the City'
In Oxford Town Hall this evening, Labour whipped their Councillors to vote against the Green budget amendment which sought to deliver on the promises made by Council on 28th January 2019 when it declared a Climate Emergency. The Green budget diverted funds from the planned £5.4m expansion of Oxford's Redbridge and Seacourt Park & Rides to invest the money to carbon reducing measures.[Read more]
Greens launch Climate Emergency City Council budget
Following the City Council’s decision to declare a Climate Emergency on 28th January, the Greens are proposing an amendment to the Labour administration’s budget that represents a step change in the Council’s response to the climate crisis.[Read more]
Craig to be Lord Mayor
Councillor Craig Simmons, leader of the Oxford Green Party group, will become the next Oxford Lord Mayor from 13 May 2019.
Craig said, “It is a great honour to be selected to be the next Lord Mayor of Oxford. In the lead up to the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020, I intend to make climate change a key focus of my year in office.”
Why not take the chance to have a chat with like minded souls, by popping along to our regular get-together? On the last Friday of each month members of the Oxfordshire Green Party, friends and interested people socialise through relaxed chats or heated debates, your choice :-)
If you've never been before, call Cheryl on 07500 665207 so she can welcome you!
You can find us at a table at the back; someone might have a green party Tshirt on and/or there'll be an A4 Green Party poster propped up on the table. Or just ask at the bar for directions!
Help us to imagine a thriving future for a cleaner Witney: how does it feel, how do people do their shopping, how do they get to work or school? What can WE do to clean up Witney’s air? What do we want the local authority, businesses or others to do?
Air pollution is the single largest environmental risk to human health in the UK, contributing to approximately 34,000 early deaths each year. Come to this free event and share ideas on how our own behaviour could protect our children from harmful levels of air pollution.
19.00 - Doors open
19.15 Programme begins
Dr Suzanne Bartington is a Public Health Registrar and Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where she leads a team investigating the health impacts of air pollution from before birth to old age. She will discuss the role of interdisciplinary research bridging social, health and environmental sciences in tackling this global health challenge and for informing policy within the UK Clean Air Strategy.
Andrew Prosser is an Environmental Consultant with expertise on carbon emissions, across the built environment, infrastructure and transport sectors. His presentation will examine the air quality issues of relevance to Witney. He will cover the town’s designated Air Quality Management Areas including Bridge Street, in the context of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan. Drawing on case studies in other towns and cities, he will review potential measures and current plans to improve air quality.
Dr. Frances Mortimer is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, in Oxford. Formerly an NHS doctor, her goal now is to create a green, efficient health system as part of our transformation to a healthy, just and sustainable society. Frances will facilitate a public discussion including the speakers, representatives of other groups and members of the audience.
There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion, and a presence by local groups, including Friends of the Earth, Windrush Bike Project and Oxford Bus Users Group.
An opportunity to meet Robert Nixon and share your ideas about how to improve Bicester with him.
Robert Nixon is Chair of North Oxfordshire Green Party. He actively campaigns to make Bicester a cleaner, greener and fairer place to live. He is standing for election to Bicester Town Council and Cherwell District Council in May 2019.
Can't make it? Robert is more that happy to respond to you by email or phone. Email email@example.com or phone 07557 023792.
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