Proposals to introduce UK’s first localised air pollution target in Air Quality Action Plan approved
Greens have cautiously welcomed the news that the City Council has agreed to an air quality target which exceeds the current legal annual mean limit for NO2 target of 40 µg/m3. The target will seek to reduce this to 30 µg/m3 by 2025. Although the current legal annual mean limit value for NO2 is 40 µg/m3, research now shows that this is not a safe limit.[Read more]
£53m commercial property investment plans 'reckless' and 'illegal' say Greens
Oxford's Green Councillors have labelled the budget proposals by Labour-run Oxford City Council to invest £53m in commercial property as reckless and potentially illegal and have asked the administration to think again about this risk to public funds.[Read more]
Green councillors urge delay to primary schools opening
South Oxfordshire Green councillors have written to Cllr Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, Cabinet Member for Education & Cultural Services at Oxfordshire County Council, to request that she and the leader, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, follow Brighton and Hove Council in writing to all primary schools in Oxfordshire advising them to start term with remote learning and keep the school buildings closed to all but the children of essential workers and the most vulnerable until at least 18th January. This will keep teachers and other staff as safe as possible as this new Covid variant spreads so quickly. It will also protect the hospitals and hopefully will enable them to begin to treat all those people who are ill in other ways than Covid and urgently need healthcare.[Read more]
Online talk by Paul Valentine - followed by Q & A and open discussion.
Our invited speaker is Paul Valentine, professional actor, Lambeth Green Party member, and recently elected as Equity Councillor following two years as Equity’s Young Members’ Councillor.
Equity (founded in 1930) is the trade union representing actors, singers, models, performers, directors, choreographers, designers, stage managers and other creative workers in the UK.
Paul has been an active member of the national Green Party Trade Union Group for many years and is a non-portfolio committee member. He held the post of Green Party Trade Union Liaison Officer until the recent national elections.
Paul was Chair of PCS Southbank Centre during the recent wave of arts redundancies, and lead protests in the Summer/Autumn of last year.
This is a free online event - just RSVP for the Zoom link.
For more info about Paul:
Join us online to meet friendly, like-minded people from around Oxfordshire. Talk about how your month has been, share ideas, books, highlights and low-points.
Bring a drink and an open mind!
The greatest, greenest, geographically-irrelevant online quiz in Oxfordshire!
About this Event
We all miss going to a venue, and hanging out with friends, answering fiendishly hard questions set by our Quizmaster-supreme, Karl Kwiatowski.
So why dont you come to our online Zoom Quiz?!
Entry is by donation, so select the number of tickets, put in what you are willing to pay (suggestion is £2 per person), and wait for the Zoom Link! We will contact you prior to the event for your name and team name, so why don't you gang up with your colleagues and make an evening (in) of it! Max teams are of six, but if you feel lucky go it alone!
Quiz format is by tried and tested GoogleSheets, so please do log in via laptop, as other devices (phone, iPad , etc) tend not to allow you to flip backwards and forwards easily.
Also, dont forget that during the quiz we will be auctioning off a mystery book, and a BYOB option is always open!