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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 07:20 PM
Corn Exchange in Witney , United Kingdom

Improving Air Quality in Witney

Air-quality_28Feb2019.pngHelp 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

Book your place here


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.

Saturday, March 02, 2019 at 11:30 AM · 1 rsvp
Sheep Street in Bicester, United Kingdom

Meet Robert Nixon, Green Party candidate for Bicester East

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 robert@robertnixon.net or phone 07557 023792.

Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM
5 Tower Close, Abingdon, OX14 5US.

Abingdon Action Day

Help Cheryl Briggs win as councillor in the Town and District elections 2019 in Abbey-Northcourt in Abingdon. You may know Cheryl as the Co-chair of OGP and Chair of Abingdon GP.
Abbey-Northcourt is an OGP target ward and Cheryl has a good chance of winning  - with your help. The Action Day will be an enjoyable social event.
There are 2 start times: 10am and 1:30pm with a bring and share lunch from 12:30. 
Volunteers will be door-knocking and asking residences about their local issues and likelihood of voting Green. If you haven't done this before -don't worry as you will go with someone who has. People who have volunteered in the past have given feedback on how friendly and sociable the Action Days are. For more information ring Cheryl on 07500665207

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Who's pledging


12,000 votes
Yes I support my Green Party candidate.
I might support my Green Party candidate, tell me more.
No I do not support my Green Party candidate.

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