GREEN COMMENT: Statement on Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board review into the deaths of homeless people
Says Green Councillor Dick Wolff, "We welcome this necessary review into the tragic deaths of nine homeless people and its critique of Oxford City Council's current approach. However, we reject any implications that such tragedies are inevitable. According to the most recent data from the ONS, Oxford City has, proportionately, the fifth highest homeless death toll in England & Wales ; worse than many areas in central London and other major conurbations such as Birmingham, Nottingham and Liverpool. Something is clearly broken."[Read more]
Recruiting a County Campaign Organiser
Oxfordshire Green Party is seeking a Campaign Organiser to help run our campaign for the May 2021 elections to Oxfordshire County Council. The party is targeting more seats across Oxfordshire than ever before, and we have been given funding by the Green Party of England and Wales to contract a part-time organiser to help maximise the chances of success.[Read more]
GREEN COMMENT - Oxford housing company acquires land in Iffley for housing development
Says Green City Councillor Craig Simmons, "This is an extremely ecologically sensitive site and whilst the plans to leave Memorial Field undeveloped are welcome, it is difficult to see how the sorts of homes that the City housing company has been building to date, and the plans for an access road, are compatible with the need to protect biodiversity on the site. Nor is it clear how the adjoining cycle and pedestrian route will retain its quietways status."[Read more]
This month we are running a film club. Watch the film on Vimeo on Demand, then come to our online film club to discuss it. Zoe Broughton will chair your discussion, then the producers, Keith and Paul Hoult of 3rd Strike Films, and Larry Sanders himself will answer your questions.
As the UK begins to face up to the challenges of a 2nd wave of pandemic measures that will once again test to the extremes our National Health Service, it is heartening to know that there are some strong voices out there speaking up for its increased investment and protection from the perils of privatisation.
Larry Sanders, who at the age of 85 is the principle spokesperson for the NHS and Social Care for the UK Green Party, is one of those voices.
Over the course of his long career in Community Social work and as a Green Party Councillor in Oxford he has helped transform hundreds of lives since settling in Oxford, England over 50 years ago.
Born into a family of first generation Jewish immigrants living in Brooklyn, Larry is better known as the brother of Senator Bernie Sanders, the leader of the Progressive movement of the Democratic Party.
This is the life story of a remarkable human being, told in his own way, providing intelligent insight, moments of humour, as well as his reflections on life tragedies.
You can rent this video from Vimeo On Demand.
Once you have hired and watched the film, at 1830 on 27 Nov. 2020, Join our Zoom Meeting
During this period of social distancing, we want to keep in touch with our valued volunteers and supporters more than ever. That's why we're continuing to hold our monthly socials online and we'd love to welcome you to our next one on the last Friday of the month from 8pm.
Sign up here and we'll send you full details to join us online!
This Sunday, Oxfordshire Green Party members can vote to select a second batch of candidates for the May 2021 elections in online hustings. With the right candidates and your support, we can win. We need more Green councillors in Oxfordshire.
To find out who is applying, how to vote and how to join the online hustings RSVP.
To check you are a Green Party member in Oxfordshire, you will be asked to sign in to this site (or sign up if you haven't already done so) before you can see the details.