Vale of the White Horse District Council has unanimously agreed a divestment motion
During a council meeting of the Vale of the White Horse District Council on 9 October 2019, a divestment motion was unanimously accepted, which was tabled by Green Party councillor Cheryl Briggs and Liberal Democrat councillor Bob Johnston, who is also a member of the Oxfordshire Pension Board.
The motion highlighted the incompatibility of declaring a Climate Emergency, whilst continuing to keep Pension Fund investments in non-renewable companies. The council accepted to call on the Oxfordshire Pension Fund to divest from non-renewable energy companies whose main purpose is the exploration and/or extraction of fossil fuels. The council will also ask the Oxfordshire Pension Fund to consider investment in a passive low-carbon fund, available via the Brunel Partnership and generating similar financial returns to the wider investment market.
We congratulate Cheryl Briggs, the only Green Party councillor in The Vale of the White Horse District Council and Bob Johnston having proposed and successfully passed this important motion. The Vale of the White Horse DC joins SODC and Oxford City with similar divestment pledges and it is hoped this will inspire other district councils in Oxfordshire.
Oxfordshire Green Party are recruiting!
We are looking to fill 2 posts paid at the London living wage, to start as soon as possible. In both cases, the post-holder must have sympathy with the ethos of the Green Party of England and Wales.
Self-employed Local Party Manager (p/t)
An excellent opportunity to work within a small, supportive team, to liaise with and co-ordinate local Green Party members, volunteers and councillors.
Remote working, circa 16 hours a month (with the possibility of overtime).
The person must be self-starting, ICT literate and with access to their own ICT.
Main skills needed: good organisation, ability to manage data and personal information, and excellent communication skills.
Deadline: 14th October 2019 (midnight), interviews late October.
For further information and a detailed job description - please reply to Kate Robinson at:
Campaign Manager: Oxford East General Election 2019 (short term f/t contract)
Salary: £1,500 per month.
Hours: Full time – an average of 35 hours per week (with flexible working by agreement).
Job type: Fixed term contract from mid–late October 2019 to 6th January 2020.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain experience during a dynamic political election campaign. The post holder will manage a small team of volunteers and a range of projects across publications, press, fundraising and other election activities. S/he will work closely with our Parliamentary candidate and a group of volunteers, liaising with Green Party National Office staff and local party officers; and reporting to the officers of the Oxford East Constituency. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential.
Deadline: Sunday 6th October (midnight), interviews in the following week.
For further information and a detailed job description - please reply to David Williams at: email@example.com
Zero carbon in Oxford - videos
Last week people came to Oxford to discuss how we could quickly get to zero net carbon dioxide production around the world. Here are video recordings of their talks at the public meeting chaired by Lord Mayor of Oxford, Green councillor Craig Simmons.
Watch and learn and then go out to support today's Global Climate Strike.[Read more]
Our monthly social is open to all. You don't have to be a fully joined up Green to come along - the more the merrier. Just turn up to have a drink with like-minded people, who enjoy a chat about life, politics, gardening and more.....
Alex Phillips (Green MEP South East) will be visiting Oxford City Centre on Saturday afternoon.
Keep the date free, so that you can join her and other Greens to chat to her, show our support for her work, and take a selfie!
Bus stops to be confirmed nearer the time!
We're holding another day of action in Bicester East, where Young Green Party member Robert Nixon became our first Bicester Town councillor this May. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other Greens, gain some political campaigning experience.
Robert is already building a reputation as a community activist that gets things done. Just months after his election Robert has been tackling litter, challenging unpopular planning proposals, supporting the Bicester foodbank and helping to start a “Library of Things” in the town. He has also recently persuaded the council to unanimously back a climate emergency declaration. Help us get the message out about these successes in Bicester East!
Time: 11am, 2nd November 2019
Follow this link for more info and to sign up >> https://forms.gle/Du4HK7hy46vtePXAA