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Action needed to help rough sleepers as City slides back to pre-COVID numbers
Greens are calling on the Labour-run Oxford City Council to take urgent action to address the rising number of rough sleepers. During lockdown all rough sleepers were accommodated, now the numbers are rising again. 
There is even a small encampment on the Cowley Road, something we have never seen before. 
Says Green Councillor Dick Wolff, "During lockdown, we saw that is was possible to support the homeless to the extent that rough sleeping was virtually eliminated across the City. Now, tragically, we are seeing numbers rising again. The City Council, working with other agencies, needs to take urgent and targeted action to stop a rise in entrenched rough sleeping."
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Green councillors talk about their work

On 12 September, at an online meet a Green councillor event, some of our Green councillors from Oxford, Witney and Stanford-in-the-Vale talked about their work.

Read more to watch a video recording.

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Cherwell District Council Greenwashes Adoption of Local Plan Review

On the 7th September 2020 Conservatives on Cherwell District Council pushed through adoption of  its local plan Partial review (Oxford's Unmet Need), in the face of fierce opposition from local and national campaign groups and local residents.  All Conservatives, apart from 2, who attended the meeting voted for the motion to adopt the plan, with all other councillors voting against.  There were no abstentions in a named vote.

Cherwell District Council this morning issued a press release making outlandish claims about biodiversity and access to green space, attempting to put a positive spin on this culmination of 4 years of concerted effort to ignore local residents.

The plan calls for the building of 4,400 houses on protected Green Belt land, despite expert evidence suggesting this was not the most sustainable location for this development on the grounds of impact to the local environment and the obliteration of several distinct communities.

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Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 6 rsvps
Zoom

An evening with the Lord Mayor

Come spend an evening with the Green Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Craig Simmons, over Zoom.

As Craig Simmons approaches the end of his term as Lord Mayor of Oxford, he will be talking via Zoom about what the role of Lord Mayor involves. Craig will be reflecting on some of characters he has met and the events he has attended, what he has achieved and how the role has been impacted by the climate emergency, COVID and Brexit.

There will ample time for a questions and answers with the Lord Mayor.

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 08:00 PM
Online

Monthly Green Social

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 Friday 28 August from 8pm.

Sign up here and we'll send you full details to join us online!

This month we are using Congregate Live, an online platform where you join a table and start a video chat with others on the same table. Here is a video explaining how it works.

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