Green councillors tell us what it is like becoming and being a councillor
Green councillors in Oxfordshire told us their stories in two Meet a Green Councillor events this July. They told us how they got interested and elected and then their experiences as local councillors. Take a look at the videos. Would you like to stand for election? Or could you assist a councillor with the wonderful work they are doing?
Read more to watch the videos.[Read more]
Oxford City Council election results: Greens now second party in Oxford by vote share
Greens are celebrating good local election results across the Country including here in Oxford having overtaken the Tories and LibDems to become the second party in Oxford by vote share.
Labour 45%, Green 21%, LibDems 18%, Tories 12%, Independents 4%[Read more]
Nothing in Labour's County Manifesto on Climate Change
Greens standing across the County have expressed disappointment and concern that the Labour Party's County Council Manifesto contains no mention of climate change![Read more]
OGP Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park Visit
Watchfield, Swindon, Oxon, SN6 8TH
Spaces limited - RSVP Required
The Westmill Wind Farm Co-op was the first 100% community owned onshore wind farm to be built in the south of England. The five turbine site at Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH was commissioned in March 2008. In October 2012 a community-owned solar-farm was created on the same site.
We have arranged an OGP visit to explore the site on 4 September. Please join us as we're shown around by a knowledgeable guide, learn about the co-op, and get to see the wind-turbines up close. Our guide will be OGP member Sarah James, who is also a Westmill trustee.
Numbers are limited so please RSVP to book your space. Children are very welcome if you think they will enjoy it (the guides are used to school groups).
While the tour is free, Westmill do ask that visitors make a donation to the Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust (WeSET), the charity set up by members of both Westmill Wind and Solar Cooperatives to spread the benefits of Westmill to the wider community. We will collect cash donations on the day, and suggest £5 per person.
The tour will take c. 90 minutes, and will be followed by a social trip to a nearby beer garden at the King and Queen pub in Longcot. All welcome!
Travel to Westmill
Accessibility. The ground is uneven so it's not a truly accessible site, but we can make adjustments to the tour. Please do get in touch if you have any accessibility requirements so that we can help make the visit as accessible as possible.
Look forward to seeing you then!
Kat Foxhall - Wantage Greens