Helen Gavin published Cherwell's Conservatives vote to back the badger cull in Oxfordshire in News 2020-10-22 21:59:29 +0100
At the full council meeting on 19th October, Cherwell District Council considered a motion brought by Green Councillor Ian Middleton to oppose the expansion of the national badger cull into Oxfordshire, potentially including areas in Cherwell.
The motion, seconded by Liberal Democrat Councillor Conrad Copeland, called on leader, Barry Wood, to write to DEFRA opposing the cull and for the council to confirm that it would not allow the killing of badgers on any land owned or controlled by them now or in the future.Read more
Helen Gavin published Media: Local COVID-19 contact tracing system launched to support national efforts in News 2020-10-15 19:44:24 +0100
Green Councillors across Oxfordshire have welcomed the additional support that will be offered by local contract tracing to support national systems.Read more
Helen Gavin published South Oxfordshire residents support Green Party strategies in new plan in News 2020-10-12 22:10:09 +0100
South Oxfordshire District Council, which is controlled by a Liberal Democrat/Green Party partnership, has just adopted its next four-year Corporate Plan, at last week’s Full Council online meeting. The Plan includes six strategic themes which will drive the Council’s agenda and set priorities for the delivery of action plans across the District.Read more
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Helen Gavin published Greens accuse County Council of 'tokenism' over cycle path markings in Kidlington in News 2020-10-03 19:45:06 +0100
A Green councillor in Kidlington has accused the county council of tokenism towards cycling infrastructure in his ward.
Councillor Ian Middleton was flabbergasted to see cycle lane markings appearing on some roads in his ward of east Kidlington that he has been asking the county council to repair since he was elected in 2019.Read more
Helen Gavin published Action needed to help rough sleepers as City slides back to pre-COVID numbers in News 2020-09-23 10:13:45 +0100Greens 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.Read more
Helen Gavin pledged support 2017-06-03 22:21:06 +01005,378 VOTES FOUND12,000 votes
I am a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager with more than 18 years of experience in environmental and sustainability issues, covering water resources, aquatic environments, greenhouse gas emissions, and renewable energy. I have managed multi-million pound projects and work with people from academia, industry and government.
I have lived and worked in Eynsham for the past 17 years. I am passionate about ensuring people and the environment have a say in the decisions being made at a national and local level that affect us all.
I represent the Green Party in Eynsham and Cassington in the local elections for West Oxfordshire District Council.
Eynsham and Cassington face acute pressures from massive housing development and insufficient and failing infrastructure. If elected to represent Eynsham and Cassington, I would fight to ensure development is sensitive to our area and needs, is in keeping with what local resident want, and that sustainability is central to decision making.
More housing = more congestion = poor air quality & less green space = public health issue! Infrastructure should be built first, and not on the Green belt, with housing second! New low-carbon houses should be built only after the required infrastructure has been created.
I am keen cyclist and regularly cycle from Eynsham to Oxford. I am a supporter of the B4044 community path and added my voice to the protest against it being dropped from WODC’s A40 Improvement Scheme. I will fight to try and ensure this scheme gets implemented for the benefit of pedestrians and cyclists.
I am proud to be a member of the Green Party as it is the only political force that is committed to creating a society based on democracy and justice, acknowledging that our climate is changing and that we need to live sustainability, within the planet’s limits. We believe that our institutions, our economy, and our society should work for everyone and for all the species on the planet - not just the rich and powerful.
Short term decisions like austerity hurt those who did not implement them, and just create creating big problems for the future. Rather than save money, austerity is just creating problems for the future that will need to be addressed at a much higher cost. Only by taking into account our current and future challenges - the risks posed by the climate emergency, a growing population, and our education and housing needs - will we be able to create a resilient future for ourselves.