Join us for the Oxfordshire Green Party gathering, a day of inspiring talks, training and Green Action!
We're holding the gathering in Bicester this year, 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. Help us get the message out about these successes in Bicester East!
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Outline of the day:
10:30 Arrival and welcome.
11:00 - 12:00 Bicester East Action
12:00 - 12:30 "The difference a Green Councillor can make" panel with:
- Elise Benjamin
- Ian Middleton
- David Williams
12: 30 - 13:00 Jonathan Bartley talk and Q+A
13:00 - 13:30 Bring and share lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Bicester East Action
14:30 - 15:15 Talk about Sustainable Housing, from Property Developer, Ian Pritchett, https://ssassyproperty.com/
15:15- 16:15 Bicester East Action
16:15 - 16:30 Close and Thank YouWHENSeptember 21, 2019 at 10:30amWHEREBicester East Community Centre
Bicester East Community Centre
Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 4TP
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Robert Nixon wants to volunteer 2019-01-06 19:45:31 +0000
In 2018 our campaign teams were to small, overloading our candidates with too much work.
We need people to help organise volunteers, communications, data and fundraising. You will join teams campaigning all year round to win in May 2019.
If you can help in any of the following, please sign up.Become a volunteer
Robert Nixon answered 2019-01-06 15:15:58 +0000Q: Do you already have a campaign team or know people who will help you organise the campaign in your chosen area?
A: No, I need help building a team
Everyone who wants to stand in a council target ward, must complete this questionnaire. If you just want to get your name on the ballot paper so that voters can vote for the Green Party in your ward (a non-target candidate) you do not need to complete this questionnaire. If you want to be a parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in Oxfordshire, download this application form, complete it and return it to <email@example.com>.
There are 15 questions in all, the first of which you see below. They cover eligibility, your selection statement, how much time you can contribute and what help you need from the party.
If you have any difficulties completing the questionnaire, email the Oxfordshire Green Party Elections co-ordinator with the same information, and any questions you have.Take the survey
Robert Nixon wants to volunteer 2019-01-06 14:07:49 +0000
This is a call for candidates to stand for the Green Party at the 2020 elections to councils in Oxfordshire.
We need more Green councillors in Oxfordshire. Could you follow in the footsteps of our Green Party councillors in Oxford, and stand for election? You could improve the quality of our councils by representing the people and views that the governing parties ignore.
If you are at all interested in standing as a candidate, or helping organise a campaign for a candidate, please complete the form below, and the Elections Committee will get back to you with more details.
If you want any more information on what is involved in standing as candidate, please contact the Elections Co-ordinator, David Newman.Become a volunteer
Robert Nixon commented on Caroline Lucas visited Abingdon Greens 2019-01-05 23:39:04 +0000It was great to see so many new faces there. Hope to see them volunteering soon!
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