Having first been elected as a councillor in 2006, I'm known in East Oxford for my tireless campaigning on the NHS, the environment, and against austerity. As my track record shows - in 2016 I opposed the massive cuts that Tory, Labour and Lib Dems voted through the County Council and I have also opposed the disastrous Oxford to Cambridge Expressway from the start. I'm a firm believer in a cleaner, brighter future through investment in renewable energy, public transport and free education.
Always active in the community, I am a UCU delegate of the Oxford Trades Council and a committee member of the Oxford European Movement. I will deliver the radical change needed to end the climate emergency and provide a Green New Deal.
Come down and help at our community hub on 41 St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AG. It is staffed between 10-5pm and we always have welcoming people there and stuff to do
We also have an action day coming up in Cowley and beyond. Check them out here: https://www.greenoxfordshire.com/events
Greens are Oxford East’s voice on the council. We can win here!
The Labour-run City Council have seized direct control of East Oxford Community Centre (EOCC) on the Cowley Road) and plan to sell off half the Community Centre site and 'improve' the rest (funded by further sell-offs; East Oxford Games Hall and the Film Oxford building).
The Centre was run by the East Oxford Community Association before the Council power-grab. The Centre is home to many local groups (including Fusion Arts & Oxford Action Resource Centre) and most nights all available rooms are booked out. Both the Games Hall and Film Oxford are also well used.
The Greens are contesting claims by Labour that they can re-provide 'improved' facilities on a site half the current size whilst incorporating those activities previously carried out in the Film Oxford building and East Oxford Games Hall.
The Greens have put forward an alternative solution - to instead develop land in nearby Cave Street for housing and instead redevelop the Community Centre land for use by social and community enterprises. This will provide MORE housing and retain the integrity of the EOCC site.
Green Councillors are calling on the Labour-run City Council to ‘think again’ about its decision to seize direct control of East Oxford Community Centre from the Community Association and rush through a redevelopment funded by selling off the East Oxford Games Hall and Film Oxford sites.
We are calling for:
- A Centre run for the community by the community
- Improvements to the East Oxford Community Centre not to be made dependent on the closure of the Games Hall and Film Oxford.
- Proper public consultation on the future of community provision in East Oxford