Colchester and District Green Party

Open meetings on first Mondays 

Our meetings are free and open to everyone, not just members, and usually take place on the first Monday of the month (but not when it falls on a Bank Holiday).

Monday 2 July: Social Meet-up in Wivenhoe

We're having a relaxed gathering at 7.30pm at the Greyhound pub, 62 High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AZ. Grab a drink and get to know other Green Party members and supporters (you can talk about politics but you don't have to!). All welcome! There will be a 'Green Party' sign at our table so you can easily find us. 

If you're feeling energetic, you can also join us beforehand for a litter pick starting at Wivenhoe station at 6.30pm (contact Matt on 07851 112 480 if you're meeting us for this so we have enough equipment!). 

Sunday 29 July (to be confirmed): picnic in Castle park,

We are planning a picnic in Castle park, followed by some campaigning (leafletting or doorknocking) in Castle ward in the town centre. Look on Facebook for details of precise date, time and meeting point.

Monday 6 August: Young Greens Event on “Plastic: Where does it all go?

Greens (both old and new!) are all equally welcome to come to this event being run by our Colchester Young Greens: 7.30 to 9pm at Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, CO1 1JH.

Plastic is the hottest environmental topic of the moment, but it's not always easy to know what you can do to help. 

If you want to discover what happens to your plastic waste once it leaves your home, or if you're keen to hear of some simple steps you can take to reduce your dependence on plastic, then join us on Mon 6th August at Firstsite to find out more. It's set to be a fun and informative evening!

Free entry, all welcome. Arrive from 7.15pm for a 7.30 start. Our line-up of speakers will include the Young Green's own Katie Francis from Colchester's community-based recycling initiative 'Replastic'.

See our facebook.com/events page for latest details of other speakers and to let us know if you can attend.

Monday 3 September: our Annual General Meeting

Colchester and District Green Party Annual General Meeting (time and venue to be decided – start time likely to be 7.30pm): your chance to hear about the past year’s successes and vote in next year’s Exec Committee, or stand for a role yourself. The Exec job roles are listed at my.greenparty.org.uk/resource/exec-job-descriptions

Our contact details

    • Local party contact: Janita Lefevre (tel: 07498 455361)
    • Email: Click here
    • Post: 124 Morant Road, New Town, Colchester CO1 2JD
    • Twitter: @ColcGreenParty
    • To receive the regular Colchester Green Party email newsletter for members and supporters, click here.

Our local policies

  • Infrastructure
    Let’s prioritise funding for our town's infrastructure, so that it better serves our growing population – especially in the areas of health, education and community services.
  • Small business
    Let’s help small businesses in the town centre grow and thrive by providing investment incentives and reducing overheads.
  • Brownfield development
    Let’s focus on redeveloping brownfield sites (vacant land that's been previously built on) and former retail spaces, rather than our precious greenfield areas.
  • Fair rents
    Let’s promote fair rents for all and stop exploiting those with the greatest need.
  • Green boundaries
    Let’s put an end to having our green boundaries swamped with vast estates that primarily benefit big developers.
  • Local culture
    Let’s do more to promote our excellent cultural and historical heritage and support Colchester's tourism trade – a valuable asset to the town, from which we all benefit.

Download our full 2017 manifesto and list of 2017 Local Election candidates here

Response to Colchester 'Local Plan'

Read our response to Colchester Borough Council's 'Local Plan' here

Our Constitution

Download our revised (2016) constitution here

Colchester BC elections 3 May 2018

Our candidate in Castle Ward, Mark Goacher, came tantalising close yesterday to becoming the first Green Councillor in Colchester. He got 920 votes and the Conservative got 931 – a difference of just eleven votes! Labour came third with 750 and LibDems last with 434. Full report at my.greenparty.org.uk/news/colchester-bc-elections-3-may-2018 

Jenny Jones visit 14 April 2018

On Saturday 14 April Jenny Jones, the Green Party member of the House of Lords, came to Colchester to boost the local Green Party campaign to get Mark Goacher elected in Castle ward in the town centre and support all the Green Party candidates in the Colchester Borough Council elections on 3 May. Once again there is a Green candidate up for election in every ward.

Jenny spoke to a public meeting attended by 25 people at Firstsite about her role as the only Green Party member in the House of Lords, where she has been able to put the unique and independent Green point of view and raise points that none of the other politicians usually consider.

Green candidate for Castle ward, Mark Goacher, said, "People can see how effective a Green voice is, whether it is Jenny Jones in the House of Lords or Caroline Lucas MP in the House of Commons. The strong support I am getting on the doorsteps in Castle ward is largely because of the way voters realise what a difference it would make to have a Green voice on the Council."

During the morning and afternoon Jenny joined Mark Goacher and his campaign team to speak to local residents in Castle ward.

Air Quality meeting Feb 2018

See www.cleanaircolchester.org to view a short film "Air", shown at our meeting on air quality in Feb 2018 - click on is-air-quality-an-issue and scroll down to foot of page.

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