Colchester and District Green Party

Next Open Meeting: Mon 5 Feb on Air Quality (see below) 

Open meetings on first Mondays 

Our meetings are free and open to everyone, not just members, and take place on the first Monday of the month (with some exceptions when the first Monday falls on a Bank Holiday). The meetings alternate between events with a speaker on a particular topic (December, February, April and so on) and social events (November, January, March and so on). The speaker events are usually at Firstsite Gallery in Colchester and start time is 7.30pm sharp - please arrive from 7.15pm to meet and chat so that we can start our formal meeting promptly at 7.30pm. Meetings usually end by 9pm. For more details about the topic of the month, sign up for emails (see contact details below) or look on our Facebook page.

Monday 5 February: open meeting on Air Quality 

On Monday 5th February 2018 the Colchester & District Green Party are pleased to welcome two guest speakers to our open meeting on Air Quality at 7:15pm for a prompt 7:30pm start at Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, Colchester. 

The evening will be hosted by Mark Goacher, our candidate for Castle Ward in the forthcoming Colchester Borough elections.

The first speaker will be Dr Paul Byrne, Consultant Rheumatologist at Colchester General Hospital and keen cyclist. He will provide an explanation of what the different components of air pollution are with a glossary of terms used. He is able to give unique insight into first hand knowledge of the impact of Air Quality on our Borough's residents along with the statistical evidence to make the urgent case for change.

The second speaker is Eleanor Church of Lark Rise Pictures, a local film maker who will talk about her Air Quality Project and the process to glean the information needed to create the film "Coming Up For Air" which will be shown.

To support this event the Colchester & District Green Party have embarked on a campaign to deploy some air quality measurement monitoring using Nitrogen Dioxide Diffusion Tubes in the Castle Ward. We will be presenting the results of this initiative during the evening.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, refreshments will be available, we very much look forward to seeing you there to learn and be empowered.

Our contact details

    • Local party contact: Janita Lefevre (tel: 07498 455361)
    • Email: Click here
    • Post: 14 Castle Road, Colchester, CO1 1UW
    • 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.

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

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