Colchester and District Green Party

We are a rapidly growing party. Below you can find information about:

  • Our meetings, which are free and open to everyone, not just members

  • Details of how to contact us

  • Our previous and current activity (next up are the Essex County Council elections in May 2017)



'Building Tolerance in Colchester': Open Meeting | 5th June | Firstsite Cafe | 19:15

If you're feeling despondent by the rising hate crime unleashed in this post-Brexit Britain and want to get involved in tackling it and spreading positivity, then join us for our June open meeting. All welcome. More details to follow... 

General Election | 8th June | Vote Green! 


Get out and make your voice heard by voting for Mark Goacher in Colchester and Blake Roberts in Harwich & North Essex 

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.

Download our full 2017 manifesto

Meet the candidates for the 2017 Local Election here

Our activity

'Policy Matters': Open Meeting

Thanks to all of the members and supporters who joined us this month for a fun, interactive and discussion-filled evening surrounding the big local issues in Colchester (and national ones too!). It was great to see so many people getting involved in the discussions and to see some new faces too!

Electric Vehicle Workshop

On Sunday 18th September 2016, we hosted an ‘Electric Vehicle Workshop’ at Firstsite. It was great to see both old and new faces coming along to find out more about electric vehicles, with a lively Q&A session, and the chance to test drive the vehicles too! We found it very informative, and hope you did too! 


Natalie Bennett visit
On Monday April 11th 2016, the former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett spent the day in Colchester. The day began with a visit to the Fresh Beginnings migrant and refugee support centre.

Natalie Bennett visits Fresh Beginnings

Natalie then met with a group of older voters at the Waiting Room, to hear their concerns and discuss some of the most pressing issues currently affecting the town.

 Natalie Bennett meets a group of older voters

Natalie and Colchester Green Party members were then joined by a number of students from The Sixth Form College, Colchester, who put a series of questions to her regarding the Green Party's policies for young people.

Natalie Bennett meets with students from The Sixth Form College, Colchester

Some of our party members were then joined by Natalie for a canvassing session in Castle Ward – you can download a copy of the leaflet we're currently handing out from here

Later that evening, the Waiting Room played host to a Colchester Green Party open meeting attended by nearly a hundred members and supporters. After addressing the assembled audience, Natalie and our first choice candidate in Castle Ward, Mark Goacher, proceeded to take questions from the floor on a number of subjects.

The topics ranged from how Colchester Borough Council can effectively serve those living in more rural parts of the borough, to how Colchester's infrastructure can be made to support the town's growing population.

Our thanks to Natalie, and also staff at Fresh Beginnings and the Waiting Room, and our local party members for a successful and memorable day.


Response to CBC 'Local Plan'

Read our response to the Council's 'Local Plan' for Colchester here

Our Constitution

Download our revised constitution as discussed at our 2016 AGM here







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