Welcome to the Colchester and District Green Party web site. We are a rapidly growing party; both locally and nationally Green Party membership has doubled within the last year. Below is some information about the General Election, the Local Elections, our Colchester meetings, how to contact us and our Twitter feed.
New members and supporters are more than welcome to get involved in our campaigns or just to come along to our open meetings.
On Monday April 11th 2016, 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 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 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.
Some of our partty 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.
Our next sceduled open meeting will take place on Monday 6th June 2016 at The Waiting Room, (near firstsite and off Queens Street), Colchester. The event will be FREE to attend.
Our regular open meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at the New Inn, 36 Chapel Street (corner of South Street) Colchester, CO2 7AX.
You do not need to be a party member to attend - all are welcome. Meetings are informal and typically include details of forthcoming events, discussion of environmental or social justice issues and planning of future events.