Colchester and District Green Party

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 

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).

The next meeting is a social on Mon 2 July 2018 in Wivenhoe. For more details contact us or look on our Facebook page.

Air Quality 

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.

The website has (or soon will have) the presentation to the open meeting by Dr Paul Byrne, Consultant Rheumatologist at Colchester General Hospital, on the impact of Air Quality on our Borough's residents along with the statistical evidence to make the urgent case for change. 

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

Archive news: Jenny Jones visit

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.

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