Colchester and District Green Party
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.
Next open meeting: world population - Mon 4 Dec 2017
Our next open meeting is on the crucial and sensitive issue of the world population explosion and its implications for the natural world amid the sixth mass extinction of species: Mon 4 Dec 2017, 7.30pm-9pm at Firstsite. The Green Party was originally founded in November 1972 (then called PEOPLE) partly in response to a magazine article by Dr Paul R. Ehrlich about overpopulation. The discussion will explore ethical and non-authoritarian solutions to this issue and is certain to be lively and thought-provoking.
Meetings in 2018
- January social meeting on Mon 8 Jan at 7.30pm at the Hospital Arms, 123 Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3HA
- February open meeting on air quality on Mon 5 Feb at 7.30pm (more details later)
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
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.
Download our revised (2016) constitution here.