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)
Tree Huggers Hangout | 1st May | The Foresters Arms (TBC) | 19:00 onwards
The first of our more casual meetups. Come along to meet green-thinking, likeminded people for a drink and chat. All welcome. The general topic for conversation of the evening will be 'Water Resources' (tbc).
'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...
Download our full 2017 manifesto
Meet the candidates for the 2017 Local Election here.
'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 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 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.
Read our response to the Council's 'Local Plan' for Colchester here.
Download our revised constitution as discussed at our 2016 AGM here.