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, for example when the first Monday falls on a Bank Holiday). The meetings alternate between events with a speaker on a particular topic (December, February, and so on - but there is no meeting in April) 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. 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.
www.cleanaircolchester.org is a new website by Eleanor Church of Lark Rise Pictures, a local film maker whose short film "Air" was shown at the Green Party open meeting on air quality on Mon 5 Feb. You can view the film at www.cleanaircolchester.org/is-air-quality-an-issue (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: 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.