Colchester and District Green Party

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.

Colchester Borough Council Elections 2016

Download our latest election leaflet

Download our full 2016 manifeso

Natalie Bennett visits Colchester


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 Bennett visits Fresh Beginnings

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 Bennett meets a group of older voters

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.

Natalie Bennett meets with students from The Sixth Form College, Colchester

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 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.

Meetings

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.

Contact Details

    • Tel: 07812 209862
    • Email: Click here.
    • Post: 14 Castle Road, Colchester, CO1 1UW
    • Twitter: @ColcGreenParty
    • To join the Colchester Green Party email newsletter for members and supporters to keep in touch click here.

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