Local Election Update

Our new local support worker, Helen, has been busy getting the forward plan for next year’s local elections in place, and coordinating our activities. Helen will be supporting campaigns in all parts of Herefordshire, especially where we have sitting councillors, but also in Hereford where we hope to break through and add to the four already elected.

We have had two Big Days Out in November, one in Ellie’s ward, Bishops Frome & Cradley, and one in Leominster. Both were very well supported with dozens of activists from all parts of the West Midlands arriving to help with a ‘60 second’ residents’ survey and other leafleting. Both very positive days and very heartening to have so much support. Many thanks to all those who came along to help.

The next few months will be busy with plans for delivering a New Year card in early January, a visit from Co-Leader Sian Berry, a newsletter for February, and then newsletter and leaflet delivery in the countdown to the elections in May. We will need lots of help and will be letting everyone know the dates for these activities as soon as possible, so get your diaries out and allocate some time for helping where you can.

Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year

12 January – West Midlands Green Party conference, Birmingham

The event on 12th January 10.00-17.30 at St Lukes Church (Great Colmore Street, Birmingham), is packed full of exciting sessions, including our latest councillor successes, expert training, and a talk by Green MEP Jean Lambert.
Elected as an MEP for London in 1999, Jean is our longest-serving MEP, and is one of our most effective and dedicated elected representatives.
As an MEP Jean has worked tirelessly across a whole range of issues, particularly around asylum seekers and migration, where she is heavily involved in shaping European Parliament policy.
Jean will be talking about her work as an MEP, as well as her take on Brexit. Jean has 20 years of experience and success in pushing Green policies and ideas, so this is one not to be missed!
Tickets are selling fast and spaces are limited – so book now

The Address for sat-navs is St Luke’s Church Centre, Great Colmore Street, Birmingham, B15 2AT. There is some parking available at the venue. The venue is accessible and disabled parking is available.If you’re arriving by train, the venue is only a short walk away from Birmingham New Street station.
Despite increased costs  prices are held at £10 for the Conference (this includes lunch), and there’s an early bird rate of £9 for bookings before 14th December. There’s also a bursary ticket rate for those on low or no incomes.