We try to hold regular monthly meetings, either in the form of General Meetings - which all Green Party members and supporters are usually free to attend - or in the form of Executive Meetings (see below). We aim to hold these in a different location from month-to-month, to try and afford as many of our members an opportunity to attend as possible.
The elected officers are obliged to meet at least every other month to ensure ongoing operations and conduct planning as appropriate. Other local Green Party members are most welcome to attend these meetings if they wish. The next Executive Meeting is as follows:
We also have regular Campaign Meetings where we organise and plan local activity in relation to particular campaigns - contact one of our local Officers if you would like to know more or come along.
Because South Shropshire is such a geographically spread area (~50 miles from one side to the other), we also organise more local meetings for those in the East, West, North & South of the constituency, to give people the opportunity to meet other members and supporters of the Green Party in their immediate vicinity.
On Tuesday 12th February, meeting at 19:00, Daphne Du Cros will be giving a talk at CASCA in Craven Arms.
Daphne has recently opened a market garden (Little Woodbatch Market Garden) on the outskirts of Bishops Castle and her story was featured last summer in the Shropshire Star. She has kindly agreed to meet and speak to us about her experience and I’m sure it will be a fascinating and inspiring evening. In outline, her talk will cover:
• Why she decided to start the farm (living in London, starting a family, broader food system issues, the opportunities at the local level to make change from the perspective of sustainability, which overlaps with her research)
• How the garden is producing local food for Bishops Castle and the great interest and support it has aroused. • Her vision going forward - connecting with the community, environmental considerations
• The unique role and the many ways in which small, local producers can make a positive impact on their environment and community.
Entrance is free but a small donation to help cover room costs would be much appreciated.