York Green Party



As a contribution to the City of York 'York Remembers’ season marking the end of the war in 1918, York Quakers are holding these events:


Sat 6 October: Lifting the shadow of WW1 and prospects for peace today: A day conference at Friargate Meeting House 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

An interactive day of lectures, workshops and displays bringing together academics, local historians, poets and individuals involved in promoting peace.

Lecture topics:

  • Long Shadow of War Britain 1918 -1979 (Simon Ball, Leeds History Faculty)
  • The Hidden Legacies of War (Trudi Tate, Cambridge English Faculty)
  • The Development of Arms Control (Nick Ritchie, York Politics Faculty)
  • Can we Build a more Peaceful World? (Ben Griffin, Veterans for Peace)

Workshops will respond to the history and literature of WW1 and also consider ways of resolving or avoiding future conflict.

Cost: adult £15/student £7 – includes lunch and other refreshments.


Saturday 17 November: Peace Now – the Personal Dimension

A day of workshops at Friargate Meeting House 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Participants will be introduced to skills for practical peace-making, conflict resolution

and non-violent communication.

Workshops will focus on:

  • Nonviolent communication (Roswitha Jarman)
  • Listening for a new world (James McCarthy)
  • Conflict resolution in schools (Lydia Noor and Gillian Darton)
  • Being Peace (Lynda Williams)

Cost: adult £12 students/£7 – includes lunch and other refreshments.

Special offer if booking both events at the same time: £25

A brochure with application form is available at Friargate and other local Meeting Houses.

Electronic version and fillable form from York Quakers website or by email from friargate@yorkquakers.org.uk or 01904 624065



NRM Drop-in to share ideas

The National Railway Museum would like to invite you to find out more and share your views about plans to transform the museum as part of the York Central redevelopment.


The museum is committed to providing access. This would be through the new Central Gallery during opening hours. We are still working on the detail of where and how access out of hours will happen and a proposed route has been put forward by the York Central Partnership. The proposed route for pedestrians and cyclists would pass through a safe and well-lit streetscape with a vibrant mix of newly created cafes, restaurants, hotels and green spaces. This area would be buzzing day and night. By creating this new route, the museum would be able to unite the site for the first time, providing level access throughout.


The new Central Gallery created in this space would provide a better welcome and facilities for museum visitors, including local people. It would also enable the museum to remain relevant into the future, plugging the current skills gap and predicted shortfall in engineering graduates, The exciting new space would facilitate the display of the latest technology and innovations from the modern industry. All of this would provide a substantial boost to the local economy.


The museum would love to hear your views to make sure that York Central works both for local residents and visitors from further afield and warmly invite you to come and have your say on these proposals. Come along and talk to colleagues, find out more and share your thoughts and ideas at an exhibition at the museum’s main entrance from 3pm to 6pm on Wednesday 25 July and 10.30am to 12 noon on Saturday 28 July 2018. There is no need to book, just drop in.

 For more information please visit their website.


Green Party Leadership Hustings & Local Campaign day - Leader and Deputy Leader hustings Saturday 21st July 2018 followed by an afternoon of campaigning

*HELP! Please offer to provide / organise food for lunchtime*

Contact: Denise 07952 120752 or denisecraghill@talktalk.net

Meet the candidates for the Leader and Deputy Leader positions in the Green Party.  This is YOUR opportunity to ask them questions and hear what they have to say before voting in the Leadership elections.

Tramways Social Club, 1 Mill St, York YO1 9PY

Coffee and chat from 10:00. 

Hustings 10:30-12:30

Lunch for people campaigning in the afternoon

Canvassing in target wards 13:30- 17:00 

The hustings are taking place in 2 of the region's target wards.

Come and help us with canvassing in the afternoon. Training provided.

How to get there:

Train: to York station and either walk (1 mile) or take the No 7 bus from opposite the station to The Barbican and 3 minutes walk from there.

Car: Designer Centre Park and Ride on A64 / A19 and No 7 bus to Edinburgh Arms and a 3 minute walk or 5 minute walk from St George's Field Car Park

York Central public workshops:

Movement workshop
  • Wednesday 18th July, 6pm -8:30pm, National Railway Museum
This will focus on the emerging plans for Leeman Road, Marble Arch, the Western access route and the improved Southern pedestrian/ cycle route as well as movement and traffic impact.
Masterplan Workshop
  • Thursday 19th July, 6pm-8pm, National Railway Museum
This will focus on the emerging wider masterplan including design, landscape, housing, uses and governance.
Drop-in day
  • Thursday 26th July, 10:00am – 4:00pm, City of York Council offices entrance foyer
This will be an opportunity to view some of the revised masterplan information and visuals, and ask any questions of the York Central Partnership team. For those with specific questions, a limited number of 1-2-1 slots with a member of the York Central team will be available to book in advance.
  • If you would like to book a 1-2-1 slot with a member of the York Central team on Thursday 26th July, please email yorkcentral@aberfield.com.
Please note, the booking deadline for the workshops is 6pm on Monday 16th July. For the 1-2-1 slots, please confirm your interest before the deadline of 6pm on Monday 23rd July.
Work is still ongoing on some areas of the masterplan, but alongside the events, when additional information and reports into areas including movement and traffic and air quality impacts are complete, they will be made available to the public.
You can stay up-to-date via yorkcentral.info, or follow us on @YRKcentral.

Fishergate ward...

are hosting the best ever Millennium Fields Fair, in the field next to the Millennium Bridge on Sunday 8th July from 1:00 till 5:00. It's an event for local charities and volunteer groups, with music and entertainments plus a fancy dress competition for children! Facebook event page.

We need volunteers to help with stalls, stewards, talk to people, help put up bunting, gazebos etc ... If you could help out (even in a small way), please contact Andy 07941 392667 or Dave dave.taylor@picturehouses.co.uk


Catch the Bus Week - 2nd to 8th July

During the National ‘Catch the Bus’ week people are being encouraged to catch the bus as many times as possible. Car drivers who rarely catch the bus are being urged to catch a bus at least once during the week and leave their car at home for the day. It is part of a campaign to create greener journeys and a cleaner environment as well as keeping our bus services in use so please try to support it if at all possible. If you want to know more about the week please email greenerjourneys@mhpc.com for more details.


GPEW Leader and Deputy Leader Hustings - YORK -  followed by an afternoon of campaigning 

Meet the candidates for the leader and deputy leader positions in the Green Party.  This is YOUR opportunity to ask them questions and hear what they have to say before voting in the Leadership elections.

Saturday 21st July - Tramways Social Club, 1 Mill St, York YO1 9PY


Coffee and chat from 10:00. 

Hustings 10:30-12:30

Lunch for people campaigning in the afternoon

Canvassing in target ward 13:30- 17:00 

The hustings are taking place in one of the region's target wards - Guildhall Ward in York where we already have 1 councillor - Denise Craghill - and hope to get more elected.

Come and help us with canvassing in the afternoon.  Training provided.

How to get there:

Train: to York station and either walk (1 mile) or the No 7 bus from opposite the station to The Barbican and 3 minutes walk from there.

Car: Designer Centre Park and Ride on A64 / A19 and No 7 bus to Edinburgh Arms and a 3 minute walk or 5 minute walk from St George's Field Car Park


PNR UNITED RESISTANCE PROGRAMME, at Maple Farm site, Preston New Road, PR4 3PE.






23 or 30th July TBCSian Berry, Green Party London Assembly Member


 DO try to come to as many days as you can - and, when you come, DO bring as many family members & friends as you can. The more the merrier - except for Cuadrilla, of course!! The Maple Farm Community Hub (just a 15/20 min. walk from the Cuadrilla site) provides breakfast and evening meals (no cost), and also delivers lunch at the roadside. There's also Ma Baker's Café, only a stone's throw away from the Community Hub, that does lovely chips & wonderful cakes (including really good vegan flapjack)! You could, of course, stay over for a night or two: either at one of the 3 camping areas (no cost) OR (for those who, like me, prefer a bit more luxury!), there's always one of nearby Blackpool's many B&Bs.  Wherever you stay, the frequent #61 bus service drops off near the gates! If you're travelling by train, the #61 bus also goes past Kirkham & Wesham railway station (reached from Preston). 


Details of daily events are posted regularly, so please check via the links below: 

Week 3 (next week): Scousers stand in solidarity https://www.facebook.com/events/594993007506232/

Week 4: No Faith in Fracking

* Mon. 23 AprilBuddhist chanting & meditation, & Christian Celtic 'Care of Creation & Earth'.
* Tues. 24 April: Quiet day of walking & guided meditation; silent vigil & Earth care ritual in the afternoon. 
* Weds. 25 April: Women's Call for Calm; then an interfaith day: Catholic liturgy, a talk about climate change, & walking & meditation. 
* Thurs. 26 AprilEarth Day - walking & guided meditations, readings, & a silent vigil in the afternoon. Evening Workshop: with Christian Climate Action 
* Fri. 27 April: Meditative activities led by the Dharma Network; Christian Climate Action liturgy; Quaker-led vigil; Earth & spirit poetry & readings; songs  of Hope. 
* Sat. 28 AprilBeltane Eve Wiccan Festival
For fuller details, please check that week's Facebook page:



FINALLY -  a petition to sign & share that is calling on the government to release the 'Implementation Unit Report on Shale Gas' (2016) - IMMEDIATELY!!
You can sign the petition via this link:



This group formed on 26 Feb at the Cross Keys pub in Dunnington and will be meeting there again on - 

 ~ Monday 9 April from 19.30 ~

Are you concerned about the imminent threat of fracking, from INEOS in this area of York?
Please note this is not a party polictical group, (though it would be good to have more Greens involved!) Can you spare a few hours every six weeks or so to attend a meeting of Frack-Free Osbaldwick and Derwent and carry out an action point or two to further the aims of the group?
If you can, please get in touch with the YGP office T: 01904 636239 M:07711 294966 E:office@yorkgreenparty.org.uk who will forward your contact details to the group's coordinator, Ginnie Shaw. Action points from the meeting are available from Ginnie.



  • Tree-planting weekend 23rd-24th February 2018, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

    Cost £25 accommodation and food included for those staying overnight 

    Local campaigning group Tibet Support Group York has teamed up with Treesponsibility – a group which has organised tree planting for almost 20 years - to offer this weekend event to which everyone is very welcome, whether or not you are interested in and familiar with Tibet!
    If you would like to help plant trees and improve the local environment in company with others please do join us!
    You can find out more about Treesponsibility on their website and about Tibet Support Group York

    Accommodation is in a hostel that can accommodate 30 people so there’s plenty of space and you’d also be very welcome just to come for a day if that suits you better. Even so it’s very helpful to know numbers so if you would like to come please let Rowena know (Email rfield151@yahoo.co.uk tel. 01904 656504 and 07552472491) and say if you’d need accommodation
    All very welcome!


    Information Sheet

    Accommodation: Height Gate: http://heightgate.org.uk/
    Cost £25 Including food and accommodation.
    Friday: evening meal, Saturday: breakfast, lunch dinner, Sunday: breakfast, lunch. Beverages: a wide selection always available.
    All food is vegan and home made at the hostel by Treesponsibility crew. We are very happy to cater for special dietary requirements, please let us know by the evening of Thursday 8th March. We do the shopping on the Friday morning.
    What you need to bring:
    For on site: Lots of warm layers of clothes, walking boots or wellies, Water proof coat and over trousers, hat. We provide work gloves.
    For at the hostel: indoor shoes or slippers, sleeping mat (sleeping is in three carpeted room upstairs but they do not have beds), warm sleeping bag or duvet, and pillow.(Height Gate has central heating provided by a pellet boiler). The main room downstairs and kitchen are always warm but the radiators in the bedrooms never do more than take the chill off.
    Station Pick ups: Friday Night from Hebden Bridge at 6pm and 8pm To meet trains coming in from Leeds 18:52, Manchester Victoria 18:48. 
    Saturday and Sunday morning - 
    Saturday morning it will be Todmorden at 10:30 or Sunday morning it will be Todmorden at 10:45.
    If you are making your own way
    Do not drive up to Height Gate. The track is very rough and there is only parking space for the two Treesponsibility vehicles. There is no space for parking anywhere on the way up to Height Gate. We will get into trouble with the neighbours and the Height Gate management if anyone parks on the way up. There is parking on the main road A646 near the turning for Height Gate. There are directions on the Height gate website. The walk up takes 20 to 30 minutes.. If you time your arrival to coincide with the station pickups you will get a lift. We can make extra trips so long as it’s not after 9:30 as drivers tend to be in bed by 10:00. The weekends are full-on for the Tree’s crew with early starts. Bikes can be taken in the van.

    If you would like to come please contact Rowena on rfield151@yahoo.co.uk Thanks!


    Holgate Action Day and Candidate Launch on Sunday 28th Jan at 1pm. 

    Even if you can only spare an hour please come along to give Andreas a warm start to the campaign trail and get some leaflets out. Location to be confirmed but we will meet somewhere in Holgate Ward and hope to do some leafletting, 60-second surveys and group photos!
    *(if you can't make Sunday please volunteer to leaflet whenever you're free*)
    Hope to see you there! Thank-you, from Andreas & Sam, Campaign Coordinator: please contact for details & to let us know your availability  - 07527047715 / sdbiram@gmail.com

    Micklegate Neighbourhood Forum – Sat 20th Jan - 10am-2pm:  Drop-In info session. 

    @ Southlands Methodist Church 

    If you have an interest in any aspect of planning and development policy for land use in the Scarcroft Green area and Micklegate Ward in general, you might be interested in attending and finding out more about the new Neighbourhood Forum. The Forum is responsible for creating the Micklegate Neighbourhood Plan, which will outline if, where and how local residents want their area to be developed. 



    Greens of Colour will be gathering for our first ever AGM on 27th January!

    Our mission is to tackle discrimination and increase awareness of issues facing people of colour in the Green Party and society as a whole. Our first meeting will elect our officers, decide our constitution and organise our campaigning priorities for the next year. We’ll also be hearing from speakers Esther Stanford-Xosei and Prof Robert Beckford on reparations. 

    Don’t forget to register via Eventbrite.
    This is a closed meeting for Green Party members who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) but there will be opportunities for wider Green Party members to join us in the future. 
    We’d also really love to hear from Greens of Colour who are unable to attend the AGM so please do get in touch here. 




    • HOLGATE BY-ELECTION - Hustings to ask questions of the candidates & support Andreas!

      York Central Action Group is holding a hustings at 'The Holgate' 6 New Lane off Acomb Road YO24 4NT on Tuesday 13th February at 7.30pm.


* GREEN FRIDAYS @Kirby Misperton  - EVERY Friday!


People can just visit to show their support, without even going to the gate. There is a wonderful refreshments caravan there now, for a warm drink etc, and lots of chatting to be had. Visiting KM8 really is a quite empowering thing to do, even in these freezing conditions.

Last Friday  Andrew Cooper, our Energy Spokesperson, was the speaker. Ann Forsaith, Green Party candidate from Leeds also spoke, and launched the idea of the Sharing Platform - an opportunity for anyone to bring along quotes, articles of interest, relevant stories from their lives eg concerning their 'green journey' etc to share with others. We also do quite a lot of singing!

TRANSPORT: Our generous activist, Paul, will pick you up, please use NEW Green Party mobile ######## to request!

Or see the Kirby Misperton Facebook car share page...  hope to see you at the KM8 Gate *


York Green Party day out in Guildhall !  - Sunday 3rd Dec - +inc Christmas festivities after if you wish!

Please contact Denise Craghill if you'd like to know more 07952 120752. 


Well done to the NoFrackingWay walkers and their enjoyment of the benefit gig we held at Tramways on 8th March 2017. Here's a video of the Lancashire report on this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9iNQPhuyWs

Welcoming the walkers



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