Calderdale GP Events and Meetings

We normally meet on the first Tuesday of each month at various venues around Calderdale, at 7:30 pm.

The meeting may be an open meeting to which non-members are welcome, an informal or a more formal discussion of a range of issues or a formal business meeting at which members make decisions about the direction of the party. But, as our membership is over three times what it was in 2014, we are having more informal and social meetings between the monthly meetings.

Every third Wednesday of the month, a number of us are meeting from around 7 pm at The Shant, 247 Shay Lane, Halifax HX2 9AG for Green Drinks: nothing heavy; just chat. All welcome.

Members receive a regular Bulletin which includes news, events, agendas and minutes.

Why more equal societies are better, even for the wealthy

>an exploration led by John Hudson
All welcome
The Hollins, Hollins Mill Lane
Sowerby Bridge  HX6 2QG
7.30 pm Tuesday, 6 November

In 2009 Wilkinson and Pickett published The Spirit Level in which they showed that people living in more equal societies are more healthy and live longer. The Inner Level published this year shows the same for mental health.

Fracking: What is planned and how can we stop it? Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Helen Chuntso and Richard Dyer of Friends of the Earth speak on

Fracking: what is it?

What makes a campaign successful?

  • using the regulatory framework
  • supporting ground campaigns
  • supporting direct action

7.30 Golden Lion, Fielden Square Todmorden OL14 6LZ

All welcome

Bittersweet Brexit: The Future of Food, Farming, Land and Labour Wednesday, 5 September 2018 (note change of day)

Charlie Clutterbuck, author of Bittersweet Brexit: The Future of Food, Farming, Land and Labour talked about the impact of Brexit on the countryside.

The slides of his talk are now available.

Universal Basic Income Tuesday 3 July 2018

Calderdale Green Party welcomes Natalie Bennett, Former Leader of the Green Party, to speak on Universal Basic Income.

Universal Basic Income is a regular payment made to everyone living in an area or country, without conditions, that ensures they are never left penniless and can meet their basic needs for food, shelter and life.

Notes of her talk are now available in this PDF.

Can we shape the outcome of Brexit? Tuesday 6 March 2018

  • What opportunities, if any, are there for us to influence the outcome?
  • Why might we want to influence it?

7.30 at The Golden Lion, Fielden Square, Rochdale Road, Todmorden OL14 6LZ

All welcome

Think Global Act Local: The Paris Climate Goals Tuesday 6 February 2018

Come and hear Cllr Andrew Cooper, a delegate to COP23 UN Climate Summit in Bonn last November, speak on:

Think Global Act Local: How local action on climate change can help us achieve the Paris Climate Goals

7.30 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY

All welcome

Local plan public meeting Tuesday 19 September 2017

There is a Calderdale Green Party meeting on the draft Calderdale Local Plan in The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, 7.30pm Tuesday 19th Sept.

We think there needs to be a space not dominated by our MP - who has hosted various public meetings on the draft local plan - where people can discuss the draft and work out how best to get key points across in the public consultation which ends soon.

All are welcome. The Green party is hosting it for everyone.  More details and a flyer in News.


Post election social: Friday, 16 June 2017

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard for us in the General Election. Though the Green Party suffered from tactical voting in the General Election, our supporters came out in support of Angharad Turner and Barry Crossland in the local council elections.

So we are having a post election social from 7.30 pm on Friday, 16 June 2017 at the Bare Arts, 108-110 Rochdale Road, Todmorden OL14 7LP. All welcome whether or not you supported us in the elections.

Where’s the environment? Turning Calderdale Green

We are ending our general election campaign with a public meeting at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 6th June at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY where all are welcome to talk about the Green Party environment manifesto and how to effectively continue our climate and environment campaigns to turn Calderdale Green.

It would be great to see you there and hear your ideas and views.

Hustings Tuesday, 2 May 2017

We have been pursuing a twin track approach to the snap General Election. On the one hand, we are taking forward the decision made in February to seek a progressive alliance based on a commitment to PR; on the other, we are selecting candidates for both the Calder Valley and the Halifax constituencies in case such an alliance does not materialise.

The hustings for these candidates will take place at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at The Wharf Cafe Bar, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2LA.

This is a members only meeting.

#Let Calderdale Breathe - Calderdale Air Pollution public discussion,
7.30pm, Tuesday 7th March, Hipperholme

All are welcome to a public discussion with local people and Calderdale Council’s Senior Environmental Health Officer, Ryan Carroll, at Christ Church, Leeds Road, Hipperholme HX3 8AA.  Ryan Carroll sends apologies and is unable to come to the meeting.
We need to cut air pollution in Calderdale. In seven areas, called Air Quality Management Areas,  traffic-caused air pollution exceeds legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PMn).

Biomass/Wood burning and incinerators are also becoming an air pollution issue.

Government rulings mean local planning policies relating to air quality have essentially been set aside, leaving only Policy EP1 Protection of Air Quality.

Calderdale Council is preparing its air quality strategy and action plan.  It’s vital that it includes practical measures to improve air quality in Brighouse, Copley Valley at Salterhebble and Bolton Brow, Hebden Bridge, Hipperholme, Luddenden Foot, Sowerby Bridge and Stump Cross, Halifax.

All are welcome to discuss how bad the problem is and practical ways of solving it.

We are trying to get an idea of people's views on air pollution in Calderdale. To help us, please complete the following brief survey.

Here is an A5 flyer to print and display in your window or anywhere else where people will see it.

Calderdale Green Party business meeting 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Nutclough Studio, Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge
This is an opportunity for members to question officers about what they have been up to and make decisions about the direction of the party in 2017.

Green Party social in Todmorden, Friday 2nd December

There will be a social evening from 7.30pm on Friday, 2 December 2016 at the Bare Arts, 108-110 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden OL14 7LP (near Morrison’s).

Calderdale Green Party public meeting Tuesday 6th December

This meeting will be a discussion about Green Politics in Yorkshire and the Humber in our changing world for which Ann Forsaith, Chair of the Yorkshire and the Humber Region will join us.

It will be held from 7.30pm on Tuesday, 6, December 2016 at The Old Post Office, 55 Winding Rd, Halifax HX1 1SJ (near the Bus Station). All are welcome.

Open meeting on Energy Futures and Choices

at 7.30 on Tuesday, 1 November 2016 at the Todmorden Working Men’s Club, North View Halifax Rd. Todmorden OL14 5QG.

The meeting will be led by Mike Prior who is an energy consultant.

Calderdale Green Party AGM

Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Nutclough Studio, Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge
The annual general meeting is upon us. This is a members-only meeting. All positions are up for re-election and we shall also be talking about how we can move forward as a party over the next year.

Plus open mic for musical or spoken word political rant - 3 mins max!

You can join the Green Party from as little as £5 a year and get involved!

There is an event page on fb where you can say if you're attending.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

There will be a business meeting for Green Party members at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 in the Golden Lion, Fielden Square, Todmorden, OL14 6LZ

Friday, 17 June 2016

Tod Greens invite you to a presentation of Peter Bach’s film NHS Sell off at 7.30 pm on Friday, 17th June in the Golden Lion, Fielden Square, Todmorden, OL14 6LZ

All welcome.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The June meeting will be held at 7.30 pm at the Nutclough Tavern, 6–8 Nutclough, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HA when we will debate the issues surrounding the EU Referendum. Come and take part in the debate!

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