Green Party co-leader to visit Buckhurst Hill

5 February 2018

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, will visit Buckhurst Hill to speak to local residents and small business owners about how the Green Party is working to improve their community.

Jonathan, a dedicated disability rights campaigner and father to a disabled son, will visit Buckhurst Hill station where Green Party Councillor Steven Neville has successfully campaigned for step-free access. He'll also visit Lower Queens Road where small businesses and flats are under threat as a potential site for development in the Local Plan.

The visit is part of a local Green Party action day of campaigning to help Steven Neville retain his place on the District Council in May's local elections.

Jonathan said:

'With just two District Councillors the Greens in Epping Forest are making a real difference, from securing step-free access at Buckhurst Hill underground station to reducing plastic use in the Council offices and across Epping Forest.

“They are the voice of local people, whether it be supporting the local campaign to save a well-loved green space or fighting to save shops and other small businesses from demolition. One of those businesses, the IG9 cafe, has a great reputation for their vegan options so I'm particularly looking forward to visiting and finding out more.”

Steven Neville, one of two Green Party District Councillors for Buckhurst Hill East, said:

"I am delighted that Jonathan is coming to see some of the work we have been doing. Step-free access for Buckhurst Hill Station has been long overdue and is a must for disabled people, the elderly and parents with small children especially. Our fight to save the shops and homes of those in Lower Queens Road is very important. We believe in a strong local small business sector and that people should not be turfed out og their homes for redevelopment. This is part of the work of I have been doing over four years representing my residents"

Jonathan's visit is part of the Epping Firest GReen Party action day, Saturday 10th February 2018.

The full programme for the day is:

  • 10.00 am - meet at 97 Rous Road, IG9 6BU to meet fellow party activists and discuss the day ahead
  • 11.00 am - split into teams to talk with local residents about Steven's work
  • 1.00 pm - join Jonathan for lunch at IG9 - 4 Lower Queen's Rd, Buckhurst Hill IG9 6DL
  • 2.00 pm - back out into Buckhurst Hill to carry on discussing Steven's work with residents.

If you'd like to help out, or just join us for lunch, please register here: