Get Involved

Babergh Greens 

A warm welcome to Babergh Green Party. It is a party that is new and growing fast and has the potential to make a real difference to this beautiful and diverse patch of Suffolk.

In May 2011, the Green Party candidate for Brett Vale ward, Robert Lindsay, turned what had been seen as a safe Conservative seat into a marginal by losing to the incumbent by just six votes.

In May 2013, he stood for the larger county council seat of Cosford, which includes Brett Vale ward, and came a close second to the Conservative, polling 1,128 votes to the Conservatives' 1,450.

In 2010 Conservative councillor Dean Walton, who represented Great Cornard, realised that the party he had joined was not interested in changing things for the better and decided to join the Green Party and stood as a candidate in the County Council elections this year.

Because Babergh is a hung council, with the Conservatives only exerting control by the vote of the chairman, just one or two Green councillors would make a real difference.

So now is the time to help. There are many ways in which you can do so.

 

What you can do


You can;

  • Vote for Green Party candidates in all elections
  • Donate money to cover electioneering costs such as printing leaflets
  • Attend our monthly meetings and be inspired and help inspire the rest of us
  • Deliver leaflets and help at fundraising events
  • Join the Party and help direct our actions
  • Stand as a local councillor
  • Join one of our campaigns, suggest a campaign and tell us about problems in your area.
  • Host a Green fair in your village/town to help raise funds. We have the mailing list and facilities, we just need the venue and some on the ground publicity! Contact John Matthissen on 01449 771742 or john@suffolkgreenparty.org.uk for more information.

 Volunteers planting trees

 

Volunteer

We always welcome volunteers to help with our campaigning work. Could you help deliver our newsletters to your street, or go out with our campaign team and speak to local residents about their concerns?

We are particularly keen to find more volunteers with fundraising experience or web design, press, research and administrative skills. Whatever your level of experience and however much or little time you can give, we would love to hear from you.

 

Contact our co-ordinator Robert Lindsay (01449 741959) or email him for more information about ways you can get involved.

 

Donate

If you don't have much spare time at the moment, but would still like to help, why not make a donation? Your donation will help us stand more candidates for more elections, and help the party do more to support the work of our members across the country.

 

Join the Green Party

As a member, you can be as active as you like - from armchair and online support to standing as a candidate for election.

 

JOIN TODAY! 

 

Stand for Council

 

For further details please contact Robert Lindsay (01449 741959) or Dean Walton (01787 372639)