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KCC’s hopeless response to our Climate Emergency

May 25, 2019

On Thursday at full council at Kent County Council, our Green Party councillor, Martin Whybrow, brought a motion demanding the council declared a Climate Emergency and set a carbon neutral target of 2030 for all of its activities, aligning its policies and setting an action plan to achieve this. In his opening speech, he...
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Climate Emergency call at Kent County Council

May 19, 2019

Kent Greens will be joining Extinction Rebellion groups from across Kent on Thursday 23rd May as Green KCC councillor, Martin Whybrow, calls on Kent County Council to declare a climate emergency at the Full Council meeting. The demonstration commences at 9am outside County Hall where protestors will be creating a ‘Garden of England’ as...
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Following on from District… Town Council success!

May 4, 2019

Following on from the Green successes at District level, congratulations to all our new Green councillors on Hythe Town Council: Penny Graham, Sandy McConnell and Doug Wade in Hythe North; Jenni Hawkins (below, left) in Hythe East; Jim Martin and Martin Whybrow in Hythe South. All six of our candidates swept in with huge...
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Be part of the Green wave!

May 4, 2019

The Green Party has had phenomenal week, here in Shepway, in Kent and across the country. Our six new councillors are joined by others from Swale (defeating the council leader), Tonbridge & Malling, Thanet and Ashford – in a county where we previously had no representation at this level. Our nation-wide successes saw breakthroughs...
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Huge night for Shepway Greens as six councillors elected

May 3, 2019

An incredible night, six Green Party councillors elected to Folkestone & Hythe District Council. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and to the many people who helped with the campaign, such a great team effort. Our first ever breakthroughs onto the council and the largest opposition group alongside Labour. Our newly elected...
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Call to arms: The final push!

April 26, 2019

This is now the big push to get our candidates over the line in the district and town elections. We’ve had a fabulous number of volunteers to date, covering a huge area, and bringing our positive messages to so many voters. If you can help with in the crucial few days before polling day...
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Meet our excellent candidates seeking to bring much-needed change on 2nd May

April 15, 2019

We’ve a great group of candidates for the 2nd May District and Town elections. Anyone standing for the Green Party will never take residents’ votes for granted. They will be hard-working, responsive and responsible councillors. They will stand up for residents and for the environment, including championing equality, fairness, sustainable development and protection of...
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Prince’s Parade – Silence, Lies and the Truth

April 14, 2019

It is clear from social media, emails and the doorstep that Prince’s Parade looms large over the 2nd May local elections in Hythe. Many current councillors are either silent on the issue when asked or, in the case of at least one Conservative Hythe Town councillor, have lied about how they voted – pretty...
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We need your help to win on 2nd May!

April 4, 2019

We have a real chance to have Greens elected to represent our communities on the District Council on 2nd May. In Hythe, in particular, we are the only possible opposition and can build on the great successes at Kent County Council and Hythe Town Council. So if you can help in any way at...
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Public Space Protection Orders – watch this space…

March 18, 2019

On Wednesday the District Council’s cabinet unanimously approved the new Public Space Protection Order (PSPOs) – the previous one is due to expire in June, writes Shepway Green Party district council candidate, Lesley Whybrow. PSPOs are aimed at tackling specific issues of antisocial behaviour affecting parts of the District. The new PSPO has 7...
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