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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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Greens and LibDems announce progressive alliance for Shepway

March 16, 2019

The Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrat Party and Shepway Green Party have agreed a cooperation deal for the May 2019 elections for Folkestone and Hythe District Council (FHDC). This form of progressive alliance has been successfully adopted elsewhere in the country at previous elections by the two national parties and improves the chances of...
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Homelessness – unacceptable in a caring society

March 12, 2019

The increase in homelessness and the number of people sleeping rough is one of the most visible signs of a political system that is failing too many people, writes Shepway District Council candidate, Ross Carter. Preventing the devastating long-term effects of homelessness on the physical and mental health of so many people should be the...
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Great turn out for Natalie Bennett visit

February 25, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came along to meet former Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, and our Hythe district council election candidates on Saturday. It was a lovely gathering, with a lot of people dropping in to chat about a wide range of issues during the morning. Natalie gave an inspiring talk about environmental...
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Strike 4 Climate Action brings hope in dark times

February 19, 2019

Shepway Green Party congratulates all of those young people who took part in the school strikes for climate change in the UK on Friday. In Kent, there was a fabulous turnout in Canterbury, full of colour, noise and hope (main picture and below), mirroring many other such gatherings across the country. In the face...
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Another great action day

February 5, 2019

Thank you to everyone who turned out at the weekend for our latest action day, ahead of the local elections in May. We met at the café at the Light Railway Station in Hythe on a rare sunny morning (the sun always shines of the Green Party!) and covered large parts of the Hythe...
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Meet our District Council election candidates for Hythe

February 1, 2019

Meet our candidates for Hythe for May’s Folkestone & Hythe District Council elections. We believe they would be great additions to the council, bringing enthusiasm, a willingness to listen to residents, new ideas and a lot of diverse, relevant experience. If you would like to help their election campaigns – and we have a...
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Transforming Health and Social Care in Kent and Medway

December 14, 2018

The Green Party believes that all health and dental services should always be publicly provided and funded, and free at the point of access. Locally there are proposals to reorganise hospital services with two main options for urgent, emergency and acute medical care: Potential option 1, an estimated £160 million NHS investment, to enable:...
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Respond to the consultation to reject the Lower Thames Crossing

December 10, 2018

The Lower Thames Crossing is a flawed scheme that will wreak considerable environmental damage, do little or nothing to ease traffic and air pollution at the Dartford Crossing, and ignores the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions to fight the climate crisis. “Dinosaur thinking” were the words used by our Kent County Council member,...
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Proposed library cuts: Make sure your voice is heard

December 7, 2018

KCC is seeking a £1 million saving over the next two years on top of savings of £6 million since 2013/14 within its Libraries, Registration and Archives services. This is primarily to be achieved through significant reductions in opening hours for the majority of the county’s libraries. Shepway is particularly touted for cuts: Folkestone...
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