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KCC rejects plans to ease the way for fossil fuel extraction

October 21, 2018

Kent County Council has agreed to reject central government plans to move planning applications for mineral and fossil fuel extraction (non-hydraulic and hydraulic – i.e. fracking) from local authorities to Westminster. The decision was prompted by a motion brought by our Green Party councillor, Martin Whybrow, seconded by the LibDems. Martin said councillors should...
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Councillor calls on KCC to reject central government fracking free-for-all

October 15, 2018

On Thursday at full council, our Kent County Councillor, Martin Whybrow, is bringing a motion calling on KCC to reject central government’s attempt to steamroller through fracking by removing local government decision-making. As fracking commences today in Lancashire, despite huge popular opposition, the potential opening of large swathes of the country to this fossil...
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We love Folkestone Pride!

September 9, 2018

We were delighted to join the colour, noise and joy that was yesterday’s Folkestone Pride! Congratulations to the hard-working organisers and to everyone who came along and made such a wonderful splash. We’re proud to support the LGBTIQA+ community across Shepway. The Green Party has long been at the forefront of advancing the rights of...
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Councillor’s blog: Why a Green voice is so important

August 9, 2018

Martin Whybrow, our councillor on Kent County Council, writes: Why is it important to have Green Party representation on councils? As the sole Green Party voice at Kent County Council for the last five years, I know what an uphill struggle it can be. In my case, I am one among 81 councillors and...
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Crunch time for Princes Parade

July 26, 2018

On Thursday 16th August (postponed from 31st July) at Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s planning committee, the councillors will be deciding whether or not to allow development on Princes Parade. Shepway Green Party has opposed this development from the outset. Please turn out with banners and placards for the protest on 16th August at...
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Shepway’s bus crisis: What can be done?

July 14, 2018

There is a huge amount of anger about cuts to local bus services. These are unlikely to be reversed but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to restore vital local transport links.  Martin Whybrow, local Green Party County Councillor, issues a rallying cry to anyone who’d like to help. If you...
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Mill Fields Road planning application

July 3, 2018

A planning application emerged this weekend which has surprised many residents in a quiet part of Hythe. Folkestone & Hythe District Council has received a plan to develop a seemingly innocuous, small parcel of land between two houses in Mill Fields Road. The site, which connects Mill Fields Road and Orchard Valley is seriously...
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Deja vu on nuclear waste – and still complete madness!

July 2, 2018
Dungeness powerstation

In 2012, Shepway’s Tory leadership thought that it would be a brilliant idea to volunteer Romney Marsh as the site of a nuclear waste site. Nobody understood how Romney Marsh could ever be considered a suitable site due to the geology and the fact that much of it is already at or below sea level. Undaunted, our local...
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A big ‘Thank You’ from Ellie

May 31, 2018

I am grateful for all the help and support given to me during the recent Hythe Town Council election campaign. It was a tremendous feat and I am proud to be connected with a group of people who worked so tirelessly in delivering both the initial campaign leaflet and the eve of poll to...
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Dymchurch Rec: SGP calls on parish council to guarantee its future

May 29, 2018

Shepway Green Party has campaigned alongside residents over the last year to save Dymchurch Recreation Ground from development. After two new twists to the saga last week, we are calling on the Parish Council to now guarantee the future of this heavily used and much loved community asset.   In the face of considerable resident...
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