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Shepway Green Party responds to Development Report

June 12, 2011

Shepway Green Party is drawing up an alternative vision for housing development in Shepway as a reponse to Shepway District Council’s recently published Shepway Local Development Framework Core Strategy document. That document, which is intended to go to consultation later in the Summer, sets out proposed targets, priorities and main  development sites for the area. Despite SDC’s poor...
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A Summer of Activities

June 4, 2011

From political meetings to cycle events to curry evenings to film showings, there are lots of activities over the Summer. Shepway Green Party has its next meeting on Monday 20th June at 7pm at the Vine Bookshop in Folkestone. After our excellent showing in the local elections, the agenda will include planning campaigns and events for the coming...
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Green Party lays down solid foundations in Shepway

May 6, 2011
Green Party lays down solid foundations in Shepway

The Green Party was the main opposition to the Conservatives in each of the wards where it fielded candidates in yesterday’s local elections in the area. As the results came in, it became clear how far the Green Party has come in Shepway in the last year or so. ‘This was the first time...
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Vote Yes to AV on Thursday

May 1, 2011

The Green Party has been actively supporting the campaign for a Yes vote in Thursday’s referendum on the voting system for electing MPs. Here in Shepway, where there has traditionally been a low turnout for general elections, we believe the Alternative Vote (AV) will help to reconnect more residents with politics, giving them an...
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Message to Shepway: Do something different on 5th May

April 29, 2011
Message to Shepway: Do something different on 5th May

After a really lively and energetic campaign (in marked contrast to the other parties), Shepway Green Party is sending its final message to voters: Do something different on 5th May, Vote Green Party for true change in Hythe and Seabrook. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about...
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Shepway Greens announce local election candidates

April 9, 2011
Shepway Greens announce local election candidates

Shepway Green Party have announced three candidates for the Hythe Town and Shepway District elections in May. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend
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Future of farming: Conference report

March 20, 2011
Future of farming: Conference report

There are strong arguments for a radical change in emphasis as the EU debates the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). To date, the CAP has facilitated the industrialisation of agriculture but as the true costs become apparent, so there are ever more voices calling for an about-turn. The message was forcibly put to MEPs...
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Green Party Spring Conference Report, Cardiff

March 6, 2011
Green Party Spring Conference Report, Cardiff

‘What does the Big Society look like,’ asked Green Party leader and MP (I still like typing those words!), Caroline Lucas, to the audience of Green Party members at this year’s Spring conference in Cardiff. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments...
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It is official – Hythe is a transition town

March 2, 2011
It is official – Hythe is a transition town

Hythe has been confirmed as an official member of the transition network. This follows the start of a range of projects. Launched at a Green Party hosted event in September of last year, the initiative has picked up good momentum and an ever growing band of enthusiasts. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend...
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Shepway Green Party calls for a Plan B for Dungeness

January 30, 2011

With the likelihood of a new power station at Dungeness receding into the distance, what the area really needs is alternative investment and jobs. And yet there is no ‘Plan B’. All of the time and effort that is going into a losing battle could be channelled into trying to come up with a...
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