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Important forthcoming events

October 2, 2011

The meetings and events section of the website has been fully updated with a busy Autumn schedule. At a local level, there is an important meeting on Saturday 8th October at 3pm at the Salvation Army Church, Portland Road in Hythe. This is to discuss the current situation related to ‘The Triangle’ (St Leonard’s...
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Deadline nears to object to Lydd Airport expansion

September 10, 2011

Anyone who has not done so is urged to write before the end of the week to oppose the expansion of Lydd Airport. Closing submissions for the inquiry, which started in February, will be heard from all parties this week and it will then be a case of waiting for the Inspector to make his...
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Shepway Green Party publishes development document

August 29, 2011

Shepway Green Party has published its official response to Shepway District Council’s Local Development Framework for Planning Core Strategy document, which is currently at the consultation phase. The importance of the document should not be under-estimated, as it sets out the housing development plans for the area to 2026, with discussion about sites, targets,...
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Insulate and reduce household bills: Shepway needs to reverse woeful performance

August 15, 2011

Kent is one of the worst counties in the country for insulating its homes according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Shepway is one of the worst councils. Kent Greens have criticised councils across the county for failing to reduce energy bills in homes and has called for ‘immediate and...
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Stop press: Sandgate Escarpment

August 12, 2011

On Saturday 13th August at 10am there is a photo shoot by local papers at The Recreation Ground, Military Road, Sandgate. This is in relation to the Village Green application and local opposition to development on Sandgate Escarpment. If you oppose the plans, please come along, the more the better.  The proposed development (Y11/0137/SH)...
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Shepway Development Plans: Consultation starts

July 29, 2011

Shepway Green Party is calling on residents to review and comment on the District Council’s housing development plan. The consultation period has opened and runs through to 23rd September. ‘This is a highly strategic plan, setting out the Council’s intentions to 2026,’ says Shepway Green Party’s Martin Whybrow. ‘We believe it needs major revision...
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Demonstration against live exports

July 21, 2011

On Saturday 13th August  there will be a major regional demonstration against live exports, organised by Thanet Against Live exports and Compassion in World Farming. Kent Green Party will be among those in attendance. Bring your friends and family and help to show the level of opposition to this inhumane trade. We will meet...
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Sign the petition against Kent youth centre closures

July 16, 2011

Kent Green Party has started an online petition against the planned cuts to the Kent Youth Service that will see the closure of 24 youth centres, the loss of 64 jobs and a 60 percent cut in funding. Among the centres that are scheduled to close are Hythe Youth Centre and Folkestone Youth Project....
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Another victory for Shepway District Council over residents

June 29, 2011
Another victory for Shepway District Council over residents

The village green application for Prince’s Parade has been rejected. Brought by local resident, Denise Maskell, to try to once and for all protect this important green buffer between Sandgate and Hythe, it was opposed by Shepway District Council. In order to do so, the council was represented by a QC at the hearing...
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Next public meeting on Lydd Airport

June 29, 2011

Everyone is invited to a meeting of the Lydd Airport Public Inquiry. This is at 7pm on Tuesday 5th July at The Marsh Academy, Station Road, New Romney, TN28 8BB. Local people are encouraged to have their say. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please call or e-mail the Programme Officer...
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