Posts Tagged ‘ Kent County Council ’

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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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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Embarrassing: KCC’s continued failure to divest

March 16, 2018

Yesterday, once more, our KCC representative, Martin Whybrow, brought the urgent debate about divestment to KCC. Speaking at full council, he challenged the council’s treasury management report, triggering a lengthy public debate on the issue. The webcast can be viewed here: https://kent.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/336306/start_time/5423000 Here’s a transcript of his argument: “I thought the treasury management report...
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