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Elphicke’s Jump : Proof We Need Cleaner, Green Housing & Planning Policies. 

What was especially sickening in news of Elphicke’s defection to Labour, was to hear that Elphicke ‘has been offered a role advising Labour on housing’ (BBC-SE TV 6pm). So self-interest from Elphicke, a new low in UK politics. Her welcome from Keir Starmer doesn’t reflect well on the Labour front bench either.  Green Party MP […]

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Folkestone Greens show what cooperative leadership means!

”It is one thing to take power, another to do so with respect for other opposition parties. Our colleagues in Folkestone and Hythe have shown the way forward, increasing democracy and reducing control-freakery,” said Christine Oliver, Dover and Deal’s Green prospective parliamentary candidate. Folkestone & Hythe District Council (FHDC) has become the first in Kent […]

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Action on Crises : Greens will work cross-party, will others?

The mission of Dover and Deal Green Party is to resolve or mitigate the interlinked crises of climate and ecological emergency and cost-of-living. With a 40degree heat wave experienced in the UK in July 2022, the climate emergency is not a party political slogan. It is reality; things are worse than when we initiated 3  […]

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Good news for cyclists in Walmer : Well done independent-led Walmer Town Council 2019-2023 

The new secure cycle storage hub at Walmer station, funded mostly by Southeastern, with some input from Walmer Town Council (WTC) is very close to completion! The installation has been pushed through by Councillor (Cllr) John Lonsdale, who has served as one of the 3 Green Party councillors on the mostly Independent 2019-2023 Walmer Town […]

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Conservatives must stop using dangerous, cruel language. 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lonpicman, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Letter published in Mercury 15th March – In bold sentences cut when published. Also sent to Dover Express. Totalitarian one-party states are regimes where those in power control the state broadcaster and public discourse. In functional democracies, a party with temporary political power does not control a […]

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Levelling Up & Keeping Dover Clear: More than a day late and a dollar short

Letter published in Dover Mercury 22 Feb 2023: No doubt in the run up to local elections this May and with a General Election on the horizon, we will continue to hear from Conservatives at Dover District Council what a boon the £45 million ‘Levelling Up’ money will be for Dover and Deal. The leader […]

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Dover demonstration: UK can afford to solve the crises in our understaffed public services with fair pay settlements

On 1st of February a 5 person team from Dover district’s Green party were out supporting union members’ campaigns at a demonstration called by South East Kent Trades Union Council and local branches of PCS, NEU, RMT, UCU and other unions. (Picture shows cllr Beccy Sawbridge & Sarah Gleave and other Greens). National evidence shows […]

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Great Big Green Week in Dover District 

Much support for national Climate Coalition week of action, just days after Truss govt’s #AttackOnNature On Saturday 1st October Deal Market hosted a stall with nothing for sale, but with much food for thought.  Market-goers were invited to experience a display laying bare the urgency of the climate crisis, and campaigners were overwhelmed by the […]

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Greens ask Conservatives to join them opposing Truss government’s #AttackOnNature

Dover & Deal Green Party sent an open letter to all 20 DDC Conservative councillors, about the Truss government’s #AttachOnNature, hoping for a reply before the Conservative Conference ends. Local Greens called on local Conservative councillors (cllrs) to join them in disowning government attack on nature. (The Green and Independent group on KCC has sent […]

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Heatwave Warnings And Cost Of Living Crisis: Reality Bites Showing We Need Change

Reality wake-up call, Mon 18, and Tues 19 July. More frequent heatwaves, higher than before and English farmers saying their yields knocked back by 20% in a year when threats to national food and fuel supply are hitting headlines, and, more importantly, driving up a dangerous cost of living crisis. One thing leads to another […]

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