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Issue : Lack of public toilets in Dover Town – New Petition to install 3 or 4 more public toilet blocks

A new on-line petition to double the number of public toilets in Dover town was launched 25th June 2020 by Keith Sansum and Sarah Gleave of Dover and Deal Green Party. The petition calls on the Mayor and Town Clerk of Dover Town Council to work with Dover District Council to put in more toilets.   In […]

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Freight-to-rail must be part of post-Brexit, post-Covid future

This article first appeared in Green World. With the Brexit transition period close to ending and calls for a green recovery from Covid-19 growing, Sarah Gleave, Co-ordinator of the Dover and Deal Green Party reiterates the Green Party’s 2019 manifesto policy to move freight to rail to reduce road freight emissions. We are the Green […]

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Should Dover District and East Kent bear the brunt of border changes alone?

Following letter sent to Local press in August, written by Sarah Gleave, Dover + Deal Green Party Published in EKM 20/8/20 and Dover Express 27/8/20 We are told to expect lorry parks in Manston (5800 HGVs) and at Whitfield, a field near B+Q (1200 HGVs ) as well as 2 in Ashford (2000 + 950). We  expect […]

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D+D Green Party says: Stop lies about migrants and migration

Residents of Dover District and Kent will be affected far more by Covid, Covid lockdown, by loss of income, poverty and by tax evasion, by power-grabbing plans to carve-up local govt, by new border regulations + lorry queues, by Conservative hi-jack of NHS and public health, by climate and wildlife crisis, by knock-on effects of  corruption […]

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WhiteCliffs Business Park, Whitfield proposed site for 1 of 4 HMRC lorry parks in East Kent

On 24 July, news of Conservative Central Govt plans to impose 4 huge clearance lorry parks on East Kent was leaked to the public. One of the sites, which plans to cater for 1200 HGVs, is WhiteCliffs Business Park, Whitfield. Another is Manston airport, to cater for 5800 vehicles. Both will have a huge impact […]

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Betteshanger Park Development

Introduction by Peter Cutler: Recently Quinn Estates has acquired Betteshanger Park (country park + sustainable park) from the Education Commissioners through a fire sale caused by the mismanagement of Hadlow College. The result is the end of a viable publicly funded scheme (140,000 trees and shrubs planted) and the transfer of resources to the private […]

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A pity a Christmas 2019 General Election was called!

Voters deserve choices was our campaign slogan. In a parliamentary democracy, no autocratic Prime Minister should deride parliamentarians who are scrutinising his actions, or manipulate a General Election with threats and prorogation. British voters also deserve a much more pluralistic, honest press / media. And clean voting. No British political party should be allowed to […]

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A Green seat on Dover District Council’s new Climate Change Working Group.

Why? Because we’re now 3rd party in Dover District Because our councillors initiated 3 Climate Emergency Declarations @ town/parish level in 2019 Kent’s culture is deferential. Some say, who are you to challenge the establishment? Our party refounded in February 2015, then gained 10 seats in May 2019 parish and town elections. And we missed […]

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