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This is the general news page for the Dover & Deal Green Party. We campaign very actively in rural parishes and in towns, and at district level. If you wish to read news about work of the Green councillors on your town council please visit the respective page:

Solar Farms? Yes, but in the right place. 

By Editorial Team | 20th March 2023

As the Green Party in Dover district we cover the DDC ward of Little Stour and Ashstone; it includes the villages of Ash, Wingham, Staple, Preston, Goodnestone and surroundings. This is our public statement on the issue of the big new solar farm that is proposed by Statkraft. There was a public information session about the […]

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Conservatives must stop using dangerous, cruel language. 

By Editorial Team | 20th March 2023

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

By Editorial Team | 27th February 2023

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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Sholden – Even More Building On Precious Farmland 

By Editorial Team | 27th February 2023

Letter published in Dover Express 23 Feb 2023: Protecting farmland and food security matters in these tough times. Cutting fuel poverty by making all the homes within our existing East Kent towns healthy and cheap-to-heat matters just as much. We Green campaigners did a door-to-door survey before Christmas in Sholden’s older and newer streets and […]

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

By Editorial Team | 5th February 2023

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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Greens in the thick of the campaign to save Betteshanger’s rare wildlife  

By Editorial Team | 21st January 2023

Campaigners of Dover and Deal Green Party have been working to protect wildlife at Betteshanger supporting the community group Friends of Betteshanger (FB) since 2020. In 2022 after the opening of the Kent Mining museum, applications were put in to take over key sections of the site to the east of the A258 roundabout at […]

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Local Greens respond to Local Plan consultation (Reg 19) 

By Editorial Team | 1st December 2022

Less fuel poverty, more honesty, more action for nature and climate! Your local Green Party team have worked hard and burnt the midnight oil, to produce this 24 page submission to the DDC Dover District Council Reg 19 consultation that will be presented to the Planning inspectorate. We want a better, fairer Plan to shape […]

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Dover and Deal Green Party Select New Prospective Parliamentary Candidate. 

By Editorial Team | 30th November 2022

On 24th November 2022, Dover and Deal Green Party announced Christine Oliver was their new prospective parliamentary candidate, following a two week on-line ballot of local members. Councillor Christine Oliver was elected to Deal Town Council in May 2019, and holds one of the eleven level 1 council seats currently held by Greens in Dover […]

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Local Plan? Greens Host 3 Public Meetings in November 

By Editorial Team | 6th November 2022

We believe Local Planning Authorities like Dover District Council should listen carefully to the public. We believe they should implement the preferences of the public, and not prioritise profits for the big UK developer lobby. So we Greens are hosting 2 on-line public meetings AND 1 in-person public meeting in November 2022 1. Thursday 17th […]

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Environmental Campaigners beg Dover District Council for protections

By Editorial Team | 23rd October 2022

At 5pm on 19 Oct 2022, environmental campaigners representing Sandwich Environmental Conservation Group, East Kent Climate Action, Transition town Dover and East Kent Against Fracking gathered in front of DDC council chambers at Whitfield. Like many across England, they asked their local council to stand up with them against the betrayals by the central chaotic […]

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Birth of new East Kent campaign group, Kent Deserves Democracy. 

By Editorial Team | 12th October 2022

D&D Greens initiate cooperative political meeting A very well attended meeting at Deal’s Astor Theatre launched the new cross-party campaign group for fair proportional voting and cleaner, more accountable government. One of our Green exec officers, sparked things off with chats in July to respected contacts who have served in local Lib Dem, Labour and […]

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Great Big Green Week in Dover District 

By Editorial Team | 12th October 2022

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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