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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:

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

By Editorial Team | 12th October 2022

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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Association of Green Councillors statement on Investment Zones fully supported by D&D Greens.

By Editorial Team | 12th October 2022

We desperately need investment in our local communities to insulate our homes and workplaces, to provide local jobs for local people, to provide clean and cheap renewable energy and to recover our depleted nature and weakening food systems. Our areas have crumbling services, from social care to local public transport. Locally agreed investment priorities, with […]

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

By Editorial Team | 30th July 2022

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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Greens fighting to save East Kent bus services: push KCC Conservative majority group to re-think.

By Editorial Team | 29th July 2022

From Stourmouth to Elvington to Kingsdown to Eastry, all across Dover district and East Kent there is anger and deep concern about the problems that bus cuts will cause in the autumn.  Since February 2022, immediately after the budget cut was voted through by the Conservative majority group at KCC, local Green Party campaigners have […]

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Drought in East Kent and Water Quality

By Editorial Team | 26th July 2022

Water is such an important part of our lives. There have been prolonged shortages of rainfall in historic times, notably 1890-1909, 1990-1992 and more recently 1995-1997. The drought in 1995 triggered many drought mitigation, planning and infrastructure reactions prompted by the adverse economic effects. The Environment Agency has described the Dover and Folkestone regions as […]

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Our 10 Point Plan for Environmentally Sustainable Housing

By Editorial Team | 12th July 2022

In March 2021, Dover and Deal Green Party put in a comprehensive 15 page response to the new local plan, suggesting a number of ways that it could become a Local Plan better able to resolve social injustices,  better able to protect and restore a depleted natural environment, and become a Plan with  genuine ‘climate […]

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Dover & Deal Greens say NO to shameful, immoral Rwanda flights policy.

By Editorial Team | 16th June 2022

We deplore a UK government that brings shame on our country with a Rwanda policy that breaks international laws on human rights and refugee protection. We applaud the PCS Union (Union for Border Force officers) who are taking the government to court. We applaud all those local members of uniformed and voluntary services who do […]

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‘Cost of greed crisis, not cost of living crisis’, say protestors in Broadstairs.

By Editorial Team | 26th May 2022

On Sat 21st May, protesters gathered outside the offices of Thanet South MP Craig Mackinlay. Their purpose was to show that the cost of living crisis is deep and dangerous and that it is in fact a cost of greed crisis, caused by the huge bonuses and tax avoidance of big Gas and Oil corporations. […]

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Energy Bill Advice Sessions

By Editorial Team | 14th May 2022

Greens volunteer to help Energy Advice charity reach people in need. The charity Groundwork South and their Green Doctors service are recommended by a number of local authorities in Kent and they are non-party-political.  They provide a free advice service to those struggling with energy bills. And extra support to those struggling who are on […]

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Greens Welcome Port Of Dover Commitment to Carbon Zero by 2030

By Editorial Team | 14th May 2022

Letter to Dover local press. 8 May 2022 We welcome the good news from Port of Dover and Doug Bannister about their plan for our port to be Carbon Net Zero by 2030. The article in Dover Express on 5 May said plans include the sourcing of alternative fuels, utilization of renewable energy sources, port […]

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Trees and yet more trees

By Editorial Team | 17th April 2022

by Cllr Mike Eddy, Deal Town Council You know that the messages about the need for more trees must be getting through, when the Saturday Guardian (16 April 2022) has 2 pages on “the life-changing magic of planting trees” in its Lifestyle section. And in the list of 5 things you can do to help, […]

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Rwanda or UK

By Editorial Team | 17th April 2022

By Cllr Mike Eddy, Deal Town Council The Government’s big idea for stopping asylum seekers (and most are granted asylum) crossing the Channel in small boats is to fly the arrivals to Rwanda. A strange choice. Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa and one of the smallest. At 242,749 km2, […]

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