Category Archives: Environment and Climate

UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations

The UK government’s air quality plan has been published. You can find the overview here: – https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/633269/air-quality-plan-overview.pdf and the press release here – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plan-for-roadside-no2-concentrations-published The response from the Friends of the Earth Clean Air Campaign is as follows: Air Quality Plan ‘cynical’ and doesn’t do enough to save lives now Friends of the Earth described the air pollution… Continue reading »

We need YOUR view on country parks’ future

We need YOUR view on country parks’ future

KCC is asking for residents’ views on the future plans for its country parks by launching a public consultation on its strategy for the next four years. Seven of Kent’s country parks have just received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. However, KCC wants to improve… Continue reading »

England Coast Path extension: Grain to Woolwich: Public drop in 5th July

At the Gravesham Council meeting on the 20th June the Committee received a presentation from Francesca Sanchez, England Coast Path Lead Adviser, Natural England on the England Coast Path Extension from Grain to Woolwich. Francesca Sanchez, highlighted the  following (to see the presentation click here): Natural England are not a right of way team, any issues with access points… Continue reading »

Delivering on the Paris Promise

Delivering on the Paris Promises: Combating Climate Change while Protecting Rights The adoption and the rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement constituted a significant step towards a global response to the climate crisis. The Paris Agreement establishes the first international framework that commits states to take steps to keep temperature increase below 1.5ºC,… Continue reading »

Petition challenging changes to Gravesham’s bin collections

Nearly 600 people have signed a petition, set up opposing the changes to Gravesham’s bin collections, in the last 24 hours. The campaign, which has been addressed to Gravesham Borough Council, was created by 30-year-old Simon Chapman, who has lived in the area all his life, and opposes the bi-weekly collection of the bins, which… Continue reading »

Research into green gas by local party member

We’d like to congratulate our local member, Erin Johnson, a postgraduate chemical engineering student at Imperial College London, who has been awarded the Ashok Kumar Fellowship for 2017. The prize is an opportunity to spend three months working at the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST), with a focus on producing a parliamentary briefing… Continue reading »

Gravesham in Bloom has taken a Gold in the South East in Bloom awards

Gravesham has taken the gold award in the South East in Bloom awards this afternoon. Receiving the award the mayor, Cllr Greta Goatley said: “I’m delighted at this tremendous achievement. Everyone involved, all the organisations and individuals deserve this honour and the gratitude of the borough.” Last year Gravesham achieved a silver gilt award. In… Continue reading »