Category Archives: Environment and Climate

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 »

Have your say on how household waste is disposed in the county

Kent County Council has unveiled its ambitions in the way it disposes of the county’s household waste. A consultation has been launched for the Kent Waste Disposal Strategy which will form the backbone plan of how household waste is disposed in the county between 2017 and 2035. Kent County Council is responsible for the disposal and… Continue reading »

Gravesend allotment boom as waiting list drops

Gravesend allotment boom as waiting list drops

Waiting lists for some Gravesham’s allotments are the lowest they’ve been for a long time. Gravesham Borough Council has spaces available right now on Bellman Avenue, Cruden Road and Harden Road and although plots are currently full there is an empty waiting list for Whitehill Lane, Chalk Old and Chalk New. The average wait time… Continue reading »

Thanet Earth, Kent, is the second worst light polluter in United Kingdom

The UK’s largest greenhouse complex – based in Thanet – pushes out more light pollution than almost anywhere else in England, it’s been revealed. Only the giant Tata Steel complex in Rotherham causes more light pollution than Thanet Earth – the 220-acre food factory in Birchington. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has released detailed… Continue reading »

Leaving the European Union would be an act of self-inflicted environmental vandalism

With two weeks to go, there are reasons why the EU referendum campaign has yet to truly strike a chord with voters. Too often it resembles a bitter Tory Party leadership contest dominated by outsized personalities trying to land body-shots rather than what it actually is – nothing short of the most important political decision in a generation. The outcome will be… Continue reading »

Greens worst fears confirmed by leaked TTIP papers

Greens have said their worst fears about the on-going EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal have been confirmed following a leak of documents to Greenpeace. Molly Scott Cato, a longstanding critic of TTIP and MEP for South West England said: “The leaked documents released this morning prove what the Green Group in the… Continue reading »