Category Archives: Governance and Policy

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 »

Campaigning in Gravesend

Outrage as far-right leader linked to Marine Le Pen spotted campaigning for Conservatives An ex-Ukip MEP who is vice-president of Marine Le Pen’s far-right European Parliament grouping has been campaigning for the Conservative Party. Janice Atkinson, who was suspended from Ukip in March 2015, was seen helping Gravesham Tory candidate Adam Holloway at the Conservative Party… Continue reading »

General Election crowdfunder

Dartford & Gravesham Green Party have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help get Green candidates on the ballot papers in the upcoming General Election, and to ensure that their campaign messages are heard by as many local voters as possible. If you’d like to help, you can donate at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/dartford-gravesham-green-party-fighting-fund The Green Party isn’t funded by… Continue reading »

Lower Thames Crossing doomed to fail even on its own terms

Lower Thames Crossing doomed to fail even on its own terms

Lower Thames Crossing doomed to fail even on its own terms, says Green MEP Responding to the news that the Government has approved ‘Option C’ for a new Lower Thames Crossing from Kent to Essex, Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for the South East and a member of the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, said: This… Continue reading »

Lower Thames Crossing: New two-mile tunnel beneath River Thames to M25 announced by Government

Lower Thames Crossing: New two-mile tunnel beneath River Thames to M25 announced by Government

It’s back in the news…   A two-mile road tunnel beneath the River Thames has been announced by the Government.  Transport Secretary Chris Grayling revealed on Wednesday morning the preferred option for a new route to ease congestion at the Dartford Crossing. Highways England had said in January last year that it supported the tunnel… Continue reading »