Category Archives: Governance and Policy

Consultation on Gravesham Local Plan “fundamentally flawed” says campaign group

A consultation document sent to 48,000 homes asking for feedback on plans to build 8,000 homes in Gravesham is ‘fundamentally flawed’, according to one campaign group. The eight-week consultation launched yesterday but includes a question asking residents if they want to see development on the Green Belt, a question which has caused a lot of controversy in… Continue reading »

Gravesham Borough Council has achieved two RSPCA awards

The RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) Awards is the only award scheme across England and Wales recognising good practice from local authorities, housing providers and contingency planners in relation to animal welfare. CAWF celebrates good practice by rewarding those organisations exceeding basic and statutory service requirements with the aim of achieving higher animal welfare… Continue reading »

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 »

Transport for the South East launched

Leaders from across the South East have launched a new partnership to transform the transport network for the travelling public and businesses and to ensure the area remains a driver of the UK economy. Transport for the South East (TfSE) will speak with a single voice on the area’s transport priorities. It will devise an integrated… 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 »