Dartford and Gravesham Meeting Minutes – 15th May 2016

By   May 30, 2016

Dartford and Gravesham Green Party monthly meeting minutes

The local branch met on the 15th May at the Rum Puncheon. The full minutes are available here (login required).

Officer updates

  • Local member Martin Wilson has had two articles published in the Reporter (one on EU/TTIP and one on Ebbsfleet FC)
  • Current campaigns include:
    • Thames Crossing
    • EU Referendum
    • Air Quality
    • Gravesend Heritage Quarter
    • Crossrail
  • Speaker series has started, with Jacqui Berry visiting the local party, and a session on Positive Money planned for September.

Thames Crossing

We agreed to await the results of the consultation and present our response to that when it’s out. In the meantime, our position remains unchanged:

Our policy (decided at the meeting after debate) is that we reject​both proposals (Dartford or Gravesham to be the Southern terminus of the new bridge/tunnel), and favour instead ways to decrease the amount of traffic needing to cross the Thames in the first place. Ideas include levying freight coming into Dover to encourage other ports in the UK (Felixstowe, Tilbury) closer to eventual destination to be used, investigating air quality concerns around Dartford, and crucially investing the rail network to encourage more freight to use that medium.

Next meeting/social

Next social will be in July (venue/exact date TBD).

Next monthly meeting will be Thursday 23rd June (polling day), 7pm at the Rum Puncheon.

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One Comment on “Dartford and Gravesham Meeting Minutes – 15th May 2016

  1. Mark Lindop

    Looking forward to next meeting and to one or two more Pro Europe Green Stalls between then and now !

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