Tag Archives: arts and culture

Keep the Woodville!

The Gravesham Borough Council Cabinet meeting of the 27th March 2017 reviewed options for theatre services at the Woodville. The options considered included the “Cease” option which would close all theatre, cinema, bar and cafe activities.The Gravesham Green Party believe that the Woodville is a central cornerstone to Gravesend’s community and cultural life and the… Continue reading »

Green Creates

Green Creates

50 talented artists have produced amazing pieces of artwork on the theme of ‘Green Voices’ and donated them to the party, creating an amazing display of creativity, activism, nature, passion and expression across a diverse range of media. Some of the talented artists who have contributed include Grayson Perry, Ralph Steadman, Lesley Hilling and Andy… Continue reading »

Knit one purl one: knit for Gravesend

Knit one purl one: knit for Gravesend

A KNITTED poppy appeal is being launched for a Remembrance Day commemoration in Gravesend. Gravesham Borough Council is working with the Royal British Legion and Gravesham Urban Knitters to create a carpet of knitted or crocheted poppies. More than 7,000 will be needed in total to cover an area in Windmill Hill Memorial Garden. The council… Continue reading »

Gravesend: New Public Space Protection Order

A Public Space Protection Order will come into force from today (1 July), following a recent consultation. Gravesham Borough Council undertook the consultation from October to November 2015 and had more than 650 responses. The council has also used comments received from other interested parties. Out of a total of seven possible restrictions, four have been… Continue reading »

Maidstone and North Kent tenth worst place to live and work

Maidstone and North Kent are the tenth worst place to live and work according to the Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities Index. The shock revelation was made in a joint report by political think tank Demos and multinational accounting firm PwC. The Index ranks the county town and neighbouring North Kent — which includes Sheppey, Sittingbourne,… Continue reading »

Award for Gravesham in Bloom

Gravesham won a silver gilt award in the South East in Bloom town centre competition. Silver gilt is the second highest award possible and follows last year’s exceptional performance. This year’s scheme involved planting of tens of thousands of flowers, knitted decorations around trees, a scarecrow competition, street art and a huge clear-up campaign around the… Continue reading »

Beating the Bounds – Sponsored Walk 3rd and 4th October 2015

Walkers of all ages are invited to join Gravesham’s Mayor, Councillor Mick Wenban, as he carries on the ancient tradition of “Beating the Bounds” over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th October 2015. On Saturday, 3 October walkers cover some 16 miles starting with breakfast at Ebbsfleet United Football Club at 9am and on Sunday 4… Continue reading »

Charlotte Church stands alongside the Greens

Charlotte Church’s takes the roll of an anti-austerity campaigner announcing she would happily pay tax at a rate of 70% if it would protect public services… Charlotte Church was speaking in London alongside the Labour MP Rachael Maskel, the Green party’s deputy leader, Amelia Womack, and Steve Turner, assistant general secretary of the Unite union,… Continue reading »