Here you can find updates on the latest campaigns from Canterbury District Green Party.

On Sunday 6th February, Canterbury District Green Party begins a month of testing water quality at Whitstable and Tankerton beaches. The testing is being carried out to check the effect of Southern Water's continuing spillage of sewage into the sea.

In December and January, Southern Water poured raw sewage into the sea off Whitstable and Tankerton for over 150 hours. In tests carried out by the Green Party in the autumn, they found e.coli in these waters.

The Green Party's new programme of citizen water testing will use tests that can detect likely levels (not just presence) of e.coli and other coliform bacteria which are present in human faeces. There is currently no testing of water quality during the winter months, even though many people continue to swim in the sea, and to smell the pollution.

Testing will be carried out by a team of volunteers who live in Whitstable and Tankerton, including Green Party councillor Clare Turnbull.

Councillor Turnbull said: 'Southern Water has set a target to eliminate their pollution of our sea by 2040. This is far too late. We need urgent action to reduce the amount of sewage they spill. And, in the meantime, local people need reassurance that is it safe to be in the water off our beaches. If Southern Water will not test the effect this is having on our coast, we will.'

Green Party response to proposed KCC cuts to Bus Services

By Canterbury District Green Party | 18 February 2022

Bus services across England and Wales are in meltdown with frequencies facing drastic cuts or routes being axed altogether. The Confederation of Passenger Transport has warned that if the Bus […]

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The Green Party supports lecturers in their campaign to maintain standards in higher education

By Canterbury District Green Party | 18 February 2022

Universities are beginning to act more and more like corporations, with leaders paying themselves fat-cat salaries funded by leaving many lecturers on exploitation contracts. we have always opposed the marketisation […]

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CCC calls for green Local Plan sites

By Canterbury District Green Party | 18 February 2022

A Canterbury City Council press release from February 9th 2022 has called for local landowners, agents and developers to bring forward suggestions of sites which could be used for environmental […]

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CDGP Protest Against Canterbury City Centre Tree Felling – Sat. 18th Dec. 2021

By Canterbury District Green Party | 15 December 2021

Canterbury District Green Party have been shocked and saddened regarding Canterbury City Council’s plans to fell several mature trees in Canterbury City Centre. In response, CDGP have organised a protest […]

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CDGP gains first ever seat on Canterbury City Council!

By Canterbury District Green Party | 2 December 2021

Canterbury District Green Party are thrilled to announce our candidate, Clare Turnbull, has been elected as Canterbury City Council’s first Green councillor in the Gorrell Ward by-election on Thursday 18th […]

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Baroness Natalie Bennett joins CDGP at SOS Whitstable March

By Canterbury District Green Party | 15 October 2021

Canterbury District Green Party Canterbury District Green Party were thrilled to demonstrate our support for ‘Save our Seas’ Whitstable’s protest against Southern Water’s sewage discharges on Saturday 9th October. The […]

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Shift to a Wellbeing Economy: put the health of people and planet first

By Canterbury District Green Party | 15 September 2021

Despite the growing Climate Crisis, the UK government continues to prioritise power and profit over a sustainable and healthy green future. The conversation surrounding the promotion of a green economy […]

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Plans for Western Bypass through Dukes Meadow, near Canterbury

By Canterbury District Green Party | 13 September 2021

In order to support the building of thousands of new homes around Canterbury, the City Council has drafted a local plan to build a Western Bypass route between Harbledown and […]

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Green Party Leadership Candidates Announced

By Canterbury District Green Party | 23 August 2021

The official list of leadership candidates for the Green Party of England and Wales were announced on the 18th August. The candidate list stands as follows: Shahrar Ali Ashley Gunstock […]

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Southern Water continues to pollute Kent Coast with sewage

By Canterbury District Green Party | 23 August 2021

Kent Online has recently reported that the Herne Bay coastline was once again off-limits due to combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges from Southern Water. This comes following a previous article from […]

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