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In response to your invitation to comment on the extension of the PSPO I would like to bring your attention representations we have received from residents in the area surrounding Long Rock in Swalecliffe, and to request the extension of the PSPO to cover the Long Rock area.

Local people are extremely concerned about dogs, which are often not kept on leads, worrying and chasing birds and disturbing nesting and other habitat in the Long Rock area. Part of this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and of great importance. Some professional dog walkers come onto the area with a great number of dogs at one time, which is especially distressing for the birds.

We would request that the most sensitive area of Long Rock (the part of the SSSI itself to the north and west of the Brook) is added to schedule 2 (Dog exclusion), and that the remainder of the Long Rock area is included in Schedule 1 (Dog on lead).

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 November. Clare won a fantastic and hard-earned victory with 1149 votes, with Labour receiving 803 votes in second place. Gorrell by-election results in pie chart […]

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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 protest consisted of a march along the Whitstable coastline from Tankerton to the Southern Water treatment plant in Swalecliffe. Baroness Natalie Bennett (left) with CDGP […]

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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 is sadly lacking from parliamentary debate, and this is something the Green Party wants to see changed. Once they have received over 100,000 signatures, parliamentary […]

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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 Whitstable Road which residents fear will destroy local meadows. A petition, No Western Bypass Through Our Valley, has been set up by local residents in […]

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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 Carla Denyer & Adrian Ramsay Martin Hemingway & Tina Rothery Amelia Womack & Tamsin Omond Voting will be open to party membership from 2nd September […]

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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 The Guardian last year, stating raw sewage was dumped into English and Welsh coastlines ‘2,900 times’ in 2020. Southern Water has made assurances that the most […]

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Canterbury District Green Party make gains in Swalecliffe Ward.

By Canterbury District Green Party | 12 July 2021

“Thank you to all those who voted for me on 6th May. We were only 89 votes from winning and I am disappointed not to be representing you at Canterbury City Council. We will continue our work in the area, and I thank you for your support.” – Keith Bothwell, Swalecliffe by-election CDGP Candidate Canterbury […]

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