The importance of transport in this campaign

Local buses provide a lifeline for communities missed off the map of the commercial providers – ensuring people have an affordable way to travel to school, work, the shops, local amenities and vital services. The services we rely on have been tested to their limits through this crisis, with reduced passenger numbers and increased health and safety burdens.

Councils can support communities to set up their own people’s bus service in areas underserved by the

Key Issues in Whitstable this May

Two issues stand out when talking to people in West Whitstable about the failings of Kent County Council. Bus fares and climate change. One is local, the other global but they are linked and need “big-picture” thinking to sort out.

Climate change and our environment

Net Zero 2030

We need to get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 and not leave it until 2050 as the Tories are aiming for. Labour know that the climate emergency is the

Letter to the Editor: Keep the bees buzzing

Dear Gazette

I attended a fascinating Zoom meeting organised by Canterbury City Council this week about their Pollinator Plan. Council officials, bee experts and others with considerable knowledge in the subject of bio-diversity, described the pressing need to create bee friendly corridors around Kent to help our many endangered pollinator species. Without these pollinators our crops and hedgerows, gardens and parks will struggle. I learnt that not all bees are the same and that different

The new normal needs a new voice

Covid has affected all our lives – but some have paid a higher price than others. Those who were already struggling - ethnic minorities, older and disabled people, families - have been hit the hardest.

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