A LABOUR COUNCIL WILL
work with our communities to map local transport needs now and plan how to provide a transport system that works, and is accessible to all, for the short and long term.
Start trials of affordable and accessible “hopper bus” services linking Canterbury East and Canterbury West stations, via the city centre and St Dunstan’s, within one year.
Immediately work with KCC to draw-up a hub-based, integrated transport system for the district to include a publicly-owned bus system at the service of all residents.
Do everything in our legal power to cancel the unnecessary Station Road West multi-story car park project and earmark its £9 million budget for future transport integration projects.
Complete and promote walking and cycling routes across the city, interlinking them with established long-distance cycle paths to London, Dover and Whitstable.
Take full advantage of government grants and other funding to maximise the number of electric vehicle charging points across the district.
- Develop plans to electrify our buses, notably the Triangle route between Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury.
- Consult on a new proposal for the Labour Councillor-initiated Whitstable Park and Ride site and deliver the project as soon as possible.
- Consult with our local communities in Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury on how traffic should be managed and public transport provided.
- Lead consultation and research with existing charities, communities and organisations, into fully accessible ‘drop on and off’ community transport schemes for rural areas.
Why parking needs a serious rethink in Whitstable
The last month has shown us that a one way system across Whitstable might just work, but also that any change to traffic needs to consider the impact it has on local businesses, road safety and be done in conjunction with a rethink of how people who depend on public transport get into town. Labour wants a radical new public consultation on parking in Whitstable.
Boozing in Whitstable
Visitors often ask me why there are so many places to drink in the centre of Whitstable. People who live here complain that their lives are blighted by noisy, drunken behaviour, especially in the summer, so what can we do?
Helping not Hindering
Local charity trustee Chris Cornell talks about the difficulties of recruiting volunteers to run events and festivals in our town. He explains how Labour would prevent our festivals being strangled by council red tape.
Labour taking action for people and planet
Co-ordinator of Plastic Free Whitstable and Labour Candidate in Chesterfield, Lynette Aitken talks about Labour's work protecting the environment in Whitstable