A Labour Council will:

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.

News

Commuters speak out against Great Train Robbery

Members of the Whitstable Labour party joined members of the RMT and early morning commuters today to protest the highest price rise on season tickets in five years.

Labour discusses the importance of Fire Safety at Windsor House

Rosie Duffield MP and local Labour Councillor Bernadette Fisher visited Windsor House in Whitstable this Thursday to attend their weekly resident coffee morning. At the event Rosie launched the Labour Safer Homes appeal at Windsor House, speaking to residents about the safety lessons we should learn following the Grenfell tower tragedy. Recent research has indicated that just 2% of the UK’s council and housing association tower blocks have sprinkler systems.

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