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

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.

Job Centre protest planned for Friday

Whitstable Job Centre will close on Friday 13th October and the irony of this macabre date is not going unnoticed.  The Whitstable Labour Party has been petitioning DWP to retain the service for the last four years and on its last day is planning a protest to say a final goodbye.

In April 2014 Whitstable Job Centre, reduced its hours to 2 hours a day and was threatened with closure.  After a successful campaign the closure

Rosie fights For Better Access to Whitstable Train Station

Rosie and Labour Councillor for Gorrell, Bernadette Fisher, have teamed up to lobby Network Rail for better access facilities at Whitstable Train Station. Joining Rosie in Westminster, Bernadette relayed concerns about the state of the Stream Walk path that some residents with mobility issues have to use to cross platforms if they are unable to use the bridge.

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