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  • Grass Verge
    Article: Oct 21, 2021
    By Stuart Bourne - Medway Liberal Democrats

    In May this year, Medway Council joined many other councils and members of public across the country in undertaking 'No Mow May', which encourages people not to cut their lawns during May to allow more flowers for bees to feed on. Medway Liberal Democrats supported them in this as this campaign is a vital tool in helping to halt the declining numbers of British bees, who are essential for pollinating our food crops.

  • City Status
    Article: Oct 18, 2021

    *photo by Alan Wells

    Medway Liberal Democrats are calling Medway council to pull out of the city status bid planned for the Queen's platinum jubilee. During a jubilee year the Queen can give the title of city to several towns across the UK, with 4 being given in 2012. Medway council has tried three times to become a city since 2000, and each time we have lost and wasted tax payer's money doing so.

  • conversion 1
    Article: Oct 18, 2021
    By Paul O'neill/Alan Wells Medway Liberal Democrats

    Medway Liberal Democrats stood side by side with other organisations to take part in Medway's first Pride event on Saturday 21st August, we asked attendees at Pride to support our national campaign to end the morally-bankrupt practice of conversion therapy.

    Paul O'neill, Diversity spokesperson for Medway Liberal Democrats, asked a question to Medway Council, asking for the Council to call on the Government to ban conversion therapy said, " I have great praise for MEDWAY PRIDE CIC in their achievement in first ever Medway pride . And found it very emotional in being able to attend this event.

  • green homes
    Article: Oct 17, 2021
    By Stuart Bourne/Alan Wells Medway Liberal Democrats

    The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October to 12 November. Locally, Medway Liberal Democrats have long campaigned on environmental issues which affect our towns and we want to stay active on this issue. This is why we have decided to launch an environmental campaign for Medway to raise awareness of environmental concerns that affect our towns, which also coincides with our national 5 point green recovery plan, and our own Medway 5 point Green Recovery plan.

  • Transport Bus
    Article: Oct 17, 2021
    By Stuart Bourne/Alan Wells Medway Liberal Democrats

    The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October to 12 November. Medway Liberal Democrats have long campaigned on environmental issues which affect our towns and we want to stay active on this issue, this is why we have decided to launch an environmental campaign for Medway to raise awareness of environmental concerns that affect our towns. This also coincides with our national 5 point green recovery plan and our campaign will focus on our own Medway 5 point Green Recovery plan

  • medway 5 point plan
    Article: Oct 15, 2021
    By Alan Wells/Stuart Bourne Medway Liberal Democrats

    The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October to 12 November. Medway Liberal Democrats have long campaigned on environmental issues which affect our towns and we want to stay active on this issue, this is why we have decided to launch an environmental campaign for Medway to raise awareness of environmental concerns that affect our towns. This also coincides with our national 5 point green recovery plan.

  • CD2
    Article: Oct 11, 2021
    By Alan Wells Medway Liberal Democrats

    Local Liberal Democrats want the aim of the Local Plan to set out how Medway will meet the unprecedented challenge of how to deliver the Government's required increase in new homes in the most sustainable way for our area. Importantly, we feel that the Local Plan must contribute to planning around our towns which is sustainable, consistent and sets out what the opportunities are for development and what types of development will and will not be permitted and in which locations.

  • medway 5 point plan
    Article: Oct 9, 2021
    By Stuart Bourne/Alan Wells Medway Liberal Democrats

    Medway Liberal Democrats have long campaigned on environmental issues which affect our towns and we want to stay active on this issue, this is why we have decided to launch an environmental campaign for Medway to raise awareness of environmental concerns that affect our towns. This also coincides with our national 5 point green recovery plan.

  • CD3
    Article: Oct 6, 2021
    By John Castle/Stuart Bourne/Alan Wells Medway Liberal Democrats

    *photos by Martin Rose/Medway Liberal Democrats

    Medway Liberal Democrats are shocked by the complete incompetence shown by Medway's Conservative administration as it handles the unveiling of the draft Local Plan. What should have been a formality of beginning the consultation period for the draft Local Plan during the full council meeting scheduled for the 7th October, but it was turned into complete chaos as the administration pulled the item at the 11th hour.

  • CD3
    Article: Oct 4, 2021
    By alan wells - medway liberal democrats

    *photos by Martin Rose, Medway Liberal Democrats

    The plans to redevelop Chatham Docks in the pursuit of building flats to meet arbitrary targets, is effectively economic vandalism by this Conservative administration, say Medway Liberal Democrats.

    The loss of the of this asset would affect more than 860 jobs and businesses unique not just to Chatham but to Kent. A University of Kent report produced in 2020 stressed the closure will cost Medway's economy £258 million worth of business every year, having a devastating impact on jobs in our towns, stating 'the Docks are the largest private sector single source of revenue in Medway, with existing jobs in the Docks representing a significant local, economic resource.' - Prof. Tim Strangleman, University of Kent.