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Tree devastation on the river bank

Maidstone Greens have reacted angrily at the destruction of hundreds of healthy trees in the woodland wetland area alongside the River Medway. The wetland area between the town centre and Allington lock was home to water rails, woodpeckers, owls and kingfishers. Reports of a few ash trees with chalara or ash die back disease had […]

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Bus station plans: An expensive lick of paint say Greens

Maidstone Greens have brandished the council’s £1 million revamp of the bus station as “an expensive lick of paint “ and “a wasted opportunity”. Maidstone Borough Council are consulting on plans to give the station a “new look” but the Greens have said that the money would be better spent elsewhere. Steve Cheeseman, Maidstone Green […]

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Council’s Air Quality report shows little progress

Maidstone Greens have reacted angrily to the silent release by Maidstone Borough Council of its Air Quality Annual Status Report and have criticised its self-congratulatory claims. The report shows that the significant problems in Upper and Lower Stone Street remain with almost double the legal limit for pollution being recorded. Donna Greenan of Maidstone Green […]

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Maidstone Borough Council: Complacent about enforcing the air pollution laws

At July’s Maidstone Borough Council meeting local Green campaigner, Stuart Jeffery, asked whether the Council had adopted powers to enforce the switching off of engines while cars are stationary as other councils such as Newcastle, Haringey and Nottingham have done. The Council responded that the legislation was ‘impractical’. Maidstone Greens have called on them to end their complacency and to […]

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Bee Happy in Kent

Kent County Council have started spraying the weed killer, glyphosate, along Maidstone’s roads just days after ‘World Bee Day’. Glyphosate has been shown to harm bees, making them less resistant to disease, and has been linked to an increased risk of cancer in people. Maidstone Greens have called on KCC to switch to alternative methods […]

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