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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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