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In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Hi Chris

Thanks for contacting us and apologies for the delay in replying. It is great to hear that Green Party policies are so popular with your students.

I will take your request to our next meeting (at the end of January) for discussion of how we may be able to help and let you know.

01/17/17 @ 18:23

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Chris Carey [Visitor]
Chris Carey

My name is Chris Carey and I am the lead for Personal, Social, Health and Relationships education at a large secondary academy in Medway. Within my role, I organise a range of whole school activities that take place fortnightly and link to an assembly.

Most recently, our The of the fortnight was ‘Democracy’. Assemblies were led by myself and one of our Government and Politics department. Within the assembly and form time activities we organised, students were informed about 6 of the major parties in Britain – culminating in a whole school mock election.

I’m delighted to tell you that our overall winner was The Green Party.

As a result of this, we are hoping to implement changes around the school that tie in to your own policies. I was hoping that you may be able to help in any way possible and was looking for any information on if you have anything in place to support schools with this? Perhaps it could be sending a representative to conduct an assembly? Or maybe a message that we could relay to students via open letter or a video?

12/15/16 @ 16:37

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Hi Julian

Thank you for your comment. Just to point out that the number 50 was intended to be illustrative. Here is the article which Medway Messenger drew on:

https://medwaygreenparty.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/medway-green-party-call-on-medway-council-to-welcome-refugees/

And here is a more recent article in response to the Medway Council decision:

https://medwaygreenparty.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/medway-council-urged-to-do-more-to-help-refugees-refugeeswelcome/

You may be interested in a local organisation set up in an attempt to make the Medway Towns a more welcoming place for refugees.

https://medway.cityofsanctuary.org/

I learnt at a recent Medway City of Sanctuary meeting that despite the Council decision they have agreed to host a page with contacts etc on how local people can help.

10/12/16 @ 10:17

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Hi Mal

We have indeed thought about this issue, and sorry for the very late reply. You may be interested in our recent press release on local housing priorities which contributes to this discussion:

https://medwaygreenparty.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/strood-south-candidate-steve-dyke-on-local-housing-priorities/

In the context of responding to the Medway Local Plan consultation, we also came across an article from the New Economics Foundation about rising inequalities in size of home. Unfortunately the link is broken to the original article but I have included a quote from the article we included in our response:

“Between 1991 and 2011, four million extra homes were built [in the UK]. Unfortunately, 36% of new rooms went to the 10% of the population who were already the most generously housed (i.e. those who already had the most rooms). On the other end of the spectrum, the least generously housed 10% of the population those with the least rooms per person) gained no extra rooms at all. It’s worth pausing on this fact: An extra four million homes did nothing to increase space for those most in need”.

I also include a myth-buster on immigration produced by Keith Taylor Green South East MEP

http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Immigration-Mythbuster-November-20141.pdf

Pressures on land availability would be eased by Government investment to increase job opportunities outside the South East.

10/12/16 @ 09:55

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Hi Liz

Thanks for letting us know. I will pass the message on to our co-ordinator.

10/12/16 @ 08:33

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Liz Crosley [Visitor]
Liz Crosley

Hello,

I am writing to invite the local Green MP to the official launch event of a brand new renewable energy store, opening in Rainham. The store will serve residents and companies in the Kent county.

Green Square is one of the UK’s leading renewable home energy companies. The new store will offer homeowners and businesses in Kent a one-stop venue for a huge variety of renewable energy supplies. The new store will provide a range of products including the impressive Thermal Store HeatbankTM technology Solar Thermal, Biomass Boilers, Heat Pumps and solar panel Pellet Biomass Stoves.

The official launch event is taking place on Thursday 10th November from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at 39 High Street, Rainham. The new franchise director and overall the overall Green Square director will be on hand to discuss their ethos and products. There will also be five children who will be finalists in our ‘design a house of the future’ competition and will be presenting their innovations on the night.

Please could you let me know if any relevant MPs/councillors are able to attend and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you

10/07/16 @ 11:05

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Comment from: Julian Tidd [Visitor]
Julian Tidd

I was shocked to read the below article on Kent Online.

Medway has a population of 274,000 with a growth rate of 1.1% (source- Medway Council 2014 figures) and has accepted 3 Syrian unaccompanied children and no adults. That’s 0.001% of Medway’s population and one thousandth of the growth rate. Medway Greens want Medway to take 50 refugees, still an embarrassingly modest figure and even if the £5,000 funding from central govt came from the Council Tax instead that would add less than £1 per year to my bill or 2p per week. There is enough money, food, water and shelter in the world for all of us.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/medway-council-stands-by-decision-99059/

07/16/16 @ 08:40

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Comment from: mal white [Visitor]
mal white

I am still undecided about the referendum, but thinking about voting remain. I have one lingering doubt and thought the Greens would be best placed to comment. It concerns one specific aspect of large scale
Immigration-that is the huge amount of housing, new towns and cities
needed, much of it on green belt land and so increased urbanisation.I
imagine the Greens have considered this issue. If you are able to contact me by polling day with your views, they might well influence my vote, regards Mal

06/21/16 @ 06:13

In response to: Press release: Medway Green Party welcomes pull out by Lodge Hill developer

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Hi Stephen

What an excellent idea for a dissertation! I don’t know whether you have contacted our secretary, John, on medwaygreenparty@googlemail.com but I will pass your request on and I should imagine we will be able to arrange for you to interview one of members. We will get back to you by email.

Thanks for your interest,
Best wishes,
Carrie

11/27/15 @ 20:57

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Hi Chas

Unfortunately we didn’t manage to attend the meeting, but I am looking forward to the film this evening and several of us will be attending the march. Hopefully there will be opportunities for us to get together in the future to discuss the way forward.

Best wishes
Carrie

11/25/15 @ 18:40

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Hi Angela. Good news thanks for letting us know!

11/25/15 @ 18:38

In response to: Medway Green Party choose local people as General Election candidates

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Again sorry for the very late reply. I think the issue is that at the time of your posting we were very busy with the election and, at present, we haven’t got anyone managing the website. Management of the website, and it’s format is something that is currently being discussed. Once we have sorted out those issues all comments/suggestions can be considered..

Thank you for your interest..
Carrie

11/25/15 @ 17:26

In response to: Ideas on Going GREEN

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Sorry for the very late reply to your comment DMD. I hadn’t noticed the comment before. Thanks for highlighting the difficulty. I will raise it at our branch meeting.
Carrie

11/25/15 @ 17:17

In response to: Press release: Medway Green Party welcomes pull out by Lodge Hill developer

Comment from: Harrison Bains [Visitor]  
Harrison Bains

Hi I’m an undergraduate studying at Durham University and for my dissertation research I am looking into the Lodge Hill development proposal. The primary aim of my research is to explore the views that challenge the dominant position of Medway Council, as set out by the Lodge Hill Development Brief.

Therefore, as prolific opponents of the proposal, an interview with a representative of the Medway Greens would provide me with valuable information. Therefore if you would be at all willing to meet with me briefly I would be truly Grateful. Thanks.

10/25/15 @ 11:08

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Chas Berry [Visitor]
Chas Berry

Dear Medway Greens

Jeremy Corbyn’s victory as Labour leader has electrified a new generation enthused by the prospect of a genuine fightback against austerity, racism and war. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) shares these aims and wants to see the widest possible participation in a mass movement for change, but we cannot wait until 2020 for a majority Labour Government to put things right.

We are proposing to hold a Medway wide meeting of activists who share these aims to discuss how we can work together and agree a joint strategy against austerity and other issues of common concern. Time is of the essence so we are suggesting Saturday 21st November from 1pm to 5pm at a venue to be decided with the discussion focused around opposing the Trade Union Bill, defending the NHS and fighting the Welfare Cuts as these are likely to be the areas where we can gain most agreement.

In addition to the Green Party we are inviting, Medway Labour, Left Unity and representatives of the trade unions across the towns but we welcome any other suggestions you may have about who might be interested.

We are aiming for an informal approach but hope we can agree a set of common demands and a common strategy towards building the sort of mass movement Jeremy has talked about.
I look forward to hearing from you

Chas Berry
On behalf of Medway TUSC
07804 792649

10/20/15 @ 16:27

In response to: Contact Us

Comment from: Angela Clark [Visitor]
Angela Clark

Just after the General Election, I contacted you regarding the whereabouts of Edith East, as I had reason to believe her signature had been fraudulently used by UKIP on their candidate’s local election nomination form. My signature was also used in this way. The person appeared in court last week, pleaded Guilty, and was fined £1000, with costs of around £300. Thank you for your help in this matter. I am hoping that I can get the records amended to show this fraudulent appearance of Edith’s and my name. With every good wish, Angela Clark.

09/21/15 @ 20:28

In response to: Medway Greens opposition to Lodge Hill development.

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Thanks Fernando for your comment. As you probably know, the fight is not yet over to protect Lodge Hill from development, though, thankfully, the planning decision was called in by the government and cannot now go ahead without a public enquiry. We await an update!

07/26/15 @ 10:15

In response to: Medway Greens on the General Election campaign trail

Comment from: Press Officer [Member]

Thanks to both of you, for your comments. We have been a bit quiet on the website due to time and access issues but hopefully will be able to soon start including a lot more content.

07/26/15 @ 10:02

In response to: Medway Greens on the General Election campaign trail

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07/14/15 @ 19:05

In response to: Medway Greens on the General Election campaign trail

Comment from: Wilton Studwell [Visitor]  
Wilton Studwell

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07/11/15 @ 20:31