- Posted by: Canterbury Labour
- Category: News
As residents of Whitstable, we are proud of where we live and our access to open spaces – but how should these best be managed? Whitstable Labour Party has launched a report, challenging current practices in a bid to ensure nature plays an active role in the centre of our town.
We want to ‘Rewild Whitstable’ in a close partnership with the local community. Our town is packed full of people actively trying to green their local environment and we believe our Council has a role in bringing all this creativity together.
Rewilding builds back nature so that it can look after itself. Just some ideas for central Whitstable and Tankerton are:
- Increasing porous areas, such as soil and grass to absorb storm water, reducing sewage overflows
- More sympathetic planting of our cemeteries, floral displays and allotments to encourage bees
- Reducing mowing in sections of our parks and open spaces so that they return to wildflower meadow
- Digging up sections of large paved areas to add trees and encouraging green roofs in future development