A Labour Council will:


work with our communities to map local transport needs now and plan how to provide a transport system that works, and is accessible to all, for the short and long term.

  • Start trials of affordable and accessible “hopper bus” services linking Canterbury East and Canterbury West stations, via the city centre and St Dunstan’s, within one year.

  • Immediately work with KCC to draw-up a hub-based, integrated transport system for the district to include a publicly-owned bus system at the service of all residents.

  • Do everything in our legal power to cancel the unnecessary Station Road West multi-story car park project and earmark its £9 million budget for future transport integration projects.

  • Complete and promote walking and cycling routes across the city, interlinking them with established long-distance cycle paths to London, Dover and Whitstable.

  • Take full advantage of government grants and other funding to maximise the number of electric vehicle charging points across the district.

  • Develop plans to electrify our buses, notably the Triangle route between Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury.
  • Consult on a new proposal for the Labour Councillor-initiated Whitstable Park and Ride site and deliver the project as soon as possible.
  • Consult with our local communities in Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury on how traffic should be managed and public transport provided.
  • Lead consultation and research with existing charities, communities and organisations, into fully accessible ‘drop on and off’ community transport schemes for rural areas.


Jan 2022

Southern Water: Five things we learnt

Yesterday evening, Directors of Southern Water answered questions from members of the public and local councillors for over 3 ½ hours. Cllr Val Kenny and Chris Cornell posed a number of key questions submitted by SOS Whitstable, the Whitstable Fisherman’s Association and local residents. Here's five things we learnt

Dec 2021

Spreading the love at Christmas

This year Labour councillors in Whitstable were at the centre of community efforts to bring a little bit of sparkle at Christmas - there efforts helped bring the community together and restore a bit of pride and joy in the town following a difficult 2021.

Nov 2021