Former punk band frontman turned environmentalist Feargal Sharkey will be one of the speakers at a public event in Ramsgate next month.
Thanet Green Party has organised the meeting to discuss the impact of the continuing pollution around our coastline due to sewage releases into the sea by Southern Water.
The event will be held at The Modern Boulangerie in Ramsgate on February 24.
Green Party peer Jenny Jones, a former archaeologist who was a Green Party member of the London Assembly from its creation in 2000 until standing down in 2016, will also attend as a speaker.
Feargal Sharkey, who was the lead for band The Undertones, has become a prominent and effective campaigner against pollution of our rivers and coastline.
Thanet Green Party Chair Cllr Mike Garner said: “Not only has Southern Water been responsible for an increasing number of pollution events, adversely impacting our coastal environments and several local businesses which depend on them, they’re also responsible for an increasing number of water outages this year.
“We’re really pleased that both Feargal Sharkey and Jenny Jones, who’ve worked together on several prominent campaigns to highlight failures within the water industry, have agreed to join us to discuss these issues that affect all of us.”
The meeting takes place at The Modern Boulangerie in Harbour Street on February 24 from 7pm to 9pm. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thanet-greens-public-meeting-with-feargal-sharkey-jenny-jones-tickets-514756730237