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April, 2015

  • 23 April

    Stadium not a good use of cash

    Canterbury Council’s budget is tight and will remain so in the near future. There are far better uses of public money than giving a loan, let alone a grant, to built a football stadium in Hersden. It might benefit the few hundred people living in Hersden and the students of the local academy, but not the wider community in Canterbury, …

  • 23 April

    Courts can help to clear litter

    I am appalled by the volume of roadside litter deposited by mindless people and HGV drivers in particular. I daily use the A2 London/Dover Road and have to view the disgusting volume of roadside litter. What a dreadful example to set before those drivers entering/leaving the UK via the Channel ports and rail terminals. Over the past week or so …

  • 23 April

    Wanted: Views on the bus service

    As a Kent county councillor I receive considerable feedback from residents on our bus services, particularly those between Canterbury and Herne Bay. A considerable part of cash flow for our local service provider comes from Kent County Council in the form of subsidies and grants made for conveying our school children. This situation seems to allow the service provider such …

  • 23 April

    Outer ring road will ease congestion

    It is hardly surprising that interest in fourth slip road from the A2 into the Wincheap commercial estate is waning. The previous slip road from the A28 onto the London bound A2 was heralded as a solution to Wincheap’s traffic problems, but as users of the A28 will know the traffic, if anything, has got worse there since it was …

  • 23 April

    I appreciate the publication of all the city council candidates in the April 16 edition and read with interest your accompanying article. I was, however, surprised to see your comment on St Stephen’s ward, since Labour were second in the area in the last KCC elections. I was at the well-attended local hustings in St Stephen’s church hall on Monday …

  • 23 April

    Labour are in the contest as well

    I notice that in your recent article on the election contest in St Stephens, you say it is a straight contest between Lib Dems and Tories, and make no mention of the Labour Party candidates. You take no account of the hustings which took place at St Stephen’s Hall on April 13.  I was at this meeting and was impressed …

  • 23 April

    Spoiling what’s left of our lovely city

    We are disappointed that the city council decided to dispose of yet another public lavatory for what seems to us to be a paltry sum when set against the needs of visitors to the city, shoppers and tourists. If the council is short of £198,000 then surely it should use its healthy reserves rather than remove another public asset. Also, …

  • 22 April

    My wife and I were very pleased to learn of the Clean Up Kent campaign launched by the KM Group. The feature in the Gazette focused on the condition of Kent’s major roads, including the A2.However, many country roads, which are not the responsibility of the Highways Agency, are also in a disgraceful condition. Do local district councils have an …

  • 22 April

    Residents can have a free red wheelie bin

    JUST a few lines to update you on red wheelie bins. In letters to the editor over the past two months, Canterbury City Council have now decided the residents can have a free red wheelie bin if we apply to Serco on 01227 819400, delivery will cost £8.50, or collect from Serco Kingsmead office for free. You will have to …

  • 22 April

    Two types of people at the Jobcentre

    THERE are two types of people who are on benefits — there are some lazy people who live the life of riley on benefits and don’t want to do volunteer work and don’t want to work at all; then you get the really decent people who are to be admired, those who have done previous work, volunteer work or are …