Home ... The Council ... CCC (page 10)

CCC

Council gives green light to Museum bid

From the minutes of the CCC Executive, 3rd July 2014 TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Commissioning Expressions of Interest (EOI) to manage Herne Bay and Whitstable Museums. PDF 78 KB Additional documents: Expression of Interest form Herne Bay , item 31. Friends of Herne Bay Museum Constitution , item 31. Expression of Interest Whitstable Museum , item …

Read More »

Council to rule on museum control

A campaign to bring the town’s museum under voluntary control is set to take a step forward today (Thursday, 3rd July). Canterbury City Council’s executive is expected to agree to allow the Friends of Herne Bay Museum group to express its interest in running the building in William Street. Legislation under the Localism Act allows community groups to bid to …

Read More »

Care home plans must be approved

THE company behind plans to turn a house into a care home for troubled young people has been told it needs to apply for formal planning permission. Horizon Care had hoped to convince council officials that the house in Gainsborough Drive, Beltinge, could be lawfully used without needing approval. But planning officers at Canterbury City Council refused to grant a …

Read More »

Aldi confirms store opening

Supermarket bosses have confirmed they are still committed to opening a store in the town centre. Aldi managers spoke out after rumours that the proposal for the Kings Road car park would not be going ahead because of contamination from the former gas works on the site. A planning application is being considered by Canterbury City Council. A spokeswoman for …

Read More »

Churchgoers’ parking permits to be extended into the next year

A permit allowing churchgoers to park for free in Canterbury city centre is to be extended until the end of March next year. Councillors had feared they would have to abolish the permits after complaints they discriminated against people who were not religious. But after hours of research, including a trip to Woking where council officials had faced a legal challenge …

Read More »

Chiefs quizzed over leader’s tax

City council bosses faced a grilling over their controversial decision to pay leader John Gilbey’s £1,250 tax bill with public money. Chief executive Colin Carmichael and director of resources Tricia Marshall were hauled before the authority’s scrutiny committee to explain the move. They also came under fire for failing to publicly announce the decision, which was revealed exclusively in the …

Read More »

Showtime for end of the pier

The pier trust is hoping to breathe new life into the Herne Bay landmark with string of wooden kiosks, a performance stage and bumper boats. It also wants to use the centre of the pier head for markets and shows. The trust has applied to Canterbury City Council’s planning department for permission to put up 2 timber kiosks to add …

Read More »

Duchamp festival scores a hat-trick

Bay homage to artist wins the people’s vote IT WAS a hat trick for Herne Bay at the East Kent Culture Awards ceremony on Thursday. Last year’s Marcel Duchamp festival won three of the four categories it was nominated for in an evening that also saw Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom named Kent’s Cultural Icon. The winners were announced at a …

Read More »

Protests after uni ballroom blitz on the neighbours

Oi! keep the noise down! That was the message from city residents after they were kept awake by a university summer ball. Complaints were made to the police and city council after booming drums and “deafening” music could be heard from the Canterbury Christ Church University event, held at its North Holmes Road campus on Friday. Retired fire engine and …

Read More »

in brief

Care home still under fire A healthcare watchdog has once again slammed a Beltinge care home for failing to make improvements. In November, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited Elliott House in Reculver Road and said the home failed to meet standards across the board. Following a reinspection in January, the CQC report published at the end of May said …

Read More »