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Drama as councillor fee cut proposals dismissed

Member’s allowances unscathed but council tax raised CANTERBURY City Council’s budget for the coming year has been set with a rise in council tax. The hike of 1.97 per cent, agreed last Thursday was close to the maximum two per cent allowed by central Government without a referendum. Most councillors agreed it was necessary following years of funding cuts to …

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Future of fields leads to yet another report

Council still disputing Kingsmead village green bid ANOTHER council report is to be written on the future of Kingsmead Field. It has been ordered after a motion was put to Thursday’s meeting of Canterbury City Council by Lib Dem leader Alex Perkins and Labour councillor Alan Baldock, urging councillors to grant voluntary village green status for the field to protect …

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Beach hut owners wait for decision on rent hike

Committee backs residents’ plea BEACH hut owners fighting Canterbury City Council’s proposals to raise their rents will find out tonight (Thursday) if they have been successful. The Herne Bay and Whitstable-based beach hut campaigners celebrated a minor victory after one council committee agreed with their plea for a less severe increase last week. The overview committee will pass on its …

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Green bag cuts are the worst waste

MARIAN Nyman (Your Views, February 6) speaks for many of us in her complaint about the loss of green bags for re-cycling garden waste. Canterbury City Council used to lead the way in innovative and courageous recycling policy. Its green waste collection system now is a failure on every front — not ecological, not efficient, not economical, not effective. Pippa …

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Yob complaints prompt shop licence review

POLICE and council officials have called for a review of a shop’s alcohol licence in a bid to tackle crowds of drunk teens. Councillors will discuss the application for Right Choice in the High Street at a meeting on Tuesday, and will be told officials believe adults are buying alcohol from the shop and giving it to underage drinkers who …

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‘Owners must be forced to clean up eyesore pub’

Hundreds back petition for council to take legal action HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition calling for urgent action on the burnt-out Bun Penny. The pub has been an eyesore on the seafront since it was destroyed in an arson attack in September 2011, and despite officials declaring it was “a priority”, no improvements have been made. The campaign …

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How to run a Council – the case for change

THE PRESENT SYSTEM Canterbury has what is called a ‘Strong Leader and Executive’ system. This was adopted in 2002 after the government of the day made all councils choose between this and having an elected Mayor. The Councillors elect the Leader, who then chooses the Executive members, and can throw them off the Executive if they don’t say the right …

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Do something about this now

This petition calls for an urgent solution to the problem of the Bun Penny eyesore WE DEMAND action on the burnt-out Bun Penny. That is the message behind a new petition set up to urge council bosses to do something to tackle the eyesore of the former pub on Herne Bay seafront. It has been left to rot since it …

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Decision on beach hut rents deferred

Packed meeting told of ‘new information’ A CRUNCH decision on the future charges for beach hut sites in Tankerton and Herne Bay has been delayed by Canterbury City Council. Officials revealed they had received new information they needed to examine, and said it affected their plan to increase the rents to bring them in line with market rates. The price …

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Relief road ‘could cost up to £1OOm’

Vow to fight 800 new houses needed to pay for plan A COUNCIL wish list of new roads, including a Herne bypass, could cost more than £100 million, according to a highways expert. Transport planner John Payne was hired by Herne and Broomfield Parish Council to look at proposals for hundreds of homes in and around the village, including Strode …

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