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Charitable trust plan postponed

PLANS for the management of Whitstable Museum to be handed from the city council to a charitable trust today (Wednesday) have been delayed due to a legal hitch. The application from The Whitstable Community Museum and Gallery to run the museum had already been agreed by the local authority and it was Intended that the handover occur today. However, Brian …

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HERNE BAY HISTORICAL RECORDS SOCIETY

MIKE BUNDOCK, chairman, welcomed members to the evening which he said was in a slightly different format this time, one which he hoped they would enjoy. The display of all the project work that members have been undertaking on shops, cinemas and war memorials in Herne Bay proved very popular with an excellent attendance of members.The quiz with questions based …

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ROAD SAFETY FEARS OVER ESTATE PLANS

Council set to make cul-de-sac access route for new development FAMILIES in a quiet Herne Bay cul-de-sac are worried that their children will be in danger if it is designated as the only access to a new housing estate. People living in Puffin Road, part of the Castle Chase estate in Hillborough, fear the tranquillity of their surroundings will be …

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‘Illegally worded’ parking signs row steps up gear

Investigators are examining claims the city council has doled out thousands of unlawful parking tickets in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay. A UK-wide motorists’ watchdog has referred the authority’s enforcement policy to the district auditor claiming “long-time serious irregularities”. National Motorists’ Action Group (NMAG) says that parking signs throughout the district are illegally worded and rely on a misinterpretation of …

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more council tax

Canterbury City Council has outlined an action plan to bring empty and derelict properties in the town back up to scratch. There are 19 sites being looked at, including prominent buildings on the seafront and also the former St Philip Howard School. Aidan Barlow reports Property owners who refuse to bring derelict eyesores back up to scratch could face a …

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Honour For ‘One In A Million’ Council Officer

A city council officer said to be “one in a million” has been presented with a retirement gift by members of the Little Stour and Nailbourne River Management Group. The authority’s engineering manager, Ted Edwards, who is retiring after 28 years service, has been a driving force in helping to instigate new flood prevention works. Speaking at the presentation, Mr …

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What should they do with Reculver?

VIEWS are being sought on the future of Reculver Country Park. Canterbury City Council is seeking opinions on what to do with the land which was formerly leased by The Camping and Caravanning Club. It is to be incorporated into the country park and the council says it wants to enhance the open feel of the landscape around the historic …

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The rogues gallery of food hygiene

The district’s 10 worst offenders for food standards breaches can today be revealed. We’re naming and shaming the restaurants, takeaways and pubs that scored lowest when council inspectors paid a visit. All 10 scored just one out of five overall when tested in areas such as hygiene, safety and confidence in management – a rating ruling them in need of …

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Campsite and play area idea for Reculver rebuild

Council launch public consultation to improve country park Council officers have unveiled plans to create an open landscape for children and tourists at Reculver Country Park. The site was once used as a camping and caravan club, but will now become part of the coastal park which surrounds the famous 12th century towers and Saxon church ruins. The city council’s …

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Policy rules out ban on sex sites on trunk roads to city

Strip clubs and lap dancing bars will be allowed to open on trunk roads leading into the city centre – but they will not be allowed to advertise outside. Concern has been raised that the local authority’s revised p0licy on sex establishments does not do enough to prevent adult entertainment venues opening on Canterbury’s outskirts. But the council has ruled …

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