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No cut to charges despite vermin worries

City councillors have warned that the rising cost of pest control could allow Canterbury’s rat population to spread across the city. After a long debate at last week’s budget meeting, the city council narrowly voted not to bring down pest control charges for people, despite fears of many that this would allow untreated vermin to spread. Lib Dem councillor James …

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‘Sort tagging before it becomes a problem’

A WHITSTABLE resident and prospective Conservative candidate for the Gorrell ward is calling for graffiti tags on a school building to be cleared up before it becomes an issue for the town. Brian Baker spotted the graffiti on the back of a building, which is part of Westmead’s Infant School, facing onto Stream Walk. He said: “Whitstable doesn’t have a …

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Landlord in solar farm fury over muddy trucks

Share & Coulter’s lunchtime trade ‘has been destroyed’ THE building of a giant solar farm and the closure of a nearby road, is losing his pub business, says a landlord. Trevor and Claire Robinson run the Share & Coulter in Owls Hatch Road, south of Herne Bay, close to the 200-acre solar farm being developed by British Solar Renewables. The …

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Harbour Village is open for business from this weekend

WHITSTABLE Harbour Village will open for its ninth season on Sunday, with 33 local artists, artisans and independent retailers selling their wares from fishermen’s timber huts on the South Quay. This season it will be open from 10am to 5pm every weekend and bank holiday, with some traders opening on weekdays. Stuart Heaver, founder and owner of the Harbour Village, …

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GPs say scarlet fever cases are on rise in Kent

Figures double compared to last year PUBLIC Health England (PHE) issued a warning about a new outbreak of scarlet fever, as new figures show the number of cases in east Kent has more than doubled since last year. There have been 37 recorded cases of scarlet fever in east Kent since September last year; five of these have been in …

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Budget is approved despite opposition

Council tax rise voted through at meeting, but councillors’ expenses cut isn’t FLY-TIPPING, rats and councillors’ expenses are just three of the issues that were raised in the heated debate that ended in Canterbury City Council voting through its budget for the coming year. Councillors traded barbs with each other over whose fault the financial crisis had been, and who …

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Canterbury is worst for phone coverage

SOMETIMES struggle to pick up a signal in Canterbury? Well you won’t be surprised to learn mobile phone reception in the area is lower than the national average. Data collected by the users of Opensignal, an app which collects network strength figures from its users, show Canterbury has a signal strength on the 2G, 3G and 4G networks of 24 …

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Thanks for helping me after Friday fall

MAY I use your columns to thank the people who helped me when I fell in St George’s Street, Canterbury, on February 13. They were most kind, thoughtful and competent. I would also like to thank the reassuring paramedic, who treated me, and the staff of Cafe Nero for their assistance. Margaret Woodall By e-mail Herne Bay Times, February 25th …

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Car park story is a cheap political trick

IN HER letter about car parks in Canterbury city centre (Times, February 11), Jo Kidd uses a cheap politician’s trick of exaggerating a story she can then attack. There is no plan to expand car parks in Canterbury. However, there are many people who are worried by the council’s plan to reduce city-centre parking provision, which will have a detrimental …

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New butcher attack is vitriolic ranting

I’VE REALLY had it with the vitriolic hatred displayed by some of the residents of Whitstable. It seems they have little to do but to nit pick, attack and destroy new businesses that come to the area (“Our butcher’s new facade looks gaudy”, Times, February 18). The Butcher of Brogdale has an excellent array of fine quality meat and the …

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