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Flood defence work brought forward

Hundreds of properties and roads were flooded across the south-east of England last year More than 12,000 homes across the south-east of England are to be protected from flooding sooner than planned, the government has announced. It is bringing forward £41m of the six-year flood defence programme announced in December, allowing work to get under way on 40 flood defence …

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Dog walkers, please remember skylarks

I WOULD like to encourage dog owners who walk their dogs from Bishopstone along the cliff top to Reculver Towers, to please be aware that at this time of year skylarks, which are ground-nesting birds, are trying to make their nests and rear their young on the patch of ground between the two public pathways up to the towers. Skylarks …

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Portrait Bench at Reculver

In spring 2013, a Portrait Bench will be installed along the clifftop between Reculver and Bishopstone – and Canterbury City Council need your help to decide who it will feature! A Portrait Bench is a collection of three distinctive, lifesize local figures cut from sheet steel and installed alongside a simple bench, inviting people to join the group and become …

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Crass criticism from stunning councillor

Yes, dear reader, I was there and this actually happened – Cllr Vickery-Jones scored a few notable firsts. He is the only person to have called the village green application “crass”, and he is the only person to have called me “pious”. He also suggested that as a “newcomer” I didn’t have the right to clutter things up with my pesky …

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QE2 Coastal Park in Herne Bay

Question asked at HBAMP on 3 January 2012

Phil Rose:

I am very concerned that Members are mistakenly believing that the ongoing village green application requires that a number of activities on and around the Downs at Herne Bay must be deferred until the outcome of the application is known. None of the Items in the QE2 Coastal Park Action Plan that are being deferred pending the outcome of the village green application actually need to be deferred for that reason.

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Council fights bid to turn Downs into Village Green

Canterbury council bosses were this week racking up a huge legal bill battling to keep control of picturesque land in Herne Bay. A five-day public inquiry to stop the Downs being granted Village Green status opened on Monday 28th November, with top London barrister Richard Ground fighting the city council’s corner against local campaigner Phil Rose. Mr Rose wants the …

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