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City centre traders protest levy with flyer in windows

Retailers petitioning Government to scrap BID over extra charges MEASURES introduced last autumn that force Canterbury businesses to pay extra for street cleaning and city centre improvements continue to be contentious. Shopkeepers and business-owners across Canterbury are protesting against the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) by placing dissenting posters in their windows. Some traders are already being summoned by the …

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Coming soon?

Travelodge wants to go into partnership with the city council to build a £4 million hotel in Canterbury. The chain, which already has a hotel in Ivy Lane, is looking for another site and has written to the local authority proposing a “pioneering” financial deal to get it built. However, hotelier Sandie de Rougemont, who owns the House of Agnes …

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House of Agnes owner Sandie de Rougement says Canterbury city council should not get involved in Travelodge deal

See the full article on hereTravelodge wants to go into partnership with the city council to build a new £4 million hotel in Canterbury. The chain, which already has an hotel in Ivy Lane, is looking for another site and has written to the local authority proposing a “pioneering” financial deal to get it built. But hotelier Sandie de Rougemont, …

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City sparkles for Christmas

Canterbury city centre is sparkling with festive spirit thanks to Christmas lights funded with a levy raised by traders. Hundreds of people gathered on Thursday in St George’s to see the £40,000 illuminations turned on by kmfm presenters Rob Wills and Andy Walker, who were jomed by stars from the cast of panto Aladdin. Also supporting the festivities were rising …

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Ice rink plan ‘will take a year’

Hopes of an ice rink in the city centre this Christmas have melted away – because there was too little time to organise it. Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District manager Bob Jones believes a rink would be a hugely popular attraction for the city centre and add to the festive atmosphere. But he says it will take a significant amount …

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Picking up the pieces of commissioner’s calamity

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • Kent crime commissioner Ann Barnes has probably done more to disprove the idea that there is no such thing as bad publicity but things could have been a lot worse. Before appearing before members of …

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Rates rebate is a relief for hard-pressed firms

Struggling shops and restaurants will be given a leg-up with a £2,000 discount on their business rates over the next two years. Business owners across the district, who are thought to pay some of the country’s highest taxes, will benefit from the national scheme. The rebate will cost the city council £1.8 million, which will be reimbursed by the government. …

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