Your Kentish Gazette front-page headline on March 27 said What A Relief! A relief to whom? What are Kent County Council and Canterbury City Council doing to ensure a more Integrated public transport experience such as already happens in Oxford? Likewise, where is the target for every resident to have a footway to their nearest services or bus stop? Until …Read More »
Can you join the Herne Bay Museum Trust? People power is needed to form a new trust to run the Herne Bay Museum. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum and the Herne Bay Historical Records Society have teamed up to lead the bid to create a charitable incorporated organisation to take charge of the William Street site. The aim is …Read More »
Town council or Herne Bay Society: what does the town need? Does Herne Bay need its own council, or would a Herne Bay Society be better? Is it time to reclaim our Bay? That’s the question campaigners are asking this week after another Canterbury City Council council decision was met with fury in the town. This time, it was the …Read More »
Council bosses say increasing income and prioritising “core services” will be their focus as they battle with another cut in government grants. Parking charges will rise and the district’s share of council tax will go up by the maximum two per cent allowed (unless a local referendum takes place) as officials try to balance Canterbury City Council’s (CCC) budget. The …Read More »
Canterbury City Council is seeking views on future charging arrangements for beach huts. Ongoing tenancy negotiations with Beach Hut Owners’ Associations prompted the council to seek external legal advice on its position. As a result, a number of changes are being made to beach hut tenancies and the associated fees. The council’s barrister provided very clear legal advice that it …Read More »
Conservative members of Canterbury City Council have stepped back from making a formal proposal to the Boundary Commission about planned new ward boundaries across the district. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for people’s views on the subject. Following a six-week public consultation, the commission announced it may recommend the council has 38 councillors in the future, …Read More »
Congratulations to Herne Bay for a clear-cut response to the night flight proposals - "No thank you!".
If you have never heard of Peter Vickery-Jones, he is a Herne Bay councillor and holder of the Transport Portfolio for Canterbury City Council. In this article he complains that "Local activists have criticised this council for failing to respond to Manston's proposals". Unthinkable!Read More »
Herne Bay residents will be delighted that our Council has finally stirred itself. They will be looking at all the responses from the CCC area, collating them, and presenting Canterbury's considered opinion.
Hopefully, this will mean that the views of Herne Bay residents will, in effect, be presented twice - firstly in TDC's analysis of the responses, and secondly when reiterated by Canterbury.Read More »
Town planners refuse to release details of rail proposal
Campaigners against Manston night flights were left fuming this week after county council officials refused to release details of their bid for a new train station at the airport.Read More »