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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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The top 7 priorities facing our next MP from 2015

THE campaigning for the General Election only started this week, but some people in Canterbury are already looking ahead. TIM BATES looks at the biggest issues that will face Canterbury and Whitstable’s new MP… 1. Housing While Canterbury’s Local Plan has been put together by the city council, rather than an MP, its unpopular plan to build thousands of new …

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Not all are convinced by the BID effect on our city

Retailers and councillors have differing views on scheme’s success CITY councillors and traders have clashed over Canterbury’s Business Improvement District (BID) at a meeting. Businesswoman Lynn Brown, speaking on behalf of the Canterbury Independent Traders Alliance (CITA), said the changes the BID had made in the months since being created were “superficial” and had “not increased footfall in the city …

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Business levy gets backing from council

CANTERBURY City Council has given its backing to a £2.5 million proposal that affects more than 600 businesses in the city. Plans for a proposed Business Improvement District (BID) in the city centre would see an extra levy placed on most of Canterbury’s businesses, with the money raised going back to pay for improvements like Christmas lights, floral displays, and …

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We see from last week’s Gazette that some members of the Canterbury Independent Traders Alliance (CITA) are concerned about a proposed gradual closure of 439 (10%) of the city centre car parking spaces by 2031. There is survey evidence to show that shoppers arriving in UK towns by cars do not spend more than those arriving by alternative methods. This …

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Anger at plans to wipe out 400 parking spaces

Controversy over ‘green’ traffic measures approved by the council MORE than 400 parking spaces in Canterbury could be removed, due to green measures approved by Canterbury City Council. Almost 30 people filled the pews for members of the general public to have their say about the council’s proposals in a meeting last week. Many were there to object to the …

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Member wants to be told how to vote

A WHITSTABLE councillor pledged to vote in favour of booting out Canterbury City Council’s executive members if 51 per cent of Tankerton voters asked him to. Dad-of-two Neil Baker made the vow on Twitter last month during a debate with Canterbury Independent Traders Alliance (Cita). The discussion was about a petition being presented to the full council tonight (Thursday) by …

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