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Fly-tipping on rise across the district

A crackdown on fly-tipping has been launched after the amount of rubbish dumped illegally across the district shot up last year. The worrying spike saw council contractors dealing with almost 170 cases a month between April 2013 and March 2014-up 22% on the previous year. But Cllr Rosemary Doyle says reports of fly-tipping dropped by a third in the eight …

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Start of mass felling of park’s diseased trees

Tree surgeons have begun the mass felling of more than 70 horse chestnuts and red chestnuts in Herne Bay Memorial Park after the outbreak of disease. The phased removal of various established trees was signed off by Canterbury City Council after it called specialists in. Arboriculturalists diagnosed bleeding canker, a disease that eventually renders trees brittle and prone to breaking, …

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Contractor set to dump city’s waste

A council contractor looks set to pull out of running household waste collection services after the revelation it will concentrate its efforts on more lucrative contracts. Serco took on two major contracts with Canterbury City Council in April 2013, which include collecting household waste, street cleaning and maintaining public parks and gardens. But Serco chief executive Rupert Soames has announced …

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Anger as council axes trees in city centre gardens

An environmentalist is waging war against the city council for chopping down dozens of trees in the picturesque Westgate Gardens. Paul Fryday says his heart sank when he saw tree surgeons brandishing chainsaws in the city centre park this week. The council insists the trees are in a poor condition and their felling is part of a wider project to …

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