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Cllr Brazier who led the controversial streetlight switch off…

Comments (2) KENT County cabinet member David Brazier has resigned from his post. Cllr Brazier, who was the cabinet member for environment and transport, presided over the controversial street light switch off across the county and the Westgate Towers traffic scheme in Canterbury. Labour Kent County Council for Margate and Cliftonville Will Scobie received the news by email said: “He (David …

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All-night street lighting with LEDs

A £40 million investment in LED technology is set to pave the way for a return to all-night street lighting across the Canterbury district and Faversham. Kent County Council has pledged to convert the county’s 120,000 street lights to LED, bringing to an end a controversial cost-cutting trial. It means all-night street lighting will return to residential roads, but it …

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County Hall U-turns an enlightening experience

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 • If you can hear the sound of car gears crashing around County Hall, it is probably connected to the latest policy U-turn. After a reversal on plans to axe the number of community wardens comes …

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Residential areas will have lights on again

STREETLIGHTS returning to residential areas is “excellent news”, according to one Canterbury city councillor. Kent County Council (KCC) has announced it will convert the county’s 120,000 streetlights to energy-efficient LED. The scheme is expected to cost £40 million, but will reduce the council’s street lighting energy bill by about 60 per cent, which means the lights can stay on throughout …

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Plans for station in Kent unveiled

Plans for the new station go on display in February and March Designs for a new £14m railway station in Thanet with links to London’s Stratford International have been unveiled. Passengers would be able to travel from Thanet Parkway to London in about an hour from 2019, Kent County Council (KCC) said. The station near Cliffsend would have two unstaffed …

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Here we go again — chaos part II

Something is rotten in the state of Canterbury as the Westgate Towers traffic trial mark 2 is revealed, thanks to the Gazette (Here We Go Again, Gazette, June 5). This unwanted, unworkable scheme is undoubtedly a complete waste of money, £242,000 and counting, and sourced from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, implying that private vehicle owners are bad, public transport, …

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