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Police ‘abused power’ by spying on fracking debate

Kent Police has been accused of an “abuse of power” following allegations it planted plainclothes officers in the audience of a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. It emerged this week that a chief inspector requested two officers monitor the meeting, which took place on November 19, following concerns over the attendance of a prominent Green Party activist. The …

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Tackling overpayments to staff is a robust policy

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 County Council has a bit of form on the issue of overpaying staff but is it finally getting to grips with it? Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show that last year …

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Anger at hut fees far more than upkeep

Just 15% spent on management BEACH hut owners contributed more than £210,000 to Canterbury City Council’s coffers last year – but only about 15 per cent of that was spent on managing the huts. The figures were released under the Freedom of Information Act and reveal a vast discrepancy between what the council receives and what it pays out for …

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No county money for Barton move

But developer is still ‘confident’ A DEVELOPER has vowed Barton Court Grammar School’s proposed move can go ahead without public funding after a document revealed county education officials were reluctant to pay. The report, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals Kent County Council (KCC) Cabinet member Roger Gough told the Canterbury school and developer Mark Quinn last July …

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