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Campaigner fights libraries plan

A petition to protect Kent’s libraries has been handed to KCC after a determined campaigner collected thousands of signatures. Richard Stainton, of Sydenham Street, Whitstable, started the ‘Save Our Public Libraries petition after it was revealed the authority intends to hand over the county’s network of 99 libraries to a charitable trust. The petition was delivered to KCC’s County Hall …

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How well are Kent care homes rated?

8 April 2015 From the section Kent Since last October, there have been seven residential care homes rated inadequate in Kent by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A further 20 have been rated as requiring further improvement. Adrian Hughes, CQC deputy chief inspector, said from 1 April those services rated inadequate would be placed into special measures with a requirement …

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Still in the dark over street lights

Why haven’t they put lights back on? I am amazed at the decision of the Conservative administration of the county council not to switch streetlights on again after midnight. A petition, with 10,000 names, calling on KCC to reverse its late night switch-off, triggered a full debate at the county council meeting last Thursday. I know from the calls I …

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These councillors are representing who?

DOES Faversham get its fair share? This is a question I’ve asked myself for a long time, like many others in the town. It was brought into sharp focus at last Wednesday’s Swale Cabinet Meeting. A grant of £200,000 for a new skateboard park in Sittingbourne, with the land required and £30,000 for initial work, was approved without hesitation, with …

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KCC statement calls for Manston airport ‘Plan B’

The county council says airport operators have lost a total of £100million in the past 16 years Comments (6) KENT County Council defended its position on the future of Manston airport, suggesting it is now time to look at a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released yesterday (Monday), the county council said it had given airport …

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Concern for the county’s libraries

Last week I was invited to a meeting of local residents at the Beaney to give my views about the future of libraries in Kent. I did that—but more importantly I listened to them. The big question was about this trust. How will the trustees be selected? How can we be sure they will serve our interests as users of …

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KCC leader Paul Carter says MPs’ report on Manston is a travesty of the truth

The Conservative leader of Kent County Council has hit back at MPs who criticised the authority over its failure to protect Manston as an airport. Cllr Paul Carter has formally complained about a report published by the cross-party transport select committee, saying it is a travesty, misleading and should be withdrawn. MPs on the committee took KCC to task in …

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MANSTON AIRPORT: Thanet council leader says no evidence of KCC…

Comments (0) THANET council leader Iris Johnston has welcomed a Transport Select Committee report which criticised KCC for a lack of action to help save Manston airport. The report, released yesterday, said KCC holds responsibility for aviation in the county but, despite passing a motion to support Thanet council in efforts to retain the airport, it failed to do so. The …

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MPs want airport deal out in open

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been told by MPs to put her deal with the new owners into the public domain to counter claims of asset stripping. The Kent airport closed last May, seven months after being bought by Ann Gloag, co-founder of the Stagecoach Group. She …

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KCC slammed in Transport Select Committee’s Manston airport…

The Transport Select Committee report said KCC held responsibility for aviation in the county Comments (0) KENT County Council’s reaction to the closure of Manston airport has been slammed by the Transport Select Committee’s report on smaller airports. Released this morning (Friday), the report criticised KCC for a lack of action, despite passing a motion to support Thanet council in efforts …

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