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Local elections are just as important as the big one

From The Chief Executive’s Office by city council chief executive Colin Carmichael With the general election dominating the news, it’s perhaps inevitable that local elections are being a little overlooked. So this is a good moment to remind everybody that on Thursday, May 7, not only will you be electing your MP to represent you, but also your local Canterbury …

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Planners sticking to their guns over homes

LOCAL PLAN LATEST Controversial plans to deliver 780 new homes per year in the Canterbury district will not be scaled back, council chiefs have warned. Senior officers claim the 15,500 new homes target for Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable over the next 20 years is realistic – and could even be increased. They say it would be disastrous to tear …

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July 10-12: Kent County Show in July has 200 stands booked already

Port Lympne Reserve, Hadlow College and Kent County Council are among the organisations who have already signed up to have a stand at this year’s Kent County Show. The deadline for applications to have a stand at the show, which will be held on Friday, July 10, Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, is this Sunday. More than 200 stands …

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Council sticking to its 780-homes-a-year plan

Bosses insist figure is correct, despite opposition A MINIMUM of 780 houses a year will be built across the Canterbury district to meet demand, council bosses say. The city council wants to press ahead with its major housing development plans despite a petition against them. In February Jim Gascoyne, the Ukip candidate for the Canterbury seat in the General Election, …

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The door of the library is a door into us

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner I WAS very pleased to accept an invitation this month from Swalecliffe Library to talk to readers about my life, my time writing for TV shows like Eastenders and my new series of crime novels set in Whitstable. The Talktime sessions take place at Swalecliffe on Thursdays …

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Join pilot project and shape the future of your local news

Gazette readers are being invited to take part in an innovative project aimed at shaping the way important information about their neighbourhood is published in the future. KM Media Group, which publishes the Gazette, is taking part in one of 23 pilot projects across the country looking at new ways of publishing planning applications, details of road closures, changes to …

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Poll says yes to a town council for Whitstable

Times readers vote 3 to 1 in favour WHITSTABLE Times online readers have backed the possibility of the seaside town getting its own town council. A poll on our website was prompted after the Whitstable Green Party launched a petition calling for the change. People of Whitstable living in the Gorrell, Seasalter and Tankerton wards are being invited to support …

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4,000 sign up to ‘save our libraries’ petition

Public debate demanded over plans for charitable trust CAMPAIGNERS are urging Kent County Council to open a public debate about its proposals to hand the running of the county’s libraries to a charitable trust. The call comes after more than 4,000 people signed a petition entitled Save Our Public Libraries. A petition with 3,052 signatures, gathered between March 3 and …

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Slip road would solve problems

The fourth A2 slip road at Wincheap is key to solving several traffic problems. This slip road would allow direct access to Wincheap Industrial Estate and park and ride from the A2. I have a Kent County Council report which shows that it would thereby remove a lot of traffic from Wincheap, Rheims Way and the Harbledown bypass. This would …

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Run cables below ground, urges KCC

Controversial plans for dozens of electricity pylons around Canterbury have been condemned by Kent County Council. It is now urging National Grid to review its proposed Richborough Connection and consider using underground cables. The company plans to erect more than 60 pylons up to 50 metres tall between Richborough and the Broad Oak sub-station in Canterbury but KCC leader Paul …

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