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Hoping to see the (LED) light at last

The bright spark at county hail who thought it would be a good idea to plunge our streets into darkness at night was clearly more concerned about savings than safety. The move led to claims of thieves being able to operate in the shadows and women feeling vulnerable walking home in the dark. Not surprisingly, it caused uproar with council …

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KCC to escape referendum with 1.99% tax increase

Council tax payers are to see their bills rise by almost 2% under Kent County Council’s spending plans for the year. The 1.99% proposed hike means the authority will avoid the need to hold a referendum of residents to approve it. In the authority’s draft budget, average council tax bills for homes in Band D will rise by £21.33 to …

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We want our village to remain a village

I STRONGLY object to the proposed changes to weight restrictions for HGV traffic allowing traffic to further ruin our village and greatly increase the flow of heavy vehicles along Rough Common Road, the road is already overloaded collapsing due to the unchecked heavy flow of juggernauts, lorries, buses, car transporters, speeding traffic. Children and pets have been killed on this …

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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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Public urged to join bid to save library services

Protesters to gather in Whitstable at the weekend PROTESTORS will be gathering this weekend in an attempt to save their local library service. Following the announcement of Kent County Council’s money-saving plans to hand over libraries to charitable trusts, Whitstable residents are inviting people to join in their protest on Saturday at 10.30am. On the day, National Libraries Day, adults …

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Transport Select Committee set to hear evidence on Manston…

Evidence on the closure of Manston airport will be heard by select committee members this afternoon Comments (0) THE Transport Select Committee will hear evidence relating to the closer of Manston airport later today. Airport owners, politicians and campaigners will all speak at the hearing, which forms part of a wider inquiry into the role of smaller airports. The session, held …

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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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Join the debate to keep your library

Kent County Council has not dropped its proposal to hand the county’s public libraries to a trust. This week, it has launched a consultation asking those who live, work or study in Kent what they think of the proposal. It is vital that a lot of people respond – online www.kent.gov.uk/lraconsultation or in your local library and/or attend one of …

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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 • With another year of public sector austerity on the cards, Kent County Council has announced a consultation handing over its 99 libraries to a charitable trust. This represents a major change from two years ago, when the ruling …

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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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