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City centre traders protest levy with flyer in windows

Retailers petitioning Government to scrap BID over extra charges MEASURES introduced last autumn that force Canterbury businesses to pay extra for street cleaning and city centre improvements continue to be contentious. Shopkeepers and business-owners across Canterbury are protesting against the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) by placing dissenting posters in their windows. Some traders are already being summoned by the …

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Things have changed since they became MPs

What happened after our two Tories entered Parliament THE world today is a very different place to when our MPs first took office, back in the Thatcher-dominated era of the 1980s. Canterbury and Whitstable’s MP Julian Brazier joined the parliamentary ranks in 1987, while Sir Roger Gale has been representative for Thanet North since the constituency’s creation in 1983. Together …

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Pylons ‘threat to water security and woodland’

Landowners and utility company line up to fight proposals PLANS by the National Grid to erect a line of 50m tall pylons across the east Kent countryside have attracted a chorus of protest from residents, the district’s MP and South East Water. Kirsty Morris, who bought two acres of the ancient Kemberland woods, in Broad Oak, alongside family and friends, …

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We can turn this district green, says party hopeful

The leader of the Green Party was in Canterbury last week to lend her support for local parliamentary candidate Stuart Jeffery. Natalie Bennett is backing Mr Jeffrey’s bid to win the Canterbury and Whitstable seat from Conservative MP Julian Brazier. The event in the city was attended by some 40 supporters, who heard Mr Jeffery’s campaign launch speech. He is …

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Wading in on Stour issues

Your report about angler Stuart Cullen’s concerns about the lack of maintenance of the Great Stour downstream of Fordwich strikes a chord with the Little Stour and Nailbourne River Management Group of which I am the chairman (River State Sparks Repeat Flood Fears, Herne Bay Gazette, October 30). The group, which comprises all the parishes on the Little Stour and …

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‘You had better be ready for a fight’

Pilgrims Hospices board gets rough ride over proposals to close the city inpatients’ ward IF THE trustees of the Pilgrims Hospices took one thing away from a public meeting last week, it may be this line from former nurse Peggy Pryer: “If you want to carry on these plans, be prepared for a fight.” The mood of the meeting on …

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Closure off, but new plan means beds at risk

HOSPICE TO STAY OPEN The Pilgrims Hospice’s inpatient centre in Canterbury will stay open – but bosses are refusing to say how many of its 16 beds will be spared the axe. Trustees’ chairman Dr Richard Morey said the organisation was reacting to the public outcry over the proposed closure of the entire Canterbury inpatient unit. But the hospice insists …

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People power prompts hospice closure rethink

A public outcry over plans to close the Pilgrims Hospice ward in Canterbury has inspired charity bosses to reconsider. Trustees were “extremely concerned” about the outpouring of opposition expressed by hundreds who attended an emotionally- charged public meeting at Canterbury Academy last week. On Monday, they decided to postpone further public meetings while the trustees “review their plans” for inpatient …

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First hospice beds to go this year in planned closure

Doors will shut in 2016 but cuts start sooner The closure of beds at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice will start this year—three years before the charity claimed it would. Its chief executive Steve Auty this week revealed three of the centre’s 16 beds would be lost, followed by a further three next year before the complete closure in 2016. He said …

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Veteran doctor: ‘Please save the mother hospice’

Last week we revealed the shock news that the Pilgrims Hospice will close to inpatients by 2016. The move has sparked a mixed reaction in the days since. Gerry Warren reports A doctor who specialised in palliative care at the Pilgrims Hospice for 28 years has hit out at plans to close the 16-bed ward. Dr Martin Garsed is a …

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