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Council chief executive ticketed for illegal parking

A council’s chief executive is accused of hypocrisy after he was caught parking his Jaguar on double yellow lines in Canterbury city centre. Colin Carmichael left his luxury saloon on lines, that were freshly painted by his employer to make it “absolutely clear” parking is not allowed. Mr Carmichael, who this week extolled the virtues of public transport, was ticketed …

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Parking rethink is long, long overdue

I AM pleased that, four years after I started asking for Canterbury council to look at parking issues in Herne Bay, they are finally starting to think about it. The truth is that parking is a vital issue at the heart of the wellbeing of any town’s retail and visitor experience. The council’s response was “we need the money” and …

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How can Herne Bay find its voice?

Town council or Herne Bay Society: what does the town need? Does Herne Bay need its own council, or would a Herne Bay Society be better? Is it time to reclaim our Bay? That’s the question campaigners are asking this week after another Canterbury City Council council decision was met with fury in the town. This time, it was the …

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More interested in cash than residents

ANY company with a £7.5 million turnover that could make a £2.5m profit could be accused of profiteering. If that company was the sole source of its product, then this could be construed as racketeering. Yet this is exactly what is happening to the residents in the Canterbury area when it comes to parking! The council dictates the parking restrictions …

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Free winter parking considered

Councillors will consider a request to scrap winter parking charges at a meeting next week. Parking bosses want to increase fees for parking on Central Parade by 10p per hour but business owners have asked for free parking or lower charges from November to January. The town’s councillors will discuss the issue at a public meeting on Tuesday, at 6.30pm …

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Congestion & Traffic

“In contrast to Whitstable, Herne Bay does not suffer from high levels of congestion. Here the challenge is to revitalise the town centre and reduce the need for residents to leave the town for services, leisure or retail opportunities by making the centre a pleasant and attractive environment for shoppers and visitors.” [Draft Local Plan 5.8] This fails to take …

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Town Centre Manager’s report: 21st May 2013

1. Introduction This report is for information. 2. Trading in Herne Bay The first four months of the year have been difficult for traders, mainly due to the inclement weather and a national dip in retail sales. The May bank holiday weekend was the start of the tourist season, with lots of visitors to the town and seafront. The retail …

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Free parking – is it worth the money?

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 It’s hard to tell whether this scheme is gibberish or not.The money to pay for this free parking experiment is coming from the “Opportunity Fund” – £10k set aside by CCC for the Herne Bay councillors to spend on local projects. I had fondly imagined that this would cover stuff that …

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Town Councillors

On Tues 15th, our councillors will PUBLICLY discuss issues that matter to our town. This happens rarely, so don’t miss it – the Salvation Army Hall in Richmond Street, starting at 6:30pm. They only do this half a dozen times a year, so it’s almost a special occasion. If you’re quick about it, you can put your own questions to …

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Parking Consultation – another brilliant response

Mr Hudson spells out what the Department of Transport says “controlled parking” is for, and compares it with CCC’s approach. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} 7th December 2012 Ref:- Canterbury City Council …

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