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Spare us more spending cuts

HATS OFF to John Gilbey for his preautumn statement call for George Osborne to spare local government further spending cuts and to devolve greater powers to local authorities. As he rightly said: “There’s no question about it – if they keep cutting money to local authorities, services… will be-cut.” It’s not likely to be spared though, is it? Indeed, George …

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Spending cuts that will hurt so many

Hats off to John Gilbey for his pre-autumn statement call for George Osborne to spare local government further spending cuts and to devolve greater powers to local authorities. As he rightly said: “There’s no question about it – if they keep cutting money to local authorities, services.. .will be cut.” It’s not likely to be spared, though, is it? Indeed, …

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Motoring lobby oppose change

What a deeply conservative lot the motoring lobby are. So threatened by any change: breathalysers, compulsory wearing of seat belts, the pedestrianisation of Canterbury High Street — they’ve opposed them all (Have Your Say Over Towers Road Layout, Kentish Gazette, June 19). And now there is the hysterical opposition to proposed changes in St Dunstan’s. They should feel more threatened …

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How often do you see a full bus?

Can I ask Russell Page and Pat Marsh of the Canterbury Green Party why is it that the diesel I put in my car is unsustainable, yet when the same fuel is put into public transport, they claim it becomes sustainable (We Must Get People Out Of Their Cars, Letters and Opinion, Kentish Gazette, April 10)? Yes, there are plenty …

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Must get people out of their cars

Your headline in last week’s piece about the draft transport strategy, Bike vs Car…The Drive To Improve Our Roads, Kentish Gazette, April 3) was the only jarring note in otherwise excellent coverage. The scale of proposed development in the Local Plan means that the district faces massive increases in traffic levels on already-congested roads. Unless ways are found to encourage …

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