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Gardens have been ruined

THANK YOU for printing the view of Westgate Gardens — as it was last year. Since then all the trees have been cut down and ornamental shrubs reused, apart from the trees bordering garden walls. In place are wooden planters with polyanthus and daisies. It is a barren wasteland. This was the most attractive park in Canterbury and there is …

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‘Garden pinched for new homes’

An angry council tenant claims the authority has pinched a strip of his garden for a new housing development. Chris Pruden lives in a block of flats in St Peter’s Place, which backs on to the Westgate Gardens. They are next door to the former council-owned Serco storage site, which has now been flattened to make way for three new …

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Eclipse in Kent likely to be overshadowed by clouds says South East Kent Astronomical Society

The weather could cast a cloud over hopes of seeing a rare eclipse of the sun on Friday morning. The forecast is for a gloomy day and local astronomers admit the chance of witnessing a good example of the phenomenon are slim. The best viewing in the UK will be across north-west Scotland, where 95% of the sun will be …

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‘Surgeons’ that destroy tree life

I would like to add my own concern to the feelings expressed by Paul Fryday (Anger As Council Axes Trees In City Centre Gardens, Kentish Gazette, April 10). He said: “The council wants straight lawns and flower beds, they don’t want nature.” This is increasingly true. Some call it “wallpaper gardening” where flowers are planted in full bloom, then pulled …

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Anger as council axes trees in city centre gardens

An environmentalist is waging war against the city council for chopping down dozens of trees in the picturesque Westgate Gardens. Paul Fryday says his heart sank when he saw tree surgeons brandishing chainsaws in the city centre park this week. The council insists the trees are in a poor condition and their felling is part of a wider project to …

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