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Volunteers to get new permit

CANTERBURY: The district’s community volunteers should find their good works a little easier on the pocket from April thanks to the introduction of a new permit. If the city council’s worshippers’ permit is to be replaced by a faith and community permit that will “allow people carrying out regular voluntary activities benefiting the local community to park in a car park close to where the voluntary activity takers place”. The permit will cost £40 a year and volunteers will have to nominate a specific car park and a “three-hour window” of use per week. Watling Street car park in Canterbury will not be included in the scheme as demand there is so high. It is expected the council will make a £7,000 saving on the subsidy of the worshippers’ permit.

Caravan answer

HERNE BAY: They are considered a bane of summer by people living close to the seafront, but the menace of motor caravans clogging up residential roads could soon be a thing of the past. Canterbury City Council will be opening up Swalecliffe Avenue car park free of charge for visiting caravanners. Members of the council’s Herne Bay Area Member Panel were expected to confirm the decision yesterday (Tuesday). It is due to be implemented on April 1.

Herne Bay Times, January 15th 2015

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