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Council chiefs clash with government over schools

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • Just who should be keeping an eye on Kent’s academy and free schools? It isn’t local education authorities – much to their dismay. Now council chiefs from across the country say they should have the …

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Share views on changes to boundaries

Voters are encouraged to have their say on ward boundary proposals for Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay. The Boundary Commission is exploring the possibility of shrinking the authority from 50 to 39 councillors. The changes would mean there would be five wards with one councillor each, 11 with two councillors and four with three councillors. Chairman Max Catler says: “We …

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Council gerrymandering: Oh no we won’t! Oh yes they have.

Two months after saying that they would not submit any proposals in the boundary change consultation, our beloved leaders have, er, done just that. A quick reminder: the Local Government Boundaries Commission for England (LGBCE) has been invited by our Council to review our local government arrangements. The LGBCE is looking at the number of wards, the boundaries and names …

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Tories step back over new boundaries

Conservative members of Canterbury City Council have stepped back from making a formal proposal to the Boundary Commission about planned new ward boundaries across the district. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for people’s views on the subject. Following a six-week public consultation, the commission announced it may recommend the council has 38 councillors in the future, …

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