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Tag Archives: Campaign for Democracy in Canterbury District

Partisan view on choosing a party

Dylan Hampshire (Who To Vote For Is The Big Question, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, January 22) takes an interesting non-partisan view on the May elections for the city council. I cannot be so dispassionate, but I hope I can help him and other readers with a similar dilemma by providing a point of view. Firstly, the local Conservatives …

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Making the decisions that affect YOUR lives – have your say

BIG CHOICES NEED TO BE MADE ABOUT THE FUTURE, …BUT IS CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL MAKING THEM IN THE RIGHT WAY? JOIN THE DEBATE Swingeing budget cuts, government demands to build hundreds of homes, a cavalcade of controversies – all have put the way Canterbury City Council makes its decisions under the microscope. Here, Sian Pettman and Richard Norman from the …

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Petition for more power to people

The Westgate Hall, our museums, the Westgate Towers traffic trial, the Kingsmead Field and now the Harbledown park and ride. Due to public pressure and petitions, Canterbury City Council has been forced to change its standing on all these topics. Perhaps the city council will now realise that residents should be consulted and listened to too, instead of rushed through, …

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Changing the way our council works

On your behalf Councillor James Flanagan, Westgate ward, Canterbury MANY residents have asked how our council takes decisions, and why a change from an executive to committee system is so important.. From refuse collection to housing, from planning to open spaces, Canterbury City Council affects our daily lives in more ways than perhaps even Westminster. That’s why we need to …

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Tory pair pushing for council reform

But leader stands by current system TWO Conservative councillors have put together their own proposal to change the way Canterbury City Council is run. Simon Cook, who represents North Nailbourne, and Neil Baker, who represents Tankerton, want the executive system scrapped and replaced with committees. The pair have submitted a motion to the next meeting of the full council, on …

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Campaigners want your help in strugle for council change

5,600 names needed for petition CAMPAIGNERS are trying to collect more than 5,000 signatures to force a referendum on the way council decisions are made. Members of the Campaign for Democracy in Canterbury District — made up of groups from Canterbury Herne Bay, Whitstable and the villages – have launched a petition calling for a public vote on the issue, …

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Calls for the Bay to have own council grow louder

Town needs group to put views IS IT time to reclaim our Bay? That’s the question campaigners are asking this week after another Canterbury City Council decision was met with fury in the town. This time, it was the decision to block two-hour parking bays in the town, even though it was supported at a meeting of Bay councillors and …

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Sign petition and get system changed

TREVOR Sharp’s letter (Your views, February 20) makes the case for Canterbury council to change to a committee system. As he says, there is a groundswell of support for such a change. It would involve all councillors in the making of decisions. It would be more democratic and more transparent than the present executive system, which confines power to a …

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Sign up to fight for democracy here

TREVOR Sharp’s letter (Your Views, February 20) makes the case for Canterbury council to change to a committee system. As he says, there is a groundswell of support for such a change. It would involve all councillors in the making of decisions. it would be more democratic and more transparent than the present system. Local people have the power to …

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Campaign council to scrap the executive grows

Fury over recent ‘undemocratic’ decisions CAMPAIGNERS are determined to make the district more democratic after a storm of protest over the latest council decisions. Members of community groups across the city had already joined together to organ ise an open meeting next week to discuss how they can change the way the council is run. But after council leader John …

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