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Your Kentish Gazette front-page headline on March 27 said What A Relief! A relief to whom? What are Kent County Council and Canterbury City Council doing to ensure a more Integrated public transport experience such as already happens in Oxford? Likewise, where is the target for every resident to have a footway to their nearest services or bus stop? Until …

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Law students win village green battle

A COMMUNITY in east Kent will be able to keep a precious open space, thanks to the efforts of the University of Kent’s legal service. The Kent Law Clinic, which provides legal services for free in certain cases, helped residents of the Linksfield Estate, Westgate-on-Sea in their bid to secure village green status for a local field. The decision could …

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More care needed with KCC contracts

All it took was a rudimentary internet search, a few simple clicks. Within seconds it was plain for all who bothered to look that the recent track record of a local home care provider left a lot to be desired. Yet that very same provider has now been awarded a contract by Kent County Council to offer support to the …

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No county money for Barton move

But developer is still ‘confident’ A DEVELOPER has vowed Barton Court Grammar School’s proposed move can go ahead without public funding after a document revealed county education officials were reluctant to pay. The report, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals Kent County Council (KCC) Cabinet member Roger Gough told the Canterbury school and developer Mark Quinn last July …

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Bus firm agrees to support school’s move

STAGECOACH bosses have pledged to work with staff at Barton Court school on travel plans for a proposed new site in Herne Bay. The bus company has told the school it would be possible to transport pupils from Canterbury to the coast and that it is open to discussion on plans for children living further afield. Head teacher Kirstin Cardus …

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Bay Boccia group celebrate their first anniversary

MEMBERS of the Herne Bay Boccia group have celebrated their first anniversary. The club was set up last March 1, after Sheila Appleton, wheelchair dependent since 2009, saw the sport on TV at the 2012 Paralympics. Boccia is played sitting down and is for anyone with (or without) a disability. Sheila says she thought “here’s a sport I can take …

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Pothole nightmare is putting cyclists at risk

OFFICIALS must deal with the state of the roads or abandon pledges to encourage people to cycle, a leading councillor has warned. Lib Dem Nick Eden-Green said cyclists took their lives in their hands when they tried to use the city’s roads, and that, with major development planned under Canterbury City Council’s local plan the situation would only get worse. …

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‘Savings’ will cost us more in later life

KENT County Council adopted an interesting slogan to show its support for the recent National Libraries Day — Get Kent Reading. But that will only be meaningful if it is backed up by long-term strategies that encourage people to read more and help those who find reading more difficult. At the end of National Libraries Day suggestions of how to …

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Drama as councillor fee cut proposals dismissed

Member’s allowances unscathed but council tax raised CANTERBURY City Council’s budget for the coming year has been set with a rise in council tax. The hike of 1.97 per cent, agreed last Thursday was close to the maximum two per cent allowed by central Government without a referendum. Most councillors agreed it was necessary following years of funding cuts to …

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Councils will not be bribed into fracking

THE Government is looking increasingly desperate in its attempts to impose fracking on a population that’s saying no. Less than a quarter of us now support fracking in Britain and even the Chancellor himself admits it would have a minimal effect on energy bills. Yet the Prime Minister is trying to bribe local councils to allow fracking, by offering financial …

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