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Questions on library trust

ON MARCH 18 an article drew attention to the ongoing consultation process over the future of Kent County Council (KCC) library services, the preferred option being transferring management to a charitable trust. The previous day I had dropped in on the roadshow manned by KCC representatives at Faversham library, where I learned of some matters not mentioned in the consultation …

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Families fear homes plan would create busy rat run

A quiet housing estate could be turned into a busy rat run if council planners give the green light to more homes, residents claim. Puffin Road is a cul-de-sac built as part of the Castle Chase estate at Hillborough. Developers Kitewood Estates plan to build up to 40 homes on land to the west of the residents’ homes, despite two …

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Sign up to help save our libraries

Lib Dem county councillor Martin Vye (Concern For The County’s Libraries, Letters and Opinion, Gazette, March 19) voiced his concerns about Kent County Council’s proposal to hand over the running of all 99 of Kent’s libraries to a trust. Rightly, he notes that the consultation document fails to address whether the trust will have any obligation to keep the library …

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On the right path for better coastal walks…

Public to have chance to view plans for new access THE public will have better access to more of the east Kent coastline if proposals from Natural England are accepted. The Government agency has revealed its plans for the 40 kilo. metres of coastline between Ramsgate and Whitstable, part of the evolving England Coast Path, following the Secretary of State’s …

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Rally brings renewed hope in fight for historic airport

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner Transport Minister at anniversary turn out ON MARCH 19, I joined a rally to mark the anniversary of the announcement of Manston Airport’s closure. Organisers had asked that we bring along “whistles, flags, everything you have” so that Ann Gloag could “hear us from Scotland”.  It was …

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No sense in speed limits

Your article showing the amount of prosecutions for speeding in Kent seemed to have one glaring figure ‘Cameras catch nearly 2,000 drivers breaking speed limit’, (Kentish Gazette, March 19). If Dover has no fixed cameras, hence no convictions, does this mean it is a very dangerous place to live, with well above the normal accident rate? If the accident rate …

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Funding boost for new ‘Shed’ project

Workshop and tools to create ‘activity and friendship’ A NEW project for wellbeing and community has been launched at Stream Walk Community Garden in Whitstable. Grant funding from Kent County Council has been secured by Transition Town Whitstable to run a Kent Sheds project at the community garden, dubbed The Bodgers Hut. Impact The aim is to bring people together …

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Plans announced for new Kent coastal path to Whitstable

The new path would lead to Whitstable beach Comments (0) Natural England has unveiled proposals to improve public access along the stretch of coast between Ramsgate and Whitstable. The route, which will also take in Margate, Broadstairs, and the Reculver Castle, will become part of the England Coast Path, if approved The route also ascends the cliff via The 39 Steps, …

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SuMA ‘shocked’ by KCC Manston airport report

Campaigners lobbying to reopen the airport have criticised KCC’s report Comments (0) THE Supporters of Manston Airport campaign group (SuMA) has said it is “shocked, but not surprised” by the Kent County Council report , which claimed it was time for a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released on Monday, the county council said it had …

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KCC statement calls for Manston airport ‘Plan B’

The county council says airport operators have lost a total of £100million in the past 16 years Comments (6) KENT County Council defended its position on the future of Manston airport, suggesting it is now time to look at a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released yesterday (Monday), the county council said it had given airport …

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