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March 14 10am-2pm: Have your say on plans to hand our Library to a trust

Find out more about the future of your local libraries as Kent County Council unveils its plans to hand services to a new trust. There are consultation sessions being run across the county as KCC looks to axe more than £3million from its libraries, registration and archive budget. It is proposing to hand over libraries and other services to a …

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Up to 400 jobs could go as KCC faces up to grant cuts

Services could ‘buckle under the strain’, warns councils body Councils across Kent have been told how much government money they will get next year for key services after bracing themselves for yet another bruising round of cuts. The government has announced that councils will have to take a 1.8% reduction hi grants and any council tax increases will have to …

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Flood defence conference planned

The floods during the winter of 2013 and 2014 affected large parts of Kent A conference to look at the lessons learned from last winter’s floods in Kent is being set up. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is organising the conference. More than 200 homes were flooded in the Yalding and Tonbridge area a year ago, and thousands …

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Community Wardens

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council is extremely pleased that Kent County Council has decided to retain the warden scheme, virtually unchanged. We are grateful that so many parish councils, wardens and county councillors, especially our own Alan Marsh, responded to the consultation with such enthusiasm. The wardens do a marvellous job and are a huge asset to the communities they …

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Wardens do a wonderful job

Community wardens have been in the news as Kent County Council, following strong protests, has significantly scaled back proposed cuts in numbers. Community wardens offer a very important community service including: • Prevention of low level crime by liaising with police to steer young people away from crime • Helping trading standards by being the human face for residents suffering …

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Meetings’ statistics no longer published

Attendance details could be misteaaing, says council A row has broken out over a move by Kent County Council to stop publisning details of how many meeting county councillor attend. KCC says it took the decision after some councillors complainrd it could gave a misleading impression of the work they did as an elected member. The decision to stop publishing …

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Relief at U-turn on cuts to community wardens

Community wardens in Herne Bay have been saved from the chop after a U-turn by county councillors. Kent County Council had launchnd a six-week public consultation asking for people’s views on possible plans to axe 24 of the county’s 70 wardens. The proposals were put forward because the council wanted to save £1.28 million each year towards the estimated £330 …

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Tories told to come clean over stance on lights switch-off

Labour’s sole city councillor Alan Baldock has called on the Tory-controlled authority to come clean over whether it supports the turning off of street lights at night. Last year Kent County Council announced it would begin a programme of turning off half its streetlights between midnight and 5.30am as part of a money-saving drive. However, Cllr Baldock, who represents the …

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Towers bus saga to be probed by council watchdog

The local government ombudsman is to formally investigate Canterbury City Council over its handling of the issue of buses going through the Westgate Towers. It follows an outcry over a decision by Stagecoach not to send buses coming into the city through the 14th century struchire after the controversial West-gate Towers traffic trial was scrapped 18 months ago. St Peter’s …

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Should we give fracking a go or is it just unsafe?

City councillors will debate whether to oppose frackmg and unconventional gas drilling in the entire district at a full council meeting tonight. The Liberal Democrats are bringing forward a motion calling on the council to stop any exploration on council owned land and instead support growth in renewable energy sources. Cllr Mike Sole said: “We had to take it to …

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