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Field homes decision expected

The city council is poised to abandon plans to build homes on all of Canterbury’s Kingsmead Field. Members of the executive will meet next month when they are expected to ratify a proposal to allow 75% of the field to remain while the rest is built on. The council initially wanted to allow the whole field to be made available …

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Putting down roots for village green

Canterbury locals took up the shovels and spades to bring some colour to Kingsmead field. Residents and councillors helped to rejuvenate the green space, which has faced frequent fights over its use. Volunteers planted native primroses along the river banks and made new wildflower patches at the back of the field. They also made the most of the strongly opposed …

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Future of fields leads to yet another report

Council still disputing Kingsmead village green bid ANOTHER council report is to be written on the future of Kingsmead Field. It has been ordered after a motion was put to Thursday’s meeting of Canterbury City Council by Lib Dem leader Alex Perkins and Labour councillor Alan Baldock, urging councillors to grant voluntary village green status for the field to protect …

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Not everything city council does is bad

It is a pity that everything about council-related policy in the papers/letters seems to be so black and white, whether it be the council (in effect “we have done everything right”) or some protesters who list a string of decisions as all wrong and equally wrong. Decisions like trying to sell off a chunk of the Herne Bay Downs to …

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Clash over the future of field

Campaigners and councillors clashed throughout 2013 over the future of Kingsmead Field, Canterbury. The land is earmarked for 100 homes in the council’s draft local plan but protesters are attempting to block development by registering it as a village green. Despite recommendations from Kent County Council staff to reject the application, and objections from Canterbury City Council. at a hearing …

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New resistance to cuts in 2014

A New Year comes in with new cuts but new resistance. There is a mass protest against the leadership of Canterbury council at 7pm tonight (Thursday) — get there early! A petition of more than 3,000 residents demanding council leader John Gilbey and his cabinet resign their positions will be handed in. Groups opposing the closure of our museums, the sale …

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Council’s priorities aren’t secret – they’re confidential!

Definition of secret: not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others. Definition of confidential: intended to be kept secret.  [Oxford Dictionaries online]  Who does Cllr Gilbey think he’s kidding?  Canterbury City Council is one of the most democratic local authorities in the country, claims leader John Gilbey. He hit out after the Kentish Gazette …

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