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  • Article: Nov 30, 2017

    Letter sent to Kent Messenger on 30th October 2017

    I note from your last issue that CCC is about to spend some £1.3m on new barriers and car parking technology and a further £600k on street improvements. Splendid.

    I hope the barriers will withstand the rigours of the night-time economy better than those in the residents car park in Black Griffin Lane which are almost permanently broken. I hope our continental tourists will understand the system too. The barriers in the Castle Street multi storey car park cause regular heebie jeebies and delays.

    It strikes me that £2m is a lot of money for a Council on its financial knees that is apparently unable to undertake the simple housekeeping jobs of cleaning our streets and dealing with graffiti. I have been trying to get the filthy and intimidating Wincheap subway cleaned for over two years. Even the graffiti is beginning to peel off in places because it's so old. But I'm told there's no money.

    For the sake of tourists, residents and shoppers alike can CCC please get to grips with the basics first and spend a few hundred on housekeeping before they spend a couple of million on vanity projects.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2017

    Proposals have been drawn up for a planning application at Highland Court.

    This massive development of around 300 acres on the parish boundaries of Bridge, Bishopsbourne and Kingston will provide 300 high value holiday
    homes capable of providing 1,000 high value bed nights for the city, 150 high end retirement homes and expansion of the business and industrial areas. Much of this development will be across the Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2017

    The Government's majority is wafer thin - and if MPs from all parties work together, there's a real chance we can defeat them and at the very least, stop them from pursuing a hard Brexit.

    That's why we're asking you to contact your MP and ask them to support four amendments (you can find out more about the amendments below).

  • Article: Oct 11, 2017

    Wincheap 4th Slip Road Plan

    Cllr Eden-Green provides some context:

    "The plan for the 4th slip road shows it ploughing through the park and ride and the allotments. No indication is given of how or where a new park and ride is to be built, let alone funded. There are no plans for the replacement of the allotments which is a legal requirement.

  • Dan Prevett(2)
    Article: May 12, 2017

    Canterbury Liberal Democrats have selected Dan Prevett as their candidate for the Westgate by-election.

    Dan is a resident of Westgate Ward where he lives with his wife Chloë and their two children. He has spent his career working in customer service and dispute resolution.

    "I am delighted to be the Lib Dem candidate in this by-election," said Dan. "The Lib Dems have an excellent track record of serving Westgate residents and I aim to continue that service if elected."

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    Article: May 6, 2017

    The idea of a "Progressive Alliance" in Canterbury to defeat the Tories is a superficially attractive proposal. However, there are formidable political and practical obstacles to such a scenario. While there are many people who would jump at the chance to see the Conservatives lose in this constituency, there are other non-Tory voters who, if deprived of a candidate from their own party, would not vote at all. There are also significant questions about what manifesto such a candidate would stand on beyond a simple anti-Tory message. It might just work were there a genuinely independent candidate that all the opposition parties could unite behind. Think Martin Bell in Tatton (1997) or Dr Richard Taylor in Wyre Forest (2001 and 2005). There is no such person in Canterbury that we are aware of.