A Merged Council for East Kent? Concerns and Opportunities

Public meeting at 7.30 pm on Wed 9 November at St Peter’s Methodist Church Hall Tea and coffee served from 7.15 pm You are invited to come along to this important event, which will be concerned with the possible merger of five district councils in East Kent.   The meeting is…

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Information Event on Possible Council Merger

7.00 pm on Thursday 6 October in The Guildhall You are invited to a public information evening on Thursday 6 October about the possible merger of five district councils in east Kent. The council’s Leader, Cllr Simon Cook, and Chief Executive, Colin Carmichael, will be giving more details about this issue. …

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English Heritage Open Days

This year the Open Days ran from 8th to 11th September, and were blessed with wonderful warm sunny weather, so different from last year when the heavens opened with thunder lightning and driving rain, which resulted in 1000 intrepid visitors being recorded.  This year  visitor numbers so far recorded and…

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Heritage Open Days

Again this year the Canterbury Society is responsible, at the request of Canterbury City Council, for the organisation of the  Heritage Open Days.  This year the event runs from  Wednesday 8th September through to Sunday 11th September.  So far nearly twenty venues have  kindly agreed to open their doors, either for…

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ANNUAL REPORT ON THE YEAR 2015-16

Current issues with which we are concerned The Local Plan and the New Developments planned for the City The Canterbury Society has from the start opposed the plan to build 15,000 houses across the district and 4000 houses in on the Mountfield site in south Canterbury. However, if these plans…

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Love where you live on Civic Day

Over 30 volunteers got together on Saturday to clear litter from the Kingsmead and St Radigund’s area of Canterbury. The volunteers came mainly from the Canterbury Society and the Friends of Kingsmead Field, and the event took place on Civic Day, a nation-wide initiative organized by Civic Voice, when community…

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Marlowe Museum project

The Canterbury Society , supporting the Marlowe Museum project,  would like to advertise a small exhibition on Christopher Marlowe being displayed in the Eastbridge Hospital,  from 1st June to 6th July from 1000-1600 each day. Volunteers to act as stewards for the short two hour shifts would be extremely welcome, and…

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Talk on “Creating Beauty In My Back Yard (BIMBY)”

Talk on “Creating Beauty In My Back Yard (BIMBY)”, by Chris Weatherburn of The Prince’s Foundation 7.30 pm on Wednesday 22 June, United Reformed Church, Watling Street BIMBY (Beauty In My Backyard) is a toolkit which has been used by communities up and down the country to ensure that their…

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New Design in the Historic Centre of Canterbury

A talk by Dr Nikos Karydis at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 1st June at the Friends Meeting House, The Friars. The event will focus on some key questions for Canterbury.  How can cities such as ours achieve a sympathetic balance between old and new in the built environment?  How can the…

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