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Recruitment of Additional Trustees for “Love Hambrook Marshes”

Hambrook Marshes is the 50 acre wetland site lying by the Great Stour upstream from Toddlers’ Cove.  It is run by the charity Love Hambrook Marshes.  Many of you will have enjoyed walking or cycling through the Marsh along the path to Chartham. The charity wishes to recruit additional Trustees…

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Bothered by Traffic Jams and Air Pollution?  Pressure from The Canterbury Society has had an effect…

Many members of the Canterbury Society are concerned about traffic congestion, pollution and poor air quality in the city.  These problems are only likely to get worse as around 16,000 new dwellings are built in the district over the coming years.  The result will be damaging, not only to health…

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Bothered By Noisy Student Neighbours?  Here’s The Number To Call

Members of the Canterbury Society committee had a very fruitful meeting with the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Kent, Professor Karen Cox.  The aim of the meeting was to foster understanding between the University and the local community.  We discussed a variety of issues, including advice for students…

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Marlowe Museum Project

The Canterbury Society is represented on the Marlowe Museum Project, and reports the following. A committee led by academic Joanna Labon has been working to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of Marlowe to Canterbury, in an attempt to replicate the profile that Shakespeare has to Stratford. This is…

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Congratulations to our new Civic Champion

Congratulations to Richard Norman, who was this week presented with the award for Canterbury Civic Champion for 2017. The Award was presented on Tuesday by Ptolemy Dean, President of the Canterbury Society, at the AGM of the Society. Jan Pahl, Chair of the Canterbury Society, said, ‘The judges chose Richard…

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Annual Report 2016-17

Some of the current issues with which the Canterbury Society is concerned  The Local Plan Last week we heard that the Local Plan has been approved by the Planning Inspectorate. Members of the Canterbury Society committee have worked hard on the Plan, commenting extensively on the draft and speaking at…

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