Historic Cathedral Cities Alliance: a new venture growing fast

The Historic Cathedral Cities Alliance (HCCA) was launched on Saturday 24th October 2015 at the Civic Voice Annual Convention in Bristol.  This is a new venture, growing under the umbrella of Civic Voice.  It has already drawn together civic societies in over 20 cathedral cities but its concerns are relevant…

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Design Award Poster


The Canterbury Society is running a Design Award for 2016 – click for more details. Here’s your print out and share version of the highlights:

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Canterbury Society War Memorials Project


The Centenary of World War I has revealed that many War Memorials are sadly neglected. However, funds have now been made available for the renovation of those which are in a bad state.  Civic Voice, the national body for civic societies, is taking the lead in providing support for community groups who…

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Sensory Walk Round Canterbury

This Sensory Walk is an innovative event that invites pedestrians to a sensory walk in the city centre of Canterbury.  Organised by the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment (C.A.S.E. University of Kent), the walk aims to study the experience of pedestrian movement through a city.  How comfortable do we…

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House of Lords Select Committee


The House of Lords has set up a Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment – more details can be found on their website – to address the question: “How do we create a better built environment?” As their website explains: Issues around housing and the built environment are a pressing concern…

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Canterbury Society Design Awards 2015

The Canterbury Society is setting up a new Design Award, which we hope to give to a high quality new development in the city.  The Society regularly comments on planning applications and we have observed that the standards of design vary greatly, with some new developments enhancing our city, while…

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This Week at the Council

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Coming up at Canterbury City Council between Monday 5 and Sunday 11 October: Committee meetings Tuesday 6 October – Herne Bay Area Member Panel Planning applications A total of 39 new planning applications are now available to view and comment on. Bin collections Find out if there have been delays to…

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Heritage Open Days

The Heritage Open Days, (10th-13th September) organised by the Canterbury Society on behalf of the national Heritage project was a great success. Following the distribution of nearly 6,000 pamphlets, a final total of nearly 700 visitors were recorded as turning up at the twenty four events available. Among the popular events…

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