Doing Business In Canterbury: Talk by Lisa Carlson and Bob Jones

7.30 pm on Wednesday 23 May at St Peter’s Methodist Church Hall The prosperity of our city depends on a whole range of businesses, from the universities to shops and cafes, and from professional services to internet start-ups. This raises many questions. How can the city help businesses to grow…

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Presentation of the Civic Champion Award for 2018: It’s a Secret!

Every alternate year the Canterbury Society presents the Civic Champion Award. The aim of the Award is to acknowledge and celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to life in Canterbury. The name of the Award winner is kept secret until the moment of presentation, which will take place…

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The Green Infrastructure Strategy: Deadline for Comments 22 June

The City Council’s Green Infrastructure Strategy is now out for comments. We know that members of the Canterbury Society are very concerned about the environment and about the provision of open space in the city; two members of the committee sit on the Canterbury Riverside Group. So we hope you…

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The Air Quality Action Plan: Deadline for Comments 22 June

The Canterbury Society has been concerned for years about air quality in the city. Some of our members worked with Professor Stephen Peckham and his team measuring air quality in St Dunstan’s Street and were shocked by the high levels of pollutants. Other members of the Society gave up their…

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River Litter Pick: 10.30 am on Saturday 30 June

Do keep the date for this fun event, which begins with getting into the river in waders, or litter picking along the banks, and ends with free beer and soft drinks for all the litter pickers. Further details will follow.

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Rosie Duffield, MP Talk On “New Year, New Canterbury”

7.30 Friday 20th April 2018 at the United Reformed Church, Watling Street Rosie Duffield, the MP for the Canterbury district, has agreed to talk to a public meeting organised by the Canterbury Society on 20th April.  Her topic will be “New Year, New Canterbury” and we have asked her to…

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Station Road West Multi-Story Car Park:  Petition

Many people in Canterbury are concerned about the plan to build a multi-story car park along Station Road West.  If you share their doubts, there is a petition you can sign to express your concern.  The link for the petition is: “We say NO to multi-storey car park at Station…

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Future Water Supplies:  Plans For A Broad Oak Reservoir

South East Water is consulting about its future plans, including plans for a reservoir in Broad Oak and leak reduction.  You can see the plans and speak to the team behind them at: 14.30 – 20.00 on Monday 23 April Tyler’s Kiln, Tyler Hill 12.00 – 20.00 on Tuesday 24…

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Warning of Thefts of Boot Scrapers

We have been warned about an outbreak of thefts of cast iron boot scrapers from beside the front doors of historic houses.  Boot scrapers are very much part of the traditional street scene. We are grateful to the St Peter’s Residents’ Association for warning us about this crime.  They have…

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Protecting Our Heritage: Recent Actions by The Canterbury Society

The Canterbury Society, apart from commenting on major planning applications, keeps an eye on the condition of the City’s  heritage built environment.  A recent case (EN/00269/HP) which has been causing concern is the state of two adjoining buildings in St. Peter’s Street,  i.e. Holland & Barrett and Tui.  These are…

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