Canterbury Society Design Awards 2018

Following the success of the first biennial Design Awards in 2016, the Canterbury Society is now calling for nominations for our Design Awards 2018. The Canterbury Society Design Awards aim to recognise and celebrate buildings, spaces and places that are loved by our community. The Awards will celebrate projects nominated…

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The Society’s Annual Report 2017-2018

ACTIVITIES OVER THE PAST YEAR The Canterbury Society committee works hard to respond to the interests of our members, to comment on developments taking place in the city and to work with other residents’ groups and with partners who share our concerns. PLANNING  Members of the committee have commented on…

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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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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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