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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Public Consultation by South East Rail

Public Consultation by South East Rail: Have Your Say by 30 June There is currently a consultation taking place on the future of South Eastern rail services. The deadline for responses has been extended to Friday 30 June, so now is the time to write in or to send your views. Click here to…

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River Litter Pick on 1st July

RIVER LITTER PICK: 10.30 am on SATURDAY 1 JULY The Canterbury Society River Litter pick is a popular 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.  This year the…

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Canterbury Society AGM… and a PRIZE!

7.30 pm on Tuesday 27 June at the Friends’ Meeting House This evening will be the AGM of the Canterbury Society. As well as the talk from Ptolemy Dean, the evening will also be the occasion for the presentation of the Canterbury Society Civic Champion Award for 2017.  Who will…

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Talk by Ptolemy Dean:  Building new communities in Canterbury

Talk by Ptolemy Dean:  Building new communities in Canterbury – what might the developers learn from Wye, Chilham and Chartham? Open lecture: 7.30 pm on Tuesday 27 June at the Friends’ Meeting House Over the next ten years thousands of new homes are going to be built in Canterbury.  Is…

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The Death Of Municipal England? A talk by Tom Crewe

The Death Of Municipal England?  By Tom Crewe, Cambridge University Public lecture at 11.00 on Saturday 20 May Old Sessions House Lecture Theatre Canterbury Christ Church University Cuts in local services?  Reductions in council budgets?  We hear a great deal these days about the crisis in local authorities and the…

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The Value of Heritage

Historic England is inviting members of the Canterbury Society to a free event to explore the Value of Heritage.  This will be an opportunity to examine what heritage can contribute, both to local economies and to the health and well-being of residents, and to hear how heritage can be harnessed…

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Action on Air Pollution and Traffic Congestion

The Canterbury Society is very concerned about the poor quality of the air in our city.  We are supporting Professor Stephen Peckham’s initiative to assess air quality in the city and have taken part with other volunteers in monitoring the air in St Dunstan’s Street.  We are now discussing an…

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Tea, Presentation and an opportunity to see inside Tower House

Invitation From The Lord Mayor, Cllr George Metcalfe Tea, Presentation And An Opportunity To See Inside Tower House The Lord Mayor, Cllr George Metcalfe, has very kindly invited members of the Canterbury Society to a special event at Tower House in the Westgate Gardens.  The event will include tea and…

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