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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At last – the Riverside Path runs through the city

For around 40 years there has been talk of a Riverside Path through Canterbury, running from Chartham to Sturry, through the city centre.  The River Stour is an extremely beautiful river, and one which is currently in better environmental shape than it has been for many years. However, the river…

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What is proposed for the councils of East Kent?

Discussions are currently in progress about creating a single new council in East Kent, which would bring together Canterbury, Thanet, Dover and Shepway councils into one large mega-council.  Beneath the new mega-council there would be town councils and parish councils, so Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay could all get their…

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Action About Air Quality In The City

The Canterbury Society is very concerned about the poor quality of the air in our city.  We supported Cllr Alan Baldock’s proposal for a car free day and the Canterbury Area Member Panel in its request for a council-led Working Group about reducing car use.  We were grateful to Cllr…

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A Car Free Day? How can we change travel patterns in Canterbury?

At the recent meeting of the Canterbury Area Member Panel Cllr Alan Baldock introduced the idea of a car free day.  The Canterbury Society supported this imaginative proposal, but suggested that we need to go further in persuading people to change their travel patterns. With 4000 homes to be built…

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Proposed Development at Thanington

During the week 28th November to 2nd December 2016 various members of the Canterbury Society Committee attended a series of public consultation workshops, organised by the Prince’s Foundation, to discuss proposals by Pentland for the development of its site in Thanington, comprising 750 houses initially, with the possibility of another 400…

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Pentland

Members of the Committee recently attended a four day public consultation, set up by the developer Pentland, and organised by the Prince’s Foundation, of the proposed new development at Thanington.  Very few local people attended, it is understood because they were extremely unhappy about  the whole concept of a development…

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