Independent Design Advice: “collaboration rather than confrontation”.

In November 2014, The Canterbury Society hosted a public meeting to consider the importance of obtaining independent design advice for large scale development schemes proposed in the emerging Local Plan. The meeting received a very interesting presentation from Chris Lamb, the Director of Design South East, who provide design review…

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IT’S A ‘YES’ FOR THE BID!

Plans for a Canterbury Business Improvement District (BID) have been strongly endorsed by most city centre traders. The Canterbury Connected BID has been successful at ballot with a turnout of 54 per cent, voting in favour by number 64 per cent and voting in favour by rateable value 61 per…

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Civic Voice 2014 AGM & Convention – Canterbury

Members of the Canterbury Society welcomed delegates from over 100 civic societies from across England at the Civic Voice annual conference held in Canterbury’s newly re-opened Westgate Hall on 24th and 25th October 2014. The 2014 Conference in Canterbury started on Thursday 24th October where 175 delegates attended Civic Voice…

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4th MEETING OF THE GOVERNANCE COMMISSION  MONDAY 20th OCTOBER @7.30pm; Guildhall

This meeting includes a presentation by Ed Hammond from the Centre for Public Scrutiny.  Ed’s work focusses on promoting local accountability – a subject close to the hearts of everyone involved in the CDCD campaign.   Further meetings will follow.  You can find out more at:   https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/news/2014/september/have-your-say-on-the-new-governance-arrangements/   and…

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Canterbury Society Trip to Eltham Palace

Canterbury Society Trip to Eltham Palace – Sunday 14th October A coach load of cheerful Canterbury Society members set off from the Longport car park for Eltham Palace. We followed the M2 for much of the way, rather than the route of medieval kings and emperors, through Faversham, Ospringe, and…

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Canterbury Society Submits Evidence to City Council Governance Commission

1 Introduction The Canterbury Society is the leading civic society in the city, with several hundred individual members and links with many local residents’ associations. In 2013 the Society produced The Future of our City: a Residents’ Vision for the Future of Canterbury. This was based on extensive consultation with…

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Civic Voice Annual Convention 2014

The Canterbury Society is delighted to be hosting Civic Voice’s 2014 Annual Convention on 24th and 25th October at the refurbished Westgate Hall. The convention will include: Welcome by Jan Pahl from the Canterbury Society The Westgatge Hall Story by Imogen Morizet and WHT team Keynote speech by the Minister…

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Vision Summary

We are delighted to publish a revised and abridged version of our Vision for the Future of Canterbury Read the Vision Summary  

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Civic Champion Award 2014

At the AGM in June we were delighted to present our first Civic Champion Award to Sian Pettman, for all that she has done to protect and enhance the quality of life in Canterbury, and in particular for her work on Kingsmead Fields. The Canterbury Society’s Civic Champion Award is…

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