Current Projects

Current projects

  • Canterbury 2019 Vision
  • Publishing the monthly Canterbury News (online newsletter)
  • Organising series of talks and meetings on civic, cultural, heritage and environmental topics.

Historic buildings and Heritage:

  • Founding member of Alliance of Historic Cities and Towns (Historic England)
  • Annual Civic Champion Award for individuals who have made a major contribution to the city. 
  • Organising the annual Canterbury Heritage Open Days

Social:

  • Working with local ‘EMIC/BLM’ initiatives
  • Campaigning for a purpose built, state of the art hospital located in Canterbury
  • Collaborating with funding for the Canterbury Food Bank

Submitting consultations to Canterbury City Council:

  • Previous consultations:
    • CCC’s Local Plan 2020-2022 (deadline March 2020)
    • CCC’s Regeneration of St Georges’ Street
    • Draft Shopfront Design Supplementary Document (deadline March 2020)
    • Responding to CCC’s ‘Public Space Protection Orders’ consultation (deadline 30 August 2020)

Governance in the City:

  • Setting-up with other civic partners the Canterbury Town Forum, replacing the one abolished by the City Council

Sustainability and Action on Climate Change:

Transport:
  • Partnering with Canterbury Alliance for Sustainable Transport (CAST)

Open Spaces and the Natural Environment:

  • Helping to set up the Save Wincheap Water Meadows lobbying group
  • ePetition calling on Canterbury City Council to adopt a Pollinator Action Plan (26/05/2020 to 30/09/2020 obtained 2022 signatures.) CCC has agreed to adopt a Pollinator Action Plan. Supporting CCC with drawing up a Pollinator Action Plan.
  • Lobbying Canterbury City Council to adopt a Canterbury Tree Strategy
  • Supporting the formation of a Canterbury Biodiversity Network
  • Working with the Canterbury Riverside Group
  • Working with the Canterbury BiD to prepare for Canterbury in Bloom 2021
  • Maintaining and promoting the Butterfly Garden in Pound Lane
  • Maintaining and promoting the flower beds along the Franciscan Way
  • Managing the ‘Canterbury Trees’ FB group, which was set up to help protect Canterbury’s trees, share information about tree planting projects, and to promote awareness, in the local community, of the beauty, ecological importance and benefits of trees to the environment.
  • Managing the Wild Canterbury FB group, which was set up to promote and create awareness of the importance of Canterbury’s biodiversity, and to share information about projects and initiatives to protect and enhance biodiversity and nature-based solutions in the local area.

Litter and graffiti:

  • Working with the Canterbury Litter Round Table and managing the Canterbury ‘grot spots’ FB group to enable residents to flag up areas of fly-tipping, litter or graffiti and to help publicise initiatives to tackle these problems.
  • Organising litter-picks:
    • Litter pick for The Great British Spring Clean (28 May to 13 June 2021) TBA
    • Summer river litter pick TBA
    • Autumn litter pick TBA

Architecture and the Built Environment:

  • Ongoing comments on development proposals and planning applications to Canterbury City Council
  • Organising the biennial Canterbury Society Design Awards (with awards under various categories including new buildings, urban spaces, retrofits, housing, …)
  • Working with Canterbury City Council on the production of its revised shopfront guidelines
  • Objecting to the design of Canterbury Christ Church University’s proposed STEM building

Completed Projects 2020:

  • Re-furbishing of St Dunstan’s pedestrians’ underpass (completed November 2020)
  • Photographic Competition to celebrate National Meadows Day (May-July 2020)

 

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