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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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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Protecting Our Heritage: Recent Actions by The Canterbury Society

The Canterbury Society, apart from commenting on major planning applications, keeps an eye on the condition of the City’s  heritage built environment.  A recent case (EN/00269/HP) which has been causing concern is the state of two adjoining buildings in St. Peter’s Street,  i.e. Holland & Barrett and Tui.  These are…

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Conservation Historic Building Stock

The Canterbury Society has, for the last eighteen months, become increasingly concerned about the rapidly deteriorating condition of two adjoining buildings in the High Street – namely the Holland & Barrett shop and what is now the Tui Travel Agency. The gutter between the adjoining roofs has been gradually building…

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Slatters Hotel

Archaeological investigations have started on the Slatters Hotel site, with high hopes of finding remarkable remains, as the Roman theatre lies at the junction of Watling Street, Castle Street and St. Margarets Street, and extends in part as far as the northwest corner of the site – although part is…

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Time To Renew Your Subscription

The majority of our members pay by standing order and we are most grateful to all of you who do that.  However, if you pay yearly, now is the time to renew your subscription.  The best way to do that is through our website. What do you get when you…

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Kingsmead Consultation

Plans to improve Kingsmead Leisure Centre facilities: deadline 18 February Kingsmead Leisure Centre is very popular but the council recognises it is in need of significant investment. The fitness gym and studios have reached capacity and extra space is needed to meet demand, while the swimming pool changing facilities need an…

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Litter Pick Along Parham Road

2.00 pm on Saturday 3rd March As part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean, we are organising a Canterbury Society litter pick.  This time we are focusing on an area which has a big litter problem: the Parham Road Student Village.  (You might also be interested to visit this new…

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Canterbury West Car Park Consultation

Station Road West Car Park, Station Road West, Canterbury:  deadline 1 March Ref:  CA//17/02915  Proposed 3-storey car park together with formation of additional access. This is the planning application for a multi-storey car park in Station Road West.  There are already a number of criticisms of this application on the council website. …

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Talk by Heather Newton: Conservation At The Cathedral

7.30 pm on Tuesday 6 March in St Peter’s Methodist Church Hall, St Peter’s Street Heather Newton is Head of Conservation at the Cathedral and has managed some of the most significant recent projects, including the re-building of the Great South Window.  We are delighted that she is coming to…

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