Community Governance Review

The Community Governance Review (CGR): deadline for comments 18 March A community governance review is an opportunity to look at the most local tier of government in the district.  This means examining whether changes should be made to the current parish council arrangements and what should happen in the areas not covered by…

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Talk by Rosie Duffield, MP on “New Year, New Canterbury”

7.30 pm on Friday 20 April, at the United Reformed Church, Canterbury We are delighted that the talk by Rosie Duffield, the MP for the Canterbury district, which was to have taken place in January, has now been re-scheduled for April.  The topic will be ‘New Year, New Canterbury’ and we have…

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The Canterbury Heritage Design Forum, CHDF

The CHDF – which was previously known as the Canterbury Conservation Advisory Committee, or CCAC – is a group of residents and professionals that works to preserve and enhance the heritage environment of the City of Canterbury, promoting good design and an awareness of our heritage as it is contained in…

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Looking ahead to Spring: Litter Pick on weekend of 3-4 March

Are you concerned about litter? Where in Canterbury is the litter worst? We will be organising a Canterbury Society litter pick on the weekend of 3-4 March, as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean. So get in touch if you have suggestions about where the litter…

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Recruitment of Additional Trustees for “Love Hambrook Marshes”

Hambrook Marshes is the 50 acre wetland site lying by the Great Stour upstream from Toddlers’ Cove.  It is run by the charity Love Hambrook Marshes.  Many of you will have enjoyed walking or cycling through the Marsh along the path to Chartham. The charity wishes to recruit additional Trustees…

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Bothered By Noisy Student Neighbours?  Here’s The Number To Call

Members of the Canterbury Society committee had a very fruitful meeting with the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Kent, Professor Karen Cox.  The aim of the meeting was to foster understanding between the University and the local community.  We discussed a variety of issues, including advice for students…

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Marlowe Museum Project

The Canterbury Society is represented on the Marlowe Museum Project, and reports the following. A committee led by academic Joanna Labon has been working to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of Marlowe to Canterbury, in an attempt to replicate the profile that Shakespeare has to Stratford. This is…

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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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