New forums launched in Canterbury & Whitstable
Local forums are launched to ensure councillors remain accountable
Labour Group demand free school meals for hungry children
Canterbury City Councillors have today written to Leader of Canterbury City Council, Ben Fitter-Harding asking him to join us in lobbying Kent County Council to provide free school meals for all eligible children this half term.
Our council needs to be more accountable, not less
Last night, Canterbury City’s Tory Councillors voted to cut off residents’ access to influence Council decision making.
They voted to abolish Area Forums, the only place where residents and Councillors could engage in dialogue about policy. They voted to stifle the routes for residents, parish councils, residents’ association and civic bodies (like Canterbury Society and the Heritage Design Council) to object to planning applications.
Hambrook Marshes saved
Councillor Pat Edwards welcomes the saving of Hambrook Marshes