Strangling local democracy in Whitstable
Canterbury City Council is debating removing the last publicly available forum the council has just for Whitstable residents. Councillor Chris Cornell explains why we need to keep it
Council vote against permission walls to stem tide of grafitti
Yesterday Labour councillors spoke at Community Committee in favour of plotting permission walls for graffiti artists across the district. Permission walls are a safe space in which graffiti artists can paint without fear but with the ambition of focussing their creative endeavours in this one space and not across empty walls all across our district.
Labour demands council rule out COVID Marshalls
Canterbury Labour Group has today written to Councillor Ben Fitter-Harding, the new Leader of Canterbury City Council demanding urgent clarification on the local authorities use of COVID-security marshalls.
The 15 minute city
Councillor Val Kenny reflects on what the COVID crisis has told us about our local communities and the need for local authorities to support localism more generally.