Voter ID is coming to district’s elections
On Thursday 4 May this year there will be elections for all 39 city councillors and in some areas of the district, elections to parish councils, and the government has decided to introduce voter identification for these elections.
- Holocaust Memorial Day marked by Peace Garden silver birch tree plantingThe Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Cllr Anne Dekker, was joined by the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Rev’d Dr David Monteith, and Rabbi Cohen, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day today (Friday 27 January) by planting a silver birch tree in the Peace Garden in the Dane John Gardens.
- Work starts on latest Changing Places facilityWork has started on the district’s newest Changing Places facility, which is being installed at Herons Leisure Centre in Herne Bay.
- Three unsung heroes presented with Lord Mayor’s AwardsThree local residents who do amazing work in the community to help others have been presented with Lord Mayor’s Awards.
- Joint operation cracks down on unlicensed waste carriersAn operation cracking down on unlicensed waste carriers and scrap collectors doing business within the Canterbury district resulted in two fines being issued to a trader.
- Tree-mendous result for Pilgrims Hospice!Thank you to everyone in the district who chose to have their real Christmas tree recycled through the Pilgrims Hospice charity collection.
- Funding boost for new social housing delivery in east KentThe delivery of new social housing across five districts in east Kent could be boosted by up to 25% in future years thanks to a successful bid for money to support an innovative partnership.
- Changes to parking in council car parksThe council is making some minor changes to the traffic order relating to the council’s car parks.
- Proposed changes to street trading licence feesWe are seeking views on a proposal to increase most street trading licence fees by just 5%, so represents a real-terms cut in prices.
- Electric vehicle and infrastructure surveyWe are working on implementing our electric vehicle and infrastructure strategy for the district and to help with this, we want to know how people feel about electric vehicles.
- Annual parking reviewWe are seeking your views on proposals across the district as part of our Annual Parking Review, including new yellow lines, loading bays and pavement/verge parking bans.
- Clean air for schoolsCanterbury City Council and the MIDKENT Environmental Health Partnership were awarded DEFRA air quality grant funding in March 2021 to develop a digital resource for primary schools to educate children aged 5 to 11 years and their parents about air pollution.
- Keeping Canterbury CleanWhen Tom and his family moved from London to Canterbury last year they couldn’t wait to call the city’s beautiful gardens and charming cobbled streets ‘home’.
- Air QualityAir is polluted by the presence of certain harmful substances which, in high enough concentrations, can affect our health and environment.
- LifelineLifeline is an emergency alarm service that can help you or someone you know to feel safe and independent in the home, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.