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  • A-Board
    Article: Aug 15, 2017
    By Cllr. Clive English

    Not "All Aboard" for the A-Boards...

    Over the last few years many residents have complained about the rising number of A Frames advertising boards in the town centre. Whilst most businesses behave responsibly some do not, with some premises having 7 boards, often located a long way from the business in question. These can be a hazard to blind or partially sighted residents or for those using wheelchairs or mobility scooters, and parents with prams, especially as they often move around entirely unpredictably from day to day.

  • Cllr. Rob Bird
    Article: Jul 18, 2017
    By Martin Cox

    At July's County Council meeting Kent's Conservatives voted to increase councillor allowances by 15%, a staggering ten times the mount recommended by the independent Panel. The vote came just two months after the County Council elections in May.

    The Liberal Democrat and other opposition councillors voted against the proposal as did one Conservative. Nine Conservative councillors also abstained.

  • KCC Cllr Rob Bird ( Leader )and Cllr Trudy Dean
    Article: May 19, 2017

    Rob Bird elected as new Leader of KCC Lib Dem Group

    At today's meeting of the Kent County Council Liberal Democrat group, Trudy Dean announced that she was stepping down from her position as Group Leader.

    Trudy said "All leaders want to step down in favour of the safe hands of a talented successor. I have worked very hard to lead and support the Lib Dem Group as a well informed and constructive group at KCC.

  • Emily Fermor
    Article: May 18, 2017
    In From the Liberal Democrat website

    This election is your choice over your future.

    A vote for the Liberal Democrats can change Britain's future.

    And this, is how we'll do that:

    1. Standing up for Britain's place in Europe

    The choices Theresa May is making will affect your life - your job, your weekly shop, your environment, your safety - for decades. That's why we think you should have the final say, via a referendum, on any Brexit deal.

  • Article: Apr 24, 2017
    By Ian Chittenden

    County Councillor Ian Chittenden

    H: 01622 630867 M: 07880 798163 email: ian.gills@btinternet.com

    Dear Resident of North Ward,

    Springfield Development Update

    As things are getting even more complicated I thought it was time to bring you up to date.

    There are currently four unimplemented planning permissions and a live planning application on the derelict land comprising the formerly Kent County Council owned Springfield site:

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