Wincheap Campaigners Encourage Council to “Spend a Penny” for the Local Park
Labour campaigners braved the drizzle this afternoon outside Wincheap Primary School, to raise support for the reopening of a public toilet in the Wincheap Park. In July 2017, Wincheap Park received a long-overdue re-vamp, transforming it into a venue that has become very popular with children and parents alike; but the lack of facilities are a real problem
Why the housing market needs radical change
Canterbury City Council has today unveiled plans to convert the student houses on Parham Road into family accomodation. Whilst we welcome any and all attempts to build genuinely affordable housing, solving our housing problems isn’t simply a question of building more houses – although that would be a start. As the housing strategy report being presented to Canterbury City Council’s policy and resources committee this week illustrates, the questions of what, where and how to build are complex.
Capturing the value of land for the community
The last Labour government piloted and backed Community Land Trusts as a means of solving the affordable housing crisis. Find out how they could help communities develop their own solution to rural housing issues in Canterbury
Local residents up in arms about proposed solar farm
Local residents are calling on local elected officials to block the proposed building a solar energy farm the size of 600 football pitches on the marshland between Seasalter and Faversham. The £400m plan is five times as big as Britain’s largest existing solar energy farm and a home to rare nesting birds. We are calling on residents to take part in the consultation closing the 13th July.