Passnotes: Ben Hickman
Ben Hickman is Labour's candidate for the Canterbury North by-election. This short piece is a light hearted introduction to Ben and his priorities in the area.
A Gateway to council services
Canterbury is one of the only local authorities in Kent not to roll out Gateway hubs which make County and City council services more accessible to local residents. Prospective Labour councillors for Whitstable George Caffrey, Chris Cornell and Val Kenny visited the Sheppey Gateway last week to see if the model might help Whitstable residents. Retired firefighter George Caffrey, shares his reflections on the service.
Have you been stung?
Local residents have this week been discussing a high profile failing with the City Council's Automatic Parking Registration System(ANPR); as one member of the public was nearly charged over £700 for two hours parking. The fault, which occurred in Canterbury's Pound Lane Car Park, is not the first time this problem has been reported and prompted Labour Councillors to demand answers.
This years Labour Party conference was a unifying affair and saw policy suggested by our activists make it to the conference floor and be integrated into our national work going forward. This report from our conference delegates gives you an insight into what happened.