Why the council needs to become a Real Living Wage Employer

The Living Wage campaign is an independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. Employers choosing to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis get access to a ethical benchmark for responsible pay, but for council's it is also a way of ensuring their own staff and contractors in the local economy receive a basic wage, tackling poverty from the bottom up

Labour launch city council manifesto

Alan Baldock, Northgate councillor and Labour Group leader, launched the party's manifesto for the Canterbury City Council elections this afternoon saying "it's time for a change".

Why Herne Bay needs action on housing

Local activist Anne Belworthy responds to criticism by Conservative councillor Neil Baker by highlighting the need for a radically new approach to housing in Herne Bay and the district.

Improving air quality around schools

As air pollution continues to pose a huge public risk to the health of people up and down the country, we must now pose radical solutions to reduce it. As councils like Islington, Hackney and Walthamstow have announced a ‘School Streets’ initiative to cut air pollution in areas where schools reside, it is now time for Canterbury City Council to take up the same mantle and act.

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