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  • Traffic triggering a speed camera in Monkton Road, Minster Dec 2017
    Article: Dec 23, 2017

    Speeding, road maintenance, pavements and fears over cuts to bus services - Thanet Villages' residents have told us what their priorities are.

    Over half the respondents in each of the Thanet villages for our December 2017 survey rasied speeding traffic as a concern, but in particular Acol, where over 85% of respondents raised this as a priority issue.

  • Angie Curwen collecting signitures for petition against bus route closures in Minster, Dec 2017
    Article: Dec 19, 2017
    By Angie Curwen

    Thanet District Council's failure to produce a Local Plan increases uncertainties of future planning decisions for local residents.

    42% of respondents in our recent survey to the Thanet Villages highlighted planning as a major concern to them.

    This included anxieties about the increasing number of homes planned for the Thanet Villages area, the future use of the Manston airport site and concerns over the consistency and transparency of the planning process.

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Dec 7, 2017

    Members of the public remain banned from asking questions at Kent County Council meetings after out-of-touch Tories voted down a Liberal Democrat proposal.

    Twenty or more county councils including Kent's neighbours, East Sussex, Essex and Surrey, encourage the public to participate in meetings, as does Medway Council and all but one of the county's district councils. So what are the Conservatives so worried about?

  • Save Kent's Buses
    Article: Dec 5, 2017

    They are SOCIALLY NECESSARY Buses

    Kent County Council are considering reducing the subsidy it gives to 78 bus routes all over Kent. The bus operators have warned that these services could be withdrawn if the subsidies are cut. You can find a list of buses that could be axed by clicking here.

    People rely on these vital bus services - schoolchildren, disabled and elderly people and their carers. People who can't drive will find it harder to get to doctors or hospital appointments. People living in rural areas will struggle to get to the shops. As a result KCC has chosen for many years to keep these 'socially necessary routes' running by paying bus companies a contribution towards their costs. .

  • Liberal Bird
    Article: Dec 3, 2017

    The Lib Dems continued their outstanding performance in council elections yesterday with a win in Maidstone North. This is more evidence that people in Kent are choosing the Liberal Democrats when it comes to making a stand against the Conservative cuts.

    The result was:

    LDEM: 51.4% (+20.0)
    CON: 26.0% (-6.0)
    LAB: 19.3% (+8.0)
    GRN: 3.4% (-2.1)

  • Martyn Pennington 2017
    Article: Nov 19, 2017
    By Martyn Pennington

    As in 2016, this year turned out very differently from what we expected a year ago.

    In April, just as we were preparing our last push in the KCC elections, a real snap General Election meant we had to go the extra mile and carry on campaigning until June 8th. After the shattering results of the 2015 General Election, followed by the massive disappointment of the EU referendum in 2016, we hoped for better - hopes that a large proportion of the 48% 'remain' voters, and a significant number of Labour voters unable to agree with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership style and policies, would support us, gave us a reasonable base for optimism. The outcome could have been worse but could have been so much better.

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