Canterbury District Local Plan 2013 – Processing of representations

Canterbury City Council have now processed all the comments received during the consultation period.
They received just under 7,000 comments from about 1,300 individuals and organisations (including the Whitstable Society).

The Future of Whitstable Museum - Public meeting

There is to be a public meeting this week to further discuss the possible future of the Whitstable Museum.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Friday 17th January at St Alphege School in Oxford Street, Whitstable.

Should you be unable to attend, but are able to offer any skills, are interested in becoming more involved, or would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer for the museum, please let us know and we will forward your details on to the museum steering group.

Meet our Police Commissioner Anne Barnes - 27th November

Please note that we have an additional meeting this month which will be held on 27th November at The Community College, Belle Vue Road, starting at 7:15pm.

We have arranged for Anne Barnes, Kent Police Commissioner to speak and take questions. The meeting will be open to the public, hence the change from our normal venue of The Castle.

This meeting is open to all, the venue has a large seating capacity and is on the ground floor. It will be an opportunity to raise any relevant questions or concerns that you may have relating to policing issues.

Council Response to the George Wilson Appeal re The Paddock

Members are no doubt aware that Canterbury City Council recently refused George Wilson's planning application for The Paddock.
This decision has been appealed and the appeal is now being dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate.

The City Council's response to the appeal can be seen at the following location:

Stream Walk Community Garden Open Day

The Stream Walk Community Garden Open Day is taking place this Saturday, the 19th October 2013, from 12-4pm.

There will be produce on sale and a woodcarver amongst other activities and it will give the public a chance to see what the garden is all about and meet those involved.

They also have a Facebook page - Stream walk community garden Whitstable. (Bear and Alan were our speakers at last nights members meeting).

Whitstable Museum

Many Whitstable Society members will be aware that the Council plans to cut the operating hours of Whitstable Museum. A public meeting has already taken place, where possibilities as to how the museum could be run in future were discussed. A further public meeting has been arranged for Friday 27th September at St Alphege Infants School, Oxford Street, commencing at 7pm, which organisers would like as many people to attend as possible.

Dog Control Orders

Dog Control Orders: the WS has submitted this request

‘We request that the dog control order is extended to the end of Tankerton Promenade where the promenade exits through the sea wall near the Continental Hotel; so dogs in the season are banned from the beach there and must be on a lead on the promenade.


The chair of the Society's planning committee has worked hard to produce a common response from the Society to the Draft Local Plan, this needs to be submitted very soon so any further comments need to be received as soon as possible.

Draft Local Plan Consultation Period

Members might be interested to know that it is now the consultation period for the Draft Local Plan - a copy can be viewed at Whitstable Library.

Further details are available from Canterbury City Council, in their words ...

Conduct of Meetings Regarding Interests

At this weeks meeting on Wednesday 19th June 2013 the topic is the Draft Local Plan.
In the light of events at recent meetings in Canterbury relating to the Plan, we draw to the attention of all members and other attendees of our meeting the following code of conduct.
Conduct of Meetings Regarding Interests


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