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Troubled town council has nine applicants to fill vacant seats

Troubled town council has nine applicants to fill vacant seats

25 September 2020

Five out of nine of its original councillors have quit - plus the clerk - over the past year but nine applied to join one of Kent's town councils.

Councillors vote through new timetable for housing blueprint

Councillors vote through new timetable for housing blueprint

22 September 2020

Councillors in a race against time to avoid higher housing figures approved plans to fast forward their Local Plan Review timetable.

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Council ordered to pay man £500 over ignored complaints

Council ordered to pay man £500 over ignored complaints

22 September 2020

A council has been ordered to pay a man compensation after it repeatedly failed to follow up on his complaints about a breach of planning conditions.

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'Draconian lorry park law smacks of desperation'

'Draconian lorry park law smacks of desperation'

22 September 2020

A government order bypassing residents and councils having their say on post-Brexit lorry parks has been condemned after it came out of the blue.

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Labour leader joins fight for hundreds of docks jobs

Labour leader joins fight for hundreds of docks jobs

22 September 2020

Sir Keir Starmer is backing the fight to prevent the redevelopment of a port employing 800 people being included in the area's planning blueprint.

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Chance to have your say about council

Chance to have your say about council

21 September 2020

Residents can sign up to take part in the first council area committee for the Isle of Sheppey.

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Council kept in dark over station's Brexit role

Council kept in dark over station's Brexit role

19 September 2020

Controversial plans to shut down Ebbsfleet station's Covid-19 testing site for a Brexit checkpoint were not discussed with the local council.

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Council's race 'against the clock' to keep housing figures down

Council's race 'against the clock' to keep housing figures down

18 September 2020

A council is trying to lock in its current housing target, as Government proposals could see the numbers soar.

Now clerk quits crisis-torn town council

Now clerk quits crisis-torn town council

16 September 2020

A clerk has followed three councillors by walking out on a trouble-torn town council branding it "most obnoxious."

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MP resigns as special envoy over PM's plans for Brexit deal

MP resigns as special envoy over PM's plans for Brexit deal

14 September 2020

The Prime Minister's plans to override the Brexit deal has resulted in one MP resigning as a special envoy on freedom of religion.

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Covid snooping hotline 'like communist East Germany'

Covid snooping hotline 'like communist East Germany'

12 September 2020

An MP has slammed the government's alleged plans to introduce a hotline that would encourage people to report quarantine rule-breakers to police.

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'Disproportionate housing target placed on communities'

'Disproportionate housing target placed on communities'

11 September 2020

A group of Kent MPs has written to the government, expressing concern over a potential rise in housing targets across the county.

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'U-turn' on councillor's allowance

'U-turn' on councillor's allowance

11 September 2020

An "awkward" rise in the basic allowance from councillors will no longer go ahead as work to cover the cost of Covid continues.

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Leader's warning on Covid-19 numbers

Leader's warning on Covid-19 numbers

11 September 2020

A top councillor has asked people to follow rules in force from Monday while reassuring residents Covid-19 rates are 'relatively low'.

New council leader chosen as predecessor ousted

New council leader chosen as predecessor ousted

10 September 2020

Councillors have elected a new leader to take them forward through the financial aftermath of Covid-19.

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Leader quizzed over 'unworkable' child migrant intake

Leader quizzed over 'unworkable' child migrant intake

10 September 2020

MPs leading an inquiry into migrant channel crossings have quizzed the leader of Kent County Council.

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Kent MP gets new role

Kent MP gets new role

09 September 2020

An MP in the county has been given a new role by the Prime Minister.

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'Give me more power'

'Give me more power'

08 September 2020

Kent's police and crime commissioner wants more power - here's why.

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MP helping workers in long-running service station scandal

MP helping workers in long-running service station scandal

07 September 2020

At least 75 employees at a service station are still waiting for payouts more than 30 years after being promised the cash.

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Pressure mounts for play areas to be reopened

Pressure mounts for play areas to be reopened

06 September 2020

A housing association says its play areas will stay shut to children until October.

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