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Views wanted on new policy

Views wanted on new policy

06 April 2020

A council is looking for people to share their views on a new policy which could see traders have to get a security check.

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'We are in danger of falling through the cracks'

'We are in danger of falling through the cracks'

06 April 2020

Thousands of people are in danger of falling foul of a loophole in the government's furlough plans.

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PM urged to fund bailout for charities

PM urged to fund bailout for charities

06 April 2020

A group of MPs – including two from Kent – has called on the government to set up an emergency fund for hundreds of charities facing financial crisis.

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Reaction to new Labour leadership

Reaction to new Labour leadership

04 April 2020

Labour politicians in Kent have been reacting to the election of the party's new leaders.

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Revamp plans for former hospital deferred... again

Revamp plans for former hospital deferred... again

03 April 2020

Developers hoping to convert Britain's oldest hospital in dozens of new homes have seen their plans pushed back once more.

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'Please be patient'

'Please be patient'

03 April 2020

A councillor has urged developers to be patient, as yet another planning proposal is put back.

Depot would create 40 jobs

Depot would create 40 jobs

03 April 2020

Plans for a kitchen firm distribution centre would create work for more than 40.

Longer wait in hope for longer opening hours

Longer wait in hope for longer opening hours

03 April 2020

A cafe owner has seen a decision on opening hours pushed back.

Concerns over plans for cafe

Concerns over plans for cafe

03 April 2020

Hundreds of people have opposed plans for a new coffee shop.

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Makeover plans for historic landmark fail to impress locals

Makeover plans for historic landmark fail to impress locals

03 April 2020

The National Trust's plans to build a car park on a scenic field have left some unhappy.

Binmen call off strikes as deal struck with council

Binmen call off strikes as deal struck with council

01 April 2020

Binmen involved in a row with council bosses over a lack of coronavirus safety measures have called off their threats to go on strike.

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Families saved from eviction during pandemic

Families saved from eviction during pandemic

31 March 2020

Around 30 families who could have been made homeless during the coronavirus pandemic have been saved from eviction.

Council given £6.6m to help fight virus

Council given £6.6m to help fight virus

31 March 2020

Emergency funding to help support a range of council services facing more pressure as a result of coronavirus has been dished out by the government.

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Meeting to decide key applications to go ahead

Meeting to decide key applications to go ahead

27 March 2020

A planning meeting to decide on plans for a new supermarket and transformation of former hospital will go ahead amid social distancing concerns.

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Parking restrictions relaxed by council

Parking restrictions relaxed by council

26 March 2020

Measures have been announced aimed at relaxing parking restrictions to help those self-isolating, working at home and NHS staff.

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New strategy to promote aviation and defence heritage

New strategy to promote aviation and defence heritage

25 March 2020

Heritage bosses have agreed to adopt a plan which sets out how the heritage and history in part of Kent will be preserved for future generations.

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Calls to help self-employed with 'hardship fund'

Calls to help self-employed with 'hardship fund'

25 March 2020

A councillor says a locally-run hardship fund to help support self-employed workers should be set up as government says new measures are coming.

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One month gone already

One month gone already

25 March 2020

A steering group of councillors has not yet begun its work to find a solution to spare residents of a holiday-home park from eviction.

Cross-party task force set up

Cross-party task force set up

24 March 2020

Political leaders have agreed to put party differences aside in a bid to work together to help residents deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

Lockdown closes libraries after social distancing concerns

Lockdown closes libraries after social distancing concerns

24 March 2020

A council has shut libraries after the Prime Minister put the UK into lockdown but staff had earlier raised concerns about staying open for so long.

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