Canterbury City Council set to green light 4,000-home Mountfield Park scheme

Plans for a 4,000-home development on prime farmland are set to be given the go-ahead following numerous legal troubles and delays. The controversial Mountfield Park, which is earmarked for the south of Canterbury, was the subject of a High Court battle that ended with the city council having to withdraw its support for the project … Read more

As high streets struggle in Kent parking charges and car parks being sold are threatening businesses in Canterbury

High streets across the county are on their last legs. Business rates and the lingering impact of lockdown are crippling many businesses but for shoppers simply affording to park – or finding a space – is the biggest issue, as is the case in Canterbury. There the city council has been accused of “killing” the … Read more

Whitefriars shopping center in Canterbury crashes in vale by more than 50%

A shopping center snapped up by a Kent council for £154 million has crashed in value by more than 50%. Canterbury City Council’s purchase of Whitefriars between 2016 and 2018 represented its biggest-ever property acquisition, with bosses hailing the “savvy” move. Whitefriars was purchased by Canterbury City Council between 2016 and 2018 But recent appraisals … Read more

Herne Bay bakery Bayked closing down after zero hygiene rating

A popular town center bakery is set to close for good after ants and flies were found crawling across food. The owners of Bayked in Richmond Street, Herne Bay, say they “deeply regret letting the standards slide”. Bayked in Herne Bay is described as “special” by punters A damning report describes how a city council … Read more

The Korean Cowgirl in Canterbury closes after ‘clerical error’ meant it could not serve alcohol

A hugely popular restaurant has suddenly closed following an “innocent clerical error” which meant it could not serve alcohol. The Korean Cowgirl launched in Palace Street, Canterbury, six years ago and is known for its fusion of oriental cuisine with Texas-style BBQ food. The Korean Cowgirl in Canterbury But bosses have confirmed they have shut … Read more

We review the new Curzon cinema at Riverside in Canterbury

In what’s been a worrying week for cinemas across Kent, a plush new multiplex located in a £115 million development has opened its doors. Reporter James Pallant went along to try out Canterbury’s latest attraction… The Curzon cinema is located in the new Riverside multi-purpose development A quick bus ride from Canterbury city center put … Read more