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

Whitstable Airbnb owner defends holiday lets as 87% of residents concerned about huge increase

A councillor who owns an Airbnb insists they have “positive impacts”, after a survey showed 87% of residents are concerned about the huge increase. Residents have long-raised concerns about Whitstable being jam-packed with second homes and holiday lets – with neighbors complaining about the lack of community. But Airbnb owners have defended their properties, saying … Read more

Nights out in Canterbury – is city a safe place after dark?

With fears over knife crime and sexual harassment, is Canterbury still a safe place to go out after dark? Part-time bartender Lotte Brundle describes some of the shocking things she has seen and heard… Walking home through Canterbury city center at night is a “frightening prospect” Recently Canterbury at night has taken on a completely … Read more