Alex Ricketts, Author at Canterbury Liberal Democrats

Articles by Alex Ricketts

Alex Ricketts is Canterbury City Councillor for Blean Forest and lives in Rough Common

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Lib Dems stand aside in Gorrell

After considerable thought the Canterbury Liberal Democrats have decided not to field a candidate at the forthcoming Gorrell Ward by-election. Wherever possible we want Lib Dem voters to be able to vote for a Lib Dem candidate. However, the unfair nature of the “first past the post” system frequently leads to unrepresentative results, failing to […]

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Regeneration Committee 30 September 2021

The first Regeneration Committee since March, and only the fourth since the beginning of 2020, saw an agenda packed with controversial items. You can read the agenda and draft minutes here. The Lib Dem Representatives on the committee were Alex Ricketts (Blean Forest) and Mike Sole (Nailbourne). Before the meeting began we were informed that […]

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Lib Dem Councillors fight festival funding fiasco

Liberal Democrat Councillors deplore the plans to withdraw all financial support from the Whitstable Oyster Festival and from the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival. This follows the removal of funding for the Canterbury Festival a few years previously.  At the Community Committee on Wednesday 22 September Conservative Councillors voted to remove all funding from these […]

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Save our estate agent?

I recently spoke at the Canterbury Council Planning Committee against application CA/21/00490 to change the use of the estate agent at 88 Rough Common Road from commercial to residential. I’m pleased to say that the application was rejected, with a recommendation to advertise the site for commercial use for two years. Why on earth would […]

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We are opposed to the return of the Cabinet system

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Tories vote to slash services including public toilets and disabled parking

A legacy of poor financial management has greatly worsened the crisis

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Lib Dems call for the creation of People’s Forests

Councillor Mike Sole (Nailbourne Ward) has called for the City Council to take a bold and imaginative move to create People’s Forests in the district.

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