Michael Dixey, Author at Canterbury Liberal Democrats

Articles by Michael Dixey

Michael has been a city councillor since 1987 and is the leader of the Lib Dem Group on the City Council. He was a major force in the campaign to stop the building of the disastrous multi-storey car park in Station Road West. He has been particularly critical of the council’s lack of financial management which has resulted in the quadrupling of the council’s borrowings to £172 million over the four years prior to the COVID-19 outbreak which will cause huge additional pressure on civic finances.

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Brexit isn’t working

It is now clear that Brexit isn’t working. Many of the promises and fraudulent claims made by the Leave campaign have proved to be worthless. Exports to Europe have shrunk by £20 billion (about 11%), with farmers and fishermen facing particular hardship None of the promised major trade deals around the world have yet materialised […]

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Cllr Dixey: Canterbury needs a skate park

Skaters are being forced to practise in car parks, which is dangerous and annoys the neighbours

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Three simple steps the council must take to reduce litter

The authority’s waste contract is up for renewal in 2021

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Neighbourhood Watch issues warning over garden waste bins

Stickers indicating bins have been paid for are being removed

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Canterbury West Multistorey Car Park

Multi-million-pound car park has just three occupants on opening day

There is already a serious hole in the council’s finances

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Tories hang on to their allowances

Meetings have been suspended, but Tory chairs still want paying

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Sign pointing to recycling centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres are now open

KCC reopened the centres on Friday 15 May

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Westgate Gardens

City Council report

Lib Dem group leader Michael Dixey gives an update on council matters during lockdown.

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