Julia Batt

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Labour Councillor resigns

by Julia on 4 November, 2007

Anthony Hull has resigned from his position as Borough Councillor for Shepway South ward on Friday. This means we will be having a bi-election in the next few weeks. Elections always mean extra work – delivering leaflets, telephone canvassing, etc  – and for this reason I was incredibly grateful to Gordon Brown for deciding against […]

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Weekly refuse collections to stay

by Julia on 26 September, 2007

It was full council tonight. The main topic for debate was funding of the recycling strategy. If people voted against it (as many of the Conservatives did), it would have meant we would have had to continue with the previous administrations plans to switch to alternate weekly collections. Thankfully, the recommendation was carried, and in […]

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A letter to the Kent Messenger…

by Julia on 24 September, 2007

I’ve sent the following into the Letters page of the KM today: Dear Sir, I refer to Councillor Pollington’s letter (KM 21/09/07) regarding Maidstone’s local planning policy. Had Councillor Pollington attended some of the planning training provided for all elected Councillors, he would have heard an independent trainer praise the fact that our local plan […]

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Liberal Democrat Party Conference

by Julia on 17 September, 2007

I went to my first ever party conference, just for the day, yesterday – and I loved it! It was great meeting so many like-minded people, having the oppurtunity to pick up some great ideas, attend some really well thought out training and in between dashing from one thing to another, see a little of […]

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