As part of the 'Wilder Blean' project which will be releasing the world's largest mammal into Blean Woods, there has been some new job opportunities come up, receiving national attention. For £27k p/a you could be the UK's first 'Bison Ranger', experience with wildstock and building fences preferred. Think you've got what it takes? Have a look for yourself
Great Stour at Risk of Flood
River campaigners are fearing a repeat of devastating floods if the waterway clearance work is not stepped up. Hundreds of homes in and around Canterbury could be at risk of flooding if the Great Stour burst its banks once again.
A lot of people are wondering when their bins are going to be emptied across the City, with Covid-19 disruptions being felt in all areas. Canterbury City Council have been providing helpful updates on their Facebook page. As of the 11th Jan, waste contractor Serco will be focusing on emptying the black bins, food and clinical waste, then doing the recycling rounds. There may be some more disruption while these catch-up rounds are occurring. They note that black bags cannot be left next to the black bins, but you can book a visit to KCC's tip.
To save some money in tough times, the council have closed the Castle Street multi-storey and St Radigund’s car parks. Drivers will be able to use the Castle Row and Pound Lane car parks as alternatives. Free parking for NHS and care workers remains in place in non-ANPR car parks and on-street.
Because the Park and Ride scheme is not operating, daily charges at the Holmans Meadow car park will be capped at £3.50 per day so critical workers working in the city centre are not left out of pocket.
News from the week
A collection of the most important news across Canterbury this week.