Don’t ignore the opportunity to have a say in how your district is run

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    City council elections will take place on May 2

    In less than five weeks’ time, the district will go to the polls to elect a new council.

    The Conservative group will once again be defending the majority it has held since 2005.

    All of the candidates for the 39 seats in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and the villages will be known by next week.

    Voting takes place on Thursday, May 2 with polling stations open from 7am to 10pm.

    Voters will be asked to choose the councillors they want to see deliver a wide range of services.

    These include: waste collection, Street cleaning, parking, enforcement around issues like dog fouling, graffiti, litter and fly-tipping, environmental health, licensing, planning, parks, tourism, museums, parks, gardens and cemeteries.

    Colin Carmichael, the returning officer and Canterbury City Council chief executive, said: “This is the chance for voters to directly influence the direction of the council and its priorities over the next four years.

    “That means it is vitally important for people to register to vote if they haven’t already.”

    To register to vote, visit the this website by midnight on Friday 12 April.

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