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Comments on Bearing Fruits

Two matters are central to our response: First, the implications of new housing allocations on matters that were already of concern to the Society when we responded previously in August 2016; those concerns are further exacerbated by the new allocations. Second, the pace of recent and current change in Faversham, which means that new information […]

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Request for a second Neighbourhood Plan in Faversham

Dear Shiel, We have had some discussions in the Environment Committee and at the Board about Neighbourhood Plans and I was asked by the Board, at its last meeting, to write to you and suggest that Faversham needs another Neighbourhood Plan. Early in 2017 the Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan will go to the referendum and […]

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Twenty's Plenty Campaign

At its Board meeting on 6th December,  the Faversham Society reaffirmed its support for the 20's Plenty for Faversham campaign. A 20 mph speed limit across the town would go a considerable way to achieving the Society's traffic management and heritage objectives.

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A report of the meeting held on 07 October 2016 in the Assembly Rooms The purpose of the meeting was to bring to the attention of our members the Kent County Council’s recently published Local Transport Plan LTP4 and to seek their views on transport problems in the Town as an aid to formulating the […]

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Wall Murals in St Mary of Charity - Binski Lecture

Professor Paul Binski, Professor of the History of Medieval Art and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, lectured on the history and significance of the wall paintings presently obscured by the organ in St Mary of Charity. Paul Binski's lecture attracted between three and four hundred people. Listen to Paul Binski's lecture Paul rates the wall paintings, […]

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The Brick Buildings by the Swing Bridge

At its Board meeting on 16th August the future of the two brick buildings beside the swing bridge. We believe that the two buildings are late 19th century and have in the past been used as shelter for bridge workers and users, storing tools, etc.  They do not include any operating machinery. We understand there […]

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The proposed changes to ZF5 on the Creek-side

It seems that the plans to re-route ZF5 are likely to be debated again shortly and that the Society will be invoked in support of one side or another. The Society's position has not changed. The Society has not considered the revised plans. We do not have sufficient information to discuss the plans and to  support or oppose the […]

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The Society's Submission on Bearing Fruits

The Board has discussed in detail the latest version of Swale Borough Council's Development Plan. The Society has expressed it concern about the impact of the increased housing allocations on traffic and the historic fabric of Faversham. The Society's submission is available here Faversham Society Evidence on Bearing Fruits

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The brick buildings by the swing bridge

At the Swing Bridge  Steering Group meeting yesterday the question of whether to demolish or preserve the brick sheds by the bridge was discussed. It was suggested that the Board of Trustees of the Faversham Society should be asked to express an opinion. This will be considered at the next meeting of the Environment Committee and then at the […]

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Harold Goodwin elected chair of the Society for 2016-17

Last night at the Faversham Society AGM attended by just short of 100 people Harold Goodwin was elected Chair of the Society for 2016-17 I accept the responsibility with a suitable degree of trepidation. Within 24 hours of discovering Faversham in October 1976 I had resolved to make it my home, Jack Harris had taken […]

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