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St Stephen’s : Litter-Pick - Saturday 4th March
litterWe held a very successful early spring litter pick on March 4th 2017 as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

We picked up 18 sacks of litter, a full length mirror, a child’s scooter, an owl money box, a ‘silver’ cake stand and a bathroom sink! 20 residents helped during the afternoon, and we left our neighbourhood a lot cleaner and tidier.

Huge thanks to all who turned out to help including our two ward councillors, Sally Waters and Terry Westgate.

St Stephen’s First Jumble Trail
sale In September 2016 we held our first Jumble Trail. A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but a lot more interesting and you don’t even have to leave your home. Jumble Seekers followed a trail to the houses where the occupants had set up a stall in the front garden, or garage, or under a gazebo selling Toys/books/bric a brac/clothes/plants/cakes/anything they could think of. We had 26 participants spread amongst St Stephen's Road, Tyler Close, Manwood Avenue, Moorfield, The Terrace, Orchard Close, The Crescent and Hales Drive. Maps and posters were available to those embarking on the trail and refreshments provided.
Here you can see some of the images of the day.
Jumble Trail
November Litter Picking Event
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Our 2016 autumn litter picking event took place on the morning of Sunday 20th November.

We collected 16 bags of litter together with two wrought iron hanging basket holders, a broken umbrella, a plank of wood, a car wheel cap, a football and a rusty metal gutter!

Well done to all those who braved the weather to take part!
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Community Litter-Picks
clean for the queen In March 2016 there were litter picks and clean ups across the Canterbury district as Canterbury City Council took part in the national Clean for the Queen initiative to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, which was officially celebrated in June that year.
Residents of Tyler Close arranged an event for their road, the friends of Kingsmead Field held a litter pick and some students from the University of Kent collected litter along The Terrace, The Crescent and Moorfield. The Friends of Kingsmead Field and Canterbury Society held a Kingsmead Community Litter-Pick to give Kingsmead a well-needed Spring Clean. Here you can see some of the enthusiastic helpers doing their bit, despite the weather.
Thank you also to everyone who took part in our Kingsmead Community Clean-up earlier this month. We cleared up a large amount of litter from the Kingsmead area and retrieved two bikes, two scooters, numerous traffic signs, a car exhaust system and even a sink from the river. We are very grateful to our four councillors for taking part: Terry Westgate and Sally Waters from St Stephens and Alan Baldock and Jean Butcher from Northgate. Terry has recently been appointed as the Litter Liaison Councillor for Canterbury so we are pleased to be able to work together with him on plans to keep Kingsmead cleaner. If you would like to find out more about the litter campaign, join the Canterbury grot-spot Facebook page here, or get in touch with Terry Westgate by email: here.
litter pick-up
Friends of the Hales Place Chapel Group
Belvedere ChapelCurrently, Canterbury City Council has scaffolding around the Belvedere Chapel off Tenterden Drive and is planning to use the money raised by The Friends of Hales Place Chapel, which ceased to exist in the 1990s, to fund some ground work. Is anyone interested in forming a new ‘Friends of the Hales Place Chapel Group’? Perhaps this could mean asking for donations of about five pounds a year to help keep this lovely little listed building in good repair? It could be opened to visitors again, as used to happen. It wouldn’t be a great commitment as CCC is fully aware of the need to keep the chapel weatherproof and safe, but money in local government is very tight at the moment and it would be lovely to help safeguard its future and to involve local people in doing so. If you are interested in helping, or just finding out more about the chapel, please get in touch with the Pauline Walters via the form on the Contact Page. Read more about the history of Hales Place, as written by the late Christopher Buckingham in our history pages : The History of Hales Place