Would you like new shops and free wifi in town? – Now’s your chance

The council are having talks to modernise the city by including things such as free wifi throughout St. George’s Street and bringing more shops to the centre. 


The council is in it’s forth week of talks about making St. George’s Street more ‘modern’ and would like to hear what you have to say. So students,  by completing this survey.

Probably most exciting for students is the free Wifi that could be up for grabs. This could solve the avid social media users problems.

Another plan is making more space for performances and promotions between the Canterbury Lane and Rose Lane and adding more ‘high-quality’ markets which would result in more shopping.

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“St George’s Tower, Canterbury” by Robert Cutts is licensed under CC BY 2.0 No changes were made to this image. Canterbury’s St. George’s Street

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“St George’s Clocktower” by Lutrus is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 No changes were made to this image. Canterbury’s St. George’s Street
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“St George’s Tower, Canterbury” by Julian Walker is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 No changes were made to this image. Canterbury’s St. George’s Street

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“Rose Lane” by Andrew M Butler is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 No changes were made to this image. Canterbury’s Rose Lane

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“canterbury 036” by kamsininjapan  is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 No changes were made to this image. A Canterbury market. 

The trees lining the centre will be pulled up and replaced by smaller ones, making it brighter during the day, and covered in LED lights for the evenings.

Students can be assured it will be easier and safer to shop and travel after university.

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“High Street Night” by Irish Typepad is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 No changes were made to this image.

It comes after fears the pavement is becoming too uneven.

A total of £640,000 will be spent on the street because it is losing it’s appeal, says Councillor Ben Fitter-Harding.

But Twitter says otherwise and the 2015 council Retail and Leisure Study prides the city on its ‘strong commercial offer’.

Though some are not so Canterbury-keen….

Saying this, the same study does show that compared to other cathedral cities, Bath and York, Canterbury is seriously missing out by not having a Jack Wolfskin, Kiehl’s, Timberland and Urban Outfitters.

The changes will happen in 2017 and students have until Friday 16 December to make a difference.

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