Lock­able gates to stop fly-tip­ping

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Front Page -

Lock­able gates will be in­stalled at a fly-tip­ping blackspot in the city cen­tre.

The walk-through area next to Water­stones book store in Rose Lane, lead­ing to Mar­garet’s Street, has long-been tar­geted by lit­ter louts.

Gates funded by the city coun- cil and Can­ter­bury BID will now be fit­ted to the St Mar­garet’s Street en­trance by the end of spring.

It is hoped they will de­ter peo­ple from en­ter­ing the area, which is pro­tected by a ve­hi­cle bar­rier on the Rose Lane side.

BID chief ex­ec­u­tive Bob Jones said: “There are long-stand­ing is­sues be­cause there’s open ac­cess to the spot.

“Fit­ting the gates and lock­ing them at night will de­ter peo­ple from go­ing in there.

“It’s some­thing that will make a dif­fer­ence to the community.”

Rub­bish at the open space next to Water­stones in Rose Lane

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