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Would pedestrianising our high streets encourage more shoppers?

Whilst on the face of it pedestrianisation sounds like a very attractive proposition, the reality often doesn’t match the expectation, and the knock-on effects on those areas around a pedestrian road are usually negative.

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Could fly-tipping be reduced if commercial waste disposal rates were reduced?

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Should we be investing more in our roadway maintenance or encouraging more environmental forms of transport?

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Should local authorities be doing more to prevent anti-social behaviour or should the police have harsher punishments?

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Should residents be offered incentives to recycle?

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Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

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Should businesses be required to have a better gender-balanced board of directors?

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Should the fine for taking children out of school during term time be means tested?

Foreign Secretary visits Chevening Branch Garden Party

Chevening Branch held a Garden Party today which was attended by some 60 members and their guests. The two Guests of Honour were the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, and Rt Hon. Sir Michael Fallon MP, both of whom took the opportunity to address the guests during the lunch.

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Are local libraries still a valuable and viable resource?