Members of the public addressed the Forum and asked
councillors if they could seek answers to the following
1. Can the number of parking spaces for motorbikes
and scooters in public car parks within Whitstable be
The Forum discussed the request and it was agreed
that the transportation team would be consulted on
2. Have Canterbury City Council got plans to do a
mass planting of trees to help climate change issues?
Trees were being planted in areas in Whitstable by
various groups, but the trees require care and watering in their
first year to survive, which the public were encouraged to do. It
was confirmed that a climate change officer had recently been
employed by the council.
3. Is free parking in Whitstable in the public car
parks before 10am going to be withdrawn?
It was confirmed this would be discussed at the next
Forum meeting but there was a strong feeling from the Forum that it
should not be withdrawn.
4. Can anything be done regarding speeding cars and
motorbikes along Marine Parade?
The Forum discussed the question and were directed to
report to Kent Police, to explore a speed watch unit and speak to
their local councillor to liaise with council
5. Can the Whitstable Forum meeting be moved to an
They are set for the reminder of the year. Timings
were discussed and explored carefully but due to the public's
difficulty in attending earlier, due to work and family
commitments, the current timings were set. They can, however, be
reviewed in the future if there is the desire to do