Introduction from the Chief Executive

A warm welcome to Canterbury City Council’s website, which we hope you will find, useful, informative and easy to use.

colincarmichaelWe try to make sure that it’s as up-to-date as possible, and hope that you’ll discover new things about the council and the area it serves.

Canterbury district has a great deal to offer its residents and visitors – including beautiful coast and countryside, heritage sites and centres of retail, business and education. The city council is proud to have so many exciting opportunities on its doorstep, and we’re committed to protecting the district and its interests.

But this means taking on the responsibility of continuous improvement. As a council assessed as being ‘excellent’ by the Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA), we have the knowledge, foresight and quality of people to build upon our success.

As testament to our ongoing accomplishments, the council is one of eight to have been shortlisted as ‘Best Achieving Council of the Year’ by the Municipal Journal for this year’s awards.

It’s very unusual for a district council such as ourselves to be shortlisted for the award so this is a distinction that we’re very pleased to have. Shortlisting alone brings the kind of national recognition for what we do and that our staff and councillors deserve.

There’s a judging panel that will now assess us, and the other shortlisted councils in more detail, and the winner will be announced in June.

In the meantime, we’re keen to involve the wider community in all matters relating to the council’s work, and hope that you’ll join us in shaping the district’s future. So please feel free to comment on any subject related to the council’s work.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Colin Carmichael

Chief Executive
Canterbury City Council

Weather Forecast

Winter Storm Warning

3:37 AM EST on January 19, 2019
1:00 AM EST on January 21, 2019
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday. Periods of snow in the afternoon.
Saturday 01/19 70%
Cloudy with snow developing late. High 21F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Ice Pellets
Sunday 01/20 100%
Ice Pellets
Cloudy with a mixture of winter precipitation. High 18F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 100%. 8 to 12 inches of snow and ice expected.
Monday 01/21 10%
Bitterly cold. Cloudy. High 3F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.
Tuesday 01/22 0%
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 19F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Snow Showers
Wednesday 01/23 50%
Snow Showers
Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 36F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.