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Can cash will boost the pier

Campaigners have come up with a canny way to raise cash for Herne Bay pier. Trustees hoping to see the pier revamped and rebuilt have set up
special bins to recycle cans and could earn up to £600 per tonne of
other peoples’ rubbish.

The bins have been positioned at the entrance to the pier, with
more to come throughout the town, and the scheme was officially launched
on Monday by members of the Herne Bay Pier Trust. Spokesman Andy Newell said:

“It could raise a lot of money for us and it’s good for the town as well. It will improve the environment and keep the town clear of cans. It should also save room in recycling sacks because people will
only need to put paper, card and plastic in if they bring their cans to
us.”

Mr Newell and other supporters are hoping to get town pubs, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets involved. He thanked council officials, including David Williamson from
Serco and town manager Chris West, for their support, adding:

“They have
been instrumental in getting this concept off the ground.”

The group is still hoping to attract more members to lobby for improvements at the pier. The sports centre is due to be demolished next year and officials will then consult on what should replace it. A public meeting to update supporters on progress at the pier
will take place at 7.30pm on Monday, November 15 at the cafe on the
pier.

This is Kent 29th Oct 2010

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