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Leaflets of Joy!

The Manston saga grinds on. SHP are fine-tuning their plans and dealing with objections. Politicians continue to be political. RiverOak are mooching about in the background, trying to persuade anyone who’ll listen that their cargo airport scheme isn’t even slightly silly. And in the meantime, the old Manston site is frozen in a weird planning limbo while the Council and …

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Victorian Shelter

In a nutshell Our Victorian Shelter was burned to the ground in 2011, and not a lot has happened since, but our Council now wants us to show them that we DO want it replaced. There is an online petition on the Council website that you can sign – bit.ly/VSPET – and there is a paper petition that you can …

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The knitted Herne Bay postbox topper has been ‘stolen’ from…

The disappearance of one of Herne Bay’s now legendary Christmas postbox toppers has sparked panic and disappointment in the town.One of the famous knitted toppers on the Ivanhoe Road pillar box, off Mickleburgh Hill, vanished this morning (December 15).Each topper takes a month to complete and the crew have previously asked nearby residents to keep an eye on them as …

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Eighteen planes every night for Herne Bay?

That’s what the future could hold for Herne Bay if American property developers RiverOak have their way. RiverOak, an American company that has never run or owned an airport (or anything else in Britain, come to that), wants the Government to let it open a cargo airport at Manston. RiverOak don’t own the site, so this would mean taking it from …

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All those documents…

People have been having trouble downloading stuff from the puny TDC computer system, so we’ve done the dull stuff for you and downloaded the whole lot for nice easy on-screen reading. Have a look, and do your bit.

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The end of night flights

At long last, Manston’s new owners have applied for planning permission on the site of the failed airport. You can find all the official documents by clicking here: bit.ly/SHPonTDC or, failing that, clicking here: https://planning.thanet.gov.uk/online-applications/ and then searching for application number: OL/TH/16/0550 We’re also providing them here (although the larger reports will be in 3 or 4 bits, rather than …

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CPO finally ruled out at Manston

Dear Reader, your suspicions have been confirmed – a Compulsory Purchase Order to buy Manston for aviation was always a non-starter. A handful showed an interest. A few were examined more closely, and they were dismal specimens. Three contenders, being marked out of five, on five questions. Full marks would be 25 points each. Between the three of them, in …

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Local Plan Inquiry – in Herne Bay for one day ONLY!

Those of you have been following the development of the Local Plan will know that Herne Bay is in line to get royally screwed – the proposed housing will increase the size of our town by between a quarter and a third. In recognition of the potentially devastating impact this will have, the powers that be in Canterbury have kindly allowed …

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OUTRAGE! A brief history of offensive cartoons

OUTRAGE! A brief history of offensive cartoons Part Of The Third Annual Herne Bay Cartoon Festival Saturday 18th July until Sunday 16th August 2015 OPEN from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm At the Seaside Museum Herne Bay 12 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ ADMISSIONS: Adult £2 Concessions £1.60 Children under 16 free Adult annual pass £5 Concession annual pass £4

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