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March 27 at 7pm: how does Herne Bay want to run its own Museum?

It’s time for rejoicing, congratulations and a bit of planning. The Council has given us the green light to run our own Museum, which is a very good reason for a lot of rejoicing and congratulations. We’ve already done a lot planning for “if”… now it’s time to move on to planning for “when”. We take over the running of …

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Decision day is looming for Museum Trust

Are the people of Herne Bay able to run their own museum? What might have seemed a protracted process to many will be resolved this spring when Canterbury City Council passes over control of the museum to an external organisation on April 1st. The move has not been supported by everyone in the town, but the change is nevertheless about to …

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Council gives green light to Museum bid

From the minutes of the CCC Executive, 3rd July 2014 TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Commissioning Expressions of Interest (EOI) to manage Herne Bay and Whitstable Museums. PDF 78 KB Additional documents: Expression of Interest form Herne Bay , item 31. Friends of Herne Bay Museum Constitution , item 31. Expression of Interest Whitstable Museum , item …

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Council to rule on museum control

A campaign to bring the town’s museum under voluntary control is set to take a step forward today (Thursday, 3rd July). Canterbury City Council’s executive is expected to agree to allow the Friends of Herne Bay Museum group to express its interest in running the building in William Street. Legislation under the Localism Act allows community groups to bid to …

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Council bosses to consider community bid to run museums

Community campaigners will set out their arguments for taking over Herne Bay and Whitstable museums next week. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum and Whitstable Chamber of Commerce have both submitted formal expressions of interest to run the museums in each town under national ‘community right to challenge’ legislation introduced by the Localism Act. Both groups worked with council officials …

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Pledge your time for museum

A PUBLIC meeting on the future of Herne Bay museum will take place at Beach House next week. The meeting gives a chance to volunteer for the new museum trust that aims to take over the running of the service from Canterbury City Council. It was set up after council officials cut the opening hours of the museum and others …

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HB Museum Trust – Public Meeting

Welcome to the future! MUSEUM TRUST – PUBLIC MEETING Wednesday 21st May at 7.00 pm BEACH HOUSE, BEACH STREET, HERNE BAY The aim of this meeting is to give everybody an idea of the road ahead, to start defining the roles that people can play in the Trust, and to answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for all …

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Herne Bay Museum Trust – be part of it

Can you join the Herne Bay Museum Trust? People power is needed to form a new trust to run the Herne Bay Museum. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum and the Herne Bay Historical Records Society have teamed up to lead the bid to create a charitable incorporated organisation to take charge of the William Street site. The aim is …

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Turning point

One way or another, this year will be a turning point for Herne Bay’s Museum.   The Friends have, in the past, stopped the Museum from closing. Now we have to chance not only to keep it open, but to transform it into the Museum this town wants and deserves. For the first time, we have the chance to run …

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Not everything city council does is bad

It is a pity that everything about council-related policy in the papers/letters seems to be so black and white, whether it be the council (in effect “we have done everything right”) or some protesters who list a string of decisions as all wrong and equally wrong. Decisions like trying to sell off a chunk of the Herne Bay Downs to …

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