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Museum closes

The town’s museum has closed its doors as part of Canterbury City Council’s cost-cutting measures. The museum and gallery in William Street will be open for half term, from February 15 to 23, and then will open four days a week from March 27 to September 28. The reduced opening hours were agreed by councillors after a report revealed each …

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Budget = Cuts

Council bosses say increasing income and prioritising “core services” will be their focus as they battle with another cut in government grants. Parking charges will rise and the district’s share of council tax will go up by the maximum two per cent allowed (unless a local referendum takes place) as officials try to balance Canterbury City Council’s (CCC) budget. The …

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Cut Lino

cut lino

There’s a delightful show running at the Gallery on the first floor of the Herne Bay Museum in William Street: “Cut Lino”  by Hugh Ribbans As the name would suggest, this is an exhibition of linocuts, and they are lovely – so lovely, in fact, that I bought one on sight – and that doesn’t happen often! In the entry …

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Canterbury spouts nonsense, Herne Bay fountain of wisdom. Nobody surprised.

#FUCCC Our Council’s Culture & Enterprise bureaucrats seem to think they know what Guardian readers are interested in (how?), but I put it to you, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that Guardian journalists have a much clearer picture of what interests their readers. In fact, they’ve already said that they’ll be coming to Herne Bay to cover this summer’s …

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This really pisses me off

Tourism chiefs say Herne Bay won’t tempt Guardian readers after leaving it out of national advert for the district Tourism bosses have been accused of overlooking Herne Bay after promoting Whitstable and Canterbury in a national newspaper. Officials at Visit Canterbury paid up to £10,000 for the full-page advertising feature in the Guardian Travel Guide, with a mention for the …

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Lottery money for our Clocktower

Exciting proposals to bring new life to Herne Bay’s historic seafront clocktower have received initial financial backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The city council submitted a phase one funding bid to the HLF in autumn 2012 and has just been awarded a development grant of £16,100. This allows further detailed planning work to take place ahead of a …

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Mammoth find in little Herne Bay

A pair of woolly mammoth tusks have been discovered off the shores of Herne Bay. Lobster fisherman Barry Mount was trawling the coast last Thursday when he found the prehistoric fossils. He said he spotted the rare artefacts after “a negative tidal surge” exposed a lesser-seen part of the beach. Mr Mount said: “In my lifetime, the tide has only …

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The Seaside Show

There’s a great new show at Beach House – The Seaside Show – which runs from Wed 16th Jan to Tue 22nd Jan, 10-4pm. A great display of old seaside postcards, maps, miscellania and a puzzle. “A Miscellany of a Year’s Activities in support of Herne Bay Museum and Gallery” Pop in and have a look – it’s fun and …

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Big Picnic, Big Prizes

The Friends of Herne Bay Museum had a stall at the recent Big Picnic in Memorial Park, and ran a caption competition - add a caption to an old postcard picture and win a prize...

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Herne Bay Beach Hut Day

Herne Bay famous faces John Altman and Nicki Chapman had a stiff challenge on their hands as guest judges at the annual beach hut competition. A fiercely contested event saw owners get right into the festival spirit with an array of colourful designs and themes for their huts. Former EastEnders star John and TV personality Nicki were joined by Jenny …

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