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Herne Bay Pier vandalism fears

Security will be stepped up at Herne Bay Pier after vandals caused havoc after dark. Two weeks ago two tables appeared overnight on the pier platform and after the next night one had been thrown in to the sea. Last week a window was smashed on the pier’s windbreak. The Herne Bay Pier Trust, which runs and maintains the pier, …

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Will town Green pier plan really see the light of day?

Eco-credentials of controversial seafront structure may be crucial THE chairman of the Herne Bay Pier Trust says that proposals for a green-energy project could be the best chance the town has of ever seeing its pier restored to its former glory. The plans for a tidal lagoon, barrage and underwater turbines, revealed exclusively by the Times, would form the basis …

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Add your name to petition in campaign for pier funding

Last-minute push to gain support for a share of government cash An architect has appealed for public support to help bring his vision for Herne Bay’s pier to life. Tim Sanderson is calling on people to sign a petition to the government calling for funds to be spent on the seafront landmark. The petition on the 10 Downing Street website …

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John Altman says he would pay to rebuild the Pier

He may play EastEnders bad boy Nasty Nick, but Herne Bay-raised John Altman has proved he is anything but by offering to fund a rebuild of the town’s pier. But there’s one slight catch: he has to first win a part in a Hollywood blockbuster to pay for his philanthropic mission. Mr Altman revealed his passion for the pier on our …

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What does the future hold for the pier?

A public meeting has been called to discuss of Herne Bay’s iconic pier. Ed Targett, the prospective Green Party MP for Herne Bay, has called a meeting (7pm Sunday, 23rd November at the King’s Hall) in order to discuss how the pier could be extended or rebuilt. He claims the short term plans of the Pier Trust, which runs the …

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Pier news: decking to be replaced for £140k

More than 700 square metres of the timber decking that surrounds the central tarmac area on Herne Bay pier will be replaced in a project costing around £140,000. Inspections have shown that while the pier’s substructure is sound, the timber runners and decking are not in such good condition and have deteriorated since the pavilion was removed. The area around …

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Pier Trust EGM Minutes

I couldn’t make it to the EGM on 10th July, so I asked the Trustees what had happened, and what the results were of any votes that were taken. I got conflicting reports as to whether anything had been sent to some or all of the members. I hadn’t received anything, and neither had several other paid-up members. I knew …

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Opening of the Retail Beach Hut Village on the Pier

Grand Opening of The Retail Beach Hut Village Hello Everyone, In the last few weeks there has been a lot of work carried out by both the Trust and the Proprietors at the Retail Beach Hut Village and completion is close at hand.  The Grand Opening will now be next Saturday 6th July at 12:00 noon. We are delighted that …

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Easter Newsletter from the Pier Trust

The trustees would like to thank you for all the support you have given us the last few months and we wish you a very happy Easter break. There is a lot going on at present – it looks as if the planning permission for a retail village on the pier is going to be successful and we are now …

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Pier Trust Rebuild Group put their case

Graham Cooper (formerly an HBPT Trustee, currently part of the Rebuild Group) posted this on the “official” Pier Trust Facebook site: Dear All, Many of you will have no doubt seen the reports in the papers this week. Sadly the rebuild group were not asked for any comment or given the opportunity to repond by the Times. Here is a …

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