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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

Society chairman Mike Bundock welcomed six new visitors to the meeting and called on committee member Ian Tittley, who is also a trustee of the Herne Bay Museum Trust, to update members on the position of the negotiations with Canterbury City Council. He explained that things have moved on quite quickly since the January Newsletter and that the plans submitted …

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Church has high hopes as it eyes the big events

HERNE Bay will be getting a bigger, brighter and better “second” events venue if plans at the United Church come to fruition. Restoration has already begun on the site in Mortimer Street, but this is only the beginning as the church looks to expand its capacity and ultimately host an enhanced range of performers and events. Formed just over 13 …

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Ptolemy Dean critical of Slatters Hotel proposals

Presenter of BBC’s Restoration criticises Guy Hollaway’s plans to redevelop Canterbury’s Slatters Hotel A TV architect has launched a withering attack on a controversial city centre hotel scheme – accusing developers of “kebabbing” Canterbury’s historic buildings. Ptolemy Dean, presenter of the BBC’s Restoration series, claims the city could “come to regret” the proposed Slatters Hotel development in its current form. …

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SAINSBURY’S AND ALDI ON THE WAY

Two major supermarket developments getting started this spring WORK is finally due to start on two supermarket developments in Herne Bay. It is anticipated that the construction of an Aldi store will start next month on the site of the King’s Road car park, while Sainsbury’s is looking at a May start date for its development at Altira Park on …

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Time for us all to be registered

Council runs drop-in sessions to encourage people to vote WITH less than six weeks to register to vote in this year’s General Election, Canterbury City Council has announced a series of drop-in sessions to help get as many people as possible to the polls on May. People have until Monday, April 20, to register to vote in the election. The …

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ln brief

Members sought for BID board CANTERBURY: The controversial Canterbury Business Improvement District is looking for local businessowners to make up its new permanent board of directors. Levy paying members of the BID have all been sent packs telling them how to stand for the board, should they want to. Since being formed last year, the BID has been guided by …

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Positive proof that Herne Bay is back in business

The impact of town’s regeneration felt at busy networking event THERE was not a negative word to be heard at Herne Bay’s seventh business and projects exhibition on Wednesday. Developers, charities, organisations and individuals from across the district converged on King’s Hall to show what they had to offer and to indulge in some all-important networking. For the first time, …

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Clean-up fails to fix statue’s two black eyes

Fears that graffiti damage is permanent ONE of Herne Bay’s most well-known landmarks remains tarnished by spray paint, weeks after it was targeted by vandals. The Boy With A Boat, sculpted out of Portland limestone by Paula Haughney and installed in 1993, has had two black eyes and a smiley mouth added to it by the culprits. Herne Bay resident …

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Vandals can get to wall more easily now

I WOULD LIKE to respond to the story about the graffiti on the exterior walls of our school ( Times, February 25). The lack of response from the school may give some readers the impression that we do not care about the state of our premises. Unfortunately the call from Canterbury City Council ran when the school was closed for …

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Demeaning route to council cash

Following your story headlined The Big Money Debate (Herne Bay Gazette, February 26), we are trying to be self-sustaining and should not have to go cap in hand to Canterbury City Council by prostituting and exploiting the lives and bad luck stories of our residents who I said deserve better. I did not mean to say we and other charities …

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