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Vattenfall’s sorry explanation

Windfarm and Shivering Sands forts

The man from Vattenfall didn’t sound pleased to hear from me at 4:30am this morning. But I was awake (guess why!) and it seemed like the right time to have a conversation with him about Vattenfall’s time-keeping and their disregard for residents. I had spoken to Melanie Rogers (07817 944 359), Vattenfall’s local Customer Relations person on Saturday night about …

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Windfarm noise affecting Whitstable and Herne Bay

People in Herne Bay and Whitstable were forced to put up with noise nuisance this weekend. Put upon neighbours took to Twitter to complain about the noise, believed to have been caused by work on the wind farm extension off the east Kent coast. Swedish energy company Vattenfall has begun construction on 15 new turbines in its Kentish Flats wind farm. …

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Whitstable’s Crown Post Office – The Last Post

THE LAST POST A COMMUNITY PROTEST AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF WHITSTABLE’S CROWN POST OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL 2015 This protest will have support from all sides of our community. There will be a film crew present on the day. THE FACTSPost Office Ltd has been totally committed to closing Whitstable’s Crown Post Office since 2013 – in spite of any cost …

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Campaigner fights libraries plan

A petition to protect Kent’s libraries has been handed to KCC after a determined campaigner collected thousands of signatures. Richard Stainton, of Sydenham Street, Whitstable, started the ‘Save Our Public Libraries petition after it was revealed the authority intends to hand over the county’s network of 99 libraries to a charitable trust. The petition was delivered to KCC’s County Hall …

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Whitstable WI

President Beryl Ravensdale welcomed members and three visitors. The delegate to the annual council meeting in Margate, Vivienne Lateau read her report on the event. Members have a quiz to attend on May 12 at Seasalter Cross with a team taking part. The speaker was Rachael Spencer, a Kent fire and rescue vulnerable persons liaison officer. She said the fire …

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Firefighters called to Whitstable fish bar after deep fat fryer…

Firefighters outside the fish bar. Picture: Matthew Wheeler Comments (0) Fire crews from Whitstable and Herne Bay were called to Tankerton Road this afternoon, after a fish bar deep fat fryer caught alight. Officers were called just before midday to the Seychelles Fish Bar. Crews from Herne Bay and Whitstable worked together with their breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze in …

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Historic pub to reopen after £100,000 makeover

A SHEPHERD Neame-owned pub is to officially reopen this Friday (March 27) after a major renovation project. The Smack Inn, in Middle Wall, Whitstable, shut its doors in December 2014 so work could start on the £100,000 refurbishment. It also has a new licensee, Charles Smythe, who also runs Shepherd Neame pub The Old City Bar in Canterbury, along with …

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Back your carnival for a return to glory days

Support growing, but more needed for 118th year ORGANISERS of Whitstable’s annual carnival say there has been more interest in the event over the past few months than previous years, despite threats this year’s could be the last. The carnival, which takes place every August, has not been as well supported in recent years and the Carnival Association feared that …

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Children left terrified after trouble at pub

A mum has told how she and her terrified daughters were caught up in a violent confrontation at a family pub. Kerry Greensmith was forced to seek medical help for Callie, seven, and four-year-old Tilly, after fearing they had been covered in mace spray during the fracas at the Hungry Horse in Chestfield. A man was reportedly sprayed with the …

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Top 10 chippies in the District

The results are in! We asked for your favourite fish and chip shops in around Canterbury and you responded in your droves. More than 1,000 of you voted for the tastiest in your region after a total of 14 were nominated, and the results might not come as a surprise. See below for the top 10 and their share of the vote – …

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