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March, 2015

  • 25 March

    Funding boost for new ‘Shed’ project

    Workshop and tools to create ‘activity and friendship’ A NEW project for wellbeing and community has been launched at Stream Walk Community Garden in Whitstable. Grant funding from Kent County Council has been secured by Transition Town Whitstable to run a Kent Sheds project at the community garden, dubbed The Bodgers Hut. Impact The aim is to bring people together …

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  • 25 March

    Herne Bay gossip

    So the running of Herne Bay Museum is being transferred from our glorious city council to a trust. The Herne Bay Museum Trust, to be precise… a group of worthy individuals who have every right to be delighted with overcoming a mountain range of red tape to ensure their submission won the day. We can only imagine the hours, the …

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  • 25 March

    These councillors are representing who?

    DOES Faversham get its fair share? This is a question I’ve asked myself for a long time, like many others in the town. It was brought into sharp focus at last Wednesday’s Swale Cabinet Meeting. A grant of £200,000 for a new skateboard park in Sittingbourne, with the land required and £30,000 for initial work, was approved without hesitation, with …

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  • 25 March

    Be warned about the blocked stage views

    AS A long time supporter and Marlowe Friend I was disappointed with where we were seated for the Pantomime this year. When I booked I had four date’s that my family and friends could all go together so I went along to the booking office and asked for seats where we could all see the show and be together. I …

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  • 25 March

    Competition all set to commence

    SO, ALDI will be in competition with Morrison’s in Herne Bay just yards apart. For Morrison’s to compete on price with Aldi it would need to carry approximately the same number of lines, which would mean a large reduction of what it carries at present. Will this happen, hardly likely. Anyone with only a cursory glance at the business pages …

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  • 25 March

    Recycling bin for paper costs £40

    AS PART of Canterbury City recycling system we have three wheelie bins, brown for general waste, green bin for garden waste, blue bin for plastic containers glass and insert bin for paper, but I am finding that the black paper box inside the blue bin is far too small for all my paper waste needs. I contacted Canterbury City Council …

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  • 25 March

    Petty to refuse funding for bridge

    THAT local councillors are making the restoration of the swing bridge in Faversham conditional on the adoption of the Creek Neighbourhood Plan, your front page lead last week, is a travesty of the democratic process. Faversham town council led the development of the plan, they forced through their vision ignoring the views of those that who had the temerity to …

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  • 25 March

    Perverse to close crossing after death

    With regard to the Glebe Way level crossing, Whitstable. THE open spaces society strongly objects to the possible closure of this crossing after the tragic death of a teenager recently! Some people called for its immediate closure which is an overreaction to one accident! It would be perverse to close a very busy popular crossing because a small number of …

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  • 25 March

    Go on, treat yourself and consult the Michelin Guide

    Most of us have our favourite places to eat, but what if you really want to treat yourself? One way is to go for a restaurant in the Michelin Guide. East Kent has its fair share. Deesons, 25-27 Sun St, Canterbury CT1 2HX Inspector’s verdict: Charming building in the shadow of the cathedral. The rustic interior consists of several different …

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  • 25 March

    Truly great dishes found locally: Here’s our best of the best but we want to hear your best of the rest

    Canterbury is a city full of amazing restaurants. But, If you can only go to each one once, what is the signature dish you simply cannot afford to miss? Here are our ideas for 18 great plates of food: Café Des Amis The paella for two: chicken, king prawns, calamari, mussels and pork chorizo cooked in spicy saffron rice. Not …

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  • 25 March

    Plans announced for new Kent coastal path to Whitstable

    The new path would lead to Whitstable beach Comments (0) Natural England has unveiled proposals to improve public access along the stretch of coast between Ramsgate and Whitstable. The route, which will also take in Margate, Broadstairs, and the Reculver Castle, will become part of the England Coast Path, if approved The route also ascends the cliff via The 39 Steps, …

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  • 25 March

    Coastal trail consultation begins

    25 March 2015 From the section Kent The coastal path will pass through Margate Plans for a new trail stretching 25 miles (40km) along part of the Kent coast have been put forward. The trail, from Ramsgate to Whitstable, would form part of the England Coast Path, a route which follows the whole of the English coastline. It is expected …

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  • 25 March

    SuMA ‘shocked’ by KCC Manston airport report

    Campaigners lobbying to reopen the airport have criticised KCC’s report Comments (0) THE Supporters of Manston Airport campaign group (SuMA) has said it is “shocked, but not surprised” by the Kent County Council report , which claimed it was time for a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released on Monday, the county council said it had …

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  • 25 March

    Philip Letchford, Herne hero of Arnhem, dies aged 90

    Comments (0) A VETERAN paratrooper from Herne who fought at the Battle of Arnhem in the Second World War has died at the age of 90. Philip Letchford served with his twin brother Arthur under General Frost at the famous encounter in September 1944 in which Allied forces suffered heavy losses. The pair were both in the First Parachute Brigade, 2nd …

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  • 25 March

    Electric link ‘should be buried’

    25 March 2015 From the section Kent The route of the pylons is under public consultation “Vast” electricity pylons that will be built over 12 miles of Kent countryside should be buried underground, a campaign group has said. The National Grid will build 60 towers, running from Richborough to Canterbury, to help transport electricity to and from Europe. The Campaign …

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  • 25 March

    United Church in Herne Bay has high hopes as it eyes the big…

    Comments (0) 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 …

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  • 25 March

    Kent birds: what to look out for this spring and summer

    Comments (0) THE truly grim weather might suggest otherwise, but spring is with us. And with spring come a wealth of birds that have been missing from these shores for months. Kent’s position in the far south-east of the country means it is well placed to receive some of the first of our returning migrants. It is also one of the …

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  • 24 March

    Meat thief from Shepway in Maidstone jailed for 98 days

    A Maidstone man will spend more than three months behind bars after stealing meat, washing detergent and perfume. Matthew Gillett pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 42 days for the offences, which were committed in January and February at shops in Willington Street and Week Street. The 32-year-old, of Cambridge Crescent, Shepway, was handed a heftier sentence as the crimes were …

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  • 24 March

    Herne Bay’s Bun Penny is a brighter place thanks to clock tower…

    Comments (0) HOPES are high that The Bun Penny pub will soon be restored to a venue of which Herne Bay can be proud. Destroyed by fire in September 2011, it was bought last summer by Ernie Tefvik, owner of Ernie’s Plaice fish-and-chip shop in Whitstable, reportedly with a view to creating a family restaurant and luxury flats on the site. …

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  • 24 March

    KCC statement calls for Manston airport ‘Plan B’

    The county council says airport operators have lost a total of £100million in the past 16 years Comments (6) KENT County Council defended its position on the future of Manston airport, suggesting it is now time to look at a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released yesterday (Monday), the county council said it had given airport …

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