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Use Manston Airport site for housing and industry

No Night Flights campaigner welcomes KCC report Campaigners against night flights have welcomed a Kent County Council report into the future of the Manston Airport site. Phil Rose was a co-founder of the No Night Flights group in 2009 to oppose aircraft disrupting sleep for residents from Herne Bay across to Ramsgate. At the time the possibility of Manston becoming …

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Fundraisers’ purple reign at tower

Herne Bay’s most famous landmark was lit up in purple to mark International Epilepsy Awareness Day. The event was organised by the Team Jo Epilepsy Foundation and the Friends of the Clock Tower group. Charity campaigner Jo Mumford hopes to raise money to buy an EEG machine for Kent and Canterbury Hospital. The machine will allow people with epilepsy to …

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‘Garden pinched for new homes’

An angry council tenant claims the authority has pinched a strip of his garden for a new housing development. Chris Pruden lives in a block of flats in St Peter’s Place, which backs on to the Westgate Gardens. They are next door to the former council-owned Serco storage site, which has now been flattened to make way for three new …

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Owners of dereIict homes sent higher council tax bills

Homeowners who leave their properties derelict for more than two years are now being hit with a 150% council tax bill. Under new rules which kicked in yesterday (Wednesday), Canterbury City Council can demand increased tax on homes which are laid to waste. And the Gazette can today reveal that nearly 2,500 properties in Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable are …

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Spring’s lovely show of woodland plants

Nature Notes by Peter Gay April is usually a month of sunshine and showers, refreshing the ground after a March drought and giving us our long beautiful spring, the envy of many warmer countries where it is a fleeting season between winter and summer. Many woodland plants need to flower before the trees unfurl their leaves and cast them into …

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Reculver Beacon WI

The institute met on March 26 when members and visitors were provided with an evening of card making by fellow member Karen Kendall. It was great fun and some great cards were made. Members look forward to next month’s meeting where there will be a talk by the dog trust. Meetings are held at the Beacon church centre, Sea Street, …

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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

Chairman Mike Bundock welcomed members to the evening which he said was in a slightly different format this time, one which he hoped they would enjoy. The display of all the project work that members have been undertaking on shops, cinemas and war memorials in Herne Bay proved popular with an excellent attendance of members. The quiz with questions based …

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Herne and Broomfield Local History Group

At the March meeting, long-time Medway industrial archaeology expert James Preston gave an interesting presentation on some of the remaining sites of Kent’s industrial past. He began with examples of buildings associated with the medieval cloth industry in West Kent notably at Biddenden, Cranbrook and Smarden, including examples of cloth halls, jettied timber framed houses and Wealden cottages in which …

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Campaigners seek reopening of loos

Campaigners have called on the city council to reopen the public loos in Beltinge. The toilets in Reculver Road were closed in July to save £5,000 each year, following a review by councillors who found they were not being used as often as facilities elsewhere in the district. But those opposed to the decision say it leaves pensioners facing a …

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Getting to know the people who want your vote

Voters in Herne Bay will go to the polls on May 7 to decide who they would like to be their MP and how they would like the country to be governed. This election is set to be one of the most fiercely contested and uncertain for generations. In a series of interviews our reporter Aidan Barlow has quizzed candidates …

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