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Herne Horticultural & Rose Society

THE first meeting of 2014 took place on January 21. The guest speakers, Tim and Gillian Ingram, gave a talk with slide show on Seeds and Methods of Propagation. They grow alpine and woodland plants in their garden in Faversham. The alpines, from all around the world were breathtakingly beautiful. Helpful hints were given, for instance the correct mixture for …

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Herne Bay Hospital League of Friends

HERNE BAY Hospital League of Friends held their committee meeting on Monday, January 13. Nikki Andrews, head of Intermediary Care, was invited to give the committee an update on the services now provided at the hospital using the old day centre premises. Nikki highlighted the superior facilities and the amount of space available to enable various new groups to function, …

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Ex-police officer is now on duty for Pier Trust

FORMER Metropolitan Police officer David McCormick can see Herne Bay pier from his home in The Broadway, so it’s perhaps no surprise he joined the Pier Trust. After 30 years policing London — and then a hectic year working in security for the 2012 Olympic Games, including making security arrangements for royals and America’s First Lady Michelle Obama — he …

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Hidden danger as Reculver crumbles

Walkers told to stay away from top and bottom of cliffs OFFICIALS have admitted they are powerless to stop a Bay beauty spot from falling into the sea. Over the past week, several tonnes of rock have crashed onto the beach at Reculver as the cliff falls away, prompting warnings to walkers to stay away from the edge. Council staff …

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Red Cross lifesavers move to new home

Charity calls for more volunteers to help Bay families A TEAM of dedicated first aid volunteers are looking for more people to join their team as they settle in to their new home. The Herne Bay branch of the British Red Cross has moved to the Age Concern UK centre in Reculver Road, where they continue to offer the loan …

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Council cash boosts pier and Shopmobility

COUNCILLORS have given cash to two community groups that have plans for the town’s seafront. Shopmobility, a charity providing wheelchairs and mobility scooters to rent, and Herne Bay Pier Trust both applied for grants from the town’s area member panel. The panel, made up of all Herne Bay councillors, had £10,000 to spend over the year for local projects but …

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MP wades into fight to save Queen Vic services

Sir Roger criticises trust’s plans for hospital MP SIR Roger Gale has asked the Secretary of State to intervene in the battle to keep outpatient clinics at Herne Bay’s hospital. Sir Roger has contacted Jeremy Hunt with his concerns over plans to make patients travel to Estuary View medical centre at Whitstable or further afield. Reduce Hospital bosses want to …

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Groups will battle stigma and provide more support

A WARM welcome awaits at two new groups at the Umbrella Centre. The centre received funding from Serco for sessions aimed at reaching people who may not otherwise visit it. A new session worker, Matthew Healy, has also been recruited and joins senior worker Anne Stevenson to make sure the groups provide what people need. On Monday evenings, the doors …

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Recognition for dance school’s high standards

Safety and training rewarded with official accreditation A DANCE school has been recognised for its high standards of training. Hasland Dance Studios in Kings Road, Herne Bay, was awarded Recognised School Status by the Council for Dance Education and is one of only three schools in Kent to achieve the status. It is awarded to schools that meet strict criteria, …

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IN BRIEF

Young and old unite for mural SEAFRONT: Teenagers and older people are invited to work together on a new mural for the seafront. The mural on the former nuns’ huts below the promenade will feature images of local sea life and wildlife and is open to people aged between 11 and 18, and people aged 50 and above. To book …

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