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Stallholders’ free parking slammed

But other traders say market has been good for business A SHOPKEEPER has blasted council leaders for giving free parking to market traders in the town centre. John Moore, who runs Sweet Magic in Mortimer Street, was furious to discover the vans parked in the Market Street car park did not have to pay. And he fears it could further …

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Local Plan: Herne Bay’s ‘Usual Suspects’ call for Plan B

There may not be any violence, drugs or crime, but Herne Bay’s Usual Suspects are still hoping for an explosive impact. The group of campaigners have stepped forward to produce their own proposals for the future of the town, claiming the council’s draft Local Plan would prove as disastrous as the failed heist in the Oscar-winning film. They came up …

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Barriers to progress

Years of waiting, thousands of pounds, and one snafu after another. Following relentless pressure from Andy Lawrence, our councillors raided the Herne Bay Opportunity Fund for £3,000 to pay for the barrier across Mortimer Street (instead of getting KCC Highways to pay for it), and CCC put the job out to tender. They awarded the job to a fencing company …

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Free parking – is it worth the money?

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 It’s hard to tell whether this scheme is gibberish or not.The money to pay for this free parking experiment is coming from the “Opportunity Fund” – £10k set aside by CCC for the Herne Bay councillors to spend on local projects. I had fondly imagined that this would cover stuff that …

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Happy Easter, Mr Lawrence

It’s been a long time coming, but local hero Andy Lawrence has triumphed. Regular readers will remember that Mr Lawrence risked life and limb to highlight the need for a barrier across Mortimer Street to make it safe for shoppers. That was back in September 2012. Six months later, it looks like our beloved Council has finally got its act …

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Andy Lawrence stops the traffic in Mortimer Street

Local hero Andy Lawrence has been putting himself at risk, trying to keep Mortimer Street safe from idiot motorists. Drivers who are too stupid to read the traffic signs, or too selfish to take any notice, are driving along the street when it should be treated as a pedestrianised zone. There’s a simple and cheap solution (a lockable barrier across …

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