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Comments are condescending

I do not wish to get involved in unprofessional one-upmanship matches. However, I would to make very clear to Colin Grundon my experience of local sea conditions is better than an ‘angler’ (My Experience Beats Angler’s, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, January 8). Can I remind Mr Grundon the vision drawing taken from an air view of the marina …

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My experience beats angler’s

I read with great interest the reply to my letter by Andy Newell (Facts And Figures For Pier Project, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, December 19). First I acknowledge Mr Newell’s experience of the local sea conditions around Herne Bay. I also have lived in this area since I was four. I have also held an Ocean RYA Yachtmacter’s …

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Facts and figures for pier project

Firstly, can I thank GB Grundon on his in depth analysis of the Pier Marina Project (Yes To A Marina But In The Right Place, Letters and Opinion, Heme Bay Gazette, December 11). We have the full facts and figures surrounding the Pier Marina Project through a feasibility engineering study which cost nearly £20,000 and was completed by marine engineering …

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Yes to a marina but in the right place

I have read with interest the letter from Andy Newell in your December 4 issue, particularly with reference to the difference of opinion between the Pier Trust and those involved with the proposed marina project. I am a marine civil engineer and very much enjoy sailing, I would therefore love to see a workable marina on this coastline. To be …

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Storms would not affect pier project

I would like to set the record straight after the torrent of non-stop swipes by Doreen Stone at the pier marina idea (We’re Working Hard To Bring Life To Pier, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, November 27). Back in the depths of the worst recession since possibly since the 1930s we held a meeting with no less than three …

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Hunt for new pier site as two sides part ways

Campaigners for the pier marina project have abandoned their plans for the existing pier and say they are looking for new sites for their ambitious scheme. It follows nearly three years of wrangling with the Pier Trust and Canterbury City Council about the options to rebuild and regenerate the pier. But after a public meeting held at the Yacht Club …

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Facts about Altira Park

I would appreciate it if Dick Eburne checked out his facts first before criticising everybody else’s knowledge in future (Good Reasons To Turn Down Plans, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, October 2). His claims that Altira Park is not for retail but employment land. What is a supermarket Mr Eburne? A large employer of people? Their plan has since …

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Council critics won’t join the fray

With local elections next May, the political battles are likely to start in earnest in the New Year. But already a number of outspoken critics of the city council have indicated they will not be seeking election. Kingsmead Field campaigner and mother-of-three Sian Pettman said she would not be standing, citing family reasons. She said: “I think it’s good that …

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Pier’s marina plans ditched

‘Too much bitterness’ cited for breakdown in talks Campaigners have ditched their plans to rebuild the town’s famous pier into a multimillion marina, and have vowed to find a new site along the coast. It follows a public meeting on Sunday, where options for rebuilding the pier were discussed, but no agreement between the Pier Trust and former Pier Rebuild …

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Fears as clinics move in service shake-up

Campaigners claim long journeys await Bay patients OUTPATIENT clinics are to be taken away from Herne Bay and Faversham hospitals as part of a shake-up of health services. Hospital bosses insist the changes will lead to “improved services” because they will introduce a one-stop shop approach where patients can have tests on the same day they see a doctor. But …

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