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Changing of the guard at city council

One of the most striking aspects of the ballot papers for the Canterbury City Council election is the failure of Ukip and the Lib Dems to fill their quota of candidates. The Lib Dems are fighting all the wards in Canterbury, Whitstable and the rural areas, but are only putting up three candidates in Herne Bay – seven fewer than …

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Herne Bay Gossip

by Baywatcher IT IS always good to have a back-up plan — even if you’re a minister planning to quote scripture in public. That was the lesson learned by Father Mark White at the launch of Herne Bay Street Pastors this week. He stood up to speak after an address by Chief Inspector Mark Arnold, who referred to a passage …

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Literary recognition for history website

CANTERBURY Times readers over the past two years have been familiar with monthly contributions to the Way We Were page submitted by David Lewis, web coordinator for the CHAS (Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society). Most of his articles have bean based on material drawn from the notebook history section of the CHAS website. The site has now won an important …

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Lord Mayor helps spread happiness with gift parcels

THE Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Ann Taylor, has launched her annual Christmas Gift Fund. Every year, the fund is used to create hundreds of food parcels for the area’s neediest and most vulnerable people during the holiday season. The fund’s chairman Sheila Cragg talked about the annual drive, which has been helping people since 1952. She said: “With our 62 …

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Fun day to open Herne Bay market

The new Herne Bay market will be officially opened this Saturday (7 June) by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Cllr Ann Taylor, as part of a fun day. The city council-run market in William Street and Mortimer Street is open from 8am, with live music from 10am and the opening ceremony at 11am. There will also be face painting, special …

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Abseiling Ann is ready for the ups and downs of job

New Lord Mayor will meet volunteers AN ABSEILING grandmother has been elected as the Lord Mayor of Canterbury. Ann Taylor, who represents Reculver, became the first Herne Bay councillor to take on the role in 24 years after a ceremony in the Guildhall in Canterbury on Wednesday. Her son flew from America to be there and in an emotional speech …

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HERNE BAY GOSSIP

by Baywatcher IT HAS been 24 years since Herne Bay provided a Lord Mayor for the district, so there were cheers aplenty when Reculver councillor Ann Taylor pulled on the robes last week. But one thing many people will miss from Heather Taylor’s time is the observations of her dry-witted chaplain, the Rev Peter Freeman. In his last official duty …

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Cllr Neil Baker’s thinking

In a recent post here, we asked for more information about the Political Management Member Panel (PMMP), given that: it may play a significant role in the coming months in relation to the governance of our Council, and there is precious little information about the PMMP in the public domain. Quick as a flash, Cllr Simon Cook, and then Cllr …

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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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Opening of the Retail Beach Hut Village on the Pier

Grand Opening of The Retail Beach Hut Village Hello Everyone, In the last few weeks there has been a lot of work carried out by both the Trust and the Proprietors at the Retail Beach Hut Village and completion is close at hand.  The Grand Opening will now be next Saturday 6th July at 12:00 noon. We are delighted that …

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