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Charging for Parking a Boat

Our beloved Council does seem hell-bent on wringing every last penny out of everything in sight. One of their current wheezes is to charge boat-owners £100 + VAT to have their boats on the beach. As far as I can tell, the Council hasn’t yet explained what the boat-owners might be getting in exchange for their hard-earned cash… A reader …

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New Groynes at Herne Bay

Here's the blurb from the Marine Management Organisation:

Title of Project: Herne Bay Sea Defence Improvements

Background to Project (aims and objectives): Herne Bay is located on the North Kent coast. Extensive sea defence works were carried out in this area in the early 1990s but a short length that was not subject to any improvements requires reconstruction. This area could potentially allow floodwater to escape into the town unless it is defended.

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Kent beaches get seal of approval in new Good Beach Guide

 Almost 20 Kent beaches have been given the seal of approval today in The Good Beach Guide by the Marine Conservation Society (MSC). The MCS has recommended 516 out of 754 (68%) UK bathing beaches as having excellent water quality – that’s 8% more than last year.  This year, 75% of beaches in the South East have obtained the MCS …

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Beach: cleaner

A motley crew of hardy local volunteers scoured the shoreline by The Downs last Sunday in a regular beach clean and rubbish survey. It was pure happenstance that we weren’t out the previous week, when we would have been drenched and frozen in a howling north-easterly. As it was, we had a lovely bright morning – “brilliant blue sunshine” as …

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Standing up and speaking out

My first public act of flagrant democratic intercourse, beyond voting, that is: a speech to CCC, 15th Jan 2009. This proposal is unwanted, unneeded and ill-conceived. You are proposing to act without the permission, and against the wishes, of those you serve. The Downs is a Public Open Space, entrusted by the people of Herne Bay to the Council to …

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