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Lower speed limits is no accident panacea

I fully support Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones (Con) for not backing a further reduction in the A291’s speed limit (‘Cutting speed limit at accident blackspot won’t reduce problem’, Herne Bay Gazette, February 19). Quite rightly, he says this will lead to a bunching of traffic on a road carrying 10,000plus vehicles per day. It’s true there is often a tendency to …

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Golf club vision hit into bunker

A planning appeal could be lodged by the developer aiming to build homes, a sports centre and pitches and offices at the former Herne Bay Golf Club site. Mark Quinn, of Quinn Estates, is considering the appeal, as well as looking at whether amendments can be made to the plan, after the proposal was rejected by Canterbury city councillors last week. …

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Misery over at last for drivers and retailers

After eight weeks of traffic chaos and a slump in trade for retailers, the Sea Street roundabout works have finally been completed. There are now hopes that motorists will no longer have to suffer the terrible potholes which blighted the road surface there. At first we reported the road rage being caused by the confusing signs and diversions as access …

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Council ‘mafia’ row as Ukip slam leader

County councillors speak out after forum ‘ban’ UKIP councillors blasted the leader of Canterbury City Council as “a consultant to the mafia” after a row over meetings. County councillors Brian MacDowall and Nick Bond spoke out at a meeting of Herne Bay Area Member Panel last week after learning they were no longer to be part of the committee. Decision …

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Tories criticised over decision to bar UKIP from town meetings

Furious UKIP councillors have accused top Tories of undermining local democracy after plans emerged to axe them from meetings about Herne Bay. County councillors Brian MacDowall and Nick Bond (UKIP) have hit out after it was announced they will no longer be able to sit in on Herne Bay area panel meetings with their city council counterparts. And they believe …

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Democracy taken a bit of a hammering

We learned this week about the city council’s plans to stop county councillors from sitting on the Herne Bay Area Member Panel. The leadership of the council maintains that it will save costs and time for their officers, and that it’s unfair for county members to be voting on city affairs. Nevertheless, issues such as the Sea Street roadworks, which …

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Grants to keep pitch water free

RAIN stopping play should be a thing of the past at Winch’s Field in future after a donation to Herne Bay Football Club. The town’s county councillors, Brian MacDowall and Nick Bond, used some of their community grant funds to buy equipment to help keep the pitch clear of water. Last season officials had to rearrange many matches, meaning they …

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IN BRIEF

Pothole works Kent County Council will be holding a public meeting tomorrow night to reveal plans about roadworks in Sea Street. The works are set to begin in May and will replace the existing potholed surface at a cost of £170,000. UKIP county councillors Brian MacDowall and Nicholas Bond had made the improvements their number one priority when they were …

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Furious motorists berate officials on potholes

HIGHWAYS officials were harangued by angry residents after revealing a major road is to be reconstructed. The Sea Street project will involve the rebuilding of the damaged concrete carriageway, and resurfacing. Work will start on May 6 and last up to eight weeks. Russell Boorman and Jon Bumstead told members of Herne Bay area members’ panel of the Sea Street …

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How singing is helping people with dementia

A GROUP of singers are finding their voices thanks to a donation from Home Bay’s county councillors. Nick Bond and Brian Macdowall have paid for 30 sessions for the Seaview Singers, a group for dementia patients and their carers using music and singing to improve wellbeing. It is run by Age UK Herne Bay and Dr Trish Vella-Burrows, of the …

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