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Street pastors are ready to help town’s revellers

“lt’s an exciting time and a little bit scary” Volunteer churchgoers will start patrolling the town’s streets next week in a bid to help people in distress or worse for wear through drink. The street pastors are set to be officially commissioned at a ceremony in Herne Bay tomorrow night (Friday). Plans to bring the caring clergy to the town …

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Pier trust seeks to put up extra 22 huts for small gift and drink shops

PIER visitors will soon have more huts to browse if a planning application is approved. Herne Bay Pier Trust has applied for permission to put up another 22 huts at the top end of the pier for small businesses to sell gifts, crafts or refreshments. Lease The scheme is part of the trust’s plans for the pier platform after they …

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Westgate trial

• UKIP members of both Kent County Council and Canterbury City Council councillors give notice that they unreservedly condemn the Westgate Towers mark two scheme. This scheme, forced upon us undemocratically by Kent County Council and Canterbury City Council, has not been discussed in the normal council committees. This situation is indicative of the appalling state of our local democracy. …

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Unfair city council harming our town

I, along with many people who actually care about Herne Bay unlike those councillors who continuously claim they do, are thoroughly disgusted with the continuation of totally biased and unfair behaviour from Canterbury City Council (Homes Developers Told To Pay Millions For New Relief Roads, Herne Bay Gazette, May 29). This relates to the unfair and inexcusable distributions of former …

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you cannot be serious

As the country warms up for Wimbledon, council bosses decide to make Herne Bay tennis fans PAY TO PLAY. We say to them… UNSPORTING council bosses have turned down a plea to keep Herne Bay’s ternnis courts free to use. As the nation warmed up for the biggest event in the tennis calendar with the first matches of this year’s …

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Bun Penny: progress at last

Bun Penny pub sold for development The burnt out Bun Penny could soon rise from the ashes after it was sold for redevelopment. The derelict building – one of the town’s most complained about eyesores since it was gutted by fire in September 2011 – was under offer last month and the sale has now been formally completed. Estate agent …

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Herne & Broomfield need your help to fight the Local Plan

Herne & Broomfield Parish Council is launching a fighting fund in a bid to stop farmland in Herne being developed as a housing estate. The plan by Hollamby Estates is to build 800 houses. The Parish Council could have to pay thousands of pounds as part of their battle to block the plans to develop Strode Farm as part of …

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No need to go to Eton – Eton’s coming here

I do hope nobody is over-awed by the fact that Eton College is the driving force behind the JCBs in this proposed development. I’m not sure how this fits in to the Local Plan, but Cllr John Gilbey has said that “the Bends should always be protected as a valuable green gap and open space”. This is the other side …

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The council needs new-homes cash

I wonder how many people link the vast number of houses that Canterbury City Council (CCC) is determined to build in Canterbury and surrounding areas with the government cuts to council funding (Amid Final Protests, Controversial Plan For Future Is Agreed, Whitstable Gazette, May 1)? CCC is overriding residents’ objections to being overwhelmed by traffic and all the problems associated …

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If you live in the Canterbury City Council area…

There is a campaign afoot to improve the way our Council is run, by making it more democratic. The current “Leader & Executive” system concentrates power in just a few hands, resulting in decisions (opposing village green applications, the Westgate Towers traffic trial, the Local Plan and so on) that are against the public interest, and even against the wishes …

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