Kent Police has been accused of an “abuse of power” following allegations it planted plainclothes officers in the audience of a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. It emerged this week that a chief inspector requested two officers monitor the meeting, which took place on November 19, following concerns over the attendance of a prominent Green Party activist. The …Read More »
Kent Police accused of abuse of power for planting undercover officers at fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University
Kent Police has been accused of an “abuse of power” after it planted plain-clothes officers in the audience of a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. It emerged this week that a chief inspector requested that two officers monitor the meeting, which took place on November 19, following concerns over the attendance of a prominent Green Party activist. The …Read More »
“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 …Read More »
The benefactress of Herne Bay’s clock tower was a widow with a very large fortune, inherited on the death of her husband. She was born Ann Hook, in very humble circumstances in the Islington area of north London and was illegitimate. Her mother died when Ann was 14, leaving her an orphan, with one older sister, Sarah. The girls found …Read More »
Delight at new help with late-night revellers A TEAM of angels will take to the streets of Herne Bay this summer to keep a watchful eye on late-night revellers. The town’s churches have teamed up to launch a Street Pastors scheme, where volunteers patrol hotspots for antisocial behaviour, handing out bottles of water, flip flops and blankets. They also look …Read More »
A charity is applying for funding to run wheelchair rentals from the seafront on summer weekends. Shopmobility is based at the North Room, Christ Church, in William Street where it is open on weekdays but organisers want to expand it to weekends from Easter to September. They hope to set up a gazebo near the pier and want £2,000 from …Read More »
I do not want the night flights proposal to be approved.
I live in Ramsgate and I’m very keen for the town to prosper but think that night flights will be very detrimental to this for the following reasons.
The town’s history and future is as a tourist resort and night flights will be very detrimental to this. I think there are very tourists who would be happy to have their sleep spoiled or their restaurant meals disturbed during their visit because of the noise these night flights will make.
I am opposed to the proposal that Manston should be allowed to operate night flights between 11.00pm and 7.00pm.
I live directly under the flight path - by the time the planes are over my house I can virtually count the rivets on the undercarriages. The recent increase in night flying during the second half of 2011 has had a deleterious effect on our sleep. On one occasion my 14 year old son was awoken at 3.30am approx. and said "I thought a bomb had gone off!" Imagine how frightening this must be for smaller children.Read More »