Home ... Tag Archives: Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones

Tag Archives: Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones

Gorrell Tank car park: wait goes on for traders

Businesses fear Southern Water plans will cost them dear SOUTHERN Water bosses have revealed this week that half of the largest car park in Whitstable will remain out of use for months. The Gorrell Tank car park closed at the end of April last year after an investigation revealed that the supporting columns of the tank, situated beneath the car …

Read More »

Councillor correct about road safety

Not often I would say this, but I agree entirely with Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones that lowering the speed limit again on the A291 would not make the slightest difference to accident figures, as accidents are mostly down to bad driving. This road has already been downgraded from 60mph, the national speed limit, in recent years. If you went as far …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Call foul on dog owners who refuse to clean up after pets

A shocked councillor has told how a disgruntled resident demanded he clear human poo from his front garden. Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones (Con) recalled the strange encounter, as town councillors discussed the persistent problem of dog mess at a meeting last week. Revealing some of the unrealistic expectations people have from their local representatives, he told the Gazette: “I got a …

Read More »

Tennis courts may charge fees to recoup work costs

Free tennis courts could be put under lock and key as the council considers ways to recoup money from resurfacing work. Plans to charge to use the Memorial Park facilities have been put forward by Hampton councillor Peter Lee less than four weeks before the start of Wimbledon. It could see the use of new padlocks being placed on the …

Read More »

Homes developers told to pay millions for new relief roads

Developers hoping to build up to 3,000 homes across Herne Bay will be forced to pledge millions towards constructing new relief roads. Town councillors say builders should fork out for the new routes through Herne and Sturry if plans for the huge developments are given the go-ahead. The council is expected to consider applications for new estates on Strode Farm …

Read More »

Boot fair for charity may move to car park

A POPULAR charity boot fair could move to the car park of the memorial park, councillors have revealed. The Sunday boot fair run by Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club, has to move off the Kings Road car park to make way for a new Aldi store. The development also means the Saturday market has to move, and that is …

Read More »

Whingers with no social conscience

THE vultures will soon be circling over Manston, no doubt wearing cheesy grins, shedding crocodile tears and screaming “not my fault”. These birds of doom can legitimately be categorised as DFLs, invariably retired, invariably elderly with time on their hands and invariably devoid of any vestige of social conscience. The possible loss of such a valuable asset for the whole …

Read More »

Hut owners ready to fight rent hike

Campaigners are prepared for city council showdown BEACH hut owners are preparing for a showdown with Canterbury City Council (CCC) over plans for a massive hike in rents. Officials have booked the Kings Hall for the next meeting of Herne Bay area member panel on Tuesday, abandoning their usual venue of the Salvation Army Hall, to cater for the expected …

Read More »