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Dog attack on Herne Bay seafront sparks police call and owner’s promise to muzzle her Staffordshire Bull Terrier

A dog owner has agreed to muzzle her Staffordshire bull terrier after it attacked a Jack Russell on Herne Bay seafront. Police were called after the white Staffie grabbed hold of Susan Colley’s terrified dog Bailey as she walked him between the Clock Tower and the Bandstand in Central Parade. Ms Colley, 46, of Mortimer Street, said: “It ran right …

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Nobody can go on forever

Peter Lee has served with distinction as an elected councillor, leading the town’s regeneration efforts and keeping the district’s finances in the black. Here the 63-year-old Tory talks about stepping down to enjoy the finer things in life. How did you first get involved in local politics? I’ve lived in Herne Bay since I was two. I was chairman of …

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PARTY TO WELCOME BACK CLOCK TOWER

Seafront landmark restored after £380,000 restoration project THE late-winter blues will lift on Herne Bay seafront this weekend as the town celebrates the extensive refurbishment of its clock tower. Some £380,000 has been spent on bringing this iconic building back to its former glory and on Saturday the results of a tremendous effort by so many in the Herne Bay …

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Herne Bay author Faye Beerling visits St Stephen’s Infant School…

Comments (0) HERNE Bay children’s author Faye Beerling visited a primary school in Canterbury last week. Ms Beerling spent the day at St Stephen’s Infant School on Thursday, where she held book readings and workshops before signing copies of Tales From The Clock Tower. The book was published in October after Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower commissioned Faye to write …

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Annual festival will turn back the clock

Herne Bay will be taken back to its Victorian heyday when the 2015 festival comes to the town in August. The theme was decided after a public vote on social media run by event organisers Continental Drifts. In total 43% voted for the historical theme, ahead of 32% for Wish You Were Here and 25% for Herne Bay Through the …

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Herne Bay festival announces 2015 theme

Guess what’s this year’s Herne Bay Festival’s theme… Comments (0) THE organisers of the Herne Bay Festival have announced the exciting news on this year’s theme after closing their vote. The vote officially closed on Thursday 29 January bringing the long anticipation to an end this morning. Victorian Herne Bay will be this year’s theme after receiving 43% of votes.  It was …

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Clock Tower to hopes win your love on Valentine’s Day!

Organisers will be hoping to harness the power of love when the newly-refurbished Clock Tower is officially launched on Valentine’s Day. Under the banner Love Your Clock Tower they hope that people will adore the hard work and money spent to bring it back to its former glory. Friends of the Clock Tower chairman Julian Jennings said it heralds a …

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Caravan site would be good for area

I was interested to read the article in respect of the objections for the proposed caravan site at Heymar, Whitstable Road, (Fight To Stop Caravan Site, Herne Bay Gazette, January 1). I find it quite incredible that there are residents who seem intent on ‘downing’ a new local business that will bring visitors to our town. We have a good …

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Put back the railings to protect our Clock Tower

A campaigner believes iron railings should be put at the bottom of the refurbished Clock Tower to stop youngsters on skateboards and BMX bikes from damaging it. Former councillor Vince McMahan has called for the action as repairs to the histonc seafront landmark are set to continue into the new year. Mr McMahan said: “The new tower looks really impressive, …

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Time to take a closer look at restoration work

The town has had its first glimpse of a familiar face after restoration work to the upper level of the Clock Tower was unveiled. The new clock face has been given a golden touch, with gold leaf circles and clock hands set among the pristine white Portland stone. Scaffolding was erected around the historic landmark in the summer while repairs …

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