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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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Regeneration challenge of ‘most deprived’ ward

Herne Bay town centre has been described as the most deprived ward in the district, with nearly twice as many referrals to the Citizens Advice Bureau as anywhere else across Canterbury. The charity helped 1,109 peopie in need in Heron Ward last year, compared to just 573 in Westgate in Canterbury, revealing the scale of the challenge to regenerate the …

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John Gilbey’s blueprint for Herne Bay

The Leader of our Council has produced a blueprint for debate. As he says: As a member of the City Council for 11 years and as Portfolio Holder for Regeneration for 9 years, I have had a unique insight into many issues across the District and the County. I don’t have all the answers to questions that are asked and …

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Lottery money for our Clocktower

Exciting proposals to bring new life to Herne Bay’s historic seafront clocktower have received initial financial backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The city council submitted a phase one funding bid to the HLF in autumn 2012 and has just been awarded a development grant of £16,100. This allows further detailed planning work to take place ahead of a …

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Herne Bay sea front development

A TV bad guy is shrugging off his image to develop a positive project to regenerate Herne Bay. Actor Bill Murray, who played Johnny Allen in EastEnders, is poised to submit plans to provide a link from the town centre to the seafront, opening up views of the historic clocktower. The star owns properties along Central Parade and plans to …

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Signage for the Downage has arrived!

The long-awaited information panels have arrived on the Downs. These have been nearly two years in the making, with the world at large getting a peek in the last couple of months. Here are the “before and after consultation” versions of the panels and below them, for what it’s worth, is what I sent the nice people at CCC. Here’s some …

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