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Plans to transform eyesore into arcades

BUN PENNY PROPOSAL A businessman has unveiled plans to transform the arson-hit Bun Penny pub and a stretch of seafront arcades. Dean Tevfik wants to demolish the burned-out shell of the pub, which has been deemed the town’s worst eyesore since it was gutted by fire in September 2011. It would be replaced by 14 new modern apartments and a …

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DELIGHT AS ‘PEOPLE’S PIER’ VOTE LANDS £50K

Big Lottery prize will pay for new canopy PIER TRUST campaigners are “bowled over” after whining a £60,000 award from the Big Lottery Fund — but say that is just the start of their fundraising plans fur the seafront landmark. The money was awarded as part of ITV Meridian’s People’s Millions competition, with the good news announced on the pier …

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Rescue drama as lifeguards dash to save kayakers

Lifeguards sprang into action to rescue two kayakers struggling in the water half a mile off Herne Bay. The alarm was raised by visitors on the pier on Saturday at 1pm, and volunteers sprinted to the council’s lifeguard hut in Central Parade. An RNLI crew was dispatched, and coastguards also arrived to help the pair, who had been brought back …

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Pier trustees help save stricken kayakers

MEMBERS of the Herne Bay Pier Trust and its tenants played a vital role in helping to save two kayakers who ran into trouble on Saturday. Councillor Andrew Cook, one of the pier trustees, was checking the volunteers at the shop were OK, when a member of the public said she had been at the end of the pier and …

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Relief as travellers move on from supermarket site

Caravans’ arrival sparked fears of delay for store plans Irish travellers have left after briefly setting up camp in a town centre car park – after fears they would hold up plans for a new supermarket on the plot. A convoy of eight caravans pulled into the council-owned site in King’s Road on Sunday night and told the Gazette: “This …

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Traders told they must up their game

Town shops urged to make most of business market brings TRADERS need to up their game if they want to survive Herne Bay market’s move to the town centre, according to a business leader. Nigel Hancock, of the Bay Independent Retail Group, told members they had to capitalise on the extra customers in the town by improving what they offer …

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Supermarket deal will bring £2m to the town

Sainsbury’s promises cash injection and new bridge HERNE Bay will get a cash injection of almost £2 million — plus a new Blacksole bridge — if planners allow a supermarket to be built at Altira. Sainsbury’s bosses have pledged the money as part of negotiations over the planning application for a new store at Altira Park, near Beltinge. The development …

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Join the battle for outpatient services

Crowds expected at meeting to decide hospital’s future CAMPAIGNERS have issued a call to all supporters of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital to turn out for a second public meeting about its future. So many people packed into the Kings Hall for the first session in January that crowds were turned away, so officials promised to return to explain their …

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Row over commuter cars parked in street

Board propose yellow line restrictions to resolve issues COMMUTERS who clog up the streets around Herne Bay station are making residents’ lives a nightmare, councillors have been told. Neighbours have pleaded with officials to take action and spoke of squabbles over spaces, car drivers waiting for them to leave so they could park in their place and difficulty leaving their …

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Council faces pier pressure over lease

Trust bosses say decision on platform crucial for future PIER Trust bosses have warned council officials the decision on who gets the lease for the platform is crucial to the structure’s future. Volunteers are still on tenterhooks waiting, to see if their application for a covered community area, stage, children’s rides and more beach huts has been accepted, or whether …

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