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John Altman says he would pay to rebuild the Pier

He may play EastEnders bad boy Nasty Nick, but Herne Bay-raised John Altman has proved he is anything but by offering to fund a rebuild of the town’s pier. But there’s one slight catch: he has to first win a part in a Hollywood blockbuster to pay for his philanthropic mission. Mr Altman revealed his passion for the pier on our …

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Storms would not affect pier project

I would like to set the record straight after the torrent of non-stop swipes by Doreen Stone at the pier marina idea (We’re Working Hard To Bring Life To Pier, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, November 27). Back in the depths of the worst recession since possibly since the 1930s we held a meeting with no less than three …

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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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People’s Millions celebrations

Volunteers have celebrated winning £50,000 for the pier as part of the ITV Meridian People’s Millions programme. The Pier Trust and local schoolchildren gathered on the seafront to be told the news by presenter Sarah Saunders. They were in competition for the money with the East Kent Railway Trust in the village of Shepherdswell near Dover. Trust chairman Doreen Stone …

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We’re working hard to bring life to pier

In reply to the article last week about Ed Targett calling for a meeting about the pier (Pier Battle For TV’s People’s Millions, Herne Bay Gazette, November 20) Mr Targett did not have the courtesy to consult the Pier Trust about the date of the public meeting he has decided to call about the future of the pier. The first …

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What does the future hold for the pier?

A public meeting has been called to discuss of Herne Bay’s iconic pier. Ed Targett, the prospective Green Party MP for Herne Bay, has called a meeting (7pm Sunday, 23rd November at the King’s Hall) in order to discuss how the pier could be extended or rebuilt. He claims the short term plans of the Pier Trust, which runs the …

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Pier battle for TV’s People’s Millions

Pier campaigners are gearing up for two important events surrounding its future. Pier Trust chairman Doreen Stone is leading the bid for ITV Meridian’s People’s Millions programme, and hopes to win £50,000 funding for the platform. The programme will be screened on Monday, November 24, and supporters will be able to vote for the scheme by phone. The money would …

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Pier trust seeks to put up extra 22 huts for small gift and drink shops

PIER visitors will soon have more huts to browse if a planning application is approved. Herne Bay Pier Trust has applied for permission to put up another 22 huts at the top end of the pier for small businesses to sell gifts, crafts or refreshments. Lease The scheme is part of the trust’s plans for the pier platform after they …

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Showtime for end of the pier

The pier trust is hoping to breathe new life into the Herne Bay landmark with string of wooden kiosks, a performance stage and bumper boats. It also wants to use the centre of the pier head for markets and shows. The trust has applied to Canterbury City Council’s planning department for permission to put up 2 timber kiosks to add …

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Huts, markets and a boating lake on pier

Trust reveals ambitious plans for summer season SEVENTEEN more huts, a children’s boating lake and another market are just some of the plans coming to fruition at Herne Bay’s Pier this summer. Following the success of Market on the Pier in May and June 7, another has been announced for Saturday, June 21 from 10am to 4pm. The event is …

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