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Saharan dust and air pollution combine to create toxic smog over Kent

Health chiefs have warned those with breathing problems such as asthma to be on their guard tomorrow as Saharan dust and pollution combines to create a toxic smog over Kent. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says air pollutants will be high to very high over Kent. People could experience sore eyes and throat due to the poor …

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HSE make enquiries after Manston airport industrial accident

A man was airlifted to King’s College Hospital in London following the accident (pic: Tasha Girdler) Comments (0) HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) officers will visit the Manston airport site after a worker suffered a serious head injury there yesterday. Representatives could begin investigations at the site later today (Wednesday), after a spokesman confirmed the agency is aware of the incident …

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Flood defence conference planned

The floods during the winter of 2013 and 2014 affected large parts of Kent A conference to look at the lessons learned from last winter’s floods in Kent is being set up. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is organising the conference. More than 200 homes were flooded in the Yalding and Tonbridge area a year ago, and thousands …

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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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Japanese invasion strikes Herne Bay

An invasive sea creature known as “marine vomit” is threatening to engulf the Herne Bay coast. Carpet seasquirt – which spreads rapidly and aggressively – has been discovered growing on boulders and reefs in waters surrounding the town. It is the first time the unsightly species has been seen in the UK outside of harbours and marinas. The seasquirt – believed …

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Urgent need for environmental assessment

I subscribe to your Newsletter which I find very informative. I would like to raise some questions about what involvement the Environment Agency (EA) have in these developments.

In my view, based upon past experience with Industrial Planning issues, the EA should be involved. Indeed I think they should be involved as part of all the planning issues and meetings. There are far too many environmental issues at stake for them not to be actively involved

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Message in a Bottle at Reculver

Local litter action group ‘Shore’ is a load of Rubbish! is still going strong, and their project for 2011 is Message in a Bottle. With the help of two local schools (Westmeads Whitstable and St Stephens Canterbury) they are constructing a full-sized beach hut from recycled materials, including 2 litre plastic bottles filled with beachcombed litter and facts about marine …

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Message in a Bottle

Local litter action group ‘Shore’ is a load of Rubbish! is still going strong. Their project for 2011 is Message in a Bottle. With the help of two local schools (Westmeads Whitstable and St Stephens Canterbury) they are constructing a full-sized beach hut from recycled materials, including 2 litre plastic bottles filled with beachcombed litter and facts about marine litter. …

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Pollution at car park is “unlikely to pose a risk”

A key redevelopment site in the town is contaminated, but the pollution is unlikely to pose a "significant" threat to human health. That's according to council officers who have overseen a series of environmental tests under the Kings Road car park since the beginning of the year.

The area, formerly a gasworks, has been earmarked for a new supermarket as part of the town's regeneration programme. Residents were concerned about possible contamination under the car park, so contractors drilled nine boreholes to test the soil.

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Curtis Wood

When trees are cut down, wood is stacked and used for habitat log piles, and also recycled into wood chip mulch. Hedge layering is being encouraged to reinvigorate these wildlife corridors, and to make them more effective in supporting biodiversity. In terms of raising awareness, a range of leaflets are published covering heritage, biodiversity and events. These are constantly reviewed …

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