Mystery over air-raid siren Hampton residents were baffled by the sound of an air raid siren on Thursday last week, but where it came from remains a mystery. On Facebook some believe it was linked to film crews arriving in Herne Bay for new BBC Comedy Grey Mates. Another suggestion was that the sirens were from army ranges in Essex. …Read More »
Some of Britain’s favourite television actors caused a stir last week when they arrived in Herne Bay to film a new comedy. Film crews parked their trucks in Hampton and recorded footage on the sea-front there and at the Central Bandstand. The Hat Trick Production programme filmed a pilot for Grey Mates in Herne Bay in September last year, and …Read More »
A CHARITY which makes comforting quilts and blankets for children in need of a hug has received a boost from a Herne Bay businessman. Hassan Hassan, of Makcari’s, presented a cheque for £500 to Sandra Anderson of Project Linus UK at the bandstand on Thursday. He was moved to contribute after meeting Sandra Anderson, who lives in Herne Bay, and …Read More »
Plans for a new youth centre in the former Talk nightclub are back on track after neighbouring cafe owners relaxed the legal covenant agreements that restricted the building’s uses. Last week Makcans cafe owner Hassan Hassan was reviewing the terms that said no new cafes or bars could open in the building next door. He inherited the long-standing document when …Read More »
Town may lose youth project as ‘gutted’ promoters seek new base Plans to open a new youth centre in the former Talk nightclub have been scuppered by legal covenants restricting the building uses. Social policy lecturer Mark Kerr had hoped to open a youth arts club along with a new bar and bistro restaurant at the disused seafront venue. But …Read More »
Hassan aims to top Trip Advisor website RESTAURANT boss Hassan Hassan is aiming for the top in his second season running a seafront fish-and-chip venue with a difference. Mr Hassan has reopened Mushy Peas in Central Parade and is hoping to take the town’s top spot on review website Trip Advisor by the end of the summer. Upmarket He plans …Read More »
Just weeks away from a deal
The café bar at the Bandstand is about to change hands, with a mystery punter just weeks away from taking over the whole seafront building, sources claim. Owners the Thorley family have told the Times they are close to a deal that would see their lease handed over to another business.
They refused to name the interested party, citing commercial sensitivity, but spokesman Phil Thorley said:
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"We're in the middle of negotiations. That's all I can tell you. But we expect a deal very soon, hopefully within two weeks."