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Wheelchair plan for front

A charity is applying for funding to run wheelchair rentals from the seafront on summer weekends. Shopmobility is based at the North Room, Christ Church, in William Street where it is open on weekdays but organisers want to expand it to weekends from Easter to September. They hope to set up a gazebo near the pier and want £2,000 from …

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QE2 Coastal Management Plan

The Management Plan for the QE2 Coastal Park, which includes the Downs, has been published – you can read the report below (you can also download a copy if you want to). This Plan will be discussed at HBAMP at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2013. HBAMP (the Herne Bay Area Member Panel – our town’s councillors) will meet in …

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Councillors handing out our money

Herne Bay councillors could give away the rest of their community budget at next week’s meeting Councillors could allocate the rest of their budget for community projects at their next meeting. Members of Herne Bay Area Panel will discuss two applications for their opportunities fund at their meeting on Tuesday. If both are approved, it will take up the remaining …

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Free parking – is it worth the money?

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 It’s hard to tell whether this scheme is gibberish or not.The money to pay for this free parking experiment is coming from the “Opportunity Fund” – £10k set aside by CCC for the Herne Bay councillors to spend on local projects. I had fondly imagined that this would cover stuff that …

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Town Councillors

On Tues 15th, our councillors will PUBLICLY discuss issues that matter to our town. This happens rarely, so don’t miss it – the Salvation Army Hall in Richmond Street, starting at 6:30pm. They only do this half a dozen times a year, so it’s almost a special occasion. If you’re quick about it, you can put your own questions to …

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The “never apologise, never explain” approach to democracy

Here’s a councillor who thinks he was elected to speak his mind. What do you think – did you vote for representation, or a brain dump? Battling Bay councillor Peter Vickery-Jones and campaigner Phil Rose have clashed over a campaign to get the Downs registered as a village green. At a recent council meeting, Mr Vickery-Jones blasted Mr Rose as …

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Ban on fishing in Memorial Park pond

There's no plaice for fishing in the Memorial Park pond, according to council bosses. Officials have reeled in permission for people to enjoy the popular pastime after deciding to enforce an ancient byelaw.

New signs were put up around the pond but the move has angered many, including campaigner Andy Newell. He told councillors at a meeting of Herne Bay Area Member Panel that he was dubious the byelaw was valid.

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Herne Bay to be colonised by time machines

Two Dr Who Tardises could be installed on the seafront and at the library in the hope that Dr Who fans will be drawn to the town. And enthusiasts could find they are bigger than they look, as the plan is for them to be working police boxes to allow people to contact emergency services.

Furniture maker Jason Onion revealed his sci-fi vision at a meeting of Herne Bay councillors on Tuesday and was rewarded with a round of applause. The 35-year-old moved back to Herne Bay from Cornwall and is eager to make a positive contribution for the community.

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Host of opportunities to put town on the map

A town on the up – that was the message from town manager Chris West for councillors. Mr West said Herne Bay was enjoying notable retail successes, including the opening of independent shop Berries Cake-Away and the arrival of clothing chain Peacocks.

At a meeting of the town's area member panel last week he also reported that the Bay had one of Kent's lowest numbers of empty shops at 5.4 per cent. This is in stark contrast to Margate with 37 per cent. Peter Lee, councillor for West Bay, spoke about the recent departure of Currys from the town centre.

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