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Longer hours for post office

A newsagent in Broomfield has announced longer opening hours for its post office service. The news has been welcomed by Herne and Broomfield parish council, which opened the new shop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The shop, owned by Lata Joshi, in Margate Road will now run services from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm. Herne Bay Gazette, March 26th …

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Community Wardens

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council is extremely pleased that Kent County Council has decided to retain the warden scheme, virtually unchanged. We are grateful that so many parish councils, wardens and county councillors, especially our own Alan Marsh, responded to the consultation with such enthusiasm. The wardens do a marvellous job and are a huge asset to the communities they …

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City council ignored parish objections

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council is extremely disappointed that Canterbury City Council has submitted its Local Plan to the inspector. Despite a large number of objections for our area, from both residents and the parish council, no significant changes have been made to the original plan. They have also totally ignored the legal view obtained by the parish council and …

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Golf club vision hit into bunker

A planning appeal could be lodged by the developer aiming to build homes, a sports centre and pitches and offices at the former Herne Bay Golf Club site. Mark Quinn, of Quinn Estates, is considering the appeal, as well as looking at whether amendments can be made to the plan, after the proposal was rejected by Canterbury city councillors last week. …

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Masterplan for up to 800 new homes to be revealed

Villagers are invited to two public meetings to discuss the latest plans for developing Strode Farm in Herne. Hollamby Estates is planning two sessions next week to provide more details about their proposals for homes and commercial units on the site in Herne, dubbed “Lower Herne Village”. A previous public consultation was attended by 450 people and more than 170 questionnaires were …

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in brief

Care home still under fire A healthcare watchdog has once again slammed a Beltinge care home for failing to make improvements. In November, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited Elliott House in Reculver Road and said the home failed to meet standards across the board. Following a reinspection in January, the CQC report published at the end of May said …

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Community centre ‘will lead to parking chaos’

Villagers protest at plan for £850k hall A PROPOSED new community centre has been branded a waste of time and money by a group of villagers. Campaigners say the plans to rebuild the centre in St Martin’s View, behind School Lane car park, would lead to parking chaos and change the character of the village. The scheme is being put …

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Homes plan protesters aim to raise fighting fund

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council is calling on villagers to support its fighting fund to oppose up to 800 new homes at Strode Farm. They need up to £6000 to pay for expert advice to fight the plans at a public inquiry in September. Developer Hollamby Estates wants to build the new homes on land off Canterbury Road, which has …

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Former nomad Martin settles into village life

BY THE time he was 16, Martin Rafferty had lived in six different houses and been to five different schools in three different counties. But after deciding he wanted his own family to grow up as part of a community, he settled in Herne. Martin, 44, soon immersed himself in village life by getting involved with plans for a new …

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Villagers could soon have £850k new community hall

Larger centre will replace dilapidated wooden building VILLAGERS could have a new purpose-built community hall if plans before the council are approved. Herne and Broomfield Parish Council has applied for permission to demolish the existing hall in St Martin’s View, by the School Lane car park, and replace it with a new one. They hope to have a main hall …

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