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Herne Bay beach hut rent rise to hit council taxpayers

The cost of renting a beach hut in Herne Bay is to rise for council taxpayers – putting it on a par with fees charged to holidaymakers. Canterbury City Council will charge residents £434 a year, a 22 per cent increase on the current £355 charge. By contrast, charges for non-residents has gone from £425 to £434, an increase of just two per cent, …

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Beach hut owners to start paying market rent

Canterbury City Council is seeking views on future charging arrangements for beach huts. Ongoing tenancy negotiations with Beach Hut Owners’ Associations prompted the council to seek external legal advice on its position. As a result, a number of changes are being made to beach hut tenancies and the associated fees. The council’s barrister provided very clear legal advice that it …

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Have your say about beach huts

Community groups are to have their say about plans for more beach huts in Herne Bay. Councillors agreed to ask for people’s views about proposals to site extra huts at a range of locations, including two sites on the Downs. But campaigners from the Friends of the Downs said the peace of the area would be spoilt by extra huts. …

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Getting stuck in to give beach hut a new look

A new lease of life has been given to beach hut No.136 as part of the We All Do Things project. The hut, on West Beach, Herne Bay, is being lent to community group People United by Canterbury City Council's Foreshore Services.

No. 136 is hoped to be used as a quiet and welcoming place for people to read, think and reflect on ways to help the community. It will be made available to individuals and community and social groups as a space to develop their work in making positive changes to the town and surrounding area.

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Daft huts

Campaigners have slated plans to put beach huts at the foot of the Downs as “daft and opportunistic”. Phil Rose, founder of the Friends of the Downs, said: “I thought this idea was dead in the water. This time officers are trying to put beach huts on the concrete rather than the slopes. But our concerns remain about vandalism. The …

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Council says beach hut demand is outstripping supply

City councillors have found 11 potential sites to build more beach huts on. A full report was being discussed by members of the Herne Bay area members panel on Tuesday and by Whitstable members last night (Wednesday). The council’s ruling executive will discuss the comments on July 28. Members of the Herne Bay Beach Hut Association, Tankerton Bay Beach Hut …

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URGENT: Beach hut threat

Beach Hut Option Appraisal Report 2011

Here we go again! Despite the massive support for the Village Green application, and the clear message that Herne Bay wants the Downs unspoilt, the Council is thinking of putting up beach huts.

The consultation process is described below - the first step will be a debate at HBAMP (the Herne Bay Area Members Panel, i.e. our town councillors) on 14th June at 6:30pm in the Salvation Army Hall, 33 Richmond Street, Herne Bay.

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Reprieve in the News

Herne Bay Downs beach hut plans could be dropped A plan to build 40 beach huts on downs in Kent could be scrapped amid fears of their impact on coast erosion. Canterbury City Council had been considering building huts on the downs near Beacon Hill at East Cliff, Herne Bay. In a report to the council’s executive, engineers raised concerns …

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Reprieve for The Downs

It’s been a long time coming, but the penny has finally dropped. The unloved and unlovely development plans for the Downs are being ditched on the recommendation of the council’s Leisure people. This should be confirmed at the meeting of the Executive on 12th August at 6:30pm in The Guildhall, Westgate, Canterbury – it’s a public meeting, so do feel …

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Crime-watching

A CCTV camera has been installed on Herne Bay seafront to deter beach hut vandals - but only for six weeks. The temporary measure was put in place after concerns about vandalism and arson attempts were expressed. The seafront at Western Esplanade has long been a target for anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, with countless crimes reported in recent years.

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