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Herne Bay’s crime hotspots

Almost 150 crimes were committed in a month in the Herne Bay area, latest Home Office statistics reveal. The figures relate to December last year and reveal a total of 147 reported crimes during the month. Unsurprisingly, Heron ward, which includes the busy town-centre areas of Central Parade, King’s Road and High Street, had far and away the highest number of recorded …

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‘The season of goodwill has been ruined by this low-life’

Outrage over theft of Christmas tree planted in memory of husband A low-life thief has sparked outrage after breaking into a community garden and chopping down a Christmas tree planted in memory of a former resident. The tree was part of the community area in the Elizabeth Court flats in King’s Road and had been dedicated to Christmas lover John …

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Aldi confirms store opening

Supermarket bosses have confirmed they are still committed to opening a store in the town centre. Aldi managers spoke out after rumours that the proposal for the Kings Road car park would not be going ahead because of contamination from the former gas works on the site. A planning application is being considered by Canterbury City Council. A spokeswoman for …

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Fun day to open Herne Bay market

The new Herne Bay market will be officially opened this Saturday (7 June) by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Cllr Ann Taylor, as part of a fun day. The city council-run market in William Street and Mortimer Street is open from 8am, with live music from 10am and the opening ceremony at 11am. There will also be face painting, special …

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Town centre market is pulling the crowds

Shoppers flocked to the town centre to see the new market stalls setting up in Mortimer Street and William Street for the first time. Traders said they were pleased with the carnival-like mood in the town centre on Saturday last week, but there have been concerns expressed by shopkeepers about the move. The stalls were moved from the King’s Road …

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Challenges met as market moves in

Shoppers will have their first glimpse of a “new era” as Herne Bay market stalls begin trading in the town centre on Saturday. Canterbury City Council officials have been planning the move since September last year as part of the regeneration of Herne Bay. The decision has sparked a mixed response from people concerned about the removal of brick planters, …

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Aldi: Down to earth with a bump?

Pottering about in Herne Bay this morning, I happened upon an odd contraption in the King’s Road car park. This is the site of the future Aldi supermarket, which is described as being Phase 1 of the long-stalled regeneration plan for Herne Bay known as the “Central Development Area”. My insatiable curiosity got the better of me, and I had …

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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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