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Hospice and business cheered by new bugdet

Canterbury’s Tory MP leads the praise for George Osborne THE Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, which laid out sweeping changes to the country’s stamp duty, VAT and income tax, has had a positive response from some in the district. George Osborne cut the cost for people buying homes worth less than £937,000 and introduced a new tax for multinational …

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Pier squabbles

I think it’s sad that we have so many people in Herne Bay who are passionate about the future of our pier and yet seem unable to work together towards a viable long-term solution without squabbles, personal agendas, back-biting and political manoeuvnng clouding their thinldng (Pier’s Marina Plans Ditched, Herne Bay Gazette, November 27). Undoubtedly the Pier Trust has done …

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DELIGHT AS ‘PEOPLE’S PIER’ VOTE LANDS £50K

Big Lottery prize will pay for new canopy PIER TRUST campaigners are “bowled over” after whining a £60,000 award from the Big Lottery Fund — but say that is just the start of their fundraising plans fur the seafront landmark. The money was awarded as part of ITV Meridian’s People’s Millions competition, with the good news announced on the pier …

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Bay storms into top 50 retail hotspots in country

Herne Bay is one of the hottest retail locations outside central London, a business magazine has revealed. Property Week compiled a list of the top 100 places and Herne Bay was rated at number 31, four places above Whitstable. Assessments were carried out by specialists CACI, and assesses current and potential strengths. Consultant John Platt told the magazine that Herne …

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New hope for Bun Penny as eyesore finds a new owner

Flats will replace fire-ravaged former pub THE burnt-out Bun Penny could soon rise from the ashes after being sold for redevelopment. The derelict building — one of the town’s most complained-about eyesores since it was gutted by fire in September 2011 — was under offer last month and the sale has now been formally completed. New era Estate agent Peter …

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Bun Penny: progress at last

Bun Penny pub sold for development The burnt out Bun Penny could soon rise from the ashes after it was sold for redevelopment. The derelict building – one of the town’s most complained about eyesores since it was gutted by fire in September 2011 – was under offer last month and the sale has now been formally completed. Estate agent …

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Traders told they must up their game

Town shops urged to make most of business market brings TRADERS need to up their game if they want to survive Herne Bay market’s move to the town centre, according to a business leader. Nigel Hancock, of the Bay Independent Retail Group, told members they had to capitalise on the extra customers in the town by improving what they offer …

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Supermarket deal will bring £2m to the town

Sainsbury’s promises cash injection and new bridge HERNE Bay will get a cash injection of almost £2 million — plus a new Blacksole bridge — if planners allow a supermarket to be built at Altira. Sainsbury’s bosses have pledged the money as part of negotiations over the planning application for a new store at Altira Park, near Beltinge. The development …

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Two plans to revive the derelict Bun Penny pub

AFTER waiting years for action on the burnt-out Bun Penny pub, two proposals for its future are now being considered. Councillors were told the owners of the former pub on Herne Bay seafront have submitted pre-application documents with details of a scheme they hope will bring the building back into use. And at the same meeting of the Herne Bay …

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How can Herne Bay find its voice?

Town council or Herne Bay Society: what does the town need? Does Herne Bay need its own council, or would a Herne Bay Society be better? Is it time to reclaim our Bay? That’s the question campaigners are asking this week after another Canterbury City Council council decision was met with fury in the town. This time, it was the …

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