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Canterbury City Council has outlined an action plan to bring empty and derelict properties in the town back up to scratch. There are 19 sites being looked at, including prominent buildings on the seafront and also the former St Philip Howard School. Aidan Barlow reports Property owners who refuse to bring derelict eyesores back up to scratch could face a …

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Put back the railings to protect our Clock Tower

A campaigner believes iron railings should be put at the bottom of the refurbished Clock Tower to stop youngsters on skateboards and BMX bikes from damaging it. Former councillor Vince McMahan has called for the action as repairs to the histonc seafront landmark are set to continue into the new year. Mr McMahan said: “The new tower looks really impressive, …

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Time to take a closer look at restoration work

The town has had its first glimpse of a familiar face after restoration work to the upper level of the Clock Tower was unveiled. The new clock face has been given a golden touch, with gold leaf circles and clock hands set among the pristine white Portland stone. Scaffolding was erected around the historic landmark in the summer while repairs …

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Youth centre back on track after legal restrictions eased

Plans for a new youth centre in the former Talk nightclub are back on track after neighbouring cafe owners relaxed the legal covenant agreements that restricted the building’s uses. Last week Makcans cafe owner Hassan Hassan was reviewing the terms that said no new cafes or bars could open in the building next door. He inherited the long-standing document when …

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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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Lottery money for our Clocktower

Exciting proposals to bring new life to Herne Bay’s historic seafront clocktower have received initial financial backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The city council submitted a phase one funding bid to the HLF in autumn 2012 and has just been awarded a development grant of £16,100. This allows further detailed planning work to take place ahead of a …

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HB Exhibition at King’s Hall

There was commerce, campaigners, councillors and charities crammed into Herne Bay’s Kings Hall for the town’s annual business expo exhibition. It was opened by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury Ian Thomas on Wednesday. The city council’s senior projects manager, Patrick Rynne, who helped to arrange the event, said: “There were 46 businesses and 22 projects represented in the hall, with …

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