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Changing of the guard at city council

One of the most striking aspects of the ballot papers for the Canterbury City Council election is the failure of Ukip and the Lib Dems to fill their quota of candidates. The Lib Dems are fighting all the wards in Canterbury, Whitstable and the rural areas, but are only putting up three candidates in Herne Bay – seven fewer than …

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New firm in talks to take on Beach Street revamp

Key regeneration plans to put town centre in touch with seafront A NEW firm is believed to have come on board to deliver a key piece of regeneration in Herne Bay — linking Beach Street to the seafront. The proposal to demolish buildings between Central Parade and Beach Street will allow people to walk from the town centre to the …

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Owners of dereIict homes sent higher council tax bills

Homeowners who leave their properties derelict for more than two years are now being hit with a 150% council tax bill. Under new rules which kicked in yesterday (Wednesday), Canterbury City Council can demand increased tax on homes which are laid to waste. And the Gazette can today reveal that nearly 2,500 properties in Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable are …

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Positive proof that Herne Bay is back in business

The impact of town’s regeneration felt at busy networking event THERE was not a negative word to be heard at Herne Bay’s seventh business and projects exhibition on Wednesday. Developers, charities, organisations and individuals from across the district converged on King’s Hall to show what they had to offer and to indulge in some all-important networking. For the first time, …

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Herne Bay is back in business: here’s the proof

THERE was not a negative word to be heard at Herne Bay’s seventh business and projects exhibition.Developers, charities, organisations and individuals from across the district converged on King’s Hall on Wednesday last week to show what they had to offer and to indulge in that all-important networking.For the first time, invitations to the function had been thrown open to organisations …

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Nobody can go on forever

Peter Lee has served with distinction as an elected councillor, leading the town’s regeneration efforts and keeping the district’s finances in the black. Here the 63-year-old Tory talks about stepping down to enjoy the finer things in life. How did you first get involved in local politics? I’ve lived in Herne Bay since I was two. I was chairman of …

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Herne Bay business and projects exhibition will be best yet

This year’s business and projects exhibition in Herne Bay is set to be the biggest yet as it has been opened up to businesses and community groups across the district. The annual event, which is organised by Canterbury City Council, takes place at the King’s Hall on Wednesday, March 4, between midday and 5.30pm. It updates residents on progress on council and …

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PARTY TO WELCOME BACK CLOCK TOWER

Seafront landmark restored after £380,000 restoration project THE late-winter blues will lift on Herne Bay seafront this weekend as the town celebrates the extensive refurbishment of its clock tower. Some £380,000 has been spent on bringing this iconic building back to its former glory and on Saturday the results of a tremendous effort by so many in the Herne Bay …

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Controversial camp site is given approval, but only for two years

Residents have lost their fight to stop a “sacrosanct” piece of land between Herne Bay and Whitstable being used as a caravan park. Owners of the land at Heymar, in Whitstable Road, Herne Bay, have won planning permission to house 25 grass pitches for caravans and tents, but for two years only. The council’s planning committee recognised that neighbours with …

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It’s Wimbledon – Want to play? That will cost £7.20 an hour

As Wimbledon fever hits the Bay, council killjoys have decided to slap a £7.20 an hour charge on using the town’s tennis courts. Adult players will have to fork out the sum to hire the Memorial Park facilities as the authority looks to net cash for their maintenance. Meanwhile, aspiring Andy Murrays under the age of 16 will have to pay …

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