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We should ditch the idea of airport

Derek Thompson is right on one point in his letter (Airport Site Plans Are Simply Fantasy, Herne Bay Gazette, April 9). Thanet would welcome more jobs. So would all of east Kent. However, Mr Thompson is wrong to think an airport would be the best possible solution. The Davies Commission has dismissed Manston as playing any significant role in aviation …

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Airport site plans are simply fantasy

I see that Phil Rose is still living in his misguided, ill-informed world regarding the future of Manston Airport (Use Manston Airport Site For Housing And Industry, Herne Bay Gazette, April 2). The only logical way forward is to allow development as an airport. It was once a successful airport when passenger flights operated to important destinations and flourished as …

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Use Manston Airport site for housing and industry

No Night Flights campaigner welcomes KCC report Campaigners against night flights have welcomed a Kent County Council report into the future of the Manston Airport site. Phil Rose was a co-founder of the No Night Flights group in 2009 to oppose aircraft disrupting sleep for residents from Herne Bay across to Ramsgate. At the time the possibility of Manston becoming …

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Herne Bay museum appeal for volunteers

THE running of Herne Bay Museum is to be transferred from the city council to a trust. The local authority has agreed to transfer ts operation to the Herne Bay Museum Trust, the charitable organisation formed after a series of meetings in the autumn. It is intended that the museum opens for summer in July, although the trust will have …

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Decision day is looming for Museum Trust

Are the people of Herne Bay able to run their own museum? What might have seemed a protracted process to many will be resolved this spring when Canterbury City Council passes over control of the museum to an external organisation on April 1st. The move has not been supported by everyone in the town, but the change is nevertheless about to …

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Mansion supporters are deaf to the truth

MYRA Jones dared to mention one of the few good things to result from Manston’s closure — less noise pollution over the Garden of England (Peace cornet to Herne Bay at last, Your views, May28). The abusive witch hunt directed at her in the letters the following week is typical of the bullying tactics of the Manston fan club. I’ve …

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£50m regenertation plans for town centre move step nearer

Plans to build a new Aldi supermarket on the King’s Road car park site have finally been submitted to Canterbury City Council, paving the way for the £50 million regeneration of Herne Bay. Developer Coplan Estates lodged the application on Tuesday this week after first announcing the plans in October last year. But they had to wait while the Saturday …

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Tories criticised over decision to bar UKIP from town meetings

Furious UKIP councillors have accused top Tories of undermining local democracy after plans emerged to axe them from meetings about Herne Bay. County councillors Brian MacDowall and Nick Bond (UKIP) have hit out after it was announced they will no longer be able to sit in on Herne Bay area panel meetings with their city council counterparts. And they believe …

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Pledge your time for museum

A PUBLIC meeting on the future of Herne Bay museum will take place at Beach House next week. The meeting gives a chance to volunteer for the new museum trust that aims to take over the running of the service from Canterbury City Council. It was set up after council officials cut the opening hours of the museum and others …

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Campaigner questions viability of Aldi scheme

Developer denies fears over cost of foundations The arrival of an Aldi supermarket in Herne Bay could be scuppered by the potential cost of foundations, a community campaigner has claimed. The budget food company wants to open a store on the King’s Road car park, which used to be home to a gas works. But Phil Rose said workers carrying …

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