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Stone-throwing yobs in Herne Bay

A toddler was hit in the eye by stone-throwing yobs who are “driving tourists away” from Herne Bay seafront. The three-year-old was hurt in one of three incidents witnessed by a town councillor in as many weeks. Also targeted by the unruly teenagers were a coach-load of French students and a pensioner. Cllr Andrew Cook (Con) says he has seen people being …

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Parents urged to help tackle vandals targeting town gallery

Volunteers have issued an appeal to parents to help them track down the youths responsible for a spate of vandalism in Herne Bay. The Pier Trust was left stunned to find that panels in the windbreak had been smashed twice In five days. Then on Thursday last week vandals struck again at Beach Creative in Beach Street, smashing windows at …

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‘Teach children to respect the area they live in’ plea

Pier Trust appeals to parents after windbreak’s panels smashed PARENTS and teachers are being asked to explain to young people how hard volunteers are working to improve and maintain Herne Bay Pier, which was vandalised once again last week. Members of the Pier Trust were shocked to find that two of the panels installed in the windbreak had been smashed. …

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Anti-vandalism appeal at Herne Bay pier

PARENTS and teachers are being asked to explain to young people how hard volunteers are working to improve Herne Bay pier, following incidents of vandalism at the site. Members of the Pier Trust were shocked to find last week that two of the panels installed in the windbreak had been smashed. Chairman Doreen Stone said: “It is such a shame that …

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Annual festival will turn back the clock

Herne Bay will be taken back to its Victorian heyday when the 2015 festival comes to the town in August. The theme was decided after a public vote on social media run by event organisers Continental Drifts. In total 43% voted for the historical theme, ahead of 32% for Wish You Were Here and 25% for Herne Bay Through the …

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Kayleigh Duff is Herne Bay’s 2014 woman of the year

Kayleigh Duff has been voted as Herne Bay’s 2014 woman of the year. Five outstanding people with amazing stories were running for the title of Herne Bay’s man or woman of the year but Mrs Duff, the young mother who spent her last months living life to the fullest, came first with 45% of votes. The mother of 4-year-old Kai was only 24 …

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Poll: who is Herne Bay’s man or woman of the year?

Doreen Stone, the Chairwoman of the Herne Bay Pier Trust Comments (0) FIVE inspirational people from Herne Bay have been nominated by one of our readers to feature in this poll. Who deserves the title? 1. Jo Mumford – the young musician has made a video and sold jewellery she created to raise money and awareness for charity Epilepsy Action. The 26-year-old Herne Bay lady …

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John Altman says he would pay to rebuild the Pier

He may play EastEnders bad boy Nasty Nick, but Herne Bay-raised John Altman has proved he is anything but by offering to fund a rebuild of the town’s pier. But there’s one slight catch: he has to first win a part in a Hollywood blockbuster to pay for his philanthropic mission. Mr Altman revealed his passion for the pier on our …

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People’s Millions celebrations

Volunteers have celebrated winning £50,000 for the pier as part of the ITV Meridian People’s Millions programme. The Pier Trust and local schoolchildren gathered on the seafront to be told the news by presenter Sarah Saunders. They were in competition for the money with the East Kent Railway Trust in the village of Shepherdswell near Dover. Trust chairman Doreen Stone …

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Hunt for new pier site as two sides part ways

Campaigners for the pier marina project have abandoned their plans for the existing pier and say they are looking for new sites for their ambitious scheme. It follows nearly three years of wrangling with the Pier Trust and Canterbury City Council about the options to rebuild and regenerate the pier. But after a public meeting held at the Yacht Club …

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