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Stranger danger alert issued after Herne Bay Junior School pupil approached by white van while walking to school

A primary school has issued a stranger danger alert after a child was approached by a white van driver while walking to school today. The incident took place at 8.10am when a man in an unmarked white van asked the Herne Bay Junior school pupil if they wanted a lift to school. The child ran away and reported it to …

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Calvin Saward, whose dad called police after he wielded knife in Central Parade, Herne Bay, calls his tag an ‘ankle rolex’

A teenager who went out for a street fight armed with a knife has escaped jail – thanks to his dad. Calvin Saward, 18, had been baited in December by former friends, who called him, asking for a scrap outside his home in Central Parade. The youngster grabbed a knife to confront the gang – only to face his dad, …

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Former youth commissioner Kerry Boyd to stand in local elections

Comments (0) FORMER youth commissioner Kerry Boyd has been selected by the Conservatives to stand for Westgate in the forthcoming local elections. The post was created by Kent Police crime commissioner Ann Barnes in a bid to improve relationships and understanding between young people and the police. Miss Boyd was suspended from public duties last June after tabloid allegations of her …

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Stranger danger warning after boy offered lift to school by man in Greenhill, Herne Bay

Parents in Herne Bay have been put on high alert after a man approached a teenage boy just weeks after a girl was followed home from primary school. The man – who was in a black car – is said to have pulled up alongside the 13-year-old son of Caroline Alton in Greenhill and asked him if he wanted a …

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Cllr Brazier who led the controversial streetlight switch off…

Comments (2) KENT County cabinet member David Brazier has resigned from his post. Cllr Brazier, who was the cabinet member for environment and transport, presided over the controversial street light switch off across the county and the Westgate Towers traffic scheme in Canterbury. Labour Kent County Council for Margate and Cliftonville Will Scobie received the news by email said: “He (David …

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Five top council posts advertised for £417,000 in salaries

Comments (0) THANET council is advertising five top jobs, with a combined salary of £417,000, after several departures from the authority. Posted on neighbouring Canterbury City Council’s site the jobs on offer include the new chief executive post which comes as a result of the resignation of Dr Sue McGonigal last December. The salary on offer is £110,000 and TDC is …

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The 7 most haunted places in Herne Bay

Comments (0) FOR people from out of town, Herne Bay may seem like a sleepy little seaside town, but they might be surprised to find a dark story behind some of our most celebrated places. Over the years, numerous sightings have been reported of unworldly creatures in our town. From our beloved pier to the home of a local elderly lady, …

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Herne Bay to star in new thriller novel

Carol Creasey is releasing a new book, based in Herne Bay Comments (0) CAROL Creasey, who has previously released the thriller novel Evil Woman, has revealed her new upcoming novel will be based in her hometown Herne Bay. The local author has received a lot of support from locals after she released her first book in 2013. But she has now …

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Readers’ pictures: Can you believe this is Herne Bay?

Comments (0) MOST of us spend an awful amount of money to travel to distant lands in search for a perfect holiday spot, but have you stopped to appreciate what we’ve got right here under our nose? We have had a couple photographers, locals and out-of-town visitors, who have recently shared their snaps of our lovely town over the last couple …

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Thank you to all supporters

Please can I thank everyone who has sent signed petition forms by post. Every day, more come in – far too many to thank everyone individually, so if you read this and have sent a signed petition, please accept this as a thank-you, and pass the message on to anyone else you know who has sent a petition sheet. Some …

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