Home ... Tag Archives: Regeneration

Tag Archives: Regeneration

Aldi: Down to earth with a bump?

Pottering about in Herne Bay this morning, I happened upon an odd contraption in the King’s Road car park. This is the site of the future Aldi supermarket, which is described as being Phase 1 of the long-stalled regeneration plan for Herne Bay known as the “Central Development Area”. My insatiable curiosity got the better of me, and I had …

Read More »

John Gilbey’s blueprint for Herne Bay

The Leader of our Council has produced a blueprint for debate. As he says: As a member of the City Council for 11 years and as Portfolio Holder for Regeneration for 9 years, I have had a unique insight into many issues across the District and the County. I don’t have all the answers to questions that are asked and …

Read More »

Sense prevails, flagpole safe.

So they won’t be knocking it down, but the Engineers say it’s nearing the end of its life. Has anyone thought of repairing it? “A stitch in time saves nine”  as my Gran would say. “Make do and mend” that was another catch-phrase. The flagpole opposite Herne Bay pier has been saved – for now. The Gazette exclusively revealed last …

Read More »

Rogue councillor

The suggested demolition of the flagpole at the Pier is a shining example of some of the problems that our town faces. Penny-pinching short-termism. Cllr Peter Lee – one of our own town councillors – decides it’s a good idea to start knocking things down on the seafront, simply because it’s cheap to do it now. Lack of Planning. Cllr …

Read More »

Pier flagpole under threat

Plans to remove the flagpole at the front of the pier could be rushed through to save money, say opposition groups. On Monday the council’s regeneration group will discuss getting rid of the rarely-used mast near the pier entrance and transforming the area into an events space. Although the group has no decision-making power, it may recommend the plans to …

Read More »

AWP postponement explained

Some TDC Members aren’t happy with some TDC Officers. Well, an Officer. Subject: CANCELLATION OF AIRPORT WORKING PARTY MEETING Dear Members of the Airport Working Party, I am cancelling the Airport Working Party meeting which is scheduled for tomorrow [19th Feb] for the following reasons: 1.    The paperwork was circulated too late for any useful discussion with officers as to …

Read More »

Airport Working Party meeting Tuesday 19th Feb

NEWSFLASH: This meeting has now been postponed. No new date has yet been set. Oh joy of joys – another opportunity to see Thanet’s finest in action (inaction?). The greybeards and hotheads will be getting together to apply their minds to the knotty problem of whether and how Manston might contribute to Thanet’s glowing future. Venue: Austen Room, Council Offices, …

Read More »

TDC seeks Regeneration chief. GSOH essential.

District council chiefs have begun the hunt for a new regeneration manager to oversee their ambitious plans to redevelop Thanet. The new post was advertised in the national press last week after bosses failed to find an internal candidate for the job.

Read More »