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Litter event highlights the blight… and the cost

Getting to the core of the problem… Comments (0) PEOPLE dressed up as an empty fizzy-drink can and an apple core were among the sights in Herne Bay during an event to highlight the issue of litter. Put together by the city council and Serco, it was held in Wimereux Gardens to demonstrate the amount of litter that is picked up …

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Stormy waters face new leader’s ship

And they’re off! With just five months until the Canterbury City Council elections and the day John Gilbey quits as leader, Gazette columnist Harry Bell gives his take on the main runners and riders to replace him Word has it that there are at least nine Tory councifiors who fancy stepping into John Gilbey’s shoes. There will no doubt be …

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you cannot be serious

As the country warms up for Wimbledon, council bosses decide to make Herne Bay tennis fans PAY TO PLAY. We say to them… UNSPORTING council bosses have turned down a plea to keep Herne Bay’s ternnis courts free to use. As the nation warmed up for the biggest event in the tennis calendar with the first matches of this year’s …

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Cllr Neil Baker’s thinking

In a recent post here, we asked for more information about the Political Management Member Panel (PMMP), given that: it may play a significant role in the coming months in relation to the governance of our Council, and there is precious little information about the PMMP in the public domain. Quick as a flash, Cllr Simon Cook, and then Cllr …

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Member wants to be told how to vote

A WHITSTABLE councillor pledged to vote in favour of booting out Canterbury City Council’s executive members if 51 per cent of Tankerton voters asked him to. Dad-of-two Neil Baker made the vow on Twitter last month during a debate with Canterbury Independent Traders Alliance (Cita). The discussion was about a petition being presented to the full council tonight (Thursday) by …

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Serco wins grounds maintenance contract

The contract to look after the district’s parks and gardens from April 2013 has been retained by the current contractor, Serco. Serco won the contract following a competitive tender process in which four companies submitted a bid. It covers council services such as parks, gardens, children’s play areas, sports pitches, benches and trees. Under the contract, Serco will also take …

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Two-thirds Canterbury City

Grab a handful of your favourite blood pressure medicine and have a good hard stare at this. Times are hard and getting harder, attractions are closed and closing. In Canterbury, however, there's over £1 million ear-marked for Westgate Gardens...

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Get blooming

Competition time is growing nearer. Entry forms are now available for this year’s Herne Bay in Bloom competition. The gardening contest is open to people in all areas of Herne Bay, with prizes of gardening vouchers for a range of categories. Forms can be collected from the library or council office in William Street or by calling 07540 392916. The …

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