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Residents can have a free red wheelie bin

JUST a few lines to update you on red wheelie bins. In letters to the editor over the past two months, Canterbury City Council have now decided the residents can have a free red wheelie bin if we apply to Serco on 01227 819400, delivery will cost £8.50, or collect from Serco Kingsmead office for free. You will have to …

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My tax should pay for a new food caddy

OUR food recycling caddy went missing from the kerb side. On phoning Serco to ask for a replacement I was informed that there is a charge for a new caddy. I am sorry, but from now on our food waste will go into the normal bin. I have always been a great believer in recycling; however, as the council introduced …

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‘Garden pinched for new homes’

An angry council tenant claims the authority has pinched a strip of his garden for a new housing development. Chris Pruden lives in a block of flats in St Peter’s Place, which backs on to the Westgate Gardens. They are next door to the former council-owned Serco storage site, which has now been flattened to make way for three new …

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Clean-up fails to fix statue’s two black eyes

Fears that graffiti damage is permanent ONE of Herne Bay’s most well-known landmarks remains tarnished by spray paint, weeks after it was targeted by vandals. The Boy With A Boat, sculpted out of Portland limestone by Paula Haughney and installed in 1993, has had two black eyes and a smiley mouth added to it by the culprits. Herne Bay resident …

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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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Herne Bay’s Boy With A Boat… the graffiti remains

Comments (0) One of Herne Bay’s most well-known landmarks remains tarnished by spray paint weeks after it was targeted by vandals. The Boy With A Boat, sculpted out of Portland limestone by Paula Haughney and installed in 1993, has had two black eyes and smiley mouth added to it by vandals Dave Lee Giles took the accompanying image to highlight the …

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Fly-tipping on rise across the district

A crackdown on fly-tipping has been launched after the amount of rubbish dumped illegally across the district shot up last year. The worrying spike saw council contractors dealing with almost 170 cases a month between April 2013 and March 2014-up 22% on the previous year. But Cllr Rosemary Doyle says reports of fly-tipping dropped by a third in the eight …

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Cllr Baldock echoes my own sentiments. I have walked past overflowing bins in Old Dover Road for the last two weeks. They are full to the brim with food waste and general rubbish. The lids are open. I rang the council and was put through to Serco who agreed that this does indeed look unsightly and is probably not hygienic …

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Ever since wheelie bins were introduced to replace the plastic refuse bags, there have been problems with excess rubbish left outside the bins. This is due to the fact refuse collectors Serco have, in their wisdom, decided they will only collect refuse in the bins with the lids closed! Unfortunately many households, mainly students, are not resident all the year …

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Festive cheer was thanks to helpers

I am writing to thank the volunteers who have helped to bring back the Christmas spirit to Sea Street roundabout this year. After several disastrous accidents during the year it was restored to its former glory ready for the festive season. We would like to thank John Quinney who has replaced the mini beach huts which he originally built for …

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