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Traffic blighting life in our city and towns

I’m SURE other readers will share my frustration at the issues that blight the quality of life for pedestrians in our city. Speeding traffic and crossings which don’t allow sufficient time for people to cross the road, can make our area hostile and an unpleasant place to walk. For older people or those with mobility problems, it can be downright …

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Congestion & Traffic

“In contrast to Whitstable, Herne Bay does not suffer from high levels of congestion. Here the challenge is to revitalise the town centre and reduce the need for residents to leave the town for services, leisure or retail opportunities by making the centre a pleasant and attractive environment for shoppers and visitors.” [Draft Local Plan 5.8] This fails to take …

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Heathrow closes – TWO planes diverted to Manston

Flights have been diverted via Manston Airport from Heathrow today after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing. Both runways were closed when the British Airways plane caught fire in mid-air shortly after taking off this morning. Two diverted British Airways A320 aircraft – en route to Heathrow from Helsinki and Budapest – landed at Manston. Both flights …

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Barriers to progress

Years of waiting, thousands of pounds, and one snafu after another. Following relentless pressure from Andy Lawrence, our councillors raided the Herne Bay Opportunity Fund for £3,000 to pay for the barrier across Mortimer Street (instead of getting KCC Highways to pay for it), and CCC put the job out to tender. They awarded the job to a fencing company …

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Happy Easter, Mr Lawrence

It’s been a long time coming, but local hero Andy Lawrence has triumphed. Regular readers will remember that Mr Lawrence risked life and limb to highlight the need for a barrier across Mortimer Street to make it safe for shoppers. That was back in September 2012. Six months later, it looks like our beloved Council has finally got its act …

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Andy Lawrence stops the traffic in Mortimer Street

Local hero Andy Lawrence has been putting himself at risk, trying to keep Mortimer Street safe from idiot motorists. Drivers who are too stupid to read the traffic signs, or too selfish to take any notice, are driving along the street when it should be treated as a pedestrianised zone. There’s a simple and cheap solution (a lockable barrier across …

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Road casualties

Britain has one of the best records in the world for road casualties. However, hundreds still die on the roads every year. In 2010, the police recorded 1,850 deaths, 22,660 people seriously injured and 184,138 who received light injuries. Using official data recorded by police in Great Britain between 1999 and 2010, the BBC has plotted every road collision in …

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Yellow lines, etc.

Canterbury City Council is consulting on the latest requests for new yellow lines, parking bays, residents' parking and so on. Any objections to any of the items will be reported back to councillors in June and July. Items for which they do not receive objections will be implemented after the consultation period.

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