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Hampton Green Seaside Garden

This lovely seaside garden has now been completed  thanks to the hard work of Peter Buscall and his band of willing workers from Family Investment Homes who are based at Elham Valley Vineyards. We all think it looks stunning and a lovely lady who was walking her dog passed whilst we were up there last week stopped us and said …

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Bay’s renewal plan is ‘second best in Europe’

I’m intrigued by this award. I’ve asked the Strasbourg judges for a copy of the prize-winning bid, but they said they weren’t allowed to release it. So I’ve asked Mr Rynne of CCC for a copy – I’ll share it with you when I get it. Herne Bay’s plans for regeneration are the second best in Europe, according to a …

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Beat the Drought – Win £50 and a Trophy

 In the light of the current hosepipe ban which was announced by all major water companies in the South East as from beginning of April and to encourage all gardeners to become more resourceful and economic in their use of water generally Herne Bay in Bloom are launching a competition to find the most innovative and creative ways of beating …

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News from the end of the Pier

Herne Bay Pier Trust Newsletter

Spring 2012

Hello members,

Well, we have had a lot of coverage about the future of the pier in the local press over the last few weeks – some of it correct and some… rather misleading. So we thought our members would like to have the facts from the horse’s mouth.

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Launch of Herne Bay in Bloom Campaign March 2012

We had a very successful launch to this year’s campaign at the Business & Enterprise Fair at the King’s Hall last week. Jean Law,KCC Councillor, gave us a very good send off outlining our programme for the year and inviting individuals,organisations and businesses to become involved in  our activities through volunteering and sponsorship

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Free Trees for Schools RHS Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Offer

Herne Bay in Bloom are pleased to announce  the Free Trees offer to schools to Celebrate Royal Diamond Jubilee The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has joined forces with  an online nursery www.treesandhedging.co.uk to  offer 2,000 schools five free trees each, in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Between 10th January and 29th February 2012, schools registered to the RHS Campaign for …

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Stop Press News – Herne Bay in Bloom selected For Britain in Bloom 2012

The Herne Bay in Bloom committee are pleased to announce that as a result of their excellent successes in 2011 including achieving the RHS Gold Medal in the Large Coastal Town category (South and South East Area)  they have been selected  by the RHS In Bloom Committee to go forward to enter the National Britain in Bloom campaign for 2012. This …

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Presentation to Family Investment Homes – Garden Design Winners

Some members of the Herne Bay in Bloom Committee visited Elham Valley Vineyards this week which is the base for the Family Investment Homes organisation, to judge the entries which members had designed for the new garden which Herne Bay in Bloom have commissioned for the Hampton Green area in Herne Bay. They were welcomed in the excellent tea rooms …

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Christmas in Bloom Plant and Cake/Craft Sale at Canterbury City Council Staff Canteen

We were invited to use Canterbury City Council canteen to sell plants, homemade cakes and jams, pickles etc. on 17th November for one of our fund raising activities. We were grateful to Meadow Grange Nurseries who supplied us with a good selection of plants on a “sale or return basis”. Committee members made a variety of jams,pickles and homemade cakes,christmas cards …

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