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In Bloom

Good cop, bad cop.

A rather odd sensation that I don’t think I’ll ever get the hang of is banging my head against one part of the Council, whilst having a sensible conversation with another part. Hey ho. CCC chants the mantra that registration (of the Downs as a village green) would prevent maintenance, presumably in the hope that an oft-repeated lie will somehow …

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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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Information Panel sites

Just in from Canterbury Galactic HQ: this is where they’re thinking of putting the new information panels on The Downs… Rosemary Selling writes: The signs will be constructed of semi-seasoned oak (FSC certified) with grp panels incorporating the sealing of the finalised artwork in a clear fibre-glass panel. These panels offer weather protection & are uv resistant. Graffiti can be …

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Gardening Competition

The gardening competition is one part (a small sprig, perhaps) of the Herne Bay in Bloom campaign. It's open to all Herne Bay residents and businesses. So if you live or work in Beltinge, Broomfield, Herne Bay, Reculver, Herne, Greenhill or Hampton, you can join in. There are categories for everything from a window box to an industrial estate, so everyone's in with a chance. You can put yourself in for the competition, or you can nominate someone else.

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Herne Bay in Bloom

With its beautiful seafront flowerbeds, and lovely parks, Herne Bay is frequently quoted on BBC radio as one of the sunniest towns in Britain. In 2009, Herne Bay won a silver gilt award in the regional South and South East ln Bloom Coastal category and a silver award in Britain in Bloom.

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