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MORE feathers than usual were ruffled at the last meeting of Herne Bay Area Members Panel. In fact, it might even be said that councillors got into a bit of a flap. But why? Was It the debate on dog poo, or the news that the town twinning association is to become more than just a vehicle for booze cruises? Or perhaps the anger from Ukip county councillors that they could no longer vote on town issues? No — this time the flap was quite literal and caused by the arrival of a very keen pigeon who seemed determined to be part of the meeting at the United Forces Social Club on the seafront. The bird popped in twice during the debates on local issues and was swiftly ejected by new chairman Councillor Jennie Edwards, who wags remarkably unfazed by the situation. Apart from a swift adjournment while she went to wash her hands, the meeting continued as if nothing had happened, although my spies tell me there may have been a few more bird-brained comments than usual…

Herne Bay Times, June 4th 2014

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