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Agreement reached in beach hut charge rise

THE news that Canterbury City Council (CCC) has put up the fees on Herne Bay’s beach huts has drawn a mixed response from local owners. Within the district’s budget, which was agreed on Thursday last week, local residents will be charged £434 a year, a 22 per cent increase on the current £355 charge. By contrast, charges for non-residents has …

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Budget is approved despite opposition

Council tax rise voted through at meeting, but councillors’ expenses cut isn’t FLY-TIPPING, rats and councillors’ expenses are just three of the issues that were raised in the heated debate that ended in Canterbury City Council voting through its budget for the coming year. Councillors traded barbs with each other over whose fault the financial crisis had been, and who …

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Beach huts should not be subsidised

The increase in council charges for beach huts is undoubtedly high and something to question. But I’d like to question the campaigners who use the “too tough on pensioners” argument. Now, I’m motivated by social justice and caring for the most vulnerable in our society. So, I’d question if beach huts are really in a group of essentials for pensioners …

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New resistance to cuts in 2014

A New Year comes in with new cuts but new resistance. There is a mass protest against the leadership of Canterbury council at 7pm tonight (Thursday) — get there early! A petition of more than 3,000 residents demanding council leader John Gilbey and his cabinet resign their positions will be handed in. Groups opposing the closure of our museums, the sale …

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Beach Hut Charges – have your say

Our beloved Council is reviewing the way it charges people for having huts on the public beach. Apparently they have had legal advice that the current arrangements fall short of best practice. This document spells out the background, and the proposed new charges. In a nutshell, the rents go up, there’s no discount for being a local or for being …

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Easter Newsletter from the Pier Trust

The trustees would like to thank you for all the support you have given us the last few months and we wish you a very happy Easter break. There is a lot going on at present – it looks as if the planning permission for a retail village on the pier is going to be successful and we are now …

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Herne Bay Beach Hut Day

Herne Bay famous faces John Altman and Nicki Chapman had a stiff challenge on their hands as guest judges at the annual beach hut competition. A fiercely contested event saw owners get right into the festival spirit with an array of colourful designs and themes for their huts. Former EastEnders star John and TV personality Nicki were joined by Jenny …

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“Consultation”

In case you missed it (as most people did), here is what seems to be the full extent of CCC’s public consultation. This was in the Public Notices section of the Herne Bay Gazette. In real life it measures 10cm x 12cm. “… a small number of new beach huts … ” turns out to be 40. I had never …

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