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High winds ruin tree decorations

Town bosses are blaming high winds after Herne Bay’s Christmas tree was stripped of its festive baubles. The tree, in Mortimer Street, was home to 100 handmade decorations when it was put up but now a number of cracked and broken baubles are on the ground. The ornaments, which are cable-tied on and were made by children at the Activity …

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Street full of festive fun – right on time

Frozen’s princesses are a big draw for town families SNOW, a Michael Buble tribute and songs from Frozen were just some of the highlights of the big light switch-on in Herne Bay on Friday. Around 1000 people attended the street party which had music and Reg E Mental children’s comic entertaining from a specially constructed stage. Families enjoyed a sing-a-long …

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BAY AMONG UK’S TOP SHOPPING HOTSPOTS

HERNE Bay has been named a shopping hotspot — making it onto a list of the UK’s 100 best retail locations outside London. The town is ranked number 31 on the Hot 100 list, compiled by property consultants CACI for Property Week magazine. It comes in four places above neighbouring Whitstable, which is ranked 35. Metrics used to compile the …

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Fun beside the seaside

A classic motor show drew 15,000 visitors to Herne Bay seafront on Sunday. Organised by Classic Music & Motors and the Herne Bay Town Partners, it featured classic vehicles and live entertainment. Herne Bay town centre manager Chris West said: “It was really a fantastic success with thousands of visitors and nice weather. We have done the show for the …

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Herne Bay gossip

by Baywatcher HOW do you officially open a market? Particularly one that has been trading in its new location for several weeks? It’s a problem that must have taxed officials on Saturday as Herne Bay market was relaunched in its new town centre home. That, and the fact that the weather was terrible… But they should not have worried. The …

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Traders told they must up their game

Town shops urged to make most of business market brings TRADERS need to up their game if they want to survive Herne Bay market’s move to the town centre, according to a business leader. Nigel Hancock, of the Bay Independent Retail Group, told members they had to capitalise on the extra customers in the town by improving what they offer …

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Town centre market is pulling the crowds

Shoppers flocked to the town centre to see the new market stalls setting up in Mortimer Street and William Street for the first time. Traders said they were pleased with the carnival-like mood in the town centre on Saturday last week, but there have been concerns expressed by shopkeepers about the move. The stalls were moved from the King’s Road …

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Challenges met as market moves in

Shoppers will have their first glimpse of a “new era” as Herne Bay market stalls begin trading in the town centre on Saturday. Canterbury City Council officials have been planning the move since September last year as part of the regeneration of Herne Bay. The decision has sparked a mixed response from people concerned about the removal of brick planters, …

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Help to make this dying schoolboy’s wishes come true

Brave Reece stops treatment for cancer BUSINESSES have rallied round to help make a dying schoolboy’s wishes come true. Reece Puddington, 11, is bed-bound after a relapse of childhood cancer neuroblastoma and has now stopped treatment after scans revealed the disease had spread. He put together a bucket list of wishes with help from his mum Kay and dad Paul, …

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‘Owners must be forced to clean up eyesore pub’

Hundreds back petition for council to take legal action HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition calling for urgent action on the burnt-out Bun Penny. The pub has been an eyesore on the seafront since it was destroyed in an arson attack in September 2011, and despite officials declaring it was “a priority”, no improvements have been made. The campaign …

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