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IN BRIEF

Boot sale The Lions Club car boot sale could be moved into the town centre on Sundays after problems were reported at the temporary home at the Memorial Park. The boot sale used to be held on the King’s Road car park, but was moved off in order to make way for a new Aldi supermarket on the site. A …

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‘Calls for more CCTV cameras to curb graffiti ‘ruining town’

Vandals are ruining the town and damaging tourism by spraying graffiti in prominent locations, a councillor has said. This week an image which appears to be another imitation Banksy was left below the pier. It depicts a rat and a discarded can. It follows the news last week that council contractors cannot scrub off damage caused to the Boy and …

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Parking policy must help town

I am pleased four years after I started asking for the council to look at parking issues in Herne Bay that they are finally starting to think about it. It is illegal to use on-street parking fees and charges for anything other than parking. Bluewater and Westwood Cross shopping centres and other-out-of town supermarkets will never charge for parking. Why? …

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Councillor targets dog mess problem

Action urged to clean up foul Bay streets A COUNCILLOR is kicking up a stink about the amount of dog mess on the streets of Herne Bay. Tory Jennie Edwards, chairman of the town’s area member panel, chose the issue as the first one to tackle in her year leading the committee. She highlighted the problem after receiving a complaint …

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Anfer and despair at park vandalism

Yobs have again caused despair after snapping new sapling trees and vandalising flower planters in the Memorial Park. Last month, the Gazette reported on damage done to trees in Station Chine, and last week there was further damage done to new trees planted along the Avenue of Remembrance. Queen Street mum Sarah Jane Phillips, 31, regularly uses the park for …

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War of words over school move

Parents and councillors clashed in a war of words over the future of Barton Court at a fiery public meeting this week. The debate was organised by representatives from Herne Bay in a bid to boost support for the grammar school’s bid to move to the town from Canterbury. Developer Mark Quinn hopes to include the school in his plans …

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Fun day to have serious safety message

EMERGENCY services are teaming up to offer a day out with a serious safety message this summer. Herne Bay Coastguards, firefighters, police and other agencies are working together for a fun day on Saturday, August 3, with a focus on sea safety and mud awareness. It follows several incidents where people have got stuck in the mud at low tide …

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Tennis courts may charge fees to recoup work costs

Free tennis courts could be put under lock and key as the council considers ways to recoup money from resurfacing work. Plans to charge to use the Memorial Park facilities have been put forward by Hampton councillor Peter Lee less than four weeks before the start of Wimbledon. It could see the use of new padlocks being placed on the …

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Councillor has got his priorities wrong

On most Herne Bay matters I am usually in broad agreement with Cllr Andrew Cook (Bay Agrees We Need A Grammar Here, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette). Sadly I disagree with him about the need for a Herne Bay grammar school. We have to consider educational provision in the context of all children, of all ages and all abilities …

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Bay agrees we need a grammar here

To suggest Sir Roger Gale MP is electioneering when all the main parties In Herne Bay agree a grammar school move to the coast would be beneficial is ill-thought out (Why Can’t Sir Roger Gale See This Folly, Herne Bay Gazette, May 1). I presume the educationalists your correspondent mentions are the heads of the other schools that are all …

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