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IN BRIEF

Vow to solve lights problem UK Power Networks has vowed to fix problems with street lighting in the Hampton area after concerns were raised by a county councillor. Cllr Brian MacDowall (Ukip) said residents living in West Cliff Drive and Clifftown Gardens area had experienced the street lamps falling. He was concerned that in the darkness people may not be …

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Wardens do a wonderful job

Community wardens have been in the news as Kent County Council, following strong protests, has significantly scaled back proposed cuts in numbers. Community wardens offer a very important community service including: • Prevention of low level crime by liaising with police to steer young people away from crime • Helping trading standards by being the human face for residents suffering …

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Tennis charges will drive away players

A charge of £7.20 per hour to use the tennis courts in the Memorial Park (It’s Wimbledon – Want To Play? That Will Cost £7.20 An Hour) What? You cannot be serious! Canterbury City Council’s continual inroads into taxpayers pockets and contemptuous avoidance of any consultation never lets up: Witness Westgate Towers, Kingsmead Field, beach hut owners… the list goes …

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Here we go again — chaos part II

Something is rotten in the state of Canterbury as the Westgate Towers traffic trial mark 2 is revealed, thanks to the Gazette (Here We Go Again, Gazette, June 5). This unwanted, unworkable scheme is undoubtedly a complete waste of money, £242,000 and counting, and sourced from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, implying that private vehicle owners are bad, public transport, …

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in brief

Mystery over air-raid siren Hampton residents were baffled by the sound of an air raid siren on Thursday last week, but where it came from remains a mystery. On Facebook some believe it was linked to film crews arriving in Herne Bay for new BBC Comedy Grey Mates. Another suggestion was that the sirens were from army ranges in Essex. …

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Difficult journey but it’ll be worth it

Last week’s front page headline Road To Nowhere gave a somewhat overstated impression of chaos in and around the roadworks at Sea Street (Herne Bay Gazette, May 8). Even though the resident you quoted made some important points reminding drivers to take care and not get themselves into multi-point turns trying to reverse in very narrow streets like Cobblers Bridge …

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How singing is helping people with dementia

A GROUP of singers are finding their voices thanks to a donation from Home Bay’s county councillors. Nick Bond and Brian Macdowall have paid for 30 sessions for the Seaview Singers, a group for dementia patients and their carers using music and singing to improve wellbeing. It is run by Age UK Herne Bay and Dr Trish Vella-Burrows, of the …

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