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CLOCK TOWER IS BACK WITH A BANG

THEY came in their thousands for one of Herne Bay’s most special nights in years. A lights show and fireworks display on Saturday evening heralded the refurbishment of the clock tower on the seafront — and the people of the town showed how much it meant to them with a fantastic turnout. “We estimated that about 3,000 people came to …

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3,000 turn out for reopening of clock tower

Fireworks display and light show to welcome back iconic Herne Bay building FIREWORKS, a light show and a huge crowd of 3,000 people made it a night to remember on Herne Bay seafront on Saturday. The event was held to mark the refurbishment of the town’s clock tower and proved predictably moving for those who had been involved in a …

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Contractor set to dump city’s waste

A council contractor looks set to pull out of running household waste collection services after the revelation it will concentrate its efforts on more lucrative contracts. Serco took on two major contracts with Canterbury City Council in April 2013, which include collecting household waste, street cleaning and maintaining public parks and gardens. But Serco chief executive Rupert Soames has announced …

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Green-fingered volunteers dig in

WITH wheelbarrows instead of weapons, a garrison of gardeners invaded Herne Bay last Tuesday. Their mission was to brighten up the town by adding flowers ordered by the Herne Bay In Bloom team to planters around the area. From Beltinge to Beacon Hill, they dug, watered and planted hundreds of plug plants that will grow into a floral fantasia. It …

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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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Gardeners queue up for their free plants

GARDENERS queued for almost an hour last week to snap up free plants given away as part of a recycling scheme. Contractors removed bulbs and plants from Herne Bay seafront to make way for summer displays, and they were then handed out by volunteers from Herne Bay in Bloom. The group had set aside four hours for the giveaway on …

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Artists to spice up seafront benches

Community campaigners have called on local artists to come forward with their ideas to spice up new benches in the Herne Bay Coastal Park project. The project previously secured £50,000 from ITV Meridian’s People’s Millions, which will be used to put in new art, benches and wheelchair accessibility along the seafront. Colleen Ashwin-Kean, of Herne Bay in Bloom, said: “This …

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Artists are needed to design six seafront benches

COULD you help design and build six benches for Herne Bay seafront? The project is part of the ITV People’s Millions initiative, which saw the town win £50,000 last year to improve accessibility and facilities along the seafront. There is a budget o(11,000 for each bench — to cover design, construction and installation – and organisers are hoping the benches …

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Mindless vandals snap recently planted trees

Vandals have caused outrage after they snapped young tree saplings recently planted in Herne Bay. Four trees in Station Chine between Derling Road and Gordon Road were broken, while another tree in the Memorial Park was also targeted. Former town councillor Vince McMahan was shocked when he discovered the damage while walking through the area on Tuesday, April 15. He …

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We need blooming volunteers to help

Bay group has plans for annual competition CAN you wield a watering can or deadhead a dahlia? Then Herne Bay In Bloom needs you. The group responsible for keeping the Bay looking its best is holding an open evening on Wednesday, April 16 to encourage more people to get involved. Spokeswoman Colleen Ashwin-Kean said: “Gardeners are very welcome but we …

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