Graham Cooper (formerly an HBPT Trustee, currently part of the Rebuild Group) posted this on the “official” Pier Trust Facebook site: Dear All, Many of you will have no doubt seen the reports in the papers this week. Sadly the rebuild group were not asked for any comment or given the opportunity to repond by the Times. Here is a …Read More »
Doreen Stone (co-Chair of the HBPT) posted this on the “official” Pier Trust Facebook site, in response to Graham Cooper’s letter. Hello members and friends, I am responding to Graham’s post I understand from the HB Times that rebuild were contacted by Liz. The facts and figures were extracted without doctoring or special selection to make a point. the basic …Read More »
This email went to HB Pier Trust members on 29th Jan: Yours Views are Urgently Sort Dear Member This email is crucial to the future direction of the Herne Bay Pier Trust. I earnestly ask you to respond, however briefly. For too long the feedback to trustees has come from a vocal minority and now we are seeking the views …Read More »
A response to Shaney’s letter from Pier Trust Chairman, Doreen Stone (11th Jan 2013) Shaney and I met up yesterday to discuss her open letter about CCC’s possible leasing of the pier platform and I think she does have a cause for grievance that a concession of this magnitude was not advertised for tenders. We agreed with her that although …Read More »
Good News for the future of the Pier Three trustees of the HB Pier Trust attended the executive meeting of Canterbury City Council last Thursday and although they arrived smarting from the negative vibes in the press about an ultimatum to “shape up or ship out”, they were pleasantly surprised by the positive attitude of the councillors at the meeting. …Read More »
Pier Trust bosses denied 2012 had been a "troubled" year and insisted next year was going to be fantastic. New chairman Doreen Stone told members at the annual meeting that trustees were feeling very positive about the future.
She said trustees were united in the view that the pier platform should be developed as a short-term project and that long-term the pier should be rebuilt.Read More »
The Council won't and the Pier Trust can't
Today's HB Gazette highlights the worsening state of the pierhead. Apparently it's outside the Pier Trust's remit, and the Council just watches from the shore to see if the lightbulbs need changing - their bare legal obligation.
If we do nothing, time and tide will take their toll, and we will have nothing but rust and memories.Read More »
Herne Bay Pier Trust Newsletter
Well, we have had a lot of coverage about the future of the pier in the local press over the last few weeks – some of it correct and some… rather misleading. So we thought our members would like to have the facts from the horse’s mouth.Read More »
Campaigners have unveiled plans to extend the pier and build a new pavilion. Members of Herne Bay Pier Trust revealed details of the scheme – the brainchild of graphic designer Dave Parish – ahead of a crucial council meeting to debate the pier’s future after council officers claimed the lack of a clear plan for the site meant that “difficult …Read More »