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Supermarket plan causes friction and ructions

Traders fall out over plans for supermarket outside Herne Bay A group of Bay business people is backing plans for a giant supermarket outside the town. Herne Bay Town Partners has agreed to support Sainsbury’s bid for a store on the new Altira Business Park at Beltinge, despite council bosses trying to attract a supermarket to the town centre as …

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Mattress king who’s battling for local traders

  He is a businessman who spends his spare time on the battlefield and is a keen crusader for the traditional High Street in a world gone mad for out-of-town shopping centres. Dylan Hampshire, 41, of Cockett’s Beds, took over the family store in Herne Bay’s High Street in 1999 from his uncle and grandfather before him. He continues to …

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Plea for a free parking

He is the “mattress king” with a commitment to a traditional town centre. She’s the “queen of shops” trying to revive the country’s high streets. Now Herne Bay’s Dylan Hampshire says town bosses need to take the words of Mary Portas to heart and make parking free across central shopping areas. The Cockett’s Beds owner spoke out as councillors were …

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