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Rotary’s “Glorious June” Charity Golf Day

The Rotary Club of Herne Bay supports and champions local events and activities to help raise funds for local charitable and worthwhile causes.  For 2013, our objective is to be able to continue to support local charities, clubs and organizations and as such we will be holding our ninth “Glorious June” Charity Golf Day on 7th June 2013 at the …

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Crazy golf scheme for Herne Bay pier looks set to be approved

Oh dear, it looks like a shoo-in – no surprise there… A smuggler-themed crazy golf course on Herne Bay pier looks set to be given the go-ahead by planning councillors. Officials are recommending that the £250,000 scheme by arcade boss David Cain is granted planning permission, despite almost 30 letters from opponents. It would see a 13-hole course, complete with …

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Planning Cockup

CCC’s slapdash use of their own website has limited our opportunity to comment on a couple of major local issues. When it comes to advertising any planning applications in the district, our Council is only obliged to put public notices near the site in question, and in a local paper. They use Kent on Sunday, so that must be OK, …

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Pier Trust still has some explaining to do…

One local business owner has some strong opinions and a lot to say about the handling of the “mini golf on the Pier” shambles. Read it carefully, then act. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; …

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Christmas message from the Pier Trust

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. …

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Manston out-performed by a small hole in the ground

Sad but true. The numbers are in on this summer's Open Golf Championship at Sandwich, and they make good reading for the county. The direct economic boost and indirect benefit of TV coverage are valued at £77 million.

Each Open venue hosts the tournament about every ten years, so the once-a-decade display of supreme skill at the stick-ball-hole game works out at some £7.7 million a year of identifiable benefit to Kent.

Manston's latest night flight proposal rather optimistically assesses the airport's current contribution to the local economy at £3.8 million a year - less than half the impact of the Open even when the Open isn't on!

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£20k down a small hole

Just to quickly refresh your memory, dear reader, we are living in times of budget cuts and belt-tightening. There has been widespread local coverage of Canterbury City Council slashing, cutting, trimming and salami slicing. In the expectation that their central funding will be reduced, CCC has been wielding the knife on all but the biggest projects. It came as an unwelcome surprise to me that CCC was proposing to make a £20,000 "contribution to hospitality for the Open Golf Tournament at Sandwich".

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