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Herne getting famous for beating Tesco

The sleepy village that  triumphed over Tesco as people power forces chain to abandon pub conversion

The charming village of Herne seems an unlikely spot for an awesome display of people power. But the extraordinary resolve of its residents has just seen off the might of Tesco. Villagers won a David and Goliath battle with the store chain over what they saw as a threat to their way of life.

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NHS Bill Risk Register

This document is floating around the Interweb, being described as the much sought after, but long undisclosed, Risk Register associated with the Government’s proposed NHS reforms. It might be, it might not. Have a look and see what you think.

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Herne Bay rejects Manston night flights

As you probably know, Manston airport recently presented Thanet District Council with a proposal for scheduled night flights. TDC eventually organised a brief public consultation. Manston airport is obviously outside Canterbury’s feudal realm of control, but TDC agreed to let CCC have an input to the consultation… The agreement was that CCC would be sent copies of all the submissions …

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Pier pressure

At long last Canterbury City Council has described its vision for the future of our Pier. In a word: short. Some of the trustees of the Pier Trust have been angling for a new Pier for years, if not decades. All of the trustees have given generously of their time and expertise. They have drawn together a wealth of national …

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Home and dry – hosepipe ban coming

After two of the driest winters on record water companies are introducing a hosepipe ban. Households across the county will have to live with a hosepipe ban until at the least the end of the summer.

The water companies’ restrictions to be introduced on April 5 will mainly target domestic users. Customers will be prevented from using hosepipes for watering gardens, washing cars, patios and boats, and from filling swimming and paddling pools, ponds and fountains. Anyone caught breaking the ban faces a £1,000 fine.

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Olympic torch a distant twinkle

Well, if you're one of the many doing your best to ignore the Olympics, then you have much to thank Lord Coe for. He has carefully engineered the Olympic torch route so that it will come no closer to Herne Bay than Upstreet and Sturry (on 19th July).

Looking at the map of the route, it does seem rather odd that they're happy to make a diversion after Faversham to visit Challock (pop. 843), but didn't divert to Herne Bay and Whitstable (combined pop. 65,383) on their way to Canterbury. Hey, ho. 

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WEA Course: Egyptology

Ancient Egyptian religion has always been a source of mystery and wonder to Westerners. Why was a special god chosen to represent the Nile? What was the relationship between the gods? ln this day school we will explore the racy, sometimes amusing stories associated with the gods which ultimately shaped, sustained and directed Egyptian culture in every conceivable way. Course: …

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Flying start for Farmers’ Market

Market was a fairy tale despite missing stalls The butcher did not turn up, the baker was in fine form and the candlestick maker continued to prove elusive. But Herne Bay’s first farmers’ market got off to a fine start – bar a few minor teething problems. The market, held in United Church hall on Saturday, March 3, could now …

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Herne Villagers won, Tesco nil

Tesco scraps plans for Express store in Herne Tesco has dramatically pulled out of plans to open an Express store in Herne, the Kentish Gazette can reveal. The supermarket giant today admitted it was not pushing forward with the controversial scheme, blaming highways issues in the village. The news marks the end of a fierce five-month campaign waged by villagers …

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See you soon…

Here’s an excellent little video, produced on a shoestring by the resourceful and talented Gerald McCarthy, who says: Often referred to as the ‘Riviera of Kent’ Herne Bay, a thriving seaside town in the ‘Garden of England’ enjoys one of the warmest climates in the UK. Offering a huge range of watersport opportunities,such as sailing, wind surfing and an extra …

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