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Celebrating the King’s Hall’s 100th birthday

At 6pm on 10th July, the Centenary Exhibition in the King’s Hall foyer will open, and it will run until 22nd July. It will feature an illustrated history of the King’s Hall and a special section devoted to residents’ memories of the Hall through the years. To coincide with the exhibition, there will also be two book launches. Mike Bundock …

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180 years of Herne Bay at the Little Theatre

On Friday 28th June at 7:30pm at the Herne Bay Little Theatre, Mike Bundock will present: “Celebrating 180 years of official existence” to mark the 180th Anniversary of the Act of Parliament that provided for “paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, repairing and improving a certain Portion of the Parish of Herne in the County of Kent”. Tickets are £3, from Herne …

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Pier flagpole under threat

Plans to remove the flagpole at the front of the pier could be rushed through to save money, say opposition groups. On Monday the council’s regeneration group will discuss getting rid of the rarely-used mast near the pier entrance and transforming the area into an events space. Although the group has no decision-making power, it may recommend the plans to …

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Mortimer Street Showcase & Party

This is a brilliant idea. A swarm of our beloved independent retailers put their heads together and came up with the idea of showing off what they do, and what happens “behind the scenes”. It’s going to be a great opportunity to find out more about our independent shops – the lifeblood of our town – AND there’s more free …

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Local Plan: discussion in Canterbury

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) has met with pressure groups ahead of the publication of the Canterbury City Local Plan today (20th June). On Monday, the CPRE were joined by members of the South Canterbury Alliance, North Canterbury Forum and the Canterbury Society, and discussed how all parties will launch their campaign against development of housing …

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Local Plan: Parish pledges to halt Strode in its stride

Parish councillors have vowed to stop a massive housing development they fear would link Herne to Herne Bay. Members of Herne and Broomfield Parish Council are working with charity CPRE Protect Kent to find reasons to stop 1,000 homes being built at Strode Farm owned by Hollamby Estates, of which parish councillor Andrew Brealy is a director. Mr Brealy left …

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Local Plan: Canterbury businesses invited to discuss future plan

Businesses can discuss the city council’s draft local plan at C4B‘s Annual Conference on June 28th. The plan outlines proposals for development over the next 20 years. It is available online now for public consultation. Colin Carmichael, chief executive of Canterbury City Council business, will be presenting the plan and explaining its effects on local business in the area. The …

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Eye-popping variety at the WEA

What does lifelong learning mean for Herne Bay? Quite a lot, really. And I am not referring to the resources of Canterbury, or Faversham, or even Whitstable. I am referring to adult learners in Herne Bay finding within their own town the possibility to go on learning, discovering, exploring throughout their lives. I wish every form of learning throughout adulthood …

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Local Plan: letter

Plan fails with no funding for roads The local development plan is flawed. I have sent all members of Canterbury City Council (CCC), and their highly-paid consultants Amec, who produced coloured charts on the selected areas, “evidence-based” reasons of why they are fundamentally flawed. In addition CCC has also ignored government guidelines on consultation. These government guidelines declare that the …

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Local Plan: Parish Council oppose Strode Farm plans

Parish councillors are set to outline their opposition to the Local Plan tonight (13th June 2013) as the public consultation on proposals for 3,000 homes in Herne Bay begins. Herne and Broomfield parish council is expected to focus its arguments against plans for 800 houses at Strode Farm. Although it has expressed disapproval for a 400-home development at Herne Bay …

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