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Pier Trust Rebuild Group put their case

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 …

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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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Piratical display lights up the pier

People power – and a pinch of piracy – is behind a festive lights display erected more than a kilometre out to sea. A Christmas tree of light, made from around 1,000 lights, appeared on the stranded head of Herne Bay pier just before Christmas. Pier Pirates claimed responsibility for the seasonal display and said the lights were a symbol …

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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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Christmas Fair at the Bandstand

Beach Creative, Herne Bay In Bloom, and Herne Bay Pier Trust have all got together to bring you a fantastic Xmas fair, starting this Saturday 15th December from 11am, at Herne Bay Bandstand. It’s a chance for the residents and visitors of Herne Bay to do something positive this Christmas and enjoy the festive atmosphere too. Bring the kids along …

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Herne Bay Pier Trust must prove its competence to run the pier

Council bosses are considering closing Herne Bay pier amid fears that the Pier Trust is not fit to manage it. Members of Canterbury City Council's ruling executive committee will discuss a hard-hitting report at a meeting on Thursday.

In it, the council's head of culture Dawn Hudd warns the council could close the pier and that it will only be handed to the pier trust if they can prove they have enough cash, competence and experience to run it.

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Council to cut ties with Pier Trust

It seems that our beloved Council didn't like what they heard at the Pier Trust AGM, and have decided that the Pier Trust simply can't be trusted with the Pier. Dawn Hudd has produced a document for consideration by the CCC Executive on 13th December, and it is peppered with sad and telling phrases:

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Herne Bay Pier bosses are positive about future

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.

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Herne Bay Pier Trust reveal plans for country’s first pier marina

This is how Herne Bay’s Victorian pier could look if a £70 million plan to build a marina around the derelict old pier head goes ahead. The ambitious scheme was unveiled last night by the Herne Bay Pier Trust and would be the first of its kind in the country. Members also announced a raft of short-term plans, which include …

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Bay’s renewal plan is ‘second best in Europe’

I’m intrigued by this award. I’ve asked the Strasbourg judges for a copy of the prize-winning bid, but they said they weren’t allowed to release it. So I’ve asked Mr Rynne of CCC for a copy – I’ll share it with you when I get it. Herne Bay’s plans for regeneration are the second best in Europe, according to a …

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