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Herne Bay Photographic Club

Freelance photographer Alan Chapman gave a talk to members of the Herne Bay Photographic Club Herne Bay Photographic Club The members enjoyed a very different lecture on January 20, from freelance paparazzi Alan Chapman. Alan has been photographing celebrities for the media for more than 30 years. Today he is more likely to go into clubs and parties to photograph …

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Whitstable WI

2015 began on a high note with a good meeting. Many things are planned for the year ahead, this being the centenary year in June. Next Thursday sees the start with a meal at the Plough Swalecliffe. Two new groups are beginning in February – Singing for fun and knit and natter. At the last meeting, Helen Howard talked on Of …

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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

The next meeting of the society will be on Thursday, February 5 at the Lower Hall United Reform Church, High Street, Herne Bay. Jane Priston will be giving a talk based on her extensive and original researches including the Herne Bay connections of Amy Johnson and the Mystery of her last Flight. Doors are open at 6.30pm for 7pm start. …

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Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club

Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club Primrose Cobb celebrates her 90th birthday. She is presented with a lovely bouquet by with Lions’ vice president Geoff Lindley Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club Members met at St Mary’s Hall, Whitstable, for a business meeting. The dates of forthcoming fundraising events were finalised, confirming that the popular Fashion Show was booked for …

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City needs overhaul not a makeover

CAN the city survive after John Gilbey’s running of Canterbury council has been slowly killing the city, with ridiculous council rates, extortionate electricity costs for street traders, lack of response to needs of business in the lower half of the city, etc. Painfully slow erection of Christmas lights, pathetic response time on graffiti tagging, and…. well I would take up …

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Censorship lets extremism flourish

Many will find the views of 44-year-old Fnglish Defence league supporter Davey Russell offenive, unpalatable and downright nasty. They will criticise the Herne Bay Guzette’s decision to give him a platform and conflate his views with our own. Others will have a groat deal of sympathy with his outlook on the way the world around us is changing. His fears …

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Deal nets town £400,000

Retirementilláge could start in New Year after cash agreement Plans for a new £35 million retirement village in Herne Bay moved a step closer this week after developers agreed to pump £400,000 into the town. Bethel Retirement Villages wants to build 117 one and two-bedroom apartments on the site of the former Christian holiday camp at Herne Bay Court in …

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Solar farm firm to investigate better screening options

Plans for an 800-acre solar farm off the Thanet Way have been deferred by Canterbury City Council’s planning committee. The solar panels would have provided enough electricity to power 15.000 homes in the area, and would have been located to the south side of the A299 by the Share and Coulter pub. It had been put forward by Owls Hatch …

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Ongoing feud ended in court

A jobless man who spouted racist abuse outside shop in Greenhill has been fined £165. David Banborough, of Blackburn Road, pleaded guilty to making racially aggravated threats towards Kamal Omer. Prosecutor Neil Sweeney told Canterbury Magistrates’ Court how the 45-year-old had tried to swing a punch at Mr Omer, shouted abuse, and made threatening hand gestures. Hugh Robertson, for Banborough, …

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Relief at U-turn on cuts to community wardens

Community wardens in Herne Bay have been saved from the chop after a U-turn by county councillors. Kent County Council had launchnd a six-week public consultation asking for people’s views on possible plans to axe 24 of the county’s 70 wardens. The proposals were put forward because the council wanted to save £1.28 million each year towards the estimated £330 …

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