Home ... Tag Archives: QE2

Tag Archives: QE2

John Gilbey’s blueprint for Herne Bay

The Leader of our Council has produced a blueprint for debate. As he says: As a member of the City Council for 11 years and as Portfolio Holder for Regeneration for 9 years, I have had a unique insight into many issues across the District and the County. I don’t have all the answers to questions that are asked and …

Read More »

£50k for the Bay

Yes folks, it’s free money time! The People’s Millions people have £50,000 to give away, and we’re up against Ellington Park in Ramsgate. The winner is decided by the number of phone-in votes, which will cost you 10p. You can vote up to 10 times – I don’t know why this should be, but rules is rules. Call 0871 626 …

Read More »

QE2 Coastal Management Plan

The Management Plan for the QE2 Coastal Park, which includes the Downs, has been published – you can read the report below (you can also download a copy if you want to). This Plan will be discussed at HBAMP at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2013. HBAMP (the Herne Bay Area Member Panel – our town’s councillors) will meet in …

Read More »

Coastal Park – draft response

Here is the draft response from the Friends of the Downs to Canterbury City Council's management proposals for the newly created QE2 Coastal Park.

We would like all the Friends of the Downs to take the time to read it and let us know what they think - the final version has to get to CCC by the end of November.

You can download the document by clicking HERE.

Read More »

QE2 Coastal Park Consultation

This is where you get to have your say about the future of our town’s greatest natural asset – its coastline. Here’s the link to the consultation documents: http://www.canterbury.gov.uk/main.cfm?objectid=6439 The important bits are the plan itself: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Field, Herne Bay’s Coastal Park Management Plan and the various action plans: A welcoming place Healthy, safe and secure …

Read More »

QE2 Coastal Park Consultation

This is where you get to have your say about the future of our town’s greatest natural asset – its coastline. Of course, the Downs are part of the newly christened QE2 Coastal Park, and the Council’s Management Plan has a number of proposals relating to the how the Downs would be managed. Here’s the link to the consultation documents: …

Read More »

Crass criticism from stunning councillor

Yes, dear reader, I was there and this actually happened – Cllr Vickery-Jones scored a few notable firsts. He is the only person to have called the village green application “crass”, and he is the only person to have called me “pious”. He also suggested that as a “newcomer” I didn’t have the right to clutter things up with my pesky …

Read More »

QE2 Coastal Park in Herne Bay

Question asked at HBAMP on 3 January 2012

Phil Rose:

I am very concerned that Members are mistakenly believing that the ongoing village green application requires that a number of activities on and around the Downs at Herne Bay must be deferred until the outcome of the application is known. None of the Items in the QE2 Coastal Park Action Plan that are being deferred pending the outcome of the village green application actually need to be deferred for that reason.

Read More »

Inquiry on village green starts

An official inquiry into the ‘grass roots’ fight to make the Herne Bay Downs a protected Village Green started with allegations of council waste and bullying. Canterbury City Council were accused of adding massive legal costs of hiring a barrister to cross examine locals, to the £30,000 they have already spent in legal fees. Campaigners Ros McIntyre and Phil Rose, …

Read More »

Meeting with CCC at the King’s Hall

[Rosemary Selling was taking proper minutes – this is the condensed version…] FotD: Cllr Gillian Reuby, Phil Rose, Ros McIntryre, Phil CheesemanCCC Outdoor Leisure: Richard Griffiths, Rosemary SellingCCC Street Scene: Richard DavidsonKent Wildlife Trust: Fred Booth 1. Richard Griffiths (RG) told us that the Downs Management Plan would now be part of a wider Management Plan for the QE2 Coastal …

Read More »