THE society hosted a joint meeting with the Herne and Broomfield Allotment Society on Tuesday, February 24, at the Institute Hall in Herne. Our speaker (and HHRS chairman), Margaret Burns, has gained a wide knowledge of growing vegetables and gave a talk and slide display. This covered preparing the soil properly to eliminate weeds, preparing an ‘apple crumble’ texture to …Read More »
FOR the society’s second meeting of 2015, our speaker was Philip Johnson of Johnson’s Sweet Peas, who gave a very informative and interesting talk and slide show on How to Grow and Show Sweet Peas. The Latin name for Sweet Peas is Lathyrus Odoratus, which means the scent which is so strong. Sweet peas are one of the most popular …Read More »
A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer TV writer, author and local campaigner LAST month I commented on a Guardian newspaper report on how Kent Police had asked for a list of names of the attendees to a university fracking debate. Having been a panelist on the debate, which took place in November at Canterbury Christ Church University, I followed …Read More »
BBC Radio Kent is hosting a debate on airport expansion. A panel will come together at Cliffe Memorial Hall near Rochester on 30th October with doors opening at 18:00 GMT. The panellists will be: Daniel Moylan, the Mayor of London’s Aviation Advisor Councillor Alan Jarrett, Deputy Leader of Medway Council John Grant, Executive Vice President of aviation experts, OAG Charles …Read More »
I've never met David Foley, but I assume in my usual good-natured way that he is a decent guy. I have been interviewed with him on BBC Radio Kent, when he rather irritatingly talked across me, but that's hardly a hanging offence.
A quick search on the Internet reveals that Mr Foley is active in a number of local organisations ranging from the National War Memorial to the Royal Society of Arts, which is commendable – community involvement is "a good thing".
I assume that Mr Foley has experienced business head on his shoulders, which makes the apparent naivete of some of his comments in the press all the more surprising.Read More »
Charles Buchanan will be giving the Night Flights new proposal to TDC Friday 28th October (as if they haven’t had it for a while already!) and will be announcing the highlights on BBC Radio Kent – 96.7FM and 104.2FM and DAB. BBC Radio Kent are having a “travel day” special on 28th October, and will be devoting 11am – 12 …Read More »
I thought my email of today may be of interest and stimulate other residents to convey their views to our councillors: August 21st 2011 Dear Councillor Bayford, Re Manston Airport – Proposed Night Flights As a regular listener to BBC Radio Kent, I heard your response rebuttal to Councillor Clive Hart’s interview at 08.15 on Thursday 18th August on the …Read More »