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Challenge to parking fine over sign that’s ‘wrong’

Would you park next to this sign? A would-be councillor says it is misleading drivers and that council bosses are refusing to correct it. Ukip party hopeful for Herne and Broomfield John Moore said the signpost by the taxi rank outside Vivid in the High Street is causing confusion. It follows the news last week that Canterbury City Council faces …

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Campaigners seek reopening of loos

Campaigners have called on the city council to reopen the public loos in Beltinge. The toilets in Reculver Road were closed in July to save £5,000 each year, following a review by councillors who found they were not being used as often as facilities elsewhere in the district. But those opposed to the decision say it leaves pensioners facing a …

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Clock Tower to hopes win your love on Valentine’s Day!

Organisers will be hoping to harness the power of love when the newly-refurbished Clock Tower is officially launched on Valentine’s Day. Under the banner Love Your Clock Tower they hope that people will adore the hard work and money spent to bring it back to its former glory. Friends of the Clock Tower chairman Julian Jennings said it heralds a …

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Gate repairs begin in time for anniversary

Repairs to the Avenue of Remembrance in Herne Bay Memorial Park have finally begun. Damage was originally caused by a clumsy lorry driver who collided with the gate and stonework in April. The incident left the remembrance sign snapped in two, and the metal sign commemorating 1918, the year the First World War ended, also had to be removed. In …

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Rescue drama as lifeguards dash to save kayakers

Lifeguards sprang into action to rescue two kayakers struggling in the water half a mile off Herne Bay. The alarm was raised by visitors on the pier on Saturday at 1pm, and volunteers sprinted to the council’s lifeguard hut in Central Parade. An RNLI crew was dispatched, and coastguards also arrived to help the pair, who had been brought back …

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Relief as travellers move on from supermarket site

Caravans’ arrival sparked fears of delay for store plans Irish travellers have left after briefly setting up camp in a town centre car park – after fears they would hold up plans for a new supermarket on the plot. A convoy of eight caravans pulled into the council-owned site in King’s Road on Sunday night and told the Gazette: “This …

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Outrage after diggers move in to clear protected land

Developer defends action as business park becomes ‘victim of own success’ Campaigners have reacted with fury after a developer cleared an area of protected undergrowth and woodland to make way for a car park. George Wilson has given the go-ahead to remove trees and scrubland from the site at the back of The Links and Ryder Court, which was recognised …

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