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Groups will battle stigma and provide more support

A WARM welcome awaits at two new groups at the Umbrella Centre. The centre received funding from Serco for sessions aimed at reaching people who may not otherwise visit it. A new session worker, Matthew Healy, has also been recruited and joins senior worker Anne Stevenson to make sure the groups provide what people need. On Monday evenings, the doors …

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My time on the bins was not a waste

Student goes out with dustmen CANTERBURY Christ Church University student Frazer Edwards, pictured, appeared in the Times at the start of last year complaining about the build-up of rubbish outside his house. Frazer, 21, then spent ten weeks with Serco, which is employed to clear the area’s rubbish. WASTE management is of vital importance to both human health and to …

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Dog Wardens

Here’s a helpful service provided by the Council, Serco, and an outfit called Animal Wardens – between them they will do their best to return stray dogs to their owners. I think it would be a great help if they could also train the owners to “poop scoop”. Big improvements to dog warden service An enhanced service for lost and …

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Serco wins grounds maintenance contract

The contract to look after the district’s parks and gardens from April 2013 has been retained by the current contractor, Serco. Serco won the contract following a competitive tender process in which four companies submitted a bid. It covers council services such as parks, gardens, children’s play areas, sports pitches, benches and trees. Under the contract, Serco will also take …

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Volunteers step in to rescue THAT Christmas tree

Volunteers have stepped in to spruce up Herne Bay’s infamous Christmas tree after it was ridiculed for being the worst in Britain. They got together to give the fir some much-needed sparkle with tinsel and decorations following outcry over its “disgusting” appearance. People were left fuming and even booed when the original tree was unveiled last month in front of …

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Serco retains £40m contract to empty bins in Canterbury

SERCO has retained the £40 million contract to empty the bins of Whitstable, Herne Bay and Canterbury. The city council announced the decision on Tuesday. It followed a controversial three-way pitch where councillors were forbidden to know which firm was bidding. Among them was Veolia which attracted many protests because of its connections with Israel. The new contract starts on …

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Carpet Bedding Seafront Diamond Jubilee Display

This delightful display, which was the designed by the winner of the Herne Bay in Bloom gardening competition 2011, Sarah Pugsley aged 11 from Reculver CE School, has now been planted. We are grateful to CCC Streetscene & Outdoor Leisure and Serco for the sponsorship of this project which is in a prominent area seen by many visitors to the town with …

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“B” is for “Blooming Bay” Planting up the Town

This week the town has started to burst into bloom. The Friends of Herne Bay in Bloom work party have been busy taking delivery of plants grown on for them by Meadow Grange Nurseries since the early Spring. They have cleared all the planters in Mortimer Street and planted them with a “red white and blue” theme. In addition they …

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Local business

This year local businesses have really got behind the campaign to offer support. As well as our main sponsor Serco, Denne Construction paid for the committee to purchase a small bowser so that the Mortimer Street business community can water and maintain troughs and planters in that area. Kent County Council and Outdoor Leisure have sponsored 66 barrier troughs and …

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