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Gorrell Tank car park: wait goes on for traders

Businesses fear Southern Water plans will cost them dear SOUTHERN Water bosses have revealed this week that half of the largest car park in Whitstable will remain out of use for months. The Gorrell Tank car park closed at the end of April last year after an investigation revealed that the supporting columns of the tank, situated beneath the car …

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Water company gets hefty fine for sewage leak

SOUTHERN Water has been hit with a hefty £500,000 fine after raw sewage was dumped into Swalecliffe Brook, polluting a 1.2km stretch of the watercourse and killing 249 fish. The company admitted failing to respond to emergency alarms which meant the effluent was pouring into the brook for 18 hours, Canterbury Crown Court was told on Wednesday, November 12. The …

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Yes, there could be a summer hosepipe ban

Gale’s View by your MP Sir Roger Gale During this past week I have attended and chaired a small meeting of “stakeholders” convened in my constituency by the chief executive of Southern Water in order to discuss the water supply and sewage-related issues that are likely to affect us all. I threw my mind back a couple of months to …

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Results of South & South East in Bloom 2012 Competition

The Herne Bay in Bloom team attended Fareham on 13th September for the presentation of the 2012 South & South East in Bloom Awards.

We were awarded a Silver Gilt award and overall category winner for our main entry in the Large  Coastal Town section.

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Awards Presentation South and South East in Bloom 2011

The 2011 Presentation Ceremony, supported by Southern Water for  10 years, was held at Fontwell Park on Sept 7th. Chairman of South & South East in Bloom, Peter Holman supported by former Chairman Jim Buttress acted as MC’s and TV Gardener Chris Collins presented the Awards. Here are some images of the presentation ceremony.

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Ankle-deep in water as sewage floods homes

Homeowners have been left devastated after sewage flooded into their properties. Firefighters had to come and pump out the stagnant water which poured into four houses in London Road on Saturday evening. It is thought the problem stems from a blockage in a drain that serves the 1840 Victorian properties. In Angela Hurst’s basement flat the water was ankle deep, and took …

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Victims of floods in £1 million claim bid

Health campaigner is elected as leader of action group

A flood action group has been formed to hit Southern Water bosses "where it hurts". Furious residents packed into the basement bar of the Bun Penny pub on Thursday to discuss seeking compensation from the water giant following floods in August. They say their total claim could top £1 million.

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