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East Kent Hospital Trust’s chief executive Chris Bown’s £294,000 salary for a four-day week to pull hospitals out of special measures

The beleaguered Kent and Canterbury Hospital’s new interim chief executive will earn a jaw-dropping £294,000 for a year’s work – despite only working a four-day week. Chris Bown’s astonishing pay packet – more than double the Prime Minister’s salary – has been branded “disgraceful” by a nursing union. Mr Bown will become the highest paid public servant in Canterbury, earning …

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Buy a cake in Herne Bay and help deaf school

STAFF at the Herne Bay branch of Halifax are getting on their pinafores and pulling out their rolling pins out for a cake sale.The event is being held on behalf of The John Townsend Trust, the overarching charity for The Royal School for Deaf Children Margate. Elizabeth Frangaki, a member of the Halifax team, chose to support The John Townsend …

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Poll: who is Herne Bay’s man or woman of the year?

Doreen Stone, the Chairwoman of the Herne Bay Pier Trust Comments (0) FIVE inspirational people from Herne Bay have been nominated by one of our readers to feature in this poll. Who deserves the title? 1. Jo Mumford – the young musician has made a video and sold jewellery she created to raise money and awareness for charity Epilepsy Action. The 26-year-old Herne Bay lady …

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John Altman says he would pay to rebuild the Pier

He may play EastEnders bad boy Nasty Nick, but Herne Bay-raised John Altman has proved he is anything but by offering to fund a rebuild of the town’s pier. But there’s one slight catch: he has to first win a part in a Hollywood blockbuster to pay for his philanthropic mission. Mr Altman revealed his passion for the pier on our …

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What does the future hold for the pier?

A public meeting has been called to discuss of Herne Bay’s iconic pier. Ed Targett, the prospective Green Party MP for Herne Bay, has called a meeting (7pm Sunday, 23rd November at the King’s Hall) in order to discuss how the pier could be extended or rebuilt. He claims the short term plans of the Pier Trust, which runs the …

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John Gilbey retirement interview

Regrets, he’s had a few…..And while they may not be too few to mention, as Frank Sinatra famously sang, they are far outweighed by the achievements of Canterbury City Council leader John Gilbey. The 73-year-old Conservative, who has represented Blean Forest since 2003 and was elected leader in 2007, has announced he is not standing in next year’s election, instead …

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Queen Victoria fills the King’s Hall

The King’s Hall was packed – a fantastic sight. It gladdens my heart to see people getting involved in local issues, and the turnout this evening was clear evidence of the importance of QVMH to our town.  Congratulations to Gillian Fowler, and the League of Friends of QVMH, and a swarm of others around town for alerting us to the …

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Pier news: decking to be replaced for £140k

More than 700 square metres of the timber decking that surrounds the central tarmac area on Herne Bay pier will be replaced in a project costing around £140,000. Inspections have shown that while the pier’s substructure is sound, the timber runners and decking are not in such good condition and have deteriorated since the pavilion was removed. The area around …

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Pier Trust EGM Minutes

I couldn’t make it to the EGM on 10th July, so I asked the Trustees what had happened, and what the results were of any votes that were taken. I got conflicting reports as to whether anything had been sent to some or all of the members. I hadn’t received anything, and neither had several other paid-up members. I knew …

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