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Another community centre is impractical

BECKY Richards’ idea (Times, January 7) to use the ex-sorting office as a community centre is highly laudable, but I fear impracticable. Community venues are good for the community, but the costs to convert it would be eye watering, so why not try to get other underused buildings involved as ‘community venues’? Two quick suggestions are (a) the room above …

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On the lookout for new base to recycle cycles

Former meditation teacher Daniel Taylor and town centre businesswoman Rebecca Cooper support the Cycle Recycle scheme. Now they need help to find new premises in Herne Bay Tell us about Cycle Recycle Daniel: We were operating in Sea Street from October 2013 up until September 2014 and we took donations of old bicycles from people to repair. The aim is …

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Cash boost for charities after votes come in

Four local charities have benefited from donations as part of the Lloyds Bank Community Fund public vote. More than 1.5 million people took part in the vote, and in Herne Bay £3,000 was awarded to the Special Needs Advisory and Activities Project (SNAAP). Another £2,000 was given to the Umbrella Centre in William Street, Tankerton Football Club were given £1,000 …

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in brief

Air ambulance called to park HERNE BAY: Air ambulance crews landed in Herne Bay’s Memorial Park on Friday after an accident involving a woman on a mobility scooter. The woman was involved in a collision with a car as she crossed Kings Road at about 2.30pm. Paramedics alerted the Kent Air Ambulance who helped treat her at the scene before …

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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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Town Councillors

On Tues 15th, our councillors will PUBLICLY discuss issues that matter to our town. This happens rarely, so don’t miss it – the Salvation Army Hall in Richmond Street, starting at 6:30pm. They only do this half a dozen times a year, so it’s almost a special occasion. If you’re quick about it, you can put your own questions to …

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