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Your chance to help keep Herne Bay’s Telly-Go-Round turning

VOLUNTEERS with a spark of initiative are wanted to help maintain the Telly-Go-Round on Herne Bay seafront this summer. The machine, which is operated by Herne Bay Rotary, is close to the town’s pier and first appeared in 1967 as Dougal and the Lighthouse. It was the idea of Rotarians George Jones and Barry Smith. The current look of the …

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Herne Bay Museum: a new look to end the ‘moribund’ image

Herne Bay Museum is changing its image and its name in a bid to change its “moribund” image. Almost 50 people went to a meeting of the Herne Bay Museum Trust at the town’s Retreat Hall on Friday and learnt how the museum will be brought into the future once the trust takes on its management. The need for volunteers was …

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Herne Bay Museum: can you help as it moves into new era?

A new dawn for Herne Bay Museum The running of Herne Bay Museum is to be transferred from the city council to a trust. The local authority has agreed to transfer its operation to the Herne Bay Museum Trust, the charitable organisation formed after a series of meetings in the autumn. A report by the council said that the bid …

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Hundreds sign libraries petition, says Herne Bay Labour group

Labour supporters with parliamentary hopeful Frances Rehal (wearing red hat) Comments (0) HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition asking the county council not to transfer its library services to a charitable trust, Herne Bay Labour Party has said. Party supporters were collecting signatures for their Save our Library Services petition on Saturday at their stall in Mortimer Street. It called …

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Volunteers in the news

The charity behind the city’s talking newspaper for the blind held its annual meeting on Saturday. Every week, members of the Canterbury and District Recorder read stories from the Kentish Gazette onto digital recorders. These are put on to memory sticks and posted to visually impaired and blind people in the area, so they can keep up to date with …

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Third of beds at hospice to shut by 2016

Future plan is to provide more patient care in the home, says chief executive A THIRD of the inpatient beds at Pilgrims Hospice will shut in the next two years – but more could be provided in future. News of the closure was broken to staff and volunteers last week and managers said the 16-bed inpatient unit at the Canterbury …

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