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Herne Bay outpatients move: stay positive, says campaigner

WITH the move of Herne Bay’s outpatient services to a “hub” at Estuary View in Whitstable having been completed, a leading health campaigner has urged a positive approach from all concerned.Asked if the end of outpatient services in the town might ultimately lead to the demise of Herne Bay’s Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Gillian Fowler, chairman of its League of …

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Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club

Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club Primrose Cobb celebrates her 90th birthday. She is presented with a lovely bouquet by with Lions’ vice president Geoff Lindley Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club Members met at St Mary’s Hall, Whitstable, for a business meeting. The dates of forthcoming fundraising events were finalised, confirming that the popular Fashion Show was booked for …

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Butcher’s barker is a threat to pedestrians

I HAVE grave concerns about the new butcher’s shop in Whitstable High Street, “Butcher of Brogdale”. They have employed someone to shout and whistle all day outside their shop. As well as being intensely irritating for both neighbouring businesses and shoppers, he is causing a danger with people having to go into the road or cross to pass him. He can …

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A visitor’s stunning snapshot of Herne Bay

AMATEUR photographer Shane Matthews has captured this lovely picture in Herne Bay during his visit last week – what do you think?Mr Matthews from near Maidstone visited Herne Bay and Whitstable last week and captured a few lovely pictures.Is it good enough to become our Facebook cover picture? 

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Pond buffs want to probe secrets of Herne Bay

DO YOU have a pond in your garden or on your farm? And if you have, is it home to any frogs, toads or newts?The Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group is looking to build on its survey from last year in which Whitstable’s ponds were examined to see how many four-legged beasts were lurking beneath the surface.The survey was helped …

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Traffic-calming is not enough in this road

I WAS interested to read the article in last week’s Times regarding a new crossing in Millstrood Road, Whitstable. I totally agree with Amanda Glithero that something needs to be done about keeping our children safe – traffic- calming is not enough. I live in Downs Avenue and all the traffic-calming has done is move the problem to our road. …

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Herne Bay outpatients: get ready to travel to Whitstable

Comments (0) AFTER all the furore, from Monday people in Herne Bay will have to travel to Whitstable for if they need outpatient services. There has been fierce opposition to the plans to base a ‘hub’ outpatients clinic “hub” at Estuary View in Whitstable, with the running down of services at both Herne Bay’s Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital and Faversham Cottage …

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Some things you may not know about Whitstable

TODAY the streets, paths and narrow alleyways of Whitstable retain their rich cultural and historical identity. Many buildings hold their own story, which may or may not surprise you. So, here are seven historical facts about the Bubble that makes it the charming, one-of-a-kind town it is today: The first railway bridge in the world was in Old Bridge Road …

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Raymond Wood may be in Whitstable area

A man accused of making threats of violence could be holed up in a campervan. Detectives are appealing for help in finding one of their “Most Wanted” suspects, who they think could be hiding in the Whitstable area. Raymond Wood, 42, is wanted on suspicion of making threats of violence in the seaside town. Wood was added to the county force’s Most …

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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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