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Please see below the latest news in Herne Bay...
Sainsburys development is approved
October 25th, 2014
Terrace Hill have submitted plans for a new development at Altria Park for Sainsburys, which was approved by Canterbury City Council on Tuesday evening. The plans comprise a new, modern Sainsbury’s foodstore, a petrol filling station, new business units and investment in local infrastructure including improvements to pedestrian facilities at Blacksole Bridge. The vast majority of local residents currently travel out of the Herne Bay area for their main food shopping. The new Sainsbury’s store would provide much needed choice in food shopping in the area and deliver up to 300 full and part time jobs for local people. The new business units would provide the capacity for further employment opportunities and, together with the new Sainsbury’s, directly address rising unemployment levels in the area.
Green Door Opens in William Street
October 24th, 2014
Another exciting new business has opened in William Street, Herne Bay. The Green Door, a quality Deli, where you can take-away or eat in.
Masala Bay Wins Top Curry Award
October 23rd, 2014
Masala Bay has won Takeaway of the Year 2014 at the English Curry Awards last night.
Chef Mohammed Rahman (pictured collecting the award)said 'It is an extreamly proud moment for all the staff at Masala Bay. We could not dream of winning this title two years in a row. Since our previous win, we worked harder than ever to maintain and improve standards. We are hugely grateful to our customers who nominated us and continue to support our small business. Thank you from the team at Masala Bay'.
'Sunshine on Leith' @ The Bay Theatre
October 22nd, 2014
'Sunshine on Leith' @ The Bay Theatre, Herne Bay High School. 22nd - 25th October 2014, Tickets £9.50. Call 01227 265459
Pledge to Change Event
October 10th, 2014
Pledge To Change Event Date: 10th October, 1.30pm-4.30pm Location: Salvation Army, Canterbury (White Horse Ln, CT1 2RU) Price: Free and also receive a full days Mental Health Awareness Training on the 20th October at Kent Enterprise House, Herne Bay also for FREE (usual price £50.00pp, limited spaces, first come first serve basis) This autumn, Social Enterprise Kent (SEK) will be encouraging local businesses to ‘Pledge to Change,’ in aid of World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. This exciting and FREE event will bring employers from the Canterbury area together to celebrate the end of mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace. It will be an extremely rewarding afternoon, empowered by the people who believe that it is ‘Time to Change’ the way we think about mental illness. A number of speakers are attending the event to give inspiration to employers to stand together and the Lord Mayor of Canterbury will be opening the event. Speakers include: • Rebecca Smith from Social Enterprise Kent • Lynn Marchant from Mindful Employer and Healthy Business • Angela Brier-Stephenson from Another Journey Begins and Channel Radio • Jan Mulligan - Ergonomist from Greenleafe Ergonomics and Disability Specialist • Lyn Finch Employer Advisor from Job Centre Plus To join us at this inspirational event, please book through Eventbrite T – 01227 844449 E – email@example.com W – www.sekgroup.org.uk
Visit the New Beach Creative Cafe
October 1st, 2014
Beach Creative in Beach Street, Herne Bay has opened a new cafe, to compliment their very popular Art Gallery and Workshops. The Cafe is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, with a selction of cakes and sandwiches and refreshments.
Age UK Herne Bay are the best!
September 30th, 2014
This article appeared in the Grant Agenda:
Spotlight on... Age UK Herne Bay Each month we feature one Age UK with a recent success or inspiring story to share, following a grant or visit. It is an opportunity for partners to highlight these successes or stories and share knowledge with colleagues. If you feel you have a story which may be of interest to other partners, and would like it to be featured in a future edition, please contact Margaret Hulme. This month we feature Age UK Herne Bay.
As we (Jill Pindar and Margaret Hulme) turned into the entrance of Convalescent House on a lovely summer’s day it was easy to imagine that we had arrived at our sea side holiday accommodation. Set in a few acres of leafy woodland and sweeping lawns Age UK Herne Bay is the proud owner of a beautiful building, although we later learned that it had taken a lot of hard work to make it how it is today. However, we were visiting to see how the Text Santa grant recently awarded is being spent. Our amazement in our surroundings continued as we were shown along corridors displaying lovely artwork to a beautifully appointed en suite room with a view over the garden, now used for meetings, but with the potential to be used for residential care. There we had a chat and a cup of tea with both a befriender and a befriendee taking part in the befriending scheme funded by the Text Santa grant. The client had sadly lost her husband leaving her feeling unable to cope with simple tasks until she was allocated a befriender who began to visit her each week. The two ladies are now firm friends and both of them have benefitted greatly from the scheme. Sadly the chat was all too short as the client was whisked away to have her lunch at the day centre and the busy volunteer rushed off, but there was time to speak with the Community Services Officer who filled us in on some of the other services offered to clients. We were then given a full tour of the building and introduced to several staff and volunteers. We were very impressed with the lovely light and airy day care areas, bathing suite and laundry and would dearly loved to have joined in with the singing session that was underway. However, the tuneful melodies were audible throughout our tour of the refurbished kitchens which are used to create hundreds of meals each day for delivery and for those in the centre. The tour culminated in an excellent, and very healthy lunch, which gave us the opportunity to talk with Sue Cliffe and key members of her staff about the issues that Herne Bay face locally and how Age UK plans to tackle the problems faced. All too soon we found ourselves wending our way back down the driveway and past the impressive old wrought iron gates but were brought back down to earth with a bump as we drove past the previous home of Age UK Herne Bay on the way back to the station. A stark reminder of the massive effort that went into securing the new premises and the benefit that the older people of Herne Bay now reap as a result.
Amy Johnson Herne Bay Project
September 23rd, 2014
Last Saturday was the launch of the Amy Johnson Herne Bay Project. Hundreds of people attended the event which included the unveiling of the information board by Amy's family. For more information on this on-going project, please visit: www.amyjohnsonhernebay.com
Tribute to Kevin Almond
September 18th, 2014
The town has been shocked by the news that local businessman, Kevin Almond, owner of Nutcutters Hair Salon in Bank Street was killed last Sunday in a road traffic accident. Kevin had been a hairdresser for 40 years and was a well-known businessman in the town. Kevin was a larger than life character raising money for local charities and was always supporting the town events. RIP Kevin.
Herne Bay Clock tower Friends website
September 17th, 2014
Visit the new Herne Bay Clocktower Friends website www.clocktowerfiends.org
Craft & Gift Market in Bandstand
September 13th, 2014
Gift & Craft Market @ The Bandstand September 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: The Bandstand Central Parade Herne Bay Visit the Gift & Craft Market, which has a variety of individual stalls from homemade jewellery, scarves and handbags, knitted gifts, paintings and artwork, cards, toys, woodare, bric a brac and much more. Uniquely situated on Herne Bay seafront within the Bandstand. Enjoy a coffee or ice cream at Mackaris and a stroll around this family fun market.
Herne Bay Festival Starts Showcase
August 23rd, 2014
Herne Bay Showcase @ Herne Bay Town Centre… August 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm This will showcase the best that Herne Bay has to offer. Llocal businesses giving away freebies, the Herne Bay Market, food tasting, arts and craft stalls, music and entertainment, and more throughout the town!
Herne Bay Festival Fireworks this Saturday
August 22nd, 2014
Fireworks Display! … August 30, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm Come down to Neptune’s Arm to see the spectacular show that will take place over the beach. Expect a seafront food and drinks festival to accompany the visual spectacle!
Herne Bay Festival Giant Picnic
August 21st, 2014
Giant Picnic August 31, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Giant Picnic returns again, and this year is bigger than ever! Led by Herne Bay in Bloom and a number of community groups, the aim of the picnic is to have fun, meet people[...]
Herne Bay Festival Kent Coastal Band
August 20th, 2014
Kent Coastal Band August 31, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:0 Central Bandstand Herne Bay Seafront Back in 1992, there were only 10 to 15 players but the band has now grown to approximately 50 regular members. They have musicians of all ages, from school children to retired people, from all walks of life. The band aims to perform concerts of a high standard and is now regarded as one of the most successful and able bands in the area. Catch them on the Bandstand at 11am
Herne Bay Air Display this Sunday
August 13th, 2014
Air Display Times 12:00 Tigers Freefall Parachute Team These guys will be parachuting in to open the display next to the Bandstand. Please observe signs and keep the marked landing area clear until advised otherwise. 13:00 Typhoon Display. As far as we know, a first for Herne Bay, as the modern, state-of-the-art Typhoon fighter plane displays along Herne Bay seafront for the first time. Anyone unaware that a display is taking place will be in no doubt that one is underway when they hear the roar of the engine of this particular craft. 13:30 The Turbulent Display Team The Turbulent Display Team’s four-strong aeroplane team will be coming back to entertain the thousands with their fun display including hitting especially released helium balloon targets. 14:00 Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Display. We are so very proud to be able to bring you this display as part of the day. Our British Lancaster Bomber will be joined by a Canadian Lancaster, among the first such dual flights in UK skies for over 50 years. The iconic plane that is the Spitfire and the delightful Hurricane with be joining the display as part of this element of the day. 14:30 Justyn Gorman Aerobatics Thanks to Cain’s Amusements, Terry Nicholls, APC East Kent & Icom UK Ltd, Justyn Gorman Aerobatics will be wowing the crowds with high-paced twists, turns, loops and much more.
Jersey Boys Tribute at Kings Hall
August 11th, 2014
The Ragdolls will take you on a musical journey through the well known career of one of the most successful bands of all time Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, recreating the iconic sound of the Jersey Boys. With their slick choreography and amazing falsettos, The Boys will take you back to where it all began, recreating cover versions of 50′s songs as the four seasons did including hits such as ‘Still of the night’, ‘Oh Carol’, ‘Teenager in love’ and ‘Why do fools fall in love’. For more information and to book tickets, visit our BayPromoTeam Ticket Shop.
Coastal Towns Events are HERE
August 10th, 2014
There is a brand new website www.coastaltownsevents.co.uk. It has a comprehensive list of events for Herne Bay and Whitstable.
Red Sands Radio Back is now on-air
July 7th, 2014
Radio Red Sands is back on-air on 87.9 FM & on-line at www.redsandsradio.co.uk Red Sands Radio, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2PF 07711 512 991 Bob Le-Roi – Founder MD Programme Director
Herne Bay Classic Motor Show a great success
June 24th, 2014
The Herne Bay Classic Motor Show celebrated the ‘First Herne Bay Motor Speed Trials’, which took place in 1924. The was a selection of 350 classic vehicles, exhibitors, Food Market, retro market, quality entertainment on the seafront. The Classic Music Show with Mel Harris, XYZ, The Electric Beatles and The Crooner entertained over 10,000 people
Herne Bay Town Partners organised the event in partnership with Classic Music and Motors.
Herne Bay Si-Fi Event was a Great Success
June 15th, 2014
The Baypromo Team held Herne Bay's second Si-Fi Event today at the Kings Road School and it was an outstanding success. Everyone from the Si-Fri world was there, including Storm Troppers, Red Dwalf, Batman and many more. The highlight of the event was guest appearances from former Dr Who's Colin Baker and Paul McGann.
The Bun Penny is SOLD
June 6th, 2014
The Bun Penny on Herne Bay seafront, which caught fire in 2011, has been sold. The proposed plans are to have a retail outlet on the ground level, with apartments above. The successful sale was negotiated by Wilbee & Son Estate Agents
Herne Bay Market has moved into the Town Centre
May 9th, 2014
Thousands of people came to see the new look, Herne Bay Market, last Saturday,in its new location in the heart of the town centre.
The market is now in William Street and Mortimer Street, every Saturday from 8am - 4pm
Bat & Trap and Darts at HBFC
May 8th, 2014
The football may be over until the end of July, but activities go on at Winch's Field, home of Herne Bay Football Club. As part of the club's community activities a Bat and Trap team and a Darts team have been started to play matches over the summer months. The club are looking for additional players, particularly for the darts. If you are interested contact the Commercial Manager Ron Boddy on 01227-363452 or 0751-5647530. "
Quinns submit Plans for Herne Bay Golf Club
April 1st, 2014
A major development is planned for the old Herne Bay Golf Club site. Quinn Estates have submitted plans to Canterbury City Council for the proposed development. For more infromation visit: www.quinn-estates.com/future-developments/#current-projects/herne-bay-golf-clubr
Highway Improvements, Sea Street Roundabout
March 23rd, 2014
When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take
As part of the Member Highway Funding initiative, your local Members Mr Brian Macdowell & Mr Nicholas Bond have committed two years funding in conjunction with a contribution from Kent County Council to deliver a carriageway reconstruction scheme on Sea Street, Herne Bay including Sea Street roundabout. This is part of the on-going works to improve the highway network in Kent.
Works are due to commence on the 6th May 2013 and will take up to 8 weeks. The works will generally be undertaken between the hours of 07:00 and 20:30, but may be necessary to extend this beyond 20:30 if required to complete an area of work.
What we plan to do
The works are required to reconstruct the damaged and deteriorated concrete carriageway. Investigations have been undertaken to determine the condition of the existing carriageway. It has identified the lower layers of the road need replacing. The works will involve excavating the existing concrete carriageway and reconstructing new layers and road surface.
Due to the nature and complexity of the works, it will be necessary for some adjoining roads to be closed with traffic through Sea Street being managed by two way Traffic Lights. Access to properties will generally be maintained throughout the duration; however it may be necessary to restrict vehicular access to individual properties for short periods.
Signed diversion routes will be in place for the closure of all the side roads in the area of works.
We are here to help you, if you have any particular access needs, please let us know.
There will be a public engagement nearer the commencement date to explain the benefits of the scheme and how it affects the local community. We will re-contact you shortly with further details.
If you need more information, please call us on 0300 333 5539.
You can also visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways to find out how we look after the roads throughout Kent or report any faults you find on our roads.
For your safety and the safety of our workforce, please drive carefully and slowly through the roadworks.
Herne Bay Market to move on 3 May 2014
March 10th, 2014
The Herne Bay Market is moving to a new location on 3 May 2014. It will move from its existing site in the Kings Road Car Park to the heart of the town centre, in William Street and Mortimer Street. Work will take place in April to improve the area in William Street and Mortimer Street, ready for the launch in May of the new look Herne Bay Saturday Market.
Activity Box has moved to William Street
February 11th, 2014
The Activity Box has moved from Mortimer Street to larger premises at 79 William Street. The Grand Opening will be on Saturday 22 February 2014 at 12.30pm with special guest 'Jack Sparrow'.
My Herne Bay replaces BAY Card
January 24th, 2014
The BAY & WHIT Card is being phased out and replaced by 'My Herne Bay' which is a FREE APP with Deals and Offers at local Shops, attractions and events in Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury.
To download the FREE App or Register for FREE Online visit: MyTownMyCity.co.uk http://hernebay.mytownmycity.co.uk/business/
New Festival Organiser for 2014
January 20th, 2014
The Herne Bay Festival was recently put out to tender and the new organisers of the Herne Bay Festival 2014 is 'Continental Drifts'. If you would like to be involved in this years Festival, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 020 8365 9555
British Red Cross have moved
January 12th, 2014
Following the closure of the Herne Bay Red Cross Centre, they are now running services from the Herne Bay Age UK building at 16 Reculver Road. Beltinge CT6 6LE. For more information call: 01227 864707
Queen II at the Kings Hall
January 7th, 2014
The Baypromo Team present QUEEN II at the Kings Hall on Saturday 8th February 2014, Doors Open at 7.30pm.
Tickets £10.00 available from Kids Korner, Peter's Produce, The Activity Box, Nutcutters or at www.baypromo.ticketsource.co.uk
Herne Bay Walks
January 6th, 2014
Kent Community Health NHS Trust are organising Promenade Walk & Talk which starts on Tuesday 7th January 2014, then on-going. Meet at The United Services Club (British Legion) 41 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5HZ at 1.30pm for 1.45pm start. the walk will last approx 45 minutes and its FREE.
Kids Korner have the Best Window Display
December 8th, 2013
Kids Korner in Mortimer Street won the Best Christmas Window Display in Herne Bay. The shield was presented by Michael Khoury, President of the Chamber of Commerce. The runners up were Graingers in Mortimer Street and Nutcutters in Bank Street.
The Herne Bay Christmas Showcase
December 7th, 2013
Herne Bay launched Christmas in the town and it was the largest Christmas event ever to take place, ‘The Christmas Showcase’. From 10am the town was busy and buzzing, with over sixty local businesses bringing their shops onto the street, with stalls, merchandise, demonstrations, give-a-ways and samples for the visitors to enjoy. It was festive fun all day with Pip the Clown balloon modelling, the Kent Coastal Band performing Christmas classics, Del Boy and the Only Fools and Horses Van created a great photo opportunity and Sponge Bob, Hello Kitty met the children. Over one hundred children took part in the ‘Spot the Christmas Pudding Competition in the shop windows and received a free selection pack. On the main stage, was outstanding performances throughout the day, including The Crooner, David Shepherd, Jodie South and the star of the show, Michael Appleton, with his tribute to Michael Buble. Just before the Christmas Lights Switch On, the crowd was treated to a performance from a local duo ‘The Bolters’ who are Layla age 11years and her Grandfather, Colin who have written a Christmas song, ‘Yule know its Christmas’ which is available on download. This year the organisers of the event, Herne Bay Town Partners, The Independent Retail Group and Bay Promo, wanted someone really special to turn on the Christmas Lights. A little boy called Stanley Turner was chosen. Stanley is four years old and suffers from Crouzon Syndrome, he has had twenty operations in his short life. Stanley took the stage and switched on the Christmas Lights along with the Grinch from the movie ‘The Grinch Stole Christmas’, also on stage was the sponsors of the Christmas Lights, Mark Quinn, Quinn Estates and Cllr Jean Law and local MP, Sir Roger Gale. After the lights went on, the crowd was entertained by Boy Band ‘The Octaves’ who performed their new Christmas single ‘Radio Christmas’. At 5.30pm Father Christmas led the procession to the Pier, for the switching on of the Herne Bay Pier Trusts Christmas Lights. The Herne Bay Christmas Showcase was sponsored by Southern Water.
See photos in our Gallery.
Photo taken by Gideon Scott Jnr
Christmas Showcase with Michael Buble Tribute
December 6th, 2013
The Herne Bay Christmas Showcase on Saturday 7th December 2013 the crowds were entertained by Mike Appleton the Michael Buble Tribute. Photo taken by Gideon Scott Jnr
Christmas Showcase with The Octaves
December 5th, 2013
The Herne Bay Christmas Showcase on Saturday 7th December 2013 the crowds were entertained by The Octaves. Photo taken by Gideon Scott Jnr
Christmas Showcase with The Boulters
December 4th, 2013
The Herne Bay Christmas Showcase on Saturday 7th December 2013 the crowds were entertained by The Boulters. Photo taken by Gideon Scott Jnr
Herne Bay win the Peoples Millions £50,000
November 30th, 2013
Herne Bay entered the Big Lottery Peoples Millions to win £50,000 for the Herne Bay Coastal Park Project. On Tuesday they lost their heat to Ramsgate, yesterday Herne Bay had a big surprise and were presented with a cheque for £50,000 for being the highest voting runner up, throughout the week. Well Done Herne Bay!
Kent Academy Roller Hockey Club need your support
October 30th, 2013
Kent Academy Roller Hockey and Skating club whave made it through to the 2013 Sports Awards. The team were established in September 2012 in the middle of the Olympics and in 1 year their U 11 team have won the National Cup, the Regional Division 1 title, and many more ancillary play offs. In November they are off to Saint Omer for National Anglo French play off. They are a smashing group of children who have trained incredibly hard, but still retained he fun and sportsmanship through the season. If any of your members would like to support them please follow the following:
Text 65100 with the following KN SPORT 1057 (THEN SPACE HOUSE NUMBER SPACE POST CODE), ie mine will be KN SPORT 1057 37 CT6 6AF. It says spaces are important to please take care, there is a £0.50 cost of each text.
Herne Bay is 3rd in the Best Autumn Walks in UK
October 29th, 2013
The Times newspaper recentley produced 'The 20 best autumn walks in the UK'. Herne Bay was listed third,with walks at Herne Common and West Blean Wood, Herne Bay.
Great Christmas Lights for Herne Bay
October 1st, 2013
This year visitors to the town centre will be treated to an outstanding display of Christmas Lights and a breath taking Christmas tree. The Herne Bay Christmas Lights Group (Bay Promo, Beach Creative, Herne Bay in Bloom, Town Partners) have arranged for lighted Christmas trees on the lampposts from Sea Street, through to the High Street and street crossings in William Street and Mortimer Street, plus a stunning Christmas tree. The Herne Bay Christmas Lights have been sponsored by local developer MARK QUINN ESTATES.
The Christmas Lights will be switched on, Saturday 7th December 2013, which will be part of the UK Small Business Day, where there will be lots of fun and entertainment throughout the day.
Take a Rogers Menswear Bag on holiday and WIN
September 30th, 2013
Take your Rogers Menswear bag on holiday and win £100.00 worth of clothing from the store. All you have to do is take a Rogers Menswear or Hanger back on holiday with you and send them an amusing and interesting photo of you and your bag having a great time. The picture judged the best will win £100 worth of clothing from the store, and 2 runners up prizes of £25 gift vouchers each.
Less empty shops in Herne Bay
September 25th, 2013
Following a recent audit of the town, Herne Bay has 3.6% of empty business units in the town, compared with 5.2%, this time last year. The national average is 14.8% and towns such as Margate has 30% + of empty units. Herne Bay has had seven new businesses open in the past three months.
New Portrait Artist in Town - Helen Morley
September 23rd, 2013
Fine Artist Helen Morley Ba (Hons) has recently moved to the up-and-coming artist’s quarter in Beach Street, Herne Bay. She is now inviting oil portrait commissions which are made on her bespoke hand built, studio canvas stretchers. Commissioning a portrait is an ancient practice, once reserved only for the very wealthy and noble. Today it is much easier and more affordable than you might think, although care must be taken to choose an artist that is able to portray you to future generations accurately and sensitively!
helenmorleyart.blogspot.co.uk email@example.com 07849926239 17 Beach Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5PW
Herne Bay Takeaway Wins Top Award
September 19th, 2013
Herne Bay's Masala Bay Indian Takeaway won the South East Takeaway of the Year in the English Curry Awards in Manchester. There was more than 7000 nominations for the competition.
Beach Creative expands into new Studios
September 16th, 2013
Beach Creative expands into new Studios and Workshops. In addition to Beach House, Beach Creative has moved into new studios and workshops close to Beach Alley in Herne Bay.
Could you make better use of your space?
September 15th, 2013
Spacemaker Architects are offering one hour consultations to help local businesses and individuals make better use of their space in return for £40 donation to 1 of 6 organisations based in the Canterbury district doing good things. You can choose to donate to; Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre, Blean Village Hall, Whitstable RNLI, Trust Sulha -Peace through Education, The High Five Club or Porchlight. For more information see www.spacemakerarchitects.co.uk
Support our Independent Traders
August 28th, 2013
Herne Bay has a wealth of independent traders, with a vast selection of different types of businesses. We have the traditional types of retailers in the town including Bakers, Butchers and Greengrocers, all selling local fresh produce.
If you are looking for an alternative from the normal bland shopping centres, come to Herne Bay for a real shopping experience.
What a fantastic Giant Picnic
August 27th, 2013
Last Sunday Memorial Park in Herne Bay was transformed into a Giant Picnic, with local community groups and local organisations exhibiting and entertaining the thousands of people who attended the event.
See more photos in our gallery.
Herne Bay Motor Show was a great success
August 20th, 2013
The old classics rolled into Herne Bay last Sunday for the Herne Bay Motor Show. We had over 200 classic cars and bikes on display within the town centre, with cars dating back to 1920's, classic American cars including Cadillac's, Buick's and Mustang's and those family favourites the MG's, VW Beetles, Morris Minors and many more. Also on display was three rare Aston Martins. For the two wheel enthusiasts, we had BSA's, AJS's and Lambreta Scooters. Plus the latest cars from County Garage in Herne Bay. To make this a real family event we had entertainment throughout the town, including Punch and Judy and The Crooner and on the main stage excellent performances from Ben Mills X Factor finalist, The Electric Beatles, Mel Harris and Jodie South. This was great family day out, which has been supported by KCC and brought to you by Herne Bay Town Partners. Visit www.hernebaytp.co.uk see Gallery, photo's taken by Gideon Scott Jnr
Reg E Mental has joined Town Partners
August 19th, 2013
Local childrens entertainer Reg E Mental has joined Town Partners.
Reg E. Mental has over thirty years experience of children's and family entertainment and can provide a show exactly to suit you. These include Magic Shows, Junior Discos, Juggling and Activities Workshops, Music Experience, Balloon Modelling and Magic Skills Workshops or a combination of any of the above. Reg E. Mental is also available for family cabaret, close up, mix 'n' mingle, and walkabout magic, for weddings, birthdays, corporate events, promotional events, etc. With an Enhanced CRB Check and Public Liability Insurance for up to £5,000,000 he is available for events throughout the UK.
Tel: 01227 283818 or visit: wwww.regemental.co.uk
The Speciality Food Shop at your service
August 15th, 2013
The Speciality Food Shop
There are now three ways of finding the shop
1. Go online www.thespecialityfoodshopkent.com
2. Herne Bay market every Saturday & Whitstable market every Thursday
3. Phone orders to 07896036275 spend over £5.00 and we will deliver for free to Herne Bay & Whitstable. Canterbury & Thanet are orders over £15.00
Thank you For Your Custom and Support Andy
The Speciality Food Shop Don’t forget The Speciality Food Shop is on Face book Please like us
BANX Cartoon appears in the Bay
August 6th, 2013
A mystery cartoon which could be by artist BANX has appeared on the side of the Bandstand in Central Parade. If it is him, he is a nationally recognised artist who has work published in the Financial Times, Punch and other well-known publications.
Marcel Duchamp Festival
August 2nd, 2013
MARCEL DUCHAMP IN HERNE BAY is an arts festival in July and August. It celebrates the centenary of a month of inspiration by the seaside, which may have changed modern art forever. It takes place throughout the town.
Introducing Mr D, at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery, kicks off the festival with an exhibition presenting Marcel Duchamp, his ideas and work to those who don’t know it already. It also explores Duchamp’s connection with Herne Bay and some of the influences he encountered here in the summer of 1913.
For two weeks in August, Herne Bay’s art galleries will exhibit new work by Kent artists under the title "I am not dead…I am in Herne Bay". Each artist will respond in their own way to Duchamp’s legacy and influence. There will also be a guerilla Art Bike Trail all around the town, inspired by the Bicycle Wheel and an Open Show, Duchamp’s Window.
Herne Bay Carnival & After Show Party
August 1st, 2013
Kent's best Carnival takes place on Saturday 10 August 2013, with a procession along the seafront and through the town, starting at 6pm.
The Carnival is followed by the After Show Party at the Kings Hall, which is a family event with guest appearances from Sponge Bob, Hello Kitty and Mickey & Mini Mouse, plus a Disco and fun and games. Tickets are £4.00 and available in the town centre businesses.
Community Choir needs YOU
July 28th, 2013
We needs members for our Community Choir. The choir starts 11/07/2013 and will meet Thursdays 7.30 to 8.30 pm at the Baptist Church Hall in the High Street and will only cost 3 pounds per session on drop-in basis. Because it's a Community Choir, there's no auditions, and no need to read music. All welcome.
Red Sands Radio is now on air on
July 26th, 2013
Red Sands Radio will be broadcasting to Herne Bay and Whitstable until 26 July 2013 on 87.9fm and online: www.redsandsradio.co.uk
Mortimer Street Showcase this Saturday
July 13th, 2013
This Saturday is the Mortimer Street Showcase where local traders in Mortimer Street and throughout the town, will be taking their businesses onto the street. There will be lots of give-a-ways, demonstrations, fashions shows, live-music and much more. The funs starts at 10.30am, with FREE Car Parking in Market Street car park.
Sandy Toksvig to opened the Pier Village
July 6th, 2013
Author and TV Personality, Sandy Toksvig opened the new Pier Village last Saturday 6th July 2013. There are a selection of different businesses trading from the Pier, including Crepes and Chocolate, Jewellery, Art, Photo's and frames, Teas & Coffees, Old Fashion Sweets and Beach Gifts and the 1940s Tea Room.
Do you want to be on the Radio?
June 3rd, 2013
Are you intrested in radio or want to learn more about radio. Radio Cabin (Herne Bay community radio) is looking for you to join us. To learn more contact Radio Cabin on. 01227 742077 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org With your name and phone number and we will get back to you. Registered Charity No. 1058788 - www.radiocabin.co.uk
Hire Herne Bay FC Club House
June 3rd, 2013
"Herne Bay Football Club's club house at Winch's Field is available Friday, Saturday or Sunday, day time or evening, (other days will be considered) for any type of function, birthdays (excluding 18th and 21st), anniversaries, wedding receptions, christening receptions, business functions etc. The club house can accommodate up to 100 people and has a fully licensed bar. Self-catering is acceptable, however hot and cold buffets can be arranged if required. More formal catering arrangements can be discussed. The Club is offering a discounted booking fee of £ 80.00 for a short period so please contact Tara Griffiths on 07843193361 or Ron Boddy on 07515647530
DAMBUSTERS DAY was a fitting tribute
May 19th, 2013
The Dambusters Day was on 19 May 2013, with the Dambusters Parade to the Barnes Wallace Statue, Beacon Hill and a flypast by the Dakota.
In the afternoon in Wimereux Gardens there was Military vehicles and a 1940’s sing-a-long with the Crooner, followed by the original DAMBUSTERS Film at the Kavanaugh Cinema.
Visit our gallery to see photos from the day
The 40th Anniversary of Wimereux / Schmallenberg Twinning
May 18th, 2013
The 40th Anniversary of Wimereux / Schmallenberg Twinning After a trouble free, calm crossing seven Committee members from the Herne Bay/ Wimereux Twinning Association arrived in sunny Wimereux in Northern France for the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the Wimereux / Schmallenberg Twinning. They were met by Eric Etienne from the Wimereux committee, who had reserved parking spaces for them near the Mairie (Town Hall). Two of the party stayed with a family in a house overlooking the Channel. The house had been occupied by the Germans in the Second World War and used as a meteorological centre collecting information from the U boats in the Atlantic. Rommel had stayed at the house. The rest of the party stayed in a “holiday let” in a traditional style old French house overlooking the town of Wimereux. In the evening the party assembled for the start of the procession through the streets of Wimereux. They met the forty German visitors who had travelled from Schmallenberg and the people from Wimereux and processed behind the Wimereux town band to the Memorial where wreaths were laid in remembrance of those who died in the two World Wars. The procession continued to Salon de la Baie Saint Jean where the mayors from Wimereux and Schmallenberg renewed the Twinning Charter between the two towns. Prior to a celebratory meal there were speeches and presentations of gifts between the three towns. Entertainment was provided by local dancing groups and the Town band from Wimereux. A specially made cake was brought in decorated with the Coats of Arms of Schmallenberg and Wimereux and set alight with fireworks. On Saturday morning we participated in a ‘European Market’ held in the town square, with stalls of local produce and displays about 40 years of twinning activities involving Wimereux with both Schmallenberg and Herne Bay. John Moore from the sweet shop ‘Sweet Magic’ in Herne Bay had a stall with an impressive display of traditional British Seaside sweets. The Herne Bay Twinning Association’s stall had a variety of items both free and for sale, promoting the town and the Pier Trust. On Saturday evening, all the participants travelled by coaches to the nearbye ‘Estaminet Palace’, where they enjoyed a dinner and cabaret. They were treated to scantily dressed Folies Bergère dancers, the Can Can, singing and an appearance of “Edith Piaf”. The evening finished with everyone singing and dancing. Brian Heselden, treasurer of the Herne Bay/ Wimereux Association said, “I was interested that although Wimereux is over 500 kms from Schmallenberg, the two towns have obviously forged a very close friendship over these 40 years.” Herne Bay Committee May 2013
Summer of Bunting Mania come and join in the fun
May 7th, 2013
Help create Herne Bay's community bunting. Drop-in-Workshops available at Beach Creative, Beach Street, Herne Bay.
Contact: Karen Simpson 07525 832875
The Bouncing Barrel opens in Bank Street
May 4th, 2013
The Bouncing Barrel Micro Pub opens on 4 May 2013 in Bank Street. The micro pub will have a selection of real ales and wines.
New Fish & Chip Restaurant' Mushy Peas' Opens
April 26th, 2013
A new quality Fish & Chip Shop, and restaurant, 'Mushy Peas', has opened in Central Parade, Herne Bay.
Mushy Peas will be serving a range of quality fish and chips, steaks, starters and desserts.
The restaurant has a high class feel about it, with chandeliers and impressive furnishing.
See photos in our Gallery.
Applejacks Opens in Avenue Road
April 8th, 2013
A new garden centre and Landscaping business, Applejacks has opened in Avenue Road, Herne Bay. They have a large selection of bedding plants, plants and gardening accessories, plus offer other garden services.
Please visit our gallery for more photos.
Pretty Green Vintage has opened in North Street
March 5th, 2013
Pretty Green Vintage has opened at 8 North Street, Herne Bay. They have a selection of time worn, painted antique furniture, vintage mirrors and chandeliers, hand-made gifts and lots more.
Mammouth Tusks found off of Herne Bay
February 26th, 2013
Lobster fisherman, Barry Mount believes he may have discovered a pair of mammoth tusks off of Herne Bay.
The tusks were discovered when an extremely low tide allowed Barry to walk 0.75 miles out to explore the seabed.
Apprentices for SMEs Free Workshop
February 23rd, 2013
Apprentices for SMEs - Free Workshop
Friday 15th March 2013
9.30am - 12.30pm
Being held at: Kent Enterprise House, 1 the Links, Herne Bay, CT6 7GQ
A Buffet Lunch will be included
There are now over 700,000 apprentices in the UK – and 92% of employers are satisfied with their apprentices. So why don’t you join in and find out how an apprentice can benefit your business?
We will be holding a useful event for employers in conjunction with the National Apprenticeship week this March. If you have ever considered hiring an apprentice or are just looking for some information on the funding available, then this is the ideal workshop for you. Many businesses feel there are too many barriers to them being able to take on an apprentice – but there is help available! Find out more at our FREE event.
The workshop will consist of: Discussing how the apprenticeships work – with exciting guest speakers from the National Apprentice Service (NAS), local SMEs, local chambers of commerce and local authorities. How they can benefit you and your company Employer grants and incentives available The process to recruit an apprentice Hear the experience from one SME on what it’s REALLY like having an apprentice Question and answer session – bring along your issues and let us help you to find a solution!
Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent. UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a bigger threat to performance than soaring oil prices and declining consumer spending, and more than a quarter of these rate this form of vocational training higher than any other qualification.
This workshop is free of charge and is open to everyone - Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Please call 01227 844449 or email email@example.com to reserve your space at the event.
Vattenfall receive permission to expand
February 21st, 2013
Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats Extension has received a development consent order from the Energy Secretary today. The consent means that Vattenfall can step up its engagement with the local and UK supply chains as it develops a forward programme for installation and operation.
The up to 17 turbine extension (KFE) will deliver up to 51MW of installed capacity and extends the currently operating 30 turbine, 90MW Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm. Depending on the number of turbines deployed it could cost more than £150 million to install the extension.
An additional 51MW will generate enough renewable electricity to meet the equivalent demand of 35,000 UK households (combined with the currently operating scheme this would be 96,000 in total). KFE is expected to start generating renewable power in late 2015 or early 2016.
Goran Loman, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for KFE, said: “We welcome the Secretary of State’s timely decision. Kentish Flats Extension will make a major contribution to generation from Vattenfall’s large fleet of offshore wind capacity in UK waters and help the delivery of UK climate change and renewable energy obligations.”
Last month Vattenfall said that it was working with the local airport, Manston International, to address challenges posed by the wind farm to radar operations at the airport. Therefore to enable a successful outcome, Vattenfall has revised its programme, and assuming a successful Final Investment Decision by Vattenfall, construction of the wind farm extension will commence in 2015
A Bundle of Books is now open in Bank Street
February 21st, 2013
A new children's book shop has opened at 6 Bank Street, off of Moritimer Street, 'A Bundle of Books'. The new shop has a great selection of children's books and from time to time, they will have storying telling and visits from local authors.
For more informationn call 01227 373802 or visit: wwwwabundleofbooks.com
Beach Creatve Half Term Workshops
February 19th, 2013
Beach Creative has been holding Family Craft Workshops throughout this week. Children and Parents have been creating a collage, which will go on display in the Co-op, as part of Fairtrade Fornight.
The workshops have been sponsored by Herne Bay Town Partners.
Rogers Menswear Do House Calls
February 18th, 2013
WE DO HOUSE CALLS
If you can't get to us then we will come to you!
Just phone and make an appointment and we will bring a selection of products for you to choose from.
Free Local deliveries.
Tel: 01227 375815 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome Vattenfall as a Gold Sponsor
February 7th, 2013
Vattenfall the wind farm operators are a gold sponsor of Herne Bay Town Partners for 2013. Their wind farm can be seen off of the coast of Herne Bay. For more information, please visit www.vattenfall.com
Visit the new Kings Hall website
February 6th, 2013
The Kings Hall is celebrating its centenary this year; with a full programme of celebratory events.
The Kings Hall now has a new website, visit: www.thekingshall.com
Ford Fiesta Day at County Garage
January 24th, 2013
The Ford Fiesta was originally launched in 1976 as a innovative small car. Eight generations and 37 years later we are proud to launch the New 2013 Ford Fiesta which is packed with new technology, fuel efficient engines and great design. To celebrate this we are holding a Fiesta Day on 24.01.13 at County Garage Ford, Herne Bay.
We think the Ford Fiesta is special, so on the day anyone that currently owns a Fiesta can call in for a FREE wash and vacuum and we’ll even get you a coffee while you wait.
If you haven’t seen much about the New 2013 Fiesta, take a look at our short film and see the finer details as you have never seen them before, all in under a minute and a half!
We want to launch this exciting new vehicle with some extra special offers including:
• 4.9% APR representative finance
• £250 towards your finance deposit
• Loyalty part exchange valuation
• Big savings across the range
• FREE option packs including all-new SYNC connectivity
We hope to see you there. For further information and special offers, please visit our website at www.countygarageford.co.uk
Gate approved for Mortimer Street
January 17th, 2013
Last night,Councillors agreed to spend £3000.00 from the Herne Bay Area Member Panel fund, for a gate at the entrance of Mortimer Street. The gate will be initially closed on a Saturday from 10.30am - 4.30pm,to stop vehicles entering the street, which will make a safer environment for our shoppers.
Buy One Get One Free at the Ship Inn
January 11th, 2013
THE SHIP JANUARY SALE
BOGOF - BUY ONE GET ONE FREE,
MAIN MEALS FROM THE CHALKBOARD MON - FRI EVENINGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS - FREE DINER MUST BE PRESENT
DOES NOT INCLUDE BURNS NIGHT FRI 25th JAN.
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Support Herne Bay Football Club
January 8th, 2013
Herne Bay Football Club January Fixtures at Winch's Field, Stanley Gardens....
Wednesday 16th January First Team - v - Eastbourne Town - Ryman League Div.1 - South kick off 7.45 pm
Saturday 19th January First Team - v - Three Bridges - Ryman League Div.1 - South kick off 3 pm Tuesday 22nd January HB Ladies - v - Gillingham Ladies - Rymans Womans Cup - Quarter Final kick off 7.45 pm
Wednesday 30th January First Team - v - Charlton Athletic - Kent Senior Cup - Quarter Final kick off 7.45 pm
Herne Bay Football Club news....
Herne Bay Football Club will hold a Wine & Wisdom Evening at the Club House, Winch's Field, Stanley Gardens, commencing at 7.30 pm on Friday 11th January 2013. Teams will be of 6 persons and tickets are £ 5.00 per person. All are welcome to join us, either as a team, or individually to make up a team. Please contact Ron Boddy on 01227-363452 or mobile 0751-5647530.
Town Partners BIG PLANS for 2013
December 22nd, 2012
Herne Bay Town Partners are looking forward to the challenges of 2013. We are here to support local businesses and improve the local economy.
Herne Bay Town Partners will be organising and supporting town events throughout 2013, including: The Business & Projects Showcase, Easter Celebrations, The BIG Clean, The 70th Anniversary of the Dambusters, 'Made in Herne Bay', The Centenary Celebrations for the Kings Hall, Herne Bay in Bloom, Herne Bay's Motor Shows, The Titanic Ball, Herne Bay Carnival and the Herne Bay Festival.
SAVE Money in 2013 with a BAY Card
December 20th, 2012
SAVE Money in Herne Bay and Whitstable with a BAY / WHIT Card. To see the latest offers and local businesses offering a discount or promotional offer, visit: wwww.baywhitcard.co.uk Pick up a BAY Card from local businesses, the Council Offices in William Street or call 01227 868515.
Drop Litter in Herne Bay or you could get a FINE
December 19th, 2012
A four-month crackdown on litter in Canterbury will see fines being handed out to anyone seen dropping litter from January. Officers are handing out warnings in December and fines will be issued from the new year until March. Canterbury City Council said the focus would initially be on the city centre, but there would also be patrols in Herne Bay and Whitstable.
Santa's Grotto in the Bandstand this Weekend
December 16th, 2012
Santa's Grotto in Bandstand on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December and then again on Saturday 22nd December & Sunday 23rd December.
Wioth a Free Gift for the children, Community Christmas Stalls and much more
Christmas Window Competition WINNERS
December 15th, 2012
Over 20 businesses took part in the town's annual Christmas Window Competition, organised by the Coastal TCM and sponsored by the Herne Bay Chamber of Commerce.
The winners: 1st Kids Korner, 2nd Wild Daisy Florist, 3rd Connaught Bingo.
Come to Herne Bay this Christmas
December 12th, 2012
Christmas has officially started in Herne Bay, with the ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ where an estimated one thousand people were entertained by art students from East Kent College and Theatrecraft. We were very fortunate to have the Christmas lights switched on by the majority of the cast of the Marlowe Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, starring Gareth Gates and Toyah Wilcox.
The Activity Box in Mortimer Street has been very pro-active by holding a Christmas Decoration Competition with local schools. Forty-four children from Herne Bay schools, made ceramic stars and hung them on the town’s Christmas tree in Mortimer Street. Father Christmas made an early visit to the town, to present the children with a selection box.
The fun will continue in the town for the run up to Christmas, with festive entertainment by the Christmas tree in Mortimer Street, for the three Saturday’s running up to Christmas, this has been sponsored by Herne Bay Town Partners.
On the 8th December 2012 is Herne Bay Carnival's Annual Christmas event, the Christmas Fair in Wimereux Gardens, with stalls, Father Christmas and entertainment for all the family.
Santa's Grotto will be returning to the Bandstand in Central Parade again this year, from Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December and then again on Saturday 22nd December & Sunday 23rd December, with a Family Carol Service on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2012.
Herne Bay has a lot to offer this Christmas, with over 80% of independent businesses in the town. These businesses have the perfect gifts for Christmas, whether it’s an interesting gift or a gift voucher for one of our local businesses. ‘Make it a Herne Bay Christmas, Shop Local’.
Please visit www.baywhitcard.co.uk website to see where you can save money this Christmas with your BAY Card. If you would like a BAY Card please email: email@example.com with your name and address.
Activity Box raise £350.00 with their Christmas Raffle
December 10th, 2012
The Activity Box in Mortimer Street held a raffle to raise £350.00 for the inpatient unit at the Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury.The Activity Box has networked all year. There were more than 25 prizes all £10 and over. Businesses who have donated or networked as follows:
The Activity Box Cuddly toy, Large cupcake (ceramic) Wild daisy Christmas wreath Heart and soul A beautiful Beret Pampered chef, tumblers,wine glasses,stone baker,cake decorating kit ,bamboo servers Partylite a gorgeous Santa candle and t lights Beth and Tilly stocking,bunting ,pillow Paper love framed words Berrys eatery cupcake voucher Lilley tile and stone Thorntons chocolates Phoenix cards recipe box and cards Lilac therapies Massage voucher Broadway butchers meat voucher Hand made chocolates by Cocomania Blue belles scarf and purse.
Donations from the public Make up case with make up from shelagh Wine and ginger bread cookie jar with ginger bread biscuits ( Mr and Mrs Lilley) Hand painted plate Jane Priston Luxury Pate set (Ann sindens MUM) Gruffalo and gruffalo child book with puzzle (Barb Johnson) Anne Davies voucher for table floral display Christmas cake by Ann Franklin Christmas cake by ? Another customer. Voucher from the ironing service
Christmas Winter Wonderland this Saturday
December 8th, 2012
Herne Bay Carnival's annual Christmas event is an outdoor Christmas fair in Wimereux Gardens, near the Cinema/Swimming pool in William Street and everyone is welcome! Games, tombolas, crafts, gifts, knitwear, floral arrangements. A visit from Santa and quite often a lifesize penguin pops in too! They'll be carol singing and Herne Bay Sea Cadet Band playing too An local businesses or individuals who would like to take a stall - priced at £10 for the day (gazebos available), please call the Carnival Office 01227 364836 or email Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org to book - a booking form will need to be completed for stall holders. Wimereux Gardens, Herne Bay Kent CT6 5JQ
Wahl UK celebrates 25 years in Herne Bay
November 20th, 2012
To celebrate 25 years since the opening of the Wahl (UK) Ltd headquarters in Herne Bay, Wahl have given one lucky winner a customized Wahl leopard print scooter so they can unleash their wild side and ride off in style! Wahl has a long and proud history of being one of the world’s leading electrical manufacturers, supplying the hairdressing elite with products that excel in performance and durability. Over the years, their clippers and trimmers have become some of the most trusted professional products on the market, and they have a rich heritage of helping hairdressers achieve great results. In 1987, the Wahl (UK) Ltd offices were opened in Herne Bay, cementing Wahl’s position as a global leader in its field. And it’s not just their world-class products that have continued to gain in recognition, with the opening of the prestigious Wahl Academy in January 2002, Wahl continues to educate and inspire hairdressers at all stages of their career. Wahl (UK) Ltd are delighted to be celebrating their 25 year anniversary and to mark this important milestone they launched a fantastic Twitter competition. The lucky winner was Safia, a hairdressing apprentice at Cutting Corner who was presented with the scooter by Wahl European Artistic Director, Simon Shaw. ‘It’s such a significant milestone,’ says Simon, ‘It’s been a real pleasure looking back at our history at Herne Bay and looking ahead to the next generation of hairdressers’. And the excitement doesn’t stop there – you can join in the celebrations by entering their anniversary competition at www.wahl.co.uk/win where you can win an iPad, a digital camera and a range of Wahl goodies. With yet another fantastic prize on offer, there’s even more reason to celebrate this momentous occasion in Herne Bay history! For press information or high res images please call Rebecca McCosh at AJC PR on 0131 621 7210 or email email@example.com /wahluklimited
Comedy is being filmed in Herne Bay this week
November 19th, 2012
Actors, cameras and a film crew have desended on Herne Bay this week to film a comedy, 'The Big Bad World'. They will film for five days, in Mortimer Street, seafront and in the Divers Arms.
Panto Stars switch on the Herne Bay Christmas Lights
November 16th, 2012
The stars for the Marlowe Panto, Sleeping Beauty, including Gareth Gates and Toyah switched on the Christmas Lights last Friday in Herne Bay. We estimate around one thousand people turned out to see the lights go on. Before the switch on the crowd were entertained by Theatrecraft, Dancers from the Marlowe Panto and students from East Kent College, who sponsored the event.
Watercolour Competition @ Beach Creative
November 15th, 2012
BEACH CREATIVE cic Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay CT6 5PT We are hosting a Watercolour Competition sponsored by BAY ART GALLERY 22 November to 14 December 2012 10am to 4pm We would be delighted if you could join us for drinks on SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2012 between 6pm and 8pm during the evening, we will also be raffling off some art materials which have been kindly donated to us. www.beachcreativecic.co.uk
Shock Horror at the Zombie Crawl and Ball last Saturday
November 3rd, 2012
The Zombie Crawl and Ball took place last Saturday 3 November 2012, with an estimated one thousand Zombies crawling around the streets of Herne Bay. After the Zombie Crawl was the Zombie Ball in the Kings Hall, with 500 Zombies dancing the night away. The event was organised by the Bay Promo Team, who did an amazing job. Herne Bay Town Partners supported the Zombie Ball. Please go to our gallery and you will see Town Partners Vice Chairman, like you have never seen him before.
HUNDREDS WELCOME PLANS FOR ALTIRA PARK
November 2nd, 2012
HUNDREDS WELCOME PLANS FOR ALTIRA PARK A large majority of local people who have commented on plans for a £40 million retail and commercial development at Altira Park in Herne Bay have expressed support for the proposals. The plans, which would create hundreds of new jobs for Herne Bay, comprise a new Sainsbury’s supermarket, new business starter units and investment in local infrastructure. The plans were displayed at public exhibitions earlier this month, which attracted nearly 600 visitors, and also on a project website. 682 comments forms had been completed and returned by Friday 19 October, either at the exhibitions, through the post or online. Of those responses: 84% expressed support for the proposals. 11% indicated opposition. The remainder were undecided or did not express a view. Nigel Wakefield, development director at Terrace Hill said: “We are obviously delighted with the response that we have received and would like to thank the people of Herne Bay for the interest that they have shown in our plans. We are now working through the comments that have been made before submitting a planning application to Canterbury City Council. “We are fully committed to delivering our plans which represent a real opportunity for increased supermarket shopping choice and local job creation and which could act as a catalyst for further investment in Altira Park and Herne Bay town centre.”
Maharaja Indian Restaurant is now open
November 2nd, 2012
The new Maharaja Indian Restaurant, at the Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay is now open. This quality Indian Restaurant will enhance the nighttime economy in Herne Bay
Hampton School Firework this Friday
November 2nd, 2012
The Halloween Firework Extravanza is this Friday 2 November 2012 at Hampton Primary School, Fitzerald Ave, Herne Bay.
Gates open at 5.30pm and the display is at 7pm. Lots of fun for all the family, fun fair rides, hot food and lots more.
Congratulations to the winners of the Firework Competition, Daisy, Lily and Poppy from Herne Bay.
James Bond 'Skyfall' Premier in Herne Bay was a great success
October 29th, 2012
Herne Bay Town Partners and the Rotary Club of Chestfield staged a James Bond Film Premiere Night yesterday Sunday 28th October at the Kavanagh Cinema, Herne Bay. Guests wore black-ties and posh frocks for this charity, fun night with a drinks & canapes. There was Bond type vehicles, including a DB7 Aston Martin, Land Rover and motor bike.
See photo's in our Gallery
Britain in Bloom Silver Gilt for Herne Bay in Bloom
October 8th, 2012
Congratulations to Herne Bay in Bloom for receiving Silver Gilt for the Best in Category at the Britain in Bloom Awards. Members of Herne Bay in Bloom travelled to Guernsey last weekend, to be presented with their award.
Major Investment in store for Herne Bay
October 3rd, 2012
MAJOR INVESTMENT IN STORE FOR HERNE BAY A £40 million pound investment is proposed for Herne Bay through plans being brought forward by Terrace Hill. The proposals for a retail and commercial development at Altira Park will provide a massive economic boost to the local area by providing hundreds of much needed jobs in Herne Bay. The proposals comprise: o A new, modern Sainsbury’s food store with a sales area of 60,000 square feet. o 20,000 square feet of business starter units for local enterprises, which would meet a local need and be built ahead of the opening of the food store. o A further 10,000 square feet of business units which would be built out in response to demand. o Investment in local infrastructure, including the long awaited upgrading of Blacksole Bridge and town centre initiatives. Planning permission was granted nearly ten years ago for a variety of uses at Altira Park but the site has not been developed as originally hoped. Terrace Hill has a successful track record in foodstore and commercial development and Sainsbury’s inclusion in the plans will help fund the infrastructure required to unlock development across the rest of the park. The proposals would directly address rising unemployment levels in the local area and it is expected that a total of 300 full and part time jobs would be provided by the new Sainsbury’s. 50 to 60 further jobs would also be created through the new commercial development and 225 jobs provided through the construction phase. Jobs at the new Sainsbury’s would be supported by a comprehensive training and development programme which enables colleagues to gain nationally recognised qualifications in core subjects such as English and Maths or key skill areas. Sainsbury’s also works with MENCAP, Job Centre Plus and the Learning and Skills Council to create opportunities in the work place for those facing barriers to employment. cont… The provision of a full range food store in Herne Bay will provide much needed choice for local people. The majority of local residents currently travel out of Herne Bay to undertake their main food shopping at stores in Canterbury and Whitstable. Providing local choice is better for local people, local businesses and the environment. Nigel Wakefield, development director at Terrace Hill said: “The proposals represent a major commitment to local jobs and investment. This area has some of the highest levels of unemployment in the District and the scheme would make a real difference to local people and the local economy. “Herne Bay has suffered from a lack of investment and this scheme could act as a catalyst to further development at Altira Park and in the town centre. We are keen to work with the local community and the Council to ensure that we maximise the regeneration potential for the town.” Terrace Hill is now consulting widely on the proposals. To see the plans and comment, please visit www.terracehill-hernebay.co.uk. An exhibition of the plans is being held at the Herne Bay Table Table restaurant (opposite the Premier Inn) on Friday 12 October from 12pm to 4pm and Saturday 13 October from 10am to 2pm. Members of the development team will be on hand to discuss the proposals and answer any questions.
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