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Herne Bay Festival Starts this Saturday
August 23rd, 2014
The 22nd annual Herne Bay festival is taking place from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st August in the seaside town of Herne Bay in Canterbury, Kent. This year’s theme is ‘Take to the Skies’, and with an exciting and varied nineday programme of over 80 free events, along with a rich mixture of community and arts including workshops and talent shows, it is sure to be an exciting occasion! The traditional flagship events will be back of course; with the Lantern Parade opening the festival and the final ‘Festival Favourite’ event, Herne Bay’s Got Talent closing the festival on Sunday.
Herne Bay Festival Lateren Parade
August 22nd, 2014
Join Animate Art in this FREE workshop to make rocket, butterfly and hot air balloon lanterns for the annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 23rd August! Book in advance – click through to this event to book online. 25 workshop spaces available – all participants must be accompanied by an adult and must be available to take part in the parade on 23rd August (starting at 8.15pm). Please bring a packed lunch. Once fully booked, you can add your name to the waiting list in case spaces become available nearer the time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. Sponsored by The Saxon Shore – J.D.Wetherspoons. Central Parade, Herne Bay.
Herne Bay Festival Barnes Wallis Story Telling
August 21st, 2014
Barnes Wallis & the Bouncing Bomb – Story Telling 23/08/2014 - 30/08/2014 at 9:00 AM - Herne Bay Library The Herne Bay Library will be storytelling for ages 0-2 from a local author. Excludes 24th
Herne Bay 'Rising of the Phoenix
August 20th, 2014
Don’t miss the most anticipated event of the whole festival! The immortal and glorious Phoenix has chosen Herne Bay for it’s rejuvenation and will be ‘rising’ from Herne Bay Beach between the Clock Tower and the Pier on this very day. Come revel in local artist Robert Bradford’s magnificent fire sculpture spectacular. As Robert’s sixth fire sculpture in Herne Bay, the audience can expect fireworks & pyrotechnics as he burns his most outstanding sculptures yet!
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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.
ADVERT ON FRONT PAGEOF THE HERNE BAY TIMES.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org /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.
Colleen from Herne Bay in Bloom & Town Partners is Honoured
October 2nd, 2012
Collen Ashwin-Keen from Herne Bay in Bloom and a Herne Bay Town Partners Board Member was honoured by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury.
The annual Lord Mayor's Award scheme is now in its 14th year and honours people who go the extra mile to help others. They are nominated by members of the public, and the final judging is made by a cross-party panel of councillors. This year’s awards also feature a special Diamond Jubilee Award in the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The winners and extracts from their citations.
Colleen Ashwin-Kean of Central Parade, Herne Bay. Colleen has been part of the Herne Bay in Bloom Committee for seven years, taking on the role of secretary since her retirement. Last year, the town won a Gold Award. Her nominator says: “Everything Colleen does is in her own time and without payment. Her reward is seeing the district she lives in being the best it can be.”
Help Make a Scene to Remember
October 1st, 2012
Help make a scene to remember We’re asking local people to help decide who will feature in a ‘portrait bench’ that will sit on the clifftop between Reculver and Bishopstone. A ‘portrait bench’ is a collection of three distinctive, lifesize figures cut from sheet steel and installed alongside a simple bench, inviting people to join the group and become part of the ‘portrait’. The council is putting out seven options to a public vote and the three with the most votes will be created. The seven are: • A Dambusters pilot • A fossil collector • A Roman • A Saxon • A roller hockey player • An oyster fisherman • A diver You can vote at www.canterbury.gov.uk/portraitbench or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/canterburycitycouncil until Wednesday 31 October. The three winning characters will then be created during the winter and the bench will be installed in spring 2013. Kind regards Mark Gower Marketing Officer
Herne Bay in Bloom Wins Silver
September 24th, 2012
Herne Bay in Bloom collected a number of awards in the South, South East in Bloom Awards.
They were voted best medium-sized coastal town and best heritage park and garden for Reculver Country Park. Herne Bay in Bloom gained silver gilt from Memorial Park and Oxenden Square. Congratulations to Herne Bay in Bloom for making our town look great.
Pip the Clown's BIG Day out
September 23rd, 2012
Pip the Clown, who attends most of the town's events was asked to attend the Kidology Convention in Wolverhampton, where all the top children's entertainers gathered and performed to other professionals. The organiser of the event, Alec Powell, said Pip did really well, with one trick went so well that all the other magicians were on the phone trying to purchase the trick from the supplier, he ended up selling out.
Be part of the Festive Tea
September 22nd, 2012
Festive Tea – December 2012 Herne Bay Clubs and Societies Would you like to forge a link with your counterparts in our twin town Wimereux? If you would like to find out more about our Council Funded project please contact: Jean Osikoya 01843 835258 (email@example.com) Ros Clark 01227 373035 (firstname.lastname@example.org) We are grateful to Canterbury City Council for their support for this Project.
Can you help Greenhill Youth Club
September 22nd, 2012
Jo Featherstone and a friend have volunteered to run the Greenhill Youth Club, however they need more volunteers, help and advice to make this happen.
They are holding a meeting at the scout hall, Herne Drive, Greenhill, Herne Bay, nr St Peters Church, on Thursday 20th September 2012 at 7pm for anyone who is interested in helping.
For more information contact Jo Featherstone 01227 366037
Moonlight Walk this Friday
September 21st, 2012
The Moonlight Walk is back for the fifth year and will be taking place on Friday 21st September.
The walk will start from Kings Hall, Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5BA
Registration is from 6.30pm and the walk starts 8.00pm
New for 2012: There are a few things that we changed this year, apart from the starting venue as the Pier at Herne Bay is no more! New – Many of you wanted your men folk to escort you on the walk and we have listened! Men and children of all ages are able to join in for the first time on a Moonlight Walk – the more the merrier! Children under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult and also have a parental consent form. New – We have a choice of 10 or 15km routes this year. There is a turning back point before Tankerton slopes as we have started further along the coast at the King’s Hall this year. New – You can choose between a moonlight walk t-shirt or a versatile scarf accessory better known as a ‘Buff‘. The Moonlight Walk Buffs are a limited edition and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. New – We are offering the option of collecting your t-shirt or Buff from our Canterbury Hospice, so that you can personalise it before you walk. Or you can collect both your t-shirt and walker number on the night. Last year was such a fun evening, with a wonderful atmosphere which was entirely due to the enthusiasm of our walkers. Make a statement and wear something bright, flashing and memorable again! Hot and cold food and drinks will be available from King’s Hall. Lovely local baker, Sally Laker www.sally4cakes.co.uk will be making a fabulous Moonlight Walk inspired cake for guessing the weight of and Maddie Allen from Kent retailer of the year www.mamafeelgoods.co.ukwill be providing some sweet bites for the journey! There will also be a warm up with Kelly before you head out on the walk as well as stalls to tempt you. Please download a leaflet to either fill in or display as a poster. We are also looking for lots of volunteers to help promotion, registration, marshalling, photography and meeting & greeting.
Body found in Herne Bay
September 17th, 2012
A body of a 39-year-old man with serious injuries, was found at an address in Central Parade on the seafront in Herne Bay. Police were called to the property on Central Parade at 10:30am yesterday and discover the body. The Police are treating the death as suspicious and arrested a 37-year-old woman in connection with their inquiry.
Inspire Music Events at the Bandstand in September
September 1st, 2012
There will be three Inspire Musical Events in the Central Bandstand throughout September.
Sunday 23rd September 2012
Saturday 29th September 2012
All events are FREE, from 1pm - 7pm
Sponsored by the Friends of Makcari's, Wilbee & Son Estate Agents and the Ship Inn.
Memorial Service for Spitfire Pilot
August 30th, 2012
Today a memorial service took place for Pilot Officer Albert Hugo Friday of 611 Squadron, Royal Air force who lost his life 70 years today, 30th August 1942, when his Spitfire had catastrophic engine failure and crashed close to Blacksole Bridge
Herne Bay Festival was Fantastic see photos in our Gallery
August 29th, 2012
The word on the street is this was the best Herne Bay Festival ever to take place in the town. Thousands of visitors attend the Festival over the eight days.
To see the highlights, visit our Gallery.
James Bond style JetLev in HERNE BAY
August 28th, 2012
The JetLev Flyer has been seen in Herne Bay over the past two weekends and maybe back for more trials. The Jetlev-Flyer which in layman’s terms is a modified style of jet ski with a powerful 4 stroke engine and large water nozzle attachment connecting to a jet pack, but in real terms is a unique master piece of finest German engineering. The team experienced flying across the water at 30 mph, at a height of up to 10 metres. This was a rare sight for Herne Bay, with the Jetlev-Flyer ranging from £62,000 to £115,000 depending on the model.
Pebble & Dash open in Mortimer Street
August 27th, 2012
Pebble & Dash have recently opened at 49 Mortimer Street. They have a selection of delectable crafted gifts and goodies made in the UK. Visit: www.pebbleanddash.com
Giant Picnic in the Park TODAY
August 26th, 2012
The Giant Picnic returns again on Sunday 26 August 2012, 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 and try new activities! With live music from Hot Rats, U’Zamebzi and entertainment throughout the event, make sure you pack your picnic, blanket and umbrella (for the sun!) and get involved in this wonderful celebration of Herne Bay.
You will be able to:
Create your own piece of art
Play a game of rounders
Got a problem in the garden? Local gardening
enthusiasts will be on hand to answer your questions. Bring your poorly plants Help to make heart cushions for breast cancer patients
Join in a community sing-song
Town Partners presents Model Engineering Day
August 18th, 2012
Herne Bay Town Partners presents Model Engineering Day this Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to 4pm in Memorial Park, as part of the Herne Bay Festival. Come and ride on this small-scale train, thanks to Canterbury Model Engineering Society.
BIG WIN at the Connaught Bingo Club
August 14th, 2012
A local lady had a big surprise this week, when she won £22,500.00 at the Connaught Bingo Club in Central Parade, Herne Bay.
See your photo from the Market Fun Day
August 13th, 2012
Last Saturday, 11 August 2012 was the Market Fun Day at the Herne Bay Market in the Kings Road Car Park. We had children’s entertainment from Pip the Clown, Pepa Pig, Sponge Bob and Hello Kitty and Town partners gave away balloons and bugs. For the adults was one of the best jazz bands in Kent, Bert Butler and the Pilgrims.
If you had your photo taken, just click on 'Gallery'
Private View at Beach Creative with your BAY Card
August 10th, 2012
In August we have two exhibitions and private views at Beach House that will interest local people with the Bay Card. Beach Creative (on the corner of Beach Street and King's Road) is open every day 10am - 4pm.
The Past 20 Years of the Herne Bay Festival Exhibition - There will be a lot of photos, artwork and interesting artefacts from the last 20 years of the Herne Bay Festival. The exhibition runs from Wednesday 15 August to Thursday 23 August. The private view is on Sunday 19 August from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Herne Bay Histories Exhibition - An exciting display of historic photos, films and interesting items all about Herne Bay. In addition, there is creative work produced by local people in response to these items. This exhibition runs from Saturday 25 August to Tuesday 4 September.
Tell Beach Creative your stories of Herne Bay
August 1st, 2012
Herne Bay Histories @ Beach Creative Beach Street, Herne Bay, Kent Come and share your stories of Herne bay, our video booth wil be open from 10am - 4pm each Saturday from 4 - 18 August inclusive.
Judgement Day for Herne Bay in Bloom
July 30th, 2012
Judgement Day for Herne Bay in Bloom is on Monday, when the judges from Britain in Bloom descend on Herne Bay. The judges will be judging the town, which is looking exceptional. Town Partners, wish Herne Bay in Bloom great success.
Stead & Simpson to reopen
July 26th, 2012
Stead & Simpson in Mortimer Street is to reopen, it has been confirmed by the company. The store will have a major refit and will then reopen.
Grease on the Pier was a great success
July 21st, 2012
Herne Bay Pier Trust presented GREASE the Movie on Herne Bay Pier last Saturday, 21 July 2012. The FREE event attracted hundreds of people, who enjoyed the movie on the Pier. This was in association with the Folkestone Film Factory.
Judging Day for Herne Bay in Bloom
July 19th, 2012
On Thursday 19 July 2012, the judges from South, South East in Bloom will be in Herne Bay to judge Herne Bay in Bloom. The town is looking great and Town Partners would like to wish Herne Bay in Bloom good luck, as they are going for Gold!
Oyster & Chop opens in High Street
July 16th, 2012
A new restaurant the Oyster and Chop House has opened in the High Street. The owner Zhivko Mihaylov started his career as an army cook and ended up at The Ritz cooking for just about everyone including the Queen and Tom Cruise. The new restaurant prides it's self on having fresh produce from local suppliers.
Herne Bay British Legion to re-open on Saturday
July 14th, 2012
The British Legion building at 41 Central Parade will re open this Saturday following a short closure to carry out some urgent repairs and refurbishment. The building which is the home to the May Lodge Club will now be known as the Herne Bay United Forces Club, but will still be known to by many, as the British Legion. The club will be run by the same team, with many of the old faces. New members are most welcome and the club is available for functions at reasonable rates and low priced drinks, as always. Plus free sea views!
New Art Centre Opens Beach Creative
July 14th, 2012
A new Art Centre has opened in Herne Bay, 'Beach Creative' at Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay. The building has been transformed into an exciting community art space, which includes exhibitions and workshops. The centre is open from 10am - 4pm daily.For more information visit: www.beachcreativecic.co.uk
Rainbow Crafts open new store
July 8th, 2012
Rainbow Crafts have moved to a larger store at 90-94 High Street, Herne Bay. The new store was offically opened by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, last Saturday. Town Partners would like to wish Pauline and her staff every success in their new venture.
BBC Antique Road Trip in the Bay
July 2nd, 2012
The BBC Antique Road Trip were filming in Herne Bay on Monday afternoon 2 July 2012 at Crocketts in the High Street.
New Businesses Open in Herne Bay
June 27th, 2012
Two new businesses have recently opened in the town centre. Burger City at 75 Central Parade on the seafront and the Master Barber Shop, a Traditional Turkish Barber, at 14 High Street. Herne Bay Town Partners wish both businesses, successful trading in Herne Bay.
New Businesses Open in Herne Bay
June 27th, 2012
Two new businesses have recently opened in the town centre. Burger City at 75 Central Parade on the seafront and the Master Barber Shop, a Traditional Turkish Barber, at 14 High Street. Herne Bay Town Partners wish both businesses, successful trading in Herne Bay.
Herne Bay Sea Cadets visit twin town
June 25th, 2012
The Herne Bay Sea Cadets Band visited and played in Herne Bay's twin town, Wimereux in France on Sunday. A very long hard day but they all rose to the occasion. The Herne Bay twinning committee travelled with them, were full of praise for the band, which are great ambassadors for our town.
Air Show for the Festival
June 10th, 2012
The Herne Bay Festival is celebrating it's 20th year and this year will be a year to remember, thanks to local businessman, David Jordan. David has kindly donated £10,000 to the Herne Bay Festival for an Air Show, which will feature a Spitfire, Mustang and five other planes
Herne Bay Pier has re-opened
June 4th, 2012
Herne Bay Pier has re-opened, Cllr Jean Law cut the ribbion and offically opened the Pier. Around 300 people braved the rain to join in the fun, which included a Tea Party for the children. The event was organised by the Herne Bay Pier Trust.
Herne Bay Ladies Back on the Road
May 29th, 2012
Yes, it's a new dawn, it's a new day .... and we are feelin' good! An excellent turnout today for our first ride as the Herne Bay Ladies Cycling Club. Our previous club disbanded almost a year ago and yet, within a couple of weeks of reforming, we are back up to almost 20 members again. It was so great to meet up with old friends and to welcome four new ladies: Tracy, Shari, Debbie and Gill. They must have liked us because they have all ordered new club tops! Speaking of which, thanks so much to everyone that has coughed up the £38.00 already. Quite expensive, I know, but hopefully much nicer quality than our last kit, which was a bit shoddy. The tops should be with us in three or four weeks. So exciting!
HELP the Herne Bay Festival win a Culture Award
May 20th, 2012
The Herne Bay Festival has been nominated for the East Kent People’s Award as part of this year’s Culture Awards and we need your vote to win! Winning this award raises Herne Bay’s profile, so we need to make sure as many people vote as possible. Please click the following link to vote, and encourage your colleagues to join in too: http://www.thecultureawards.org/vote/ Don’t forget to come down to this year’s festival, which will be taking place from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 August 2012. This will be the festival’s 20th birthday so there will be an extra special programme in place- including an airshow on the opening day! Full programmes will be available in July or see www.hernebayfestival.co.uk for more information.
Activity Box celebrates Jubilee with local Schools
May 20th, 2012
The Activity Box in Mortimer Street is working with local schools to produce Jubilee bunting to be displayed in Wimereux Gardens, next to the swimming pool. The Activity Box, Herne Bay Town Partners and Canterbury City Council and sponsoring the event.
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