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Head of news & sport: Peter Guise 

The propose site off the Old Thanet Way

The Canterbury planning committee have rejected discount store Lidl’s application for planning consent to build a new store in Herne Bay. 

At the meeting, which took place this evening, the application was narrowly rejected by 7 to 6. 

Tivoli site

Canterbury City Council has successfully completed the purchase of an abandoned seafront eyesore.

The Tivoli site, opposite the Clock tower, has sat empty and been on the market for several years and is in a state of disrepair.

Memorial Park

A man has been threatened with a spanner in the Memorial Park in Dering Road, Herne Bay.

The incident happened just before 4pm on Saturday (17th February), when the victim, a man in his 20’s, was verbally abused by a teenager and subsequently threatened with the spanner.

A photo of bederelict building

Firefighters were called to St George’s Terrace, Herne Bay this afternoon to tackle a fire in a derelict building. 

The building, formerly the St Benedict’s nursing home, is known to be used by squatters, although there wasn’t anyone inside the property and no injuries have been reported. 

Kent Police have renewed an appeal for information following a serious collision in Herne Bay on 28th January which has now resulted in a death.

The crash occurred at 10:07am that Sunday morning when a car collided with a cyclist. The cyclist, a local man in his 70’s, was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries and subsequently died yesterday (Friday 9th February). 

Gavel - Stock Picture

Four teenagers, three of whom are from Herne Bay, have been charged following reports of anti-social behaviour in the town.

Two 14-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl from Herne Bay have been charged with 30 offences between them and a 14-year-old boy from Canterbury.

Officers from Kent Police are asking witnesses to come forward with information, following a two vehicle crash in Herne Bay.

The incident happened at around 9:55am on Tuesday (6th February) when a Nissan Qashqai and a Mitsubishi Shogun collided on the Old Thanet Way, between Chestfield and Eddington.

Police Officer (Stock Image)

Police are reminding local residents to check the credentials of cold callers after a report of bogus callers in Herne Bay.

At around midday on 1st February, two men called at a house in Selsea Avenue offering to replace guttering.

Fire engine (stock picture)

An eagle eyed neighbour has helped minimise the damage to a ground floor flat in Hoath after it caught fire on the morning of Monday 5th February.

The neighbour saw smoke coming from a window of the property in Church Road, and immediately called the fire brigade. Kent Fire And Rescue sent three fire engines to investigate just before 11:30am.

Police Office (stock photo)

Kent Police have charged a man with two burglaries, the most recent of which took place in Herne bay.

On Saturday (3rd February) at around 6:30pm, cash and a wallet were stolen from a house in Ashburn Gardens occupied by elderly residents.