Herne Bay News

  • Support the Kavanagh September 1, 2012

    Herne Bay's independent cinema needs help.  Owner Robert Johnson is updating to digital and wants to boost the box office takings to help pay for the new equipment.  This week the cinema is showing BRAVE, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS, TOTAL RECALL and A FEW BEST MEN.  Something for everyone. Fo...

  • Herne Bay Histories September 1, 2012 Untitled

    The Herne Bay Histories exhibition at Beach House has been extended for an extra week until 11th September.  There are some great old photographs of the town as well as rare film footage from the 1920s and when the sea froze in 1963. Mike Bundock from the Historical Records Society is giving...

  • UK Windsurfing Event comes to Herne Bay April 3, 2012

    The UKWA Cup 2 and freestyle events are taking place in Herne Bay from Saturday 2nd - Monday 4th June.  Cup 2 is also the British leg of the North Sea Cup.  The UKWA has not been to Herne Bay for many years but is greatly looking forward to these events over the Jubilee weekend.  They will be b...

  • Bay dream of Wembley alive and kicking March 26, 2012 240312 003_web1

    Herne Bay fought back bravely to achieve a 2-2 draw against West Auckland in the first leg of their FA Vase semi-final at Winch’s Field on Saturday. The result ensures they go into next weekend’s FA Carlsberg Vase Semi-Final second leg with a realistic chance of a dream trip to Wem...

  • Victory for Herne Against Tesco Protesters March 11, 2012 tesco_everylittlehurts_hernevillage

    Villagers in Herne have succeeded in their bid to stop Tesco taking over the old Upper Red Lion pub and turning it into an Express store. More than 700 people marched through the village last weekend in protest. The supermarket giant admitted it was not pushing forward with the controversial s...

  • Bay's new farmers' market open for business March 3, 2012 030312 0011

    Herne Bay's newest market has today opened for business at Herne Bay United Church Hall in the High Street and has already proven to be a hit with stall holders and shoppers alike. Vanessa Hill, a chef and mother of two said "I have had a lot of interest from stallholders and there is a waiti...

  • BBC 2's "Flog It" from the Bay - Tuesday 6th March March 1, 2012 flogit_thumb

    BBC2's afternoon antiques programme Flog It will come from Herne Bay next week. Paul Martin was in town to record the programme with experts Kate Bateman and Mark Stacey.  There are smiles and tears as a tiny glass vase turns out to be a big seller.   Plus Paul finds out how a 1 million-pound ...

  • Herne Bay selected for Britain in Bloom 2012 January 7, 2012 bloom thumb

    The Herne Bay in Bloom committee has announced that as a result of their excellent successes in 2011 including achieving the RHS Gold Medal in the Large Coastal Town category (South and South East Area)  they have been selected  by the RHS In Bloom Committee to go forward to enter the Nationa...

  • Film Director Ken Russell dies at the age of 84 December 15, 2011 Ken Russell

    November 28th, 2011 British Film Director, Ken Russell passed away yesterday at the age of 84. Ken Russell's first cinema film French Dressing was made in Herne Bay in 1963. The film was dismissed by everyone including Ken, but it is a minor classic. It is an innocent British story about a de...

  • Herne Bay awarded Gold Award - Britain in Bloom September 14, 2011 britaininbloom thumb

    Herne Bay has received the Gold Award and was named Category winner in Coastal towns with over 12,000 residents. A spokesman for Herne Bay in Bloom said "This is what we have been working towards for the past 6 years , so we were all thrilled but then the icing on the cake- We were awarded the 'K...

  • Herne Bay - fastest growing seaside resort in the UK August 29, 2011 Dec2012 001_web58

    Herne Bay / Whitstable is the fastest growing seaside resort in the country says a new survey published this week. The survey revealed the growth of tourism-related businesses, expansion in visitor numbers at tourist attractions and the number of people employed in the leisure industry. The C...

  • Herne Bay included in top 12 places to visit in World! April 7, 2011 frommer thumb

    The Kent coast has been voted one of the world's top 12 destinations for 2011 by Frommer's, a leading travel guide book.  Frommer's praised the county's long stretches of clean, sandy beaches and "bustling seaside towns", highlighting the area between Whitstable and Ramsgate. The  guide spoke ...

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