ALERT from Kent Councty Council – Beware of doorstep criminals taking advantage of the bad weather

We are warning Kent residents of doorstep criminals taking advantage of the current bad weather. Anyone calling at your home offering to do work on your roof, guttering, driveway, or inside your property, should be treated with caution.   Accepting work from a doorstep criminal can result in paying much more than you intended for […]

UK Power Networks information on weather and the electricity network

You may be aware that the current cold spell of icy winds and snow may bring ‘freezing rain’. Freezing rain is a very rare weather phenomenon and occurs when very cold rain freezes immediately on landing. Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines, resulting in some […]

Planning applications for Herne – w/c 19 February 2018

CA//18/00278/VAR – Variation of condition 02 (drawings) of planning permission CA/17/01793/FUL for proposed three -storey detached dwelling with 4 no. roof lights and dormer window to front elevation to allow extension of ground floor at 44 Ridgeway Road, Herne, CT6 7LN CA//18/00309/FUL Proposed 2 no. semi-detached chalet bungalows following demolition of existing bungalow at 300 […]

Police officer phone scam

We have received reports of a criminal claiming to be a police officer in order to gain personal details from residents. The criminal claims a fraudulent transaction has happened on the residents bank account and asks for their personal details. In some cases the resident has been asked to go to their bank to withdraw […]

Residents Parking Permit Prices for School Lane Car Park – Update

Parking Permit Prices for School Lane Car Park Our ward City councillor, Robert Jones, has challenged the rise in residents parking permits and we are told we will be charged the same rate for permits in Herne and Broomfield as those in Herne Bay.

Reporting Crime and incidents

The public can now report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions ONLINE directly through the Kent police website ( Once a report is made online, the user will receive a unique reference number and a return email confirming receipt.   Kent are promoting both as a test/pilot at this stage. At […]

Herne Bay’s long-awaited Minor Injuries Unit opened in September.

Patients can visit the Minor Injuries Unit at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week for injuries such as sprains, bites, cuts, burns, as well as eye and ear injuries. Doctors from four of our local GP surgeries have united to run the Unit, […]

Register to Vote

Household Enquiry Forms for electoral registration are now being delivered to every property in the district. Please check the form carefully when it arrives. The city council needs to know whether all the details are correct or if any changes are required. The quickest and easiest way to do this is on the council’s website. […]


Following the examination of the Canterbury District Local Plan, the appointed Planning Inspector Mr Mike Moore BA (Hons), MRTPI, CMILT, MCIHT has completed his report. The report was received by Canterbury City Council (CCC) on 15 June 2017. The report concludes that the Local Plan is ‘sound’ and legally compliant, subject to a number of […]