Garden waste collections suspended – message from Canterbury City Council

From next week (w/c 23 March), all garden waste collections will be suspended for the foreseeable future.   Serco’s crews have been severely reduced due to illness and self-isolation. There are just not enough people to carry out the garden waste service and the focus must be on other types of collections – food waste, […]


We are trying to navigate through uncharted waters and there will be many in the coming weeks that will be on Statutory sick pay etc., rather than their normal salary, which will leave them in financial difficulties and in need of the food banks. With the panic buying that is currently taking place, the food […]

Coronavirus/COVID-19 – Scammers active in Kent!

Scammers and criminals are already looking for opportunities to scam people as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Happily, there are many more stories of kindness and generosity but we want to make people aware of the scams as they emerge – which they seem to be on a daily basis. We have […]

Fruit & Veg deliveries for people self-isolating

Peters Produce in Herne Bay are making daily deliveries to customers who are self isolating, in Herne and Broomfield. There is no charge for this service, telephone 01227 741548

Bin Collections

If there is a staff shortage of operatives due to Covid-19 for bin collections, they will be restricted to emptying the food and general waste bins and won’t collect recycling.

Bus passes

Our County Councillor, Alan Marsh, has informed us that all bus passes for over 60’s can be used at anytime to allow them to get to supermarkets etc.

Herne Centre: Covid-19 update

Following the new government guidance stepping up protection methods, in-line with our emergency plan we will now introduce a Silver Command on each shift, this will be the senior leader on duty who will take responsibility for dealing with precautions and operational matters that need to be adjusted. The management company is going to temporally […]

Information about Coronavirus

What is Coronavirus   There has been lots of information on the News about Coronavirus.   Coronavirus was first reported in China but has spread to lots of countries because of people travelling from country to country.   Because this is a new illness the NHS do not know how it is spread from person […]

Public Health England and Kent County Council statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Kent

Public Health England and Kent County Council statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Kent Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with Kent County Council and NHS colleagues following a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The case is now in a treatment centre in London. Dr James Mapstone, Acting Regional Director, […]