Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Facebook tributes for Kelly a year on

Kelly in 2009
Family and friends from both Herne Bay and Whitstable were shocked at the sudden death of 20-year-old Kelly Dale last year. One year after her sad death, tributes were left on her Facebook page by family and friends.

Sian Hayes, 21 who went to The Community College with Kelly said “a year ago today I was told something so horrible it broke my heart. You have gone but you’re never forgotten. Missing you loads Kelly xxx”

Kelly, who was eight months pregnant when she collapsed, died of a heart complaint on March 16 2010.

Tributes left on Kelly’s Facebook page included one from family member, Jordan Dale who said: “miss you so much, love you kelly and mee little cousin.”

Close friend Description: Description: ♥Gemma Hann said: “Love n miss u loads all my love always n forever Description: Description: ♥xxxx.”

Mel Minter said: “I cant believe a yr has gone by already it still feels unreal! but da angels obviously needed u more! R.I.P Kel n bby boy. Xx”

Please visit Kelly's tribute page on Facebook and leave your messages.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Bike crash death

A father-of-three has died after his bike collided with a Serco van on an infamous stretch of road between Herne Bay and Canterbury.

The accident happened on Tuesday 15 March at 1.15pm near the entrance to Wildwood Discovery Park.

Leslie Potter, 46 was rushed to hospital with serious injuries and died an hour later. The road was closed for 7 hours while the police investigated the scene. The driver of the van was not injured.

There is no evidence that the accident was caused by speeding, but many people believe that traffic calming measures should be put in place as Tuesdays incident was the second fatal accident on that part of road in the past 4 months.

David Jones, a driving instructor in the area said: “accidents happen along that stretch of road because many people can’t drive, they think that because it’s a 60mph road they can drive at that speed all the time.”

A petition was set up more than 12 years ago to lower the speed limit on that part of road.
Police are appealing for witnesses. Please contact PC Dave Jeeves on 01622 798538 with any information you might have.

Whitstable Harbour launches new website

Whitstable Harbour has launched a new website. The site includes weather updates, tide times and local event information.

The new Whitstable Harbour website

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Coast, keeping you up to date with all the news from the Herne Bay and Whitstable area.