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Herne Bay air show: Organisers tell spectators to take bus or train and leave car at home

By Dan Wright

Herne Bay air show organisers are calling on spectators not to drive their cars to the event today - and take the bus or train instead.

About 80,000 people are expected to descend on the town today, with the world-famous Red Arrows performing at 6.15pm.

But leaders at the BayPromoTeam say visitors should treat Herne Bay like getting to a live stadium venue, warning fines will be issued to illegally parked cars.

Thousands of people attend the air show
Thousands of people attend the air show

Senior organiser Gerald McCarthy said: "We urge people to use public transport as those bringing their vehicles may face long delays.

"Extra trains and bus services are in place, and although not ideal for all, we don’t want people stuck in traffic and missing all the fun because they’ve decided to bring their vehicles."

Organisers say people should not enter the water or go on the sand at low tide – where marked by signs on the beach – between 12.45pm and 6.45pm.

The Red Arrows will be in action
The Red Arrows will be in action

There will be no access to Central Parade from 8pm on Friday, August 18, until 10pm on Sunday, August 20, to allow for the town’s classic car show the next day.

Helium balloons may not be bought or sold at the event and the public should report anyone seen selling such items to stewards or security.

For a full event preview and timetable, click here

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