Hernhill School Fete 2014

Hernhill School Fete 2014The Hernhill School Fete is on this Saturday the 20th September. There will be lots to see and  do including Rodeo Sheep, the Football Challenge, Bouncy Castle along with a BBQ, Bar and lots more.

Come and enjoy the last of the summer sun and support your local school

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Local War Memorials

hernhill_war_memorialAn excellent new site has been launched by Sue and Julian Owen which looks at the stories behind the names on our local war memorials. Go to www.boughton-dunkirk-hernhill-warmemorials.com for more

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Brooklyn House, Dargate

Hello—can someone tell me about Brooklyn House, Dargate, please ? I collect old postcards, and have one sent to Brooklyn House in 1914, and I should like to find out what it was then (a large country-house ?), and what it is now. All I can find on Google are mentions in the modern Parish records that the hedge round it needs cutting.
Thanks, and Regards,
Mike Ellis
Broadstairs, mikeellis64@hotmail.com

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Hernhill News September

Get your shiny digital version HERE

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Tabby Kittens


Farm bred kittens, free to good homes, ready early October. All tabby. Mother is a good hunter. Contact Helen Figgis helen@lavenderfarm.plus.com

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Hernhill News

The July edition of the Hernhill New is available HERE

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Open Garden

The Coach House, Kemsdale Road Hernhill will be open this weekend 28th/29th June. Saturday and Sunday between 1pm and 6pm on behalf of the NGS raising money for charity.
Entry £3.50 per person,(children free)
Cream teas during the afternoon.

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Beautiful Labrador puppies for sale

puppyPedigree black Labrador puppies for sale.  All male and KC registered.  Wormed and vaccinated and will be ready to go at the end of July.  For further details please call Helen on 07775426551.

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Dawes Community Association AGM

The AGM will be held on the 14th of June at midday in the Hernhill Village Hall.

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Monkshill Farm Open Day

Monkshill Farm

If you still buy your meat from a supermarket then please think again. Monkshill Farm is on your doorstep and sells proper meat from animals that you can see roaming around the beautiful surrounding of this ancient farm.

They are having an Open Day on Sunday the 8th June from 11am to 4pm as part of the Open Farm Sunday scheme

Monkshill Farm Shop and Cafe, Monkshill Road, Waterham, ME13 9EH



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Hernhill Fete 2014


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On the lamb

Last weekend we had 2 expensive, resin, full sized lambs stolen from our field. I reported the theft to the local PCSO and he noted the details. gave us a crime number ( and baa code!!) Not only do these lambs have great sentimental value but they have given hours of pleasure to friends and family and all walkers using our lane. If the miscreant reads the News maybe their conscience will be prodded and the lambs returned to us.

Gill Couzens
Thread Cottage

(Received on Good Friday)

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Hernhill Giant Garage Safari

Sunday 25 May and Monday 26 May
10am to 4pm

Over 30 garages are taking part in this event, being held over the Sunday and Monday of the late May bank holiday and a wide variety of items and local produce will be available for sale. Safari HQ will be in the field opposite Hernhill Village Hall, where maps showing the location of all those properties taking place can be purchased for £1. Refreshment will also be available all day next door at Woodfield.

The Money raised from the stall fees and map sales is to go to R.A.B.I. – the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution – and their emergency fund, set up to help farming families across the country following the extensive flooding in the early part of this year.

For further details contact:
Joy Pritchard 01227 750372
Jane Foreman 07767693345

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Vintage Day Out at Mount Ephraim

It’s a vintage spectacular with wedding suppliers, kitsch and stitch stalls, home-wares, vintage clothing, retro caravans, kitchenalia, afternoon teas, VW Beetles…

New to this year – will be a vintage-styled farmer’s market as well as plentiful catering facilities.

Mount Ephraim Gardens on Sunday 11 May.

Adult entry £6, children go free.

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Apologies for the late posting of the Hernhill News for April. Please download from HERE

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Burglars can be caught

Contrary to popular opinion that most domestic burglaries go unsolved I am pleased to say that the scumbag who robbed us a year ago has been caught! The police were carrying a routine stop and search in Peckham and became suspicious. A search of the, ahem, gentlemans flat revealed some mobile phones.

Although much of the govt legislation in this arena may be construed as intrusive one thing they did is most useful. All mobile phone companies must keep records of the locations of mobiles for a year. The mobile just has to be on.

This means that when the police too a close look at scumbags phone they found that it had been to 42 properties on the exact time and date when house burglaries were carried out. One of those was our own dear Hernhill.

Yes 42 burglaries all around  the M25 in a stolen car.

Busted, and one can only hope that they put them in a very nasty jail


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Horticultural Society Spring Show 2014

photo 3The Spring Show took place on Saturday the 29th of March 2014. A day full of new sunshine. See some photos of the wonderful displays on our Photos page here

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The Topiary Tea Rooms opens today at Mount Ephriam


The tea rooms (which are under new management) are open today, Sunday 16th March, from 11am. Why not come and enjoy The Topiary Tea Room’s delicious refreshments whilst absorbing Mount Ephraim’s beautiful surroundings in the sunshine!

Normal opening hours:

11am – 5pm

Thursday to Sunday (from 5th April)

See Mount Ephraim website for entrance fees and further information

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WANTED Enthusiastic gardener

Enthusiastic gardener wanted for a couple of hours spring tidy upon village garden, followed by periodic maintenance.
Please contact Elizabeth on 07595591224.

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Hernhill Parish Council has a vacancy

Hernhill Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Parish Council meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 8pm in the village hall. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parish Council please contact the Clerk, Sarah Muteham at hernhillclerk@gmail.com or telephone 07740 706189.


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Mallards Farm

Your finest local farm shop – Mallards Farm – has added extra info to the page on this site. Go to http://hernhill.net/about-hernhill/farm-shops/mallards-farm/

Look out for more soon

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40 Acre site to be developed into Business Park, Housing Estate and Traveller Site

Residents may be aware that Swale Borough Council will shortly consider an application for the development of a large site on the eastern side of Love Lane in Faversham. The plan consists of a business park (comprising commercial units and 2,000sqm of offices), a 70 bed hotel, 196 dwellings, a pub / restaurant, a health centre and a “traveller site”. There will be a new access road created which will be opposite the cemetery. The site is formally within the countryside and is currently agricultural ground with no previous history of development.

If residents have any comments regarding this application they should write to Swale Borough Council quoting Ref: SW/14/0045. The plans can be viewed online at www.swale.gov.uk/planning. They can also be seen at Swale House in Sittingbourne or at the Swale office at the Alexandra Centre in Faversham.

Hernhill Parish Council

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Hernhill News for February 2014

Please get your digital version of the Hernhill New Feb 2014 HERE

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Mount Ephraim Fireworks under threat

The annual Fireworks Display at Mount Ephraim is run by a team of volunteers. Many of these dedicated people have been involved for more than 10 years. Several key organisers wish to step back from future events and replacements for these people MUST be found otherwise the 2014 display will not go ahead.

A open meeting for all interested parties is being held on Wednesday 12th Feb from 7pm to 11pm in the Hernhill Village Hall.

Please come along at any point and show your support for this fantastic local event.


Simon Carroll – DCA Chairman


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Christmas Edition of the Hernhill News

Merry Christmas all.

Please download HERE

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