Get your PDF copy of the July 2016 news HERE
Signs have gone up between Hernhill and Staplestreet about the road being closed from 11th July 2016 for approx 10 days. This is the road that runs through Oakdene (Slutshole). South east water 0333 000 0002.
Let’s all enjoy those those lovely unfamiliar routes around our village and enjoy a bit of reversing
Thanks to everyone for supporting Hernhill Open Gardens 2016. It was a good day despite the poor weather forecast, we had over 90 visitors, had many positive comments about the gardens and raised £516 which will be split between the Dawes Community Association and Hernhill Horticultural Society. The next Hernhill Open gardens is scheduled for 2018.
The DCA are pleased to announce that the tennis court/football pitch at Hernhill Playing Fields has now been improved with an up to date all-purpose surface. This has replaced the old tarmac surface which had become old and dangerous and in desperate need of repair.
This improved facility has been possible by a combination of a grant from Viridor and the contributions of local people by way of supporting DCA activities. At present we are awaiting the final application of sand, which is needed for the playing of tennis. Currently the facility is perfect for football and even basketball, but for tennis, the bounce is still a little unpredictable.
The price of hire is £2.50 per hour for DCA members and £3.50 for non-members. Yearly season tickets are also available for £60 to DCA members only and allows unlimited bookings.
Access will be way of a coded padlock, with the code being given by email when booking is confirmed.
In the next few months we will be installing lighting to the court, to enable it to be used longer in the evenings.
Please take the opportunity to use and enjoy this court.
Has anyone in the village lost very friendly little a black cat / kitten in Staplestreet area , we have been under siege for a couple of days – looks like he / she is trying to move in…. Contact 07711 773305Thanks
All the fun of the Fete is happening from 2pm Saturday the 7th May at the Playing Fields in Hernhill. We look forward to the sun shining on our sweet little corner of the world.
The freshly resurfaced Tennis Court will have a grand opening at the Fete. The DCA have worked very hard to get this wonderful resource back into play for the community and it does look fabulous
A day to celebrate and remember Paula Kay whilst raising as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK.
Sadly, Paula lost her courageous three year battle with cancer in January 2015. In her memory, her family are hosting a charity dayto raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK in the hope that one day a cure will be found.
The day is kicking off with a team of nearly 70 women and children boarding a double decker bus to take part in the Herne Bay Race for Life at 11am.
We will then be hosting the ‘AFTER PARTY’ at Bessborough Farm (ME13 9JG) from 3pm with a BBQ, live music from local band Coco, facepainting, a raffle and Ice Creams from Faversham Ices with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.
We invite all those who knew Paula, are friends of team and anyone who is simply inspired by Paula’s story to join us to celebrate an unforgettable lady
Please bring whatever you fancy to drink and plenty of money which we will be unashamedly relieving you of for this great cause. So we have some idea of numbers please text 07709 651339
We have had fantastic support already as shown in these Facebook posts:
“It’s all coming together very nicely!!”
Team Gabs is now 48 strong, thank you!
MB farms( formerly Barkaways) are now on board with a donation of their prize winning sausages and burgers.
Raffle prizes are flooding in with a £20 voucher from Now Frame It, a delicious hamper from Ashmore cheese and bottles of gin, vodka and champagne.
More stunning donations!!
We now have a meal for two at the Sportsman, quality cuff links and a pendant from The Jewellery Workshop and a voucher for the Red lion Hernhill. Amazing!!!!!
Would everyone try and contain their excitement as we now have 8!!!! bottles of Shepherd Neame beer,what a stunning donation!!
More raffle prizes rolling in!!!
A delicious hand made Victoria Sponge from Saddlers on the Market Place, a dog training coarse from Jenkins Canine Services, a haircut voucher from Man and Boy and a Tesco Finest Hamper!!!
Faversham Tesco are also providing 200 bread rolls Foc!
A massive thank you to you all!!!!
A whole free pig from The Giggly Pig from Romford in Easex!!
(If you are unable to make the day you can support the event at www.justgiving.com/gabalabz)
For more details see the Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/610323089133464
Regards, Kevin Kay
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston return on Friday 11th March. The inspirational
melding of musical chameleon Miranda Sykes and mandolin maestro Rex Preston has produced one of the most unexpected and exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene.
To find out more and get tickets email email@example.com or
call 01227 392560
This Saturday at the Village Hall – see the PDF for more info
Exciting new from the festival at Mount Ephraim this summer – The Stranglers have been confirmed as the headline act for Sunday!
Sadly we have lost Monkshill Farm but fortunately we still have Mallards Farm in the Parish. For those who have not yet discovered this gem I urge you to do so. Not only will you find ethical meat and fruit and veg and an enthusiastic farmer but also a host of geese, many of which have names. www.mallardsfarm.co.uk
The A2 between Dunkirk and Harbledown will be closed overnight for six weeks
starting on Monday 25th January between 9pm and 5am Monday to Friday. The carriageway will be resurfaced in both directions one direction at a time, starting
on the coast bound carriageway. There will also be repairs to potholes and lighting
When closures are in place, there will be a clearly signed diversion route which is suitable for all types of vehicles via the A299, A256 and A2050.
If you have any queries please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org Project Reference P 08687 82
Have you recently acquired a young black cat?
I have a one year old male black cat who unusually went missing over the August bank holiday weekend. Unbelievably he returned on Thursday 22nd October as if nothing had happened! He had obviously been well looked after as he had grown a lot and was in good condition. However, he only stayed two weeks and vanished again on Monday 9th November! He is completely black, not neutered, very chatty and answers to the name of Billy. If he has turned up on your doorstep please let me know! Thanks.
Helen Figgis (01227) 751149 or 07775426551
I would like to say a big thank you to all the folks who came to Summer Lees and ‘dared to be scared’ at Halloween , a good spooky night was had by all and we raised £274.72 for the Air ambulance
A planning application has been made which if granted will mean that six families of travellers will be camped along Plumpudding Lane.
The application is as follows:
“Change of use of land for 6 gypsy and traveller pitches, each pitch having one mobile home, a day room and space for one touring van; Hardstandings, means of enclosure and landscaping and ancillary childrens’ play area”
Further detail can be seen if you use the link.
The references for this application are:
Application Received: Tue 22 Sep 2015
Address: Evaluna Plumpudding
Lane Dargate Kent ME13 9EY
If you are not happy about this, then write NOW to Swale to object to the
application being granted quoting the references.
Letters should be sent to:
Swale Borough Council,
Kent ME10 3HT