The May 2016 PDF edition of the Hernhill News is HERE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Hernhill Church of England Primary School Fete
Saturday 19 September 2015
12.30 – 3.30pm
Bring family and friends and come and enjoy a lovely afternoon!
All the usual stalls and side shows to browse around, competitions to join in, and our attractions include a Rodeo Sheep! Lots for the children to do and see.
Win £100 in the Grand Raffle, other prizes include family days out, activities and vouchers for local shops and pubs.
BBQ and Bar, tea, coffee and scrummy cakes, ice creams, and other refreshments on sale.
Live Band Maelstrom will be playing and Year 3s will be dancing round the Maypole. Displays by Faversham Gymnastic Club and other local community groups.
A fun afternoon for all, with free entry, come and join in!
Any enquiries about the day, please contact the School’s PTAFA
Our last annual family music festival is being held this Sunday 30th August .
12 noon until 6pm
A BBQ, pulled pork and American hot dogs will be served throughout the day.
12-1 will be Acoustic music.
1:15-2:30 will be blues.
2:45-4:15 we have Kelly’s hero’s.
And CoCo will be finishing off the evening.
This is a free family event and all are welcome, we hope to see you Sunday!!!
Have you heard the news?
Boughton Post Office has moved.
The new Post Office has opened at Wood’s Garage, Boughton on Friday 21st August.
Jan has stepped down after 10 years as sub-postmistress and the old post office will become a beauty salon, part of Adam Phillip Hairdressing.
The new post office will be run by Melissa and Joby Martin, who own Oak Motors at Woods garage.
A Grand Prix with a difference is taking place in Hernhill, near Faversham next month.
The Three Horseshoes pub in the village is holding its annual Wheelie Bin Race on Saturday, August 8.
Launched at the Shepherd Neame pub more than a decade ago, the event sees teams of four racing elaborately decorated bins through the village, to raise money for charity. Past themes have included The Flintstones, Wacky Racers and Scooby Doo.
Prizes will be given to the team who make it back to the pub in the fastest time, and for the best designed bins.
The race will be followed by an afternoon and evening of events at the Three Horseshoes, including live music from the Leigh Highwood Band, a barbecue, auction and raffle.
Licensee Charlotte Feveyear said: “We have already had lots of people sign up to take part in this year’s race. It is always a really fun event, and a great way to raise money for a fantastic cause.”
The race is taking place from 1pm to 2.30pm. Entrants must be aged 18 or over, and admission is priced £20 per team of four, with proceeds to the Pilgrims Hospices.
For more information phone 01227 750842 or visit www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/