Please go to our "News and Notices" page for news and press releases you might find interesting.
Trading Standards have received reports of customers receiving scam emails claiming to be from HMRC. The email claims the customer is eligible for a tax refund and asks them to click on a web link to confirm their tax refund.
What happens if I click on the link?
You could be tricked into handing over sensitive information
Clicking on the link may take you to a fake website where you’ll be tricked into giving scammers your private information including bank details, logins and passwords.
You could download spyware or a virus to your computer
Clicking on the link may download a virus or spyware to your computer. Viruses can cause deletion and corruption of data whilst spyware can be used to capture private information used for identity theft and fraud.
NHS, social care and public health leaders in Kent and Medway launch their draft Health and Social Care Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) that sets out how they think services need to change over the next five years to achieve the right care for people for decades to come. The survey runs until 23 December 2016.
To read the summary document click here
To complete the survey click here
Would you like to become one of DDC's snow wardens. Click here to learn more.
Dover District Council is encouraging people to show their support for High Street shops and small businesses with free parking in its car parks for Small Business Saturday on 3 December 2016, and for two weeks over the key Christmas trading period from Monday 19 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017 inclusive. Kent County Council has agreed to offer free on-street parking over the same periods.
KCC are conducting a survey on their budget for 2017-2018, to read up on their propsals and respond to their survey, please click here
Mr Matthew Scott, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, is inviting views on policing and the criminal justice system in Kent and Medway which will feed in to the new Police and Crime Plan for 2017-2021. To have your say click here
The Parish Council have been approached by the Bettshanger Heritage Group regarding the pension fund of the miners and how the Government has taken £8 billion from it. There is a petition to add your name to to get the funds back, please contact the Bettshanger Heritage Group on email@example.com for more information.
Click here for details
KCC currently have funding to mend all the potholes in Kent, they are urging the public to report any potholes or damaged roads to them to fix before the winter weather. Please click here to read a letter from Cllr Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport at Kent County Council.
The website for reporting potholes is: www.kent.gov.uk/potholeblitz
The Parish Council are receiving complaints from residents about inappropriate and obstructive parking, especially on busy junctions. Kent Police can enforce the following:
Road Traffic Act section 22 states you must not leave your trailer or vehicle in a dangerous position or where it causes an unnecessary obstruction of the road.
The Highway Code clause 243 states no parking opposite or within 32 ft (10m) of a junction.
For more information on parking around dropped kerbs, click here
To report a trader or product to Kent County Council - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Free impartial, practicable advice on consumer issues - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Telephone 03454 04 05 06 or click the link citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
The Parish Council are looking to start up a speed watch group to look at the speeding issues in this area. If you would like to join a working group or have any ideas you would like to put forward. Please contact either the Clerk or Cllr David Millard.
The appeal against DDC's refusal for the erection of 20 dwellings with associated car parking, access, garaging and landscaping at land at Monkton Court Lane, Eythorne, CT15 4BS has been DISMISSED
Well done everyone who wrote letters and objected against the planning application.
The appeal against DDC's refusal for the erection of a wind turbine with a maximum height of 100m and associated infrastructure at Barville Farm, Barville Road, TIlmanstone CT15 5BQ has been DISMISSED
Well done everyone who wrote letters and objected against the planning application in paticular the EWTAG who worked tirelessly to fight this construction.
A huge thank you to all those who attended the ceremony on Thursday. A beautiful, poignant service was held at 11am, with music from the Eythorne Silver Band, and a bugler and piper from the Gurkha Regiment. Lord Boyce made a heartfelt speech and Rev Ashman's words and prayers were very special. The Parish Council are very proud that the fallen men have finally got the honour they deserve. The East Kent Railway Tearoom's refreshments were very welcome, as well as the trip to Shepherdswell on the train, that Lord and Lady Boyce also enjoyed.
The East Kent Mercury has a double page spread in the 1 October edition and Meridian News report can still be viewed here
A Designated Public Places Order controls the consumption of alcohol in public places in specified areas. The Order is commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as an alcohol exclusion zone.
The effect of the Order is that a Police Constable may require a person to stop drinking alcohol in a public place within the designated area. Any person so required, but who refuses to stop, commits an offence which could result in them being arrested. Drinking alcohol in a designated area is not in itself an offence. The offence is created if any person refuses to stop drinking once required to do so by a Police Constable. Any enforcement of this law is carried out entirely at the discretion of the police.
The Parish Council have recently been given the following information from Coastal Oil and Gas regarding exploratory boreholes:
"...Guston, Shepherdswell and Woodnesborough have all been surrendered but we have retained Tilmanstone area. I need to go through the process of telling Kent CC and the District and Parish Councillors as a matter of courtesy before holding a public meeting. Our intention is to drill an exploration hole in the coal measures. There are 14 main coal seams in Kent, Numbers 1-7 were fairly well worked but 8-14 are more or less unworked so we want to sample these lower seams."