Monday, 24 November 2014

Eythorne Parish Council


Suzanne Collins parish clerk
Malcolm Ledger chairman
c/o Elvington Community Centre
St John's Road
CT15 4DZ
Tel: 01304 830414
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Please go to our "News and Notices" page for news and press releases you might find interesting.

At the moment we have information on:

Kent Police Burglary Campaign

Rural Fuel Poverty

Elections 2015

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership events 2014-15

Deal Area Foodbank

Dover Harbour Board Press Release

Safe and Sensible Street Lighting Scheme

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Broadband - making Kent quicker project - latest briefing update



Kent Police will have their mobile station parked in Elvington Community Centre on 25 November 2014 at 12pm - please go and speak with them to share your concerns or comments.

The mobile police station will visit at the same time every other week.  Please use this service if you have anything to tell the police.



The Parish Council has received an amended planning application from Pentland Homes, documents are available on the DDC website under the orginal planning number (14/00477)

Proposal: Erection of 20 dwellings with associated car parking, access, garaging, landscaping and allotments

Location: Land on Monkton Court Lane, Eythorne

Deadline for comments is 5 December 2014.

 Please look on notice boards and this website for more information as it becomes available.


Please click here to read a letter from Senior Planning Officer, Fiona Runacre to Pentland Homes Ltd. in response to the previous planning application (DOV/14/00477)

Please click here to view the enclosures to the letter detailed above.



EKRT needs your help to secure £50,000!

The EKRT, a registered charity based in Shepherdswell near Dover is in the running for a £50,000 grant from the Big Lottery and ITV’s The People’s Millions.

Now it’s all down to you! 

The Trust needs your vote on Monday, 24 November between 9am and midnight when the project will be featured on ITV Meridian News in a public vote.

East Kent Railway volunteers have spent over twenty years restoring the Mining Heritage Railway as a tourist attraction that runs through the Kent countryside from Shepherdswell to Eythorne. 

The Trust now plans to bring back steam locomotives to the East Kent Railway to restore this hidden gem to its former glory.  The £50,000 People’s Millions will be used to bring the railway to a higher standard to enable it to cope with the extra volunteers and visitors that will be generated by bringing back steam.

Gary Cox, EKRT Funding & Apprentice Scheme Liaison Officer, said: “It’s fantastic news that our project has been selected as a finalist for the public vote for The People’s Millions.  We’ve had great support from Dover District Council in developing our bid, so we’d now like the rest of the community to get behind us and vote on 24 November.

“Your vote will not only secure the railway’s future, it will also help us to continue to run and expand our Training & Apprentice Schemes. We have given over 100 local young people bespoke training in a real railway environment and found them employment in the rail industry. This scheme has not only changed the lives of those young people but also injected nearly £2 million into the local community.”

The phone number to vote for the project will be announced on 24 November.  For more information on The People’s Millions visit



KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste has commissioned BMG, an independent market research company, to undertake a door-to-door survey from Saturday 15 November until the end of December.  

BMG Research canvassers will present to residents:

Photo identification card 
Letter of authority from KCC 
KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste Business card 
FAQ Briefing sheet

What can you expect?
The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.  The purpose of the survey is to find out your views on:

Roads and pavements in Kent
Local transport provision and infrastructure 
Waste management services 

Contact BMG Research on 0800 358 0337 to ask questions about the survey or to verify a BMG Research Interviewer. 
No one working for KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste would ever offer to do private work for residents.



Following the refusal in July 2104 of the planning application DOV/13/00914: Erection of a wind turbine with a maximum height of 100m and associated infrastructure at Barville Farm, Barville Road, TIlmanstone CT15 5BQ, the Parish Council has been notified that DDC has received an appeal against the decision.

The documents can be viewed here or alternatively log onto the DDC website and choose the planning applications link at the bottom of the left hand menu.  Choose Advanced search and type in 13/00914.

The Wind Turbine working group which included Councillors from the Parish and the District as well as residents, put together a very comprehensive factual objection to this planning application.  They continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the residents of the villages that could be affected by this wind turbine.



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."

Say NO to drilling and fracking in our villages


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