Former company boss, Mark Wyatt from Densole near Folkestone is looking for someone to produce letters for him on a part-time basis.
By Barrie Botley
By Jenny Barraclough
The deadline for a children's painting competition at the Capel
Farmers' Market has been extended due to the recent heavy snowfalls.
Opening times and services for Shepway District Council over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows:-
Opening times and services for Dover District Council over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows:-
If you are interested in the village, then don't miss the annual Parish Meeting.
Office opening times
Civic Centre and Housing Services
The councilâ€™s main offices at the Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue and Housing Services in Shorncliffe Road will be open as usual (8.30am to 5.00pm) except on 25 December (Christmas Day), 26 December (Boxing Day) and 1 January (New Yearâ€™s Day).
One Stop Services:
Saturday 22 December â€“ Hythe and New Romney open as usual
Monday 24 December â€“ all One Stop Services closed as usual on Monday
Christmas Day and Boxing Day â€“ all One Stop Services offices closed
Thursday 27 December â€“ Lydd, New Romney and Hythe open as usual
Friday 28 December â€“ New Romney and Hythe open as usual
Saturday 29 December â€“ New Romney open as usual
Monday 31 December â€“ all One Stop services closed as usual on Monday
Tuesday 1 January â€“ all One Stop Services closed
Landfill waste, recycling and garden waste collections:
There will be no collections of landfill waste on Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) and Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day). If your landfill waste collection is due on Tuesday, it will now be collected on Thursday 27 December. If your landfill waste is usually collected on Wednesday this will be collected on Friday 28 December
There will be no recycling collections on these two days. Please store your recycling for the next scheduled recycling day.
The final day for garden waste collections will be 21 December. They start again on 7 January.
Some trees are just for Christmas
If you have a real Christmas tree, it can be recycled and used for composting. If you live in an area that has a garden waste collection, Christmas trees can be left out for collection for two weeks starting from Monday 7 January. Alternatively you can take your Christmas tree to Wyevale Garden Centre in Jointon Road, Folkestone, up until Sunday 20 January.
A note about paper
Please do not put Christmas wrapping paper out for recycling. The quality of paper and the ink used in wrapping paper will contaminate other paper in the load and may mean that it cannot be recycled.
Hythe Pool will be closed on Monday 24 December, Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day), Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day), Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January.
Out of hours emergency number:
Shepway Council will continue its emergency service over Christmas and the New Year. Emergency calls ONLY can be made to 01303 221888
Dover District Council is announcing arrangements for the Christmas period.
The Council offices at Whitfield will be closed from 5pm Monday 24 December, to 9am Wednesday 2 January.
Dover District Council @ Your Service in Castle Street will be closed from 4.30pm Monday 24 December, to 9am Wednesday 2 January.
Aylesham Area Office will close at 4.30pm Wednesday 19 December, and will reopen at 9am Wednesday 2 January.
Deal Area Office will close at 4.30pm Monday 24 December, and reopen at 9am Wednesday 2 January.
Sandwich Area Office will close at 4.30pm on Friday 21
December, and reopen at 9am on Thursday 3 January.
All refuse collection days and black box collections are normal, except there will be no collection on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Green waste collection will stop after the collection on Friday 21 December and start again on Monday 7 January.
For full information, please see the Council website at www.dover.gov.uk .
If you have an emergency over the Christmas period and need
to contact the Council please call (01304) 821199.
Compiled by Tony Hutt
St Lukeâ€™s Church, Hawkinge will be holding their Christmas Fair on Saturday 8th December in the Church and Church Hall. Attractions will include Father Christmas, Face Painting and refreshments. There will also be various stalls including cakes, Crafts, Cards, Toys, Books and Bric a Brac. Stalls can be booked by calling 01303 892694.
The British Sugarcraft Guild, Folkestone Branch are holding a
Christmas Fayre at The Hawkinge Community Centre Saturday 24th November 2007,
10am-2pm. Christmas cakes, Tombola, barrow of booze, cafeteria, and much more.
Visit Santa when he arrives for The Advent Fair Saturday 24th November 2007 10am to 1pm at The Churchill School ,Hawkinge. Also available will be tombola refreshmentâ€™s , pocket money stalls and lots more.
Folkestone Round Table invites you to join them at a Quiz Night on Saturday 1st December 2007 7.30 pm, at the Churchill School ,Haven Drive, Hawkinge . Â£5.00 per person (ideally tables of up to 6 people). It is an American Supper so make sure that you bring your own food and drink. All proceeds to local charities .Tickets obtained at the door from 7.20pm on the night.
Hawkinge Parish Council
The Hawkinge Parish Council have agreed to supply an illuminated Christmas Tree to be placed outside the Hawkinge Village Hall. It was also agreed to sponsor a Christmas tree for display at The Hawkinge Community Centre.
Councillor John Heasman has been appointed as Vice Chairman to The Hawkinge Parish Council.
The Hawkinge Parish Plan Steering Committee met on Thursday 15th November to collate together the four day consultation period that had been held with members of the public from the village over the past week. It was agreed unanimously by all members present that the consultation exercise had been a great success. The next meeting of the Steering Committee has been arranged for January 10th 2008 at The Hawkinge Community Centre .
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The Killing Wood Pathway Association
Some residents of Hawkinge have formed themselves into an association called The Swan Way Killing Wood Pathway Association.
This association was formed during the initial meeting of the group at The Hawkinge Community Centre on Thursday 4th October. After much discussion the members voted unanimously to write a letter to The Shepway District Council to express their dissatisfaction not only to the path closure, but also to the way that the council has handled the matter.
For information of this story or if you wish to become a member of this association please contact its Chairman Peter Brun on 01303 891959.
The community litter pick is on next Saturday 20th October,
starting at 10.00am and is due to finish about 12-30pm. Please come and join us
in our efforts to make Hawkinge a cleaner place .Details from Community Warden
Tanya Clark 07811 271303. Thanks to organizer Tanya Clark, and all of you who
The Macmillan coffee morning held at the Community Centre on Friday 28th September raised the magnificent sum of Â£418.59p for the cancer appeal.
Seventy four people sat down to a Harvest Supper last Saturday at St Lukes Church Hall. Those people that attended were members of St Lukes Church and The Hawkinge Baptist Church. The supper was a choice of ham or chicken salad followed by a variety of puddings and gateaux, and for those of us who wanted it the odd glass of wine. To that I add of course for medicinal purposes only. A vote of thanks was given by the Rev Rob Grinsell to Terry and Pam Farley and there helpers for providing us with good food , and also to Gerry Swaffer for the musical entertainment .
As the dark evenings approach please leave on a light
somewhere in the house while you are out. I cannot guarantee that this will stop
a thief from stealing from your home, but I hope that it will make him think
twice before doing it.