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Village Warden news - 15 November 2007

Contributed by editor on Nov 15, 2007 - 11:47 PM

There is a Boot Fair in the Community Centre on Saturday 17th November between 10am and 2pm.

The former Farmers' Market, now renamed the Village Market has moved to Hawkinge Village Hall, 2pm-4pm every Wednesday. The last 2weeks since it has moved have been very good, with a more friendly community feel to it.

Be aware as the evenings are darker, earlier and to keep your homes and vehicles locked securely. Please as you are starting your Christmas shopping, do keep your presents out of sight and secure. A garage or shed is not ideal, due to previous year's they have been broken into and all presents stolen. Remember to leave a light on or use light timers when you are not home, just as a deterrent to opportunist thieves.

Finally beware of door step callers/ charity collectors at this time of year. Please do not open the door to people you do not know, especially at night and do not buy items over the doorstep, or sign up to anything, take any info and read it through properly. Remember to use your door chain and do not let strangers into your home.

If you would like to talk to me about any security concerns, or feel vulnerable or live alone, please get in touch or visit me at my drop-in surgery on a Wednesday at the Village market, 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Tanya Clark.
Hawkinge KCC
Tel: 07811271303

Village warden news - 13 November 2006

Contributed by editor on Nov 13, 2006 - 07:49 PM




CRIME - Over the weekend (11-12 November) there were a number of incidents of vandalism. 

A sign at the rear of the village hall was smashed and beer cans were strewn over the village hall and community centre car parks, while on the opposite side of the road, Hawkinge school had a double glazed window smashed.

In Webster Way, pots and plants were vandalised on both Saturday and Sunday.

If you have any information of these incidents please can you contact me.

Tanya Clark

Village Warden

Telephone:- 07811 271303 

Village Warden news - 9 November 2006

Contributed by editor on Nov 09, 2006 - 11:36 AM




ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR - There have been issues within the Meade/St Luke's Walk of Hawkinge including, nuisance to residents, door knocking and kicking, abusive language and alcohol. On the Mound off Haven Drive, there has been some noise and underage drinking and on Aerodrome Road at the new roundabout, youths have been playing and running across the road. I have spoken with KCC to enquire with contractors for lighting to be connected.

CRIME - I would like anyone with information of the vandalism to the trees in Page Road to contact me. Graffiti continues to be a problem with the Hawkinge partnership office, The Meade and the Employment Land sign targeted. Many road signs have been vandalised including Pannell Drive, Page Road and Spitfire Way. There was  shed break ins at Blenheim Drive and Grebe Close and damage to a locker in the ladies changing rooms of the Community Centre.

DOG FOULING/LITTER - I am working with the Enforcement Officer from Shepway District Council in the following areas; the Mound, Footpath alongside Spitfire way, the Mound/Haven Drive, and the Stombers Lane play area.

Village Warden

Telephone:- 07811 271303 

Friendly football becoming a regular fixture

Contributed by editor on Oct 30, 2006 - 12:54 PM





The Community Challenge Cup football tournament which was held in Blenheim Drive, Hawkinge in July has proved to be a winner and the teams which took part will now be playing throughout the year.

Last week, a friendly tournament was arranged by the KCC Community Wardens, Paul James from Capel, Gary Harrison from Elham Valley and myself Tanya Clark from Hawkinge, on Thursday (26 October) at the Churchill School. 

The event was a great success and it was good to see the players from all the villages mixing together and a large number of parents turning up to support their children. Everyone enjoyed the day which brought the local communities together and helped to build inter-village relations. It showed partnership working at its best.

I would like to thank all the support, time and effort put in to result in a successful and enjoyable day: Churchill School - the venue and referee, Hawkinge Partnership Office - certificates and cold drinks, Lidl's - refreshments, Neighbourhood Police Officer, Local residents, the KCC Community Wardens for the organisation and arranging of the teams and of course all the youth participation.

The players of mixed ages from 11-14 and youth teams which took part were from Capel, Etchinghill, Lyminge and Hawkinge. They each played against each other, resulting in two semi-finals and a final in which Capel beat Etchinghill to take the winning title on the day.

Tanya Clark

Village Warden

Telephone:- 07811 271303 

Village Warden news - 18 October 2006

Contributed by editor on Oct 18, 2006 - 12:05 AM




ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR - Complaints have been received from The Meade area over the last week. Youths are congregating in the alleyway from The Meade onto Aerodrome Road. Graffiti has appeared in this area and is being investigated. The Police are also aware. 

CRIME - There has been one burglary at a property in St. Lukes Walk, this is being investigated.

An increase of Satellite Navigation systems being stolen from vehicles across the South East. Police have set up a special operation to target known car criminals and extra police patrols are patrolling hot-spots and car parks. Please remember to wipe away any suction marks left on the windscreen or dashboard after removing any Sat-Nav's, as thieves look for these signs. Please do not leave the equipment in the glove box and security mark your equipment with your postcode , followed by your house number. 

HALLOWEEN - This date is nearly upon us and the Trick or Treater's will soon begin. You do not have to open your door to these callers. If you do not want to be involved in this activity, I have a 'SORRY, NO TRICK or TREATS' sign you can put up at your front door. I have left a few of these signs in the Community Centre, Serendipity and Partnership Office for you to pick up. The school's have informed the children not to call at properties with this sign and has been quite successful in previous years. 

Tanya Clark

Village Warden

Telephone:- 07811 271303 

Village Warden news - 10 October 2006

Contributed by editor on Oct 10, 2006 - 12:30 AM



CHURCHILL SCHOOL WALKING BUS- The meeting held on 05/10/06 at the school went well. 6-7 parents turned up and from the meeting was a positive outcome. They elected a co-ordinator and a route will now be sent to KCC to be inspected. If you did miss the meeting and are interested in joining the scheme before it starts, please contact the school or myself to register. It is hoped the bus will be up and running by December. Thankyou to all supporting the scheme so far.

BOGUS CALLERS/ROGUE TRADERS- There have been a few incidents of bogus callers in the area over the last couple of weeks. Please be extra vigilant when answering the door to callers, always put your chain on and do not let anyone in that you dont know. Please do contact me with any concerns or information of callers or traders within the area.

CRIME- There have been reports throughout the district of a growing number of thefts from vehicles fitted with Sat Nav systems. Please ensure if your vehicle is fitted with this equipment, you do not leave it on display whilst the vehicle is unattended. 

Tanya Clark
Village Warden

Telephone:- 07811 271303 

Village Warden news - 27 September 2006

Contributed by editor on Sep 27, 2006 - 11:47 PM


By Tanya Clark

This is an update of new issues in the last couple of weeks.

Graffiti:-  The Community Centre has had four separate incidents of graffiti over the last week. Two lots in the male toilets and two outside on the fire doors off Heron Forstal Ave, all has been removed to date. The same tag has also been found on the play equipment in the Uphill play area. At present I am working with various partners to combat this and identify the 'artist'. Any information regarding this issue, if anyone has seen this happening or any other graffiti please contact me.

Walking Bus:- There will be a meeting at the Churchill School on Thursday 5 October  at 2.15pm  in the school hall. I hope there will be a good amount of interest and turn out at this meeting, the Walking Bus co-ordinator will be speaking about the scheme and incentives that come with it, also to highlight the effects a bus can have on general health and safety of you and your child. All support would be appreciated, so put the date in your diary. 

Crime:- The trees in Page Road have yet again started to be vandalised over the last week, especially during the evenings and weekends. Any information would be of great interest and help to me to identify the offenders.

There have been a few day time burglaries and attempted burglaries in neighbouring villages over the past week. Please ensure all your doors, windows and side gates are securely locked when you leave your property.

I do urge residents to report any incident no matter how small to the Police or myself, Tanya Clark Community Warden 07811 271303.

Village Warden news - 14 September 2006

Contributed by editor on Sep 14, 2006 - 11:46 AM


On Saturday 16 September at the Hawkinge fun day on the green, I will be holding an info point in the Partnership marquee, here I will have Community safety info and advice along with various home safety schemes. 

I will also be doing security marking for cycles, mobile phones, scooters, mp3 players etc on the day and would like to urge residents to come along with these items on the day. 

There will also be a limited amount of security marking kits for residents to take away to mark their valuables inside their home.

Tanya Clark
Village Warden

Village Warden news 29 June 2006

Contributed by editor on Jun 29, 2006 - 07:15 PM


I am presently asking residents of all ages to complete a questionnaire to indicate the priorities that need addressing within Hawkinge. 

The priorities listed range from litter to crime issues. 

The results from these questionnaires will become the priorities for other agencies, KCC and myself to aim to overcome. The leaflet and questionnaires can be found in the Partnership Office and I would be most grateful to any resident to pop in and complete one for me. 

Remember this is the residents chance to highlight areas in which we can all improve Hawkinge

Tanya Clark
Village Warden

Village Warden news 21 June 2006

Contributed by editor on Jun 21, 2006 - 06:34 PM


There has been a recent wave in property break-ins within Hawkinge over the last couple of weeks.  The burglaries have taken place during daylight mostly via the rear of the property. 

I have also been informed o­n separate occasions, not o­nly in Hawkinge that patio door keys have been taken/stolen whilst hanging in the door.  This is quite concerning as the properties can be broken into at a later date with use of the keys. 

Could I urge people to be more vigilant in locking doors, gates etc to properties to avoid becoming a victim of crime.

I have been made aware of older youths congregating in the Children's Play Area in Heron Forstal Avenue.  The play area is for the younge, smaller children who are unable to use it when the older youths are congregating.  There has also been a lot of graffiti on the play equipment, some very in-appropriate for younger children to see,  I have had this removed and the problem is being monitored.

Dog fouling - certain areas have been causing a number of complaints regarding dog owners failing to act responsibly when their dogs foul.  Shepway District Council  Wardens are out and about in the area, they will issue fixed penalties for this offence. 

The Dog fouling bins purchased by the Hawkinge Partnership are due to be put around Hawkinge in July I have been informed.

Tanya Clark
Village Warden

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