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Charity: Flagpole boost for Hythe village group from Kent Police

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A group established more than 50 years ago in Saltwood has received a cash boost from the Kent Police Property Fund. 


Saltwood Village Society, in Shepway, received a cheque for £500 from the fund on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

The society’s primary aim is to stimulate interest and foster a community spirit in the village by running regular events and projects.

Chairman of the Saltwood Village Society, Brian Doorne and President of the Saltwood Village Society, Jane Clark, with Chief Inspector Andrew Somerville


One of the services provided by the voluntary group is a forum for elderly and vulnerable people in the area to come together, identify needs and concerns which are then addressed by members of the committee or signposted to the appropriate agency.

During 2017 and 2018 the village is running various events with other local groups within the community to recognise the centenary of significant battles within the First World War and the ending of the conflict.

As Saltwood does not have a flagpole, the society is raising funds to purchase and erect one. The funds given by Kent Police will be used as part of that project.

The Kent Police Property Fund is made up of the proceeds from the sale of unclaimed stolen and recovered property that is sold at auction.

District Commander for Shepway, Chief Inspector Andrew Somerville said: ‘The organisations we donate to are nominated by officers, police staff and members of the public.

‘I hope the Saltwood residents will be able to see their project come to fruition. It is wonderful to be able to meet the people who are working hard to bring about positive results in Shepway and hear about their plans for the future.’

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