Youngster's victory snatched away

Contributed by editor on Nov 21, 2005 - 11:20 AM


By Cyril Trice

The Saturday team took on Hamstreet in a league match and in an evenly matched game with each side playing catch up, it ended with a predictable draw

Hawkinge 3 Hamstreet 3
Hawkinge scorers Shaune Carey, Carl Knott, Steve Rimmer


The Sunday side faired better when they played their match against Harvey Wine Bar.

Although it took a while for the players to get into the game, once they did it was the visitors that felt the pressure with the home side gradually increasing the score line and convincingly beating the bar side

Hawkinge 5, Harvey Wine Bar 1
Hawkinge scorers Rob Knott 2, James Cross, Johny Walker, Tom Whellam


The U15 team  played a friendly against an Invicta youth side, but the Hawkinge youngsters continue to struggle.

They  held their own in the first period and going into the second half  were 2 to 1 up, but during a bout of trying out new players it upset their rhythmn which allowed Invicta to move into the lead snatch the win.

Hawkinge 2 Invicta 6
Hawkinge scorers Oliver Hazelwood, Marcus South


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Villagers despondent over massive housing plan

Contributed by editor on Nov 21, 2005 - 11:05 AM



Local residents are to fight plans to build nearly one hundred new homes on Black Horse Meadow between Canterbury Road and Coach Road in Densole.

The massive development is not in keeping with the village say residents.

Chairman of Swingfield Parish council Cllr. Roger Curd speaking in a personal capacity said: "My telelphone has been red hot since news of the plan became known. All the calls I have received have been against the housing development. People are asking for advice and guidance".

Mr Curd  explained that in the local plan which was published last year, the 3.5 hectare site was not included in the village envelope which means that no development is normally permitted on any site and the land should remain as agricultural.

A resident from Coach Road, who wishes to remain anonymous said: "There is enough wasted space in the country to build homes. My principal objection is that in the District Plan the Government agreed the land would not be used for building. People I have spoken to are very despondent".

A total of ninety eight homes are proposed in the outline plans which will be formally considered by Swingfield Parish Council at its monthly meeting commencing at 7.30pm on Tuesday 29 November at the village hall. Any comments or objections must be received by Shepway District Council by 9 December.

Leaflets to fight the plans  are being distributed to villagers (see below)




Would you rather look at this

or 98 HOUSES?

The new owner of this field has applied to Shepway District Council for outline planning permission for the erection of 98 dwellings.

The application does not accord with the provisions of the development plan in force in the area. The site is not scheduled for housing.

Write now to Shepway and tell them you object to the planning application and tell them your reasons. These might be it is against the local plan, the increase in traffic entering the busy A260, pressure on the local sewerage system, lack of local facilities or pressure on our local schools.

Address your letter, quoting reference YO5/1472/SH, to Mr J T Stack, Director of Regulatory Services, Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY to arrive not later than 9 December 2005.


Free parking days in run up to Christmas

Contributed by editor on Nov 20, 2005 - 04:15 PM



Dover District Council's Parking Services is wishing a merry motoring Christmas to all residents - and is announcing free parking at Council-owned car parks and pay and display on-street on special days in the run up to the seasonal festivities.

Free parking will take place in: Dover on Saturdays 26 November, 10 December, 17 December; in Deal on Thursday, Friday, Saturday 15, 16 and 17 December from 10am; and in Sandwich on Saturdays 10, 17 and 24 December.

This relates to pay and display parking only. Yellow lines and limited waiting will be enforced as usual on these dates.

Shepway council website attacked

Contributed by editor on Nov 20, 2005 - 09:15 AM




The message on the site

Visitors to the Shepway council website were presented with a message 'Hacked by D.O.M.' when they tried to access the site yesterday (19 November).

It was not possible to view much of the site although some pages could still be accessed.

Hackers had attacked the website but council IT staff had the site up and running later in the day.

New community policing

Contributed by editor on Nov 19, 2005 - 09:36 PM


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Contributed by editor on Nov 18, 2005 - 08:53 PM


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Your ideas to promote Dover could win £10,000

Contributed by editor on Nov 17, 2005 - 03:54 PM


You could pick up a cool £10,000 by producing an eye-catching idea for Dover.

Dover Pride partners Kent County Council and Dover District Council are launching a competition to find imaginative ideas to promote the town and port. Artists and designers can use nationally recognised assets like the White Cliffs and Dover Castle to spark ideas. Or they can come up with their own personal vision to generate interest.

Dover Castle

Entries close on Monday 28 November and the winners will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday 15 December following an X Factor-style public vote. First prize will be £10,000, runner-up £3,000 and third place £2,000.

Chairman of Dover Pride and KCC Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Supporting Independence Graham Gibbens said: “Dover means something to everyone – whether it’s the White Cliffs, the castle or a special place elsewhere in the town. We are challenging artists and designers to take those ingredients and come up with a really exciting idea which could bring in millions for the town.�

Dover District Council Leader, Cllr Paul Watkins, said: “This is excellent news for Dover and a great way to focus on the town. This is a wonderful example of Dover Pride working for the future of Dover.�

The competition is open to professional artists, designers and students - anyone who can come up with a brilliant idea. And the winner could be put forward to help Dover bid for a share of the People’s Millions fund run by the National Lottery.

For further infomation visit the competition web page, email R&, telephone 01622 694046 or write to Regeneration and Projects, Strategic Planning, Kent County Council, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XX.

Thieves target mountain bikes

Contributed by editor on Nov 17, 2005 - 01:34 PM



Neighbourhood Watch report the theft  of  Golf clubs, a red Saracen mountain bike and a sports bag  from the garage of a property in Grice Close between 6 and 9 November.

Another Saracen mountain bike, this time in  black and orange was stolen from Benson Lane on 16 November.

In separate incidents on 8 November, the lock on a shed was forced in the garden of a property in Woodcock Gardens, Hawkinge and a vehicle in The Street Hawkinge was damaged on Guy Fawkes night (5 November).

Howard's Way 17 November 2005

Contributed by editor on Nov 17, 2005 - 12:13 AM

HOWARD'S WAY.... a weekly column from Michael Howard MP

17 November 2005

Last Friday began with a meeting at New Romney Town Hall with members of New Romney Council Drainage Committee, Southern Water and 4D, the company which has been nominated to carry out much of the work involved in installing mains drainage in the town.

Much concern had been expressed about the prices quoted for the work and the demand that householders pay the whole sum before the work commenced. After I asked the regulator, OFWAT, to intervene the letters which had been sent to householders were withdrawn. Prices are to be reviewed and instead of paying the whole sum in advance, householders will pay a 10% deposit.

Some concerns remain but some progress, at least, has been made.

After the meeting I opened Madeira Day Services – a centre which provides welcome facilities on the Marsh for those suffering from mental impairment of various kinds.

Next stop was Tesco’s at Cheriton where I presented computers to several local primary schools. I am sure they will be very well used.

That was followed by one of my regular meetings with Shepway Primary Care Trust. I was able to congratulate the Trust on the progress they have made in making available facilities in the community to replace residential rehabilitation beds being lost at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Readers will know that I had great reservations about the decisions on the hospital but at least the replacement facilities promised do appear to be in place.

I then went to a meeting of the Shepway Economic Regeneration Partnership to discuss plans for closer co-operation with Shepway District Council on making Shepway a more attractive place for business and job creations.

Then, after stopping at the Sports Centre to meet some of those taking part in the 10th Annual Kent Veterans Badminton Tournament, it was off to Channel School to distribute the prizes at the school’s annual awards evening. This gave me the opportunity to pay tribute to the tremendous achievements of headteacher Colette Singleton and her team in taking the school out of special measures and making a real difference.

On Saturday evening Sandra and I were privileged to be present at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall and on Sunday came the last time I shall attend the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday as Leader of the Opposition. Next year, God willing, I shall be in Folkestone.

Goodbye to Stack if plans go ahead

Contributed by editor on Nov 15, 2005 - 01:15 AM



Freight queues into Dover often bring parts of the town to a standstill

Dover Harbour Board is looking to ease the town's lorry congestion and overnight lorry parking
problems by possibly building a lorry park on agricultural land near the

The board is having informal talks with local authorities and other local bodies
with a view to  the creating a buffer zone to assemble freight.

The lorry park off the A20 approach to the town and the Eastern Docks ferry
terminal would be used at busy times.