Dover residents planning for the future

Contributed by editor on Feb 08, 2005 - 10:41 PM


Dover residents will be asked their opinions on shopping, housing, transport and other local issues in a groundbreaking survey. 

Their views on local issues and facilities will help shape the Council's planning policies for the next 15 to 20 years.

From Wednesday (9 February), questionnaires are being sent to randomly selected households across the district. The responses will help the Council in the early stages of preparing planning policies for the future as part of the new Local Development Framework (LDF).

Local Development Frameworks are part of a national shake-up in the way Local Authorities plan the future development of their areas, and are replacing the old system of Local Plans. Dover District Council is at the forefront of this major change and is aiming to become one of the first authorities in the country to have a LDF in place.

Cllr Andrew Richardson, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "We are fully committed to involving the community in planning for the future of the district. We hope that as many people as possible who receive this important survey will take the time to fill it in and take the opportunity to have their say on our future planning policy."

For more information, please call the Forward Planning Team on (01304) 872477 or log onto the Council website at

Latest crime reports 4/2/05 - 6/2/05

Contributed by editor on Feb 08, 2005 - 09:01 PM

COUNTRY EYE - NEIGBOURHOOD WATCH  Crime Sheet 31/1/05 to 4/2/05

Crime Sheet 4/02/05 to 6/02/05


Between 1030hrs & 1400hrs 04/02/05



Both the IP and partner were away from the premises at work - leaving son at home. Son states that at 1000hrs he left the address to visit a friend and when he returned at 1400hrs he noticed that the house felt cold. He stated he was aware of the burglary as the house was cold when he went into the lounge to turn on some music. When he went into the lounge he has then noticed the damage and the property missing, he has then phoned his mother who has returned to the home address.


Between 1945hrs & 2015hrs 04/02/05



Ip states that his stone ornament has been taken from his front garden. It was later found approx 50 yards away in a lay-by and was broken.


Between 2130hrs & 2145hrs 05/02/05



Police called to a fight and upon arrival the offender was seen to be having an altercation with a female. Patrol split them up and he started to shout and swear and he was warned about his behaviour but continued to shout and swear. He was told to be quiet several times and then eventually arrested for this offence.


Between 1200hrs 27/01/05 & 1030hrs 31/01/05



IP left the locker room having secured his locker with his golf bag & clubs inside on 27/01. He returned on 31/01 to play golf & found that the door of the locker had been forced & bag was missing. The IP search the locker room & discovered his bag by the door leading to the main part of the clubhouse. He checked the bag & discovered that the driver was missing. 


HZ/001456/05 Between 0900hrs 29/01/05 & 0930hrs 05/02/05



Ip states that he went to use his clubs on Saturday 05/02/2005 went to his locker and found some shoes on the floor which looked like his, he went open the locker and it wouldn’t open, after while the Ip managed to break into the locker finding his club had been stolen. Ip asked around at the clubhouse and there had been other reports during the week of other lockers being broken into. Ip stated that access to the locker is gained via main entrance, the offender’s have levered the door open leaving the door bent, stolen the contents and then shut the door again. Ip stated that other people have stated that other clubs had been targeted in the area. 


Between 0001hrs & 0900hrs 05/02/05

Burglary Other


Informant states that between given dates and time offenders have gone into the grounds. Offenders have gone to non-lit area and broken into the shed by smashing open the door. It appears nothing has been stolen from the shed.


Between 1930hrs & 2000hrs 04/02/05

Attempted Burglary


IP lives in a small complex of terraced bungalows in Marine Avenue, Dymchurch. IP was at home alone watching Coronation Street, At approximately 19:45 hours she was startled by the sound of someone banging on her back door, which is situated in her lounge. 

She then heard banging on the window next to this door. IP went to the door and pulled the net curtain back. IP does not close her curtains so can be seen from the road and path. Having pulled the net curtain back the IP saw the female as described standing at her back door banging on it and the window next to it. The female was shouting and in the IP's words appeared "deranged". The female's eyes were bulging as if drunk or drugged. She was shouting, "They won't let me in" Pointing up the road. She continued shouting and banging. The IP shouted to her to go and leave her alone. IP never opened her door or window. The female then left. The IP then sat back down and watched TV again. 

A very short time later she heard banging and shouting again, this time coming from her front door. She went to it and saw the female from the front was now at her door in the alleyway. She again told her to leave. The female continued shouting "They wont let me in" and pointing in the same direction. At one point the IP thought the female was going to pull the front door off due to the force she was pulling it and hitting it. The female then left walking off in the opposite direction to the way she had been pointing. IP did not know the female, but would recognise her again.

IP's son in-law then attended next morning and went to the front door, He observed that the IP's garden fork and spade were in her front garden and had been used to try and force entry to the front door. There was a fork mark and spade mark in the door and mud on the frame. There were also two-foot prints on the bottom of the door.

Description of suspect

Female White 40 yrs old HAIR UNTIDY, PALE COMPLEXION, BLUE EYES, WEARING WOOLLY CARDIGAN BEIGE IN COLOUR. 5ft 5� tall slim build with blonde straight hair shoulder length with blue eyes.


If you have any information in relation to any crime. Please contact the Watch Office on 01304 218151 or ring
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 You do not have to give your name and you maybe eligible for a reward.

To Report suspicious incidents and problems you cannot resolve yourself 01303 850055


To report crime that has happened to you and the offenders have gone 01303 289134
If you would like to help with Neighbourhood Watch or would like to know more about what is involved, you can contact the Neighbourhood Watch & Parish Liaison Office at Dover Police Station on 01304 218151 Neighbourhood Watch Neighbourhood Watch or PC Ian Foster 01304 218130

Nominated Neighbour scheme

Contributed by editor on Feb 08, 2005 - 08:52 PM


South East Kent Police very successfully launched this scheme with funding from the Police and both the Shepway & Dover Crime Reduction Partnership. It is about asking community-minded people to double check the identity of callers who visit the home of their vulnerable neighbours. A vulnerable neighbour can be someone that is elderly and lives alone, it can be someone who has a disability whether physical or through illness or it be can as a result of an accident.

Those residents that are at risk will display a yellow card to unrecognised and unexpected callers that will ask the visitor to call at their Nominated Neighbour's house.

Identification of the caller will be verified by the neighbour and they will accompany the caller back to the vulnerable residents home and, if required, will assist the resident in dealing with the caller's intended business.

This is a simple scheme and it encourages a community to work together to fight one of the most cowardly of crimes. The message is also simple 'do not allow anyone into your home who you do not know’.

By displaying the yellow card there is no need for any conversation to take place between the resident and the caller. All genuine callers will be more than willing to go to the Nominated Neighbours house.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Sally Coleman, Parish & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer on 08 3565/01304 218151 or


19th Hole News

Contributed by editor on Feb 08, 2005 - 08:46 PM

19th Hole News


Do you play golf if so do have a locker at your club? 

If this offender has not visited your club yet they may well do. 

Two clubs  in the Shepway area have had member's lockers attacked in recent weeks.

Please alert your club if they are not already aware of this spate of thefts of golf equipment from members lockers . Unattended clubs have been stolen and vehicles broken into

Please report any suspicious activity to the club immediately so they can contact the police if they feel they need to. 

Have you been offered any secondhand golf clubs or other equipment?  It could be your clubs or favourite club that goes next. 

Report all suspicious activity. It could happen anywhere around the clubhouse or car park .

Chains for the elderly

Contributed by editor on Feb 08, 2005 - 08:34 PM


Do you have elderly relatives or do you work with the elderly in your community. 

There would appear to be a group of individuals who are going out of their way to target the elderly and will use a variety of guises to con their way into an old persons home. 

Please encourage elderly people to keep their front and back doors locked especially when answering their front door to uninvited callers and encourage them to use the chain if they have one. 

If they haven’t got a chain why not buy one for them. 

However please make sure they only put it on when answering the front door. Leaving it on all the time makes it difficult for the emergency services to gain access in an emergency and sometimes seconds can count.

No canvassers No callers stickers are available free of charge. If you would like one or a number to hand out please contact the watch office and we will get some to you.

More like Richard Heads

Contributed by editor on Feb 08, 2005 - 04:04 PM


Dear Ed

I don't think that the partnership money is going to last long when spent on offices and giants. 

The office appearing was bad enough - there is bound to have to be an assistant and then an administrator and then an assistant administrator...

Now they want big heads; sounds more like Richard Heads to me!


Your football club needs you!

Contributed by editor on Feb 07, 2005 - 09:48 PM


Hawkinge Football Club is open to boys, girls, men and women, of any age and we are looking for more members. 

You don't even have to play the game!

Become one of our valuable supporters?

So mums, dads and grandparents, you would be very welcome in making the club a success.

For more information on how you can help, please contact me: Cyril Trice, Club Secretary, 21 Demozay Close, Hawkinge CT18 7PL.

Telephone 01303 893499

I look forward to hearing from you.....thank you.

Nurses struck off after inquiry

Contributed by editor on Feb 07, 2005 - 08:31 PM


Proprietor of the Heather Lodge Nursing Home, Nillam Sanjivi 51, and nurses Brenda Broderick 75, and Gloria Ellse 53, have been struck off the nursing register after being found guilty of what was described as "lamentable and disgraceful" treatment of patients at the Nursing Home in Folkestone.

All three women had been suspended from practising in November 2004.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council was told of many failings at the Nursing Home. 

The hearing was told that patients at  the 18 bed home were left in pain and discomfort.

Concerns were raised by visiting medics and an investigation followed resulting in a critical  report of the care home between May 1997 and September 1999.

Hawkinge meet their match

Contributed by editor on Feb 06, 2005 - 08:40 PM


BURVILL CUP - Semi Final

Rendezvous 4 v Hawkinge 1

By Cyril Trice

If this match was about guts and determination then Hawkinge were clear first half winners.

They put pressure on the unbeaten Rendevous side and kept them on the back foot for much of the half. 

Hawkinge were unlucky not to be one up at the break after the referee had disallowed a goal for off-side. But still fighting, the team played good football and the sides ended the half goalless.

The game began to change in the second half with Rendezvous scoring  after 5 minutes. Hawkinge were not deterred and Tom Welham scored a quick equalizer just 5 minutes later.

But it was Rendezvous who again took the lead scoring a goal from a corner kick and at this point Hawkinge seemed to lose their composure.

A third goal came with 15 minutes to play, and another,  from a corner 5 minutes from the end sealed defeat for the village side.

This leaves Rendezvous still unbeaten this season and favorites to win the Burville Cup.

Hawkinge Parish Council Agenda 9 February 2005

Contributed by editor on Feb 05, 2005 - 03:50 PM


The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wed. 9th February 2005 at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall


The Chairman will take questions from parishioners. The number of speakers will be limited to five (time limit 3 minutes). 

Mr Ian Norman (Community Warden) to give a report.


1 Apologies

2 Minutes

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 12th January 2005

(already circulated).

3 Declarations of Interest

Councillors should disclose personal or prejudicial interest/s in any item/s on this agenda. Councillors with a personal interest must describe and give details of the interest. Unless the personal interest amounts to a prejudicial interest, he/she may participate fully in the meeting. A prejudicial interest is one in which a member of the public, with knowledge of the relevant facts, would reasonably regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice a Councillor’s judgement of the public interest. Anyone with a prejudicial interest must, unless an exception applies or a dispensation has been issued, withdraw from the meeting room.

Whenever possible, and if in doubt, advice should be sought from the Clerk prior to the meeting.

4 Matters arising out of the Minutes

(a) Speed Limits – Cowgate Lane a reply from Kent Highways is enclosed.

5 Reports – Working Groups

Community Liaison

Planning and Development

Public Rights of Way 

Finance Group

6 Other Bodies

Community Centre

Village Hall

Neighbourhood Management Partnership

The Churchill School – Board of Governors

Hawkinge Primary School – Board of Governors

KAPC, Shepway Area Committee

7 Neighbourhood Management Partnership

Appointment to the Board – Clerk to report

8 Spitfire Leisuredrome

Hawkinge Youth & Community Sports Council - Lease

Chairman to report

9 Hawkinge Football Ground

(a) Management of the ground – Cllr. Hodgson

(b) The Football Project – Cllr. Trice

10 Village Hall Ground

To discuss matters related to the ground now that it has been established that the Parish Council is the owner of the land.

11 Finance

(a) Clerk to report.

(b) Risk Assessment: to consider the list up-dated by the Finance Group (enc.) 

(c) Hawkinge Community Newsletter: to consider the future of the newsletter.

Mrs Jackie Ide has stated that in principle she is happy to take over the running of the newsletter completely (6th Jan.) 

(d) Payments

To approve payment of the accounts presented at the meeting (list enc.)

Any queries regarding accounts must be raised with the Clerk before the meeting.

12 Correspondence

(a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has authorised Clerks to be the qualified person for the purposes of section 36 of the above Act (enc.)

(b) Kent Village of the Year Competition: Action with Communities in Rural Kent( enc.)

(c) Consultation documents:

A Clear Vision for the South East – one copy of the core document for public consultation (268 pages) Appraisal Report (82 pages) Executive Summary, Implementation Plan and Indicators and Monitoring (letter enc.)

KCC – Intermediate Care in Shepway – consultation by Shepway Primary Care Trust (one copy) comments by 11th February

KCC The Kent Minerals and Waste Development Framework one copy of Statement of Community Involvement draft (38 pages) comments by 4th March

S.E.Coastal Group: South Foreland to Beachy Head Shoreline Management Draft Plan (2 copies of summary leaflet) comments by 8th April.

If councillors wish to see any of the above documents before the meeting please contact the Clerk

(d) Conferences/Information Days:

Consultation on the South East Plan – Democratic Services Manager, SDC, on Monday, 28th February at 7.30 pm in the Civic Centre, Folkestone (enc.)

KAPC New Legislation Information Day at Harrietsham Wed.23rd Feb.

Planning Information Day: Planning for the Future at Hawkinge Community Centre: Sat. 19th March (£40.00 per delegate)

Police Parish Forum for SDC – Thurs. 21st April at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room at Bouverie House, Folkestone Police Station (advise representative)

13 Plans

Planning applications received since the last meeting (list enclosed)

The following plans will be considered at the meeting:

Y05/0090/SH 75 The Street outline application for residential development

Y05/0099/SH Hawkinge Telephone Exchange, Barnhurst Lane: erection of a 15m high timber telecommunications monopole …..

Please contact Cllr. Trice if you would like to view the plans before the meeting. 

14 Sponsorship of Euro Region – Cllr. Smith

15 Annual Parish Meeting

To confirm that the meeting will be held on Wed. 25th May at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.


To resolve that because publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by Reason of the confidential nature of business to be transacted the public (including the Press) be excluded from the meeting pursuant to the provision of sub section 100 & 102 of the Local Government Act, 1972.

17 Finance

Flower Tubs: estimates received for planting and maintenance

Football Ground: estimates for car park foundation

18 Lease HY&CSC/PC

Any other matters referred to the confidential section during the meeting