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Latest local crime 21/8/05 to 24/8/05

Contributed by editor on Aug 24, 2005 - 07:39 PM


COUNTRY EYE - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 

Crime Sheet 21/08 to 24/08



22/08/05

Between 1500hrs 21/08/05 & 0900hrs 22/08/05

Theft of Pedal Cycle

DOWNS CLOSE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



IP states that the bike was left propped up against the garage not locked whilst they went out. APOLLO CYCLE EXCEL MOUNTAIN BIKE colour blue & silver



22/08/05

Between 2345hrs 21/08/05 & 0930hrs 22/08/05

Damage

ST MICHAELS WALK HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE




Damage to security Lighting 




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

or

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


I suggest Finkle is 'out of touch

Contributed by editor on Aug 24, 2005 - 05:45 PM


I SUGGEST 'FINKLE IS 'OUT OF TOUCH'

Dear Ed

With all the rantings of Finkle just lately, I would suggest that it is Finkle that is out of touch with what is going on in the village and not the Parish Council.


I must admit I do feel a bit sorry for the person. Maybe he should see his doctor and ask him to increase his medication. 

It may help with his personality disorder.

Cyril Trice


Finkle nominated for Mayor

Contributed by editor on Aug 24, 2005 - 05:38 PM


FINKLE NOMINATED FOR MAYOR Re: Parish Council steps in over Community Centre cash crisis

Dear Ed,

Following on from what Finkle has said, may I nominate Finkle (fed up or otherwise) to be Executive Mayor of Hawkinge.


Further, if he is married, maybe Hawkinge could have its first "First Lady"; the delectable, glowing Mrs Finkle.

On a more serious note, I support Finkle's polite enquiry as to why the Parish Council only now find it in themselves to get involved.

Lazarus


Why get involved now?

Contributed by admin on Aug 24, 2005 - 08:23 AM


WHY GET INVOLVED NOW? re: Parish Council steps in over Community Centre cash crisis

Dear Ed,

Somewhat surprised that the Parish Council seems to be ending it's isolationist attitude that it has adopted in recent times.


It has withdrawn from the Kent Association of Parish Councils and I believe wirhdrawn it's association with the Hawkinge Partnership.

It has also decided not to back the scheme that would have enhanced Road Safety by promoting the use of "speed guns" (after suitable training) by villagers that would have served as a deterrent to the increasing amount of speeding drivers in this ever expanding village.

It is also in the process, it seems, of selling of the Leisuredrome. It awaits a land valuation and will discuss the matter on September 14.

Given the above actions, how come the Parish Council now seems to be interested in getting re involved with community matters?

Perhaps Hawkinge should have an executive Mayor, with the power to make and carry out decisions for the benefit of all in the village. As with a few notable exceptions, our Parish Councillors seem to counsel against anything appertaining to the Parish's good.

Perhaps there should be a general resignation of the Parish Council and let Adminstrators take overand let people who are used to making pro-active decisions, make them.

No doubt, given the track record so far this year of the Parish Council, it will be bye bye Community Centre and buy buy by Lidl. It will save Lidl having to build their store, it will be ready made for them....or is that the plan ?

Fed up Finkle


Parish Council steps in over Community Centre cash crisis

Contributed by editor on Aug 23, 2005 - 11:55 PM

 

PARISH COUNCIL STEPS IN OVER COMMUNITY CENTRE CASH CRISIS

Hawkinge Parish Council Chairman David Callahan is desperately trying to save the £2 million Hawkinge Community Centre from a financial crisis which could see it close.

A closure of the Centre might mean the Baptist Church would be unable to hold services, clubs using the centre could have to find new venues and the Post Office may also be unable to operate.

Community Centre Chairman Trevor Johns wrote to the Gazette saying: "It will be a sad state of affairs if we have to close down because we cannot run the very events that generate the funds for us to stay open for the benefit of the community."

In response to this and conversations with Mr Johns, Cllr Callahan called an Extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council (22 August) to discuss the problems faced by the centre and the assistance which the council may be able to give.

The meeting at the Village Hall last night (22 August) revealed a lack of communication between some Trustees of the Community Centre.

Cllr George Hodgson who is a Trustee for the Centre was asked by the Parish Council Chairman: "Have you been to any meeting of the Trustees since the AGM in May?"

"No" answered Cllr Hodgson. 

"Have you been notified of any meetings?"

"No" he replied.

"Have there been any special meetings regarding the finances?"

"No" he replied again.

"Have you seen the finance report?"

"No I haven't" replied Cllr Hodgson.

The Parish Council Chairman said that they would not be unable to discuss the finance report presented by Community Centre Treasurer and Trustee Trevor Johns, until it had been shown to the other Trustees.

The Council will be contacting the Trust asking for certified accounts for the year 2004/5 and for a meeting of Trustees regarding the finance report which appears to have not been seen by all Trustees.

It was decided to defer the matter to the next Parish Council meeting on 14 September.


Ditch your mobiles if you don't want a mast

Contributed by editor on Aug 22, 2005 - 09:17 PM

 

DITCH YOUR MOBILES IF YOU DON'T WANT A MAST

Re: British Telecom phone antenna

Dear Ed

Here is the link for the planning application: click here
 

What's wrong with a telephone mast ? How many people in Hawkinge have got mobile telephones? 

I know one geezer in Canterbury Road that has to come out of his house, walk 30 to 40yards to get a signal.

Are Hawkinge villagers willing to ditch their mobiles and have no masts or is it a case of NIMBYismn ?

Godot


Graffiti painted over garage door

Contributed by editor on Aug 22, 2005 - 09:06 PM

 

GRAFFITI PAINTED OVER GARAGE DOOR

Neighbourhood Watch have reported that graffiti has been painted on the garage door of a property in Hawkinge.


The door at the property in Harvest Way was painted overnight on the 15th/16th August.






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

or

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


Latest local crime 19/8/05 to 21/8/05

Contributed by editor on Aug 22, 2005 - 08:52 PM


COUNTRY EYE - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 


Crime Sheet 19/08 to 21/08



18/08/05

Between 1600hrs 17/08/05 & 1600hrs 18/08/05

Theft

GREBE CLOSE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



Ip states that he has had a crowbar stolen from the patio of his rear garden.



20/08/05

Between 2145hrs 19/08/05 & 1040hrs 20/08/05

Damage

MILLFIELD HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



IP reports that her rear driver's window has been smashed by unknown implement no entry has been gained to the vehicle & nothing has been stolen.



21/08/05

Between 0040hrs & 0100hrs 21/08/05

Theft of pedal cycle

BENSON LANE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



Theft of Pedal Cycle from front garden



20/08/05

Between 2100hrs 19/08/05 & 0900hrs 20/08/05

Damage

BEACON WAY LYMPNE, HYTHE



IP has found a hole in one of the wooden panels. 



20/08/05

Between 2200hrs 19/08/05 & 0700hrs 20/08/05

Damage

ORGARSWICK AVENUE DYMCHURCH, ROMNEY MARSH



IP states that between the times stated unknown offender(s) have caused damage to garden wall.






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

or

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



Folkestone fire 'hero' dies following tunnel blaze

Contributed by editor on Aug 21, 2005 - 10:12 PM


FOLKESTONE FIRE 'HERO' DIES FOLLOWING TUNNEL BLAZE

A railwayman working on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, who suffered serious burns when fire broke out on a maintenance train has died at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.


50 year old Douglas Lynch, from Folkestone lost his fight for life yesterday (20 August), four days after the fire, which also killed his colleague.

The blaze started a mile inside a tunnel under the Thames between Swanscombe, Kent and Thurrock, on the Essex side of the river. 

A statement from the family said: "We understand Dougie brought his locomotive to a stop while engulfed in fire, preventing it colliding or causing catastrophic damage anywhere else in the tunnel."

Mr Lynch apparently stayed with the train to prevent a major incident for which his colleagues have called him 'a hero'.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.


Ship runs over surfacing diver

Contributed by editor on Aug 21, 2005 - 11:23 AM


SHIP RUNS OVER SURFACING DIVER

Dover Coastguards were scrambled to the Folkestone coast shortly before 11.00am yesterday (20 August) after a local dive vessel `Taurus’ reported that a large vessel had run over one of their divers who had just surfaced.


The report indicated that the diver was now back on board the `Taurus’ with a suspected broken arm and possible internal injuries, and that the crew needed immediate assistance to evacuate the injured diver to hospital.
The Dover RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched and the Coastguard Tug `Anglian Monarch’ (pictured left) was also sent to the scene two miles off the Folkestone Coast, to stand by the `Taurus’. 

The injured woman was transferred by stretcher the lifeboat where paramedics stabilised the patient.

An ambulance waiting at Crosswall Quay Dover rushed the injured 37 year old Kent woman to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where it was reported she had sustained broken ribs and lacerations but was said to be in a "comfortable condition".