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Come and have a go

Contributed by admin on Mar 30, 2005 - 12:03 AM

COME AND HAVE A GO

If you have the afternoon free please come along and join us at the Hawkinge Acrise & Paddlesworth WI  Open meeting on Tuesday 5 April starting at 2 pm in Hawkinge Village Hall.

Several of the members will be displaying their crafts so there will be plenty of interesting things to see and an opportunity to have a go should you wish.

You can be assured of a friendly welcome, a cup of tea and a slice of cake. The meeting usually finishes at around 4.15pm. I do hope to see you there.

Linda Barnes - President


Shepway award presented by President Clinton

Contributed by admin on Mar 29, 2005 - 05:39 PM

SHEPWAY AWARD PRESENTED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON

The team behind one of the biggest coast protection schemes ever carried out along the Shepway shoreline has been presented with another award.


Colin Clinton, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers - presented the award to Shepway Council at a reception at Leeds Castle. (Friday 18 March)

The Hythe to Folkestone coast protection scheme won the Thomas Brassey Award for an outstanding example of a civil engineering project in 2004/05.

The judges praised the technical quality of the scheme and in particular how the work carried out with local schools enhanced the reputation of civil engineering.

Robert Beck, Commercial Services Manager at the Council, said: “This award is recognition of the team’s hard work and shows that Shepway District Council can compete with the very best when it comes to designing and managing major projects.�

Last year, the team has also secured the Outstanding Achievement in Procurement award after beating off other short-listed district council rivals in a national competition organised by the Society of Procurement Officers in Local Government (SOPO).


Clocking up another victory

Contributed by admin on Mar 27, 2005 - 08:00 PM

CLOCKING UP ANOTHER VICTORY

Friendly

Harveys Wine Bar 3     Hawkinge 4

By Cyril Trice

There was a late start for this friendly encounter after some of the players forgot to put their clocks forward.

When the game finally did get underway it was Michael Yianni who opened the score for Hawkinge from a rocket of a ball well outside the box.

All was going well for the village team until under pressure from Harveys in the Hawkinge goalmouth, James Howard made it one all when he failed to stop an attack and put the ball in the back of the net instead.

Before the interval Adam Limar put away a header from a pass from the right wing.

In the second half the game still went  Hawkinge's  way with a penalty given against Harvey's for handball . David Chivers took the kick and duly scored.

Michael Yianni then scored his second from another volley which put the village team in a Happy Easter mood, but Harveys did not relax and clawed two goals back in the last 15 minutes.


87 year old lady robbed

Contributed by admin on Mar 26, 2005 - 06:49 PM

87 YEAR OLD LADY ROBBED

An 87 year-old woman from South East Kent  had over £200 in cash stolen from her home by two men claiming to be from the water board.

A man called at her home in Woolage Village, between Dover and Canterbury at around 11.30am o­n Tuesday, 22nd March 2005 saying the water was going to be turned off. The woman allowed the man into her home and left the front door ajar. A second man entered the house and after the pair left, she discovered that over £200 had been taken from envelopes in her shopping bag.

The offenders are both described as being white men in their late 30s.

A police spokesman said, “We urge anyone answering the door to callers to always ask for identification and never allow anyone into their home unless they are absolutely certain of who they are and that they can be trusted.�


Summer Variety 2005 Show in Hawkinge

Contributed by admin on Mar 26, 2005 - 02:34 PM

SUMMER VARIETY 2005 SHOW IN HAWKINGE


Lyminge Dramatic Society are bringing their brand new Variety Show to Hawkinge Village Hall for one night only, Saturday 11th June starting at 7.45pm.

 This exciting new show is a collection of comic sketches, songs, melodramas, monologues and dance routines. Tickets will be priced at £5 for adults and £2-50 for children. Watch this space for more details!

We are actively seeking help from small businesses for the task of selling tickets for us for the show. Anyone who feels they can help are requested to ring Brian Edmond on 01303-863201.


New supermarket for Hawkinge

Contributed by admin on Mar 23, 2005 - 03:56 PM

NEW SUPERMARKET FOR HAWKINGE

The plans for the Lidl supermarket in Hawkinge were passed at last night's Development Control Committee meeting. (22 March)


In May 2004 the District Council turned down the plans for the supermarket giving one of the reasons as a resulting increase in traffic.

But an amendment put forward by Cllr Peter Smith and seconded by Cllr David Callahan to implement a traffic safety impact study was defeated.

Cllr Smith argued that the entrance to the supermarket will see a marked increase in traffic once a planned 500 homes are built in the village.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Smith said: "As a ward councillor for Hawkinge, we have to accept the building of new homes, but have to wait for the infrastructure that is needed.

"We have to wait for roads to be adopted, street lighting to be repaired, grass to be cut and dog waste bins to be placed around the village."


Girl attacked in Folkestone underpass

Contributed by editor on Mar 23, 2005 - 01:45 PM

GIRL ATTACKED IN FOLKESTONE UNDERPASS

A young girl could be scarred for life after an unprovoked attack by two teenage girls, Kent police have said.


The 15 year old victim was walking through the underpass at Churchill Avenue in Folkestone on Sunday night (13 March),  when she was approached from behind and assaulted.

It was reported by police that the two attackers pulled her hair, knocked her to the ground and punched her several times.

She received hospital treatment for cuts, bruises and a serious injury to her lip, which could leave her permanently scarred.


Warning possible letter scam

Contributed by admin on Mar 23, 2005 - 10:51 AM

WARNING OF POSSIBLE LETTER SCAM

Letters are being received by residents across South East Kent the contents of which are:-


THE LETTER ALLEGES TO BE FROM THE BANK OF CHINA, IT GOES ON TO STATE THAT A PERSON WITH THE SAME SURNAME AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE LETTER INVESTED MONEY IN 1969 AND THAT THIS MALE HAS BEEN DEAD SINCE 1997. IT ADVISES THAT THE MONEY HAS BEEN IN THERE FOR 25YRS AND APPEARS THAT SHE IS THE NEXT IN LINE TO RECEIVE THIS.

THE LETTER ASKS THAT INFORMANT CALLS OR FAXES TO SPEAK TO THEM AND THAT SHE SHOULD NOT DISCUSS THIS WITH ANYONE ELSE.

THE LADY WHO RECEIVED THIS LETTER BELIEVES THAT THIS IS A SCAM AS HER PARTNER HAS REC’D A LETTER AS WELL, WITH ALL THE SAME DETAILS, EXCEPT A DIFFERENT SURNAME.

Remember if it seems to good to be true it often is. Treat all unsolicited mail with suspicion

PC Ian Foster

Rural Project Officer

South East Kent Police


Re: Mixed views on local airport expansion

Contributed by admin on Mar 23, 2005 - 01:01 AM

RE: MIXED VIEWS ON AIRPORT EXPANSION

Dear Ed

I was at this meeting, this expansion will not only effect the Marsh it will be evident in Hawkinge, Folkestone and most of the south coast.

The planes will be flying at a rate of about 15 per hour (not counting night flights), over the coast towards Hythe and Folkestone.

At the altitude these planes will use for take off and landing we will all suffer.

Most of the sizable number off people who wanted the expansion in fact worked for the airport, the others were unfortunately were lead to believe that the airport will be a panacea for local employment.

I am not against jobs for the south east, but, cost cutting and the cut throat business of commercial aviation will out source jobs to the lowest bidder and only leave a small number of menial jobs which they will offer to the local population.

The only winners will be the investors in the airport.

Here is the the action group website.

http://www.kentnet.org.uk/laag/index.htm

Yours etc

Rope


Manston Airport rail link vital for East Kent

Contributed by editor on Mar 22, 2005 - 11:06 AM

MANSTON AIRPORT RAIL LINK VITAL FOR EAST KENT

The realisation of proposals to create a Thanet Parkway Station to serve East Kent and Manston airport has "moved a step closer today" says North Thanet`s MP Roger Gale.


Speaking following a meeting with the Director of Franchise Sponsorship for the Strategic Rail Authority, Roger Jones, the MP said: "I am hugely encouraged by the outcome of what was a most constructive meeting. While the award of an integrated rail franchise for Kent cannot be said to be dependent upon the creation of a Parkway Station it is clear that the Director has an enthusiasm for the concept and will take proposals for such a station into account."

The MP, who has promoted the Parkway concept for ten years adds: "We now have a clear timetable for the bidding and award of the franchise. Following the completion of the Data pack by the end of this month there will be a 60-day period for the bidding process for the Integrated Kent Franchise to take place. The award of the franchise will be made and the new operator installed by Christmas.

Hitachi have confirmed delivery of the first of the new trains needed to run on the fast link by January 2007 and following 18 months of test-running on CTRL and domestic track they should enter service in December 2009.

We therefore have until that time to bring about the creation of the East Kent Parkway Station located to serve Manston Airport, the Thanet Towns, Sandwich and Herne Bay.

After the meeting today I am more convinced than ever that this can be achieved and I hope and trust that the franchise will be awarded to a company that is able and willing to realise this opportunity. Like the East Kent Access Road, this project is vital to the economic development not just of the airport but of the whole of East Kent."

Also discussed at the meeting between Roger Gale and the Director were the refurbishment of Margate and Herne Bay stations and the need for more resources to combat anti-social behaviour on the railways in Kent.