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Getting rubbish sorted

Contributed by editor on Oct 12, 2004 - 09:42 PM


GETTING RUBBISH SORTED

Shepway’s Cabinet have given the go-ahead for a new waste management service, which will extend the current kerbside collection of paper and card to include glass, metal and plastics.

Homes across the district are to be given plastic boxes to store their recyclables ready for weekly collection. Landfill waste however will be collected from wheelie bins or black sacks just o­nce a  fortnight.

The new scheme will be introduced by the beginning of April next year and should be district wide by September.

Rob Beck, Project Manager, said: “We will be talking to parish councils and community groups as well as organising our own events across the district so that people can come and find out more about the new scheme.�

<FONT color=blue>DID YOU KNOW?

<FONT color=blue>· The average person in Shepway generates about 347 kilos of waste in a year.

<FONT color=blue>· The district sends 33,000 tonnes of waste to landfill every year. Even when it has been compacted, this would cover seven football pitches at o­ne metre thick

<FONT color=blue>· Shepway’s rubbish is sent to a landfill site in Canterbury – but this space will run out by 2015

<FONT color=blue>· Thirty six per cent of Shepway’s waste needs to be diverted from landfill by 2005/06. The current recycling rate is about 20 per cent.


Leas lift man barred

Contributed by editor on Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 AM


LEAS LIFT MAN BARRED

Robert Mouland the man who brought back to Folkestone the original Leas Lift step water carriage of 1890 has succeeded in getting Shepway Council to cover the lift for the winter. But that is the o­nly cover o­n offer for Mr Mouland.

After spending many years negotiating , arranging and personally funding the return of  the lift in July, officials at the council will  not allow Robert to inspect the car, as he does not have the  insurance required.

Shepway Parks and Recreation Manager Chris McCreedy wrote to Mr Mouland saying that the ticket assistant at the Leas Lift "was correct in not allowing access to the lift for both insurance and Health and Safety purposes. However he said: " I do understand your concerns and will arrange for the carriage to be sheeted over within the next two weeks".

Robert's ambition of bringing the car home has now been realised but he unfortunately is being barred from getting close the lift car of which he was instrumental in returning to Folkestone.

see also  Lift home for Bob 


Folkestone Camera Club meeting

Contributed by editor on Oct 11, 2004 - 09:42 PM


FOLKESTONE CAMERA CLUB
 
On Monday 4th October we had another interesting talk given by Graham Johnson, entitled ‘Kent – Another Unusual View’ which, followed o­n from a talk he gave us a couple of seasons ago. 

This was an illustrated presentation  showing us various interesting places in Kent which have a tale to tell – many historical and some humorous!  We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening  and probably gave us ideas of places to visit in Kent, with our cameras in tow!

We had our first Practical evening of the season o­n 7th, where members can practice with the clubs Studio Lighting, and where we had four models, so we were spoilt for choice!

On 9th October the Isle of Thanet Photographic Society hosted this years Kent County Photographic Associations Handley Shield and Carter Cup Competition for all Kent based Camera Clubs at Broadstairs. The result was  Ashford Camera Club won the Handley Shield Trophy, and we came 9th out of 30 clubs – so we were very pleased with the result.  o­ne of our members, Betty Boreham, gained a merit award for her slide ‘Shiny Surfaces’. Congratulations Betty.  The Carter Cup is a competition for individual members of clubs for  monochrome slides and Mr Mervyn Taylor from Sevenoaks won with ‘Ice Patterns’.

Monday 18th October will be our first Print Competition of the season – and from the report from our Competition Secretary, we have a record number of prints to show, 72 in three categories (novice, intermediate and advanced),  this obviously being the result of the increase in digital workers.  This will therefore be quite a long and hard working evening for our judge, Sue Flood, just hope she’s prepared !!!!!

On 23rd October we have an outing to Brugge, which should be a good day out, weather permitting.

Visit our web site at www.folkestonecameraclub.co.uk.

Meetings are held at the United Reformed Church Community Hall, Castle Hill Avenue. Folkestone, every Monday commencing at 7.45pm  New members are always welcome and anyone interested in joining, please, ring Jenny Barraclough (Press Officer) 01303 245399 or e mail:
jenny-bar@btconnect.com for further information.


Hawkinge earn their stripes

Contributed by editor on Oct 10, 2004 - 08:41 PM


HAWKINGE EARN THEIR STRIPES

Hawkinge 2 Stripes 0
By Cyril Trice

Hawkinge notched up their first win of the season in a convincing victory against Stripes.

There was a breath of fresh air for the Hawkinge team and plenty of it as they won at home with the wind making it hard to control the ball.

It was a good match with the Hawkinge side being the best team o­n the day.

With the first win of the season now in the bag, we wait with interest when they play away against Folkestone next week.


Roll up for the Hawkinge family learning and fun day

Contributed by editor on Oct 09, 2004 - 06:45 PM


ROLL UP FOR THE HAWKINGE FAMILY LEARNING AND FUN DAY

Family Learning Week is an annual event that encourages thousands of families to have fun learning together in their community.

The Hawkinge event  is taking place o­n Saturday l6th October at the Hawkinge Community Centre from l0.00am to 4.00pm

There will be a fashion workshop where you can take an item of clothing along to be transformed or you may prefer face painting and hair braiding.

Entertainment from Charlie Chuckle the Clown and educational advice for youngsters and adults add to the varied mix of events o­n offer.

There will be health promotion advice, IT training to brush up your computer skills,  fire safety advice and cycle security marking for all visitors.

Build and fly a kite, enter the fancy dress competition or try your hand at crazy paving artwork and there's a balloon race and a performance by the local performing arts group to bring more fun to the day.

For youngsters aged 6 to 16 years keen o­n football or would like to learn, football coaches are o­n hand at the Hawkinge football ground between 9am and 12noon and at  the Hawkinge Cricket Club next door between 4pm and 6pm you can learn to play pool.

The day is full of activities for all the family and it is free.

For more information about events taking place contact either Cyril Trice o­n 01303 893499 email cytrice@yahoo.com or Maggie Pordage at Homestart o­n 01303 244836


Coalfield project strides forward

Contributed by editor on Oct 09, 2004 - 11:51 AM


COALFIELD  PROJECT STRIDES FORWARD

A major initiative to preserve the history and heritage of the Kent Coalfields and the surrounding downland countryside is getting into its stride and is welcoming the support of the local community as it gets busy digging into the history of the area.

The Coalfields Heritage Initiative in Kent (CHIK) project has been set up to record and celebrate the area's mining heritage. The project, which is led by Dover Museum, with the White Cliffs Countryside Project, is joint funded by Dover District Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Single Regeneration Budget, Deal Town Council, Aylesham Parish Council and Furley & Page Solicitors.

The project consists of two phases. Phase o­ne is already well underway, and involves recording and celebrating the heritage of the Kent Coalfields through the preparation of a community archive.

Phase two of the project is now being launched, with the White Cliffs Countryside Project working o­n an exciting and innovative three year project, based around a new long distance walking and cycling route, called the Miner's Way. The provisional route starts at Shepherdswell and explores the villages, towns and colliery sites in the area. The eventual aim is to make the route a regional trail, equivalent to the North Downs Way, with a full colour guide book and information panels along the way. A walk exploring the first section of the proposed route is taking place o­n Sunday 17 October at 11am starting from Shepherdswell railway station, covering 12 miles.

Councillor Mrs Sue Nicholas, Cabinet Member for Community, said: "We are delighted at the progress being made o­n the Coalfields Heritage Initiative in Kent project. This is a very important initiative to preserve a vital area of our local heritage, which we are very pleased to be supporting. It is great to see so many members of the community already involved in the project, and we hope people continue to get involved in the initiative and events to support it, to help make this project a real success."

For more information o­n the Miner's Way, or the first section walk, please contact Paul Hadaway at WCCP (01304) 241806. For more information o­n the CHIK Project, please contact Patrick Finucane, Project Manager at Dover Museum o­n (01304) 201066.


Lidl plans to go before councillors

Contributed by admin on Oct 08, 2004 - 09:01 PM


LIDL PLANS TO GO BEFORE COUNCILLORS

The decision o­n the new plans for a Lidl supermarket will go before Shepway Council's Development Control committee and not council officers.

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Cllr David Callahan has 'called the plans in', which means they must be put before the elected representatives of the council who are reponsible for planning matters.

The original plans were thrown out by officers of the council but it was not made public until the Hawkinge Gazette published the story.

At the time Parish Council Chairman and District Councillor David Callahan, who is a member of Shepway's Development Control Committee was unaware that the planning application had been sent directly to council officers for a decision and has acted swiftly to prevent this happening again.

Hawkinge Parish Council will be discussing the plans at their monthly meeting o­n 13 October 2004 before they are forwarded to Shepway Council.

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Hands free or you're nicked

Contributed by admin on Oct 08, 2004 - 08:25 PM



HANDS FREE OR YOU'RE NICKED

Canterbury Police are reminding drivers that patrols are still o­n the lookout for those who use mobile telephones while driving.

During August, the latest month that figures are available, a total of 10 drivers were fined for being in control of a vehicle while using a telephone illegally.

A police spokesman said, “Given the availability of hands-free kits there really is no excuse for using a telephone while driving.  Our officers will continue to be vigilant and act against those who disobey the law.  If you do not have the facility to answer a call safely and legally then you should turn your phone off while driving.

“Those who fail to heed the warning face a £30 fine and should a driver be responsible for a fatal accident while using a telephone illegally then a charge of death by dangerous driving may result in a long prison sentence.�


Hawkinge Parish Council Agenda 13 Oct 2004

Contributed by admin on Oct 08, 2004 - 08:16 PM

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>HAWKINGE PARISH COUNCIL AGENDA 13 OCTOBER 2004

The next meeting of Hawkinge Parish Council will be held o­n Wed. 13th October 2004 at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in" align=center><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber> <SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>OPEN MEETING

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>The Chairman will take questions from parishioners.   The number of speakers will be limited to five (time limit 3 minutes).  

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>To receive a report from Mr Ian Norman (Community Warden)

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>A G E N D A

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>1            Apologies

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>2          Minutes

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held o­n 8th September 2004.

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>3            Declarations of Interest

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>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.

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Whenever possible, and if in doubt, advice should be sought from the Clerk prior to the meeting.

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>4          Matters arising out of the Minutes

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>       (a) Open Meeting (question 3) reply from Democratic Services Manager, SDC (enc.)

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>       (b) Reply from Commonwealth War Graves Commission (enc.) [min.995(c)]      

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>5          Reports – Working Groups

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Community Liaison

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Planning and Development

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Sports and Ground Maintenance/Football Project

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Public Rights of Way

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Finance

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>6          Other Bodies

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Representatives of the Council serving o­n other bodies to report o­n recent meetings or events:

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Hawkinge Community Centre

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Hawkinge Neighbourhood Management Partnership

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Hawkinge Village Hall

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>7          Spitfire Leisuredrome

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>       (a) Hawkinge Youth & Community Sports Council - Lease

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Chairman to report.

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>       (b) Leisuredrome Hall

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Public Entertainments Licence – Annual Renewal (final date to return application form 31st October)

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>8                     Correspondence

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>       (a) Kent County Council: The Future of Kent Highways Partnership (KHP)

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>letters dated 13th and 27th September and copy of report enclosed.

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>       (b) KCC Planning for Minerals in Kent 2004 – 2021: letter 28th Sept. enclosed

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>             (one copy of first consultation document received)

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>       (c) defra Clean Neighbourhoods consultation (letter enclosed).

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>       (d) NHS Shepway Primary Care Trust: o­ne copy of Annual Report 2003/2004

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>9        Finance

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>      (a) Clerk to report.   

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>      (b) Tree Planting o­n football ground – Cllr. Trice

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>      (c) Christmas Concert – arrangements and expenditure

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>      (d) To approve payment of the accounts presented at the meeting (list enclosed)

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>            Any queries regarding accounts must be raised with the Clerk before the meeting.

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>10        Plans

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>            List of plans received since the last meeting enclosed.

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>11        Cars Parking o­n Football Ground (Boot Fairs) - Cllr. Hogben

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>12        Appearance of the village – Cllr. Callahan

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>13        CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>           To resolve that because publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>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.

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>14        Football Ground

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>            Contract for grass cutting – Cllr Trice to report

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>15        Office Equipment – new contract for photocopier    Chairman to report. 

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>16        Sale of strip of land at the Leisuredrome (min.968)

<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>Clerk to report.

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<P class=MsoHeader style="tab-stops: .5in center 3.0in right 6.0in"><SPAN class=MsoPageNumber>            Any other items referred to the confidential section during the meeting.

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Hoverspeed claims £50m damages from Customs

Contributed by editor on Oct 08, 2004 - 12:02 PM


HOVERSPEED CLAIMS £50M DAMAGES FROM CUSTOMS

Battle lines have been drawn as cross-Channel ferry operator Hoverspeed filed a £50m damages claim against Customs and Excise.

The action has been brought in respose to the High Court ruling in 2002 which found that random stop and searches carried out o­n Hoverspeed passengers were unlawful.

The company claims customs officers were putting people o­n innocent shopping trips off travelling across the channel by being too keen to randomly search passengers.

Hoverspeed are claiming £50m for loss of revenue and passenger goodwill.

Customs and Excise believed it had a strong case and would vigorously defend its position, it was reported.