Hawkinge Football Club fixtures October 2004

Contributed by editor on Oct 07, 2004 - 08:00 PM


<FONT color=blue>Hythe Folkestone and District Sunday Morning League

Division 1

10th October 

v Stripes at Hawkinge

Referee M Lawrence

17th October

v Folkestone at Stadium 2
Referee  I Bishop

24 October

v Harveys Wine Bar at Hawkinge

Referee  L Crampton

<FONT color=blue>E Burvill Cup Quarter finals....extra time penalties

31 October 2004

v Hythe 1 or Folkestone  at Hythe 1 or New Romney
Referee J Kelly

Youth attacked in Folkestone alleyway

Contributed by editor on Oct 07, 2004 - 06:15 PM

Police are trying to trace a  woman who may have witnessed an unprovoked assault on a 17-year-old youth in Folkestone.

The youth was walking through an alleyway between Park Farm Road and Black Bull Road at lunchtime yesterday (6 October) when two  men approached him  and asked for a light.

He was punched and kicked in the mouth when he refused their request.

Police said the woman asked the victim if he was all right after the attack.

The suspects were both aged about 19 to 20 years old, 6ft tall and of thin build. o­ne  was carrying a half-full bottle of cider.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call Kent Police or Crimestoppers.

Tory councillors want car and chauffeur for Peter Smith

Contributed by editor on Oct 07, 2004 - 05:55 PM


Conservative councillors on Shepway District Council want to spend part of a £40,000 windfall to buy the Chairman of the Council, currently Parish and District Councillor Peter Smith, a new chauffeur driven car.

The money left over from a highways contract, would be used to buy the car with a council employee acting as a chauffeur, the Conservatives said.

Independent Liberal Democrats spokesman Paul Marsh, told Radio Kent that  he thought the tories had gone berserk, and he though they were joking.

Robert Bliss, leader of the Conservatives claimed that it was part of the civic pride of the district, which had been lost over the previous 15 months.

Courts blaze brings Canterbury to a standstill

Contributed by editor on Oct 06, 2004 - 11:33 PM


Fifty firefighters fought to stop a fire at Courts Furnishings in New Dover Road Canterbury from spreading to adjacent buildings.

The alarm was raised at 1.00pm today (6th October) and crews from across North and East Kent  rushed to the scene, where flames were engulfing parts of the showroom.

The only people in the store when the fire was discovered, two Courts employees and two customers escaped from the building unhurt.

People were evacuated from nearby buildings, including a school, supermarket and college, and  roads in the area were closed, causing traffic chaos throughout the city.

The fire was brought under contol and firefighters were damping down at the scene  this evening.

New supermarket plans back on the table

Contributed by editor on Oct 06, 2004 - 10:04 PM


Plans for a retail outlet and public house o­n land adjacent to Spitfire Way and Haven Drive in Hawkinge have been submitted to Shepway District Council again.

Lidl have now resubmitted new plans for a supermarket. The first application by the company was turned down by Shepway Council in May of this year.

The plans for a public house by Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries Plc incorporates 2 self contained flats together with parking. An application for a pub o­n the land was first submitted  last year.

Original plans for a Budgen Supermarket together with other businesses including a Nursery were dropped in favour of a scaled down version which comprised  a pub and supermarket.

In May 2004 Shepway District Council  turned down plans for a Lidl supermarket in Hawkinge o­n the grounds that they considered it would be too big for the needs of the village, and would take trade away from supermarkets in Folkestone and beyond. They also considered it would result in increased traffic to the area.

Plans for the family pub which was to have been sited close by, were withdrawn shortly after the refusal of the supermarket planning application.  

New ads warn of online dangers

Contributed by editor on Oct 05, 2004 - 10:00 PM


A new campaign is warning children of the dangers posed by paedophiles using o­nline chat rooms.

The new radio and o­nline adverts launched today use real life cases in a bid to get the message across.

One advert is based o­n a case in Lancashire where a 'respected' family man groomed several young girls by posing as a modeling agent. The girls were later abused and the man was sentenced in July.

Awareness of the dangers posed by paedophiles using the Internet is extremely high among 11-14 year olds, but some children still put themselves at risk.

Home Office Minister Paul Goggins said: "We need to ensure our public awareness campaign continues to reach the right people with the right messages."

He added that many parents are not confident about using the Internet and managing the risks to their children.

"That is why I am unveiling our campaign during Parents o­nline Week, which is geared to helping parents find out about o­nline safety and get the most out of the net."

A Parents o­nline survey published today reveals that 40 per cent of parents say the risk posed by paedophiles is their biggest concern when their children are o­nline.

Multi-million pound redevelopment plans go on show

Contributed by editor on Oct 05, 2004 - 09:54 PM


<FONT color=black>Multi million pound redevelopment plans for Dover Town Centre, which could bring more than 500 jobs to the area, are going o­n show at the Dover Discovery Centre from noon Friday 8 October to Saturday 16 October - and your views are being sought.

<FONT color=black>Bond City Ltd, Dover District Council's development partner for the St James's site at the south end of Dover town centre, is holding a public exhibition of its proposals in the main foyer of the Discovery Centre. All views will be welcomed and will be taken into consideration before plans are progressed to the planning application stage.
Currently, the site contains a vacant multi storey car park and the Burlington House office block, together with the Russell Street car park and adjoining buildings. Bond City Ltd proposes to develop a new comprehensive mixed-use scheme, comprising an anchor superstore, smaller shops, restaurants, a 100 bedroom hotel, private residential flats, a Visitor Centre and a new landscaped 460-space shoppers' car park.

<FONT color=black>It has not been possible o­n financial and viability grounds to include further leisure components in these proposals. However, the Council is formulating a sport and leisure strategy which will include looking at the provision of leisure facilities across the town as a whole.

<FONT color=black>Clive Lynton, Director of Bond City Ltd, said: "We appreciate that this is an important site for Dover and we would like local people's views o­n our proposals. We intend to submit a planning application for the site later this year."

<FONT color=black>Councillor Paul Watkins, Leader of Dover District Council said: "This is a very exciting development which will bring a major boost to the economic regeneration of the area and could bring over 500 new job opportunities. Following recent news of job losses in the area, this is great news for the future of Dover. This is a key scheme for the town and the area and we hope as many people as possible take the chance to go along to find out about what is being proposed and have their say."

Controversial goal robs Hawkinge of a point

Contributed by admin on Oct 05, 2004 - 09:26 PM


Swingfield 3  Hawkinge 2
Report by Cyril Trice

The Hawkinge team turned in a far better performance o­n Sunday against Swingfield but are still failing to get that much needed win.
Hawkinge started well by scoring the first goal, but then gave away a simple equalizer. The match was played with a lot of spirit with another goal each up to the last five minutes of the game.

Swingfield then managed to clinch victory in what was seen to be an unfair decision by the referee who ignored the linesman's flag and, the winning goal was allowed for Swingfield.

Folkestone Camera Club meeting 4 October 2004

Contributed by admin on Oct 05, 2004 - 08:41 PM

Our first meetings of the new season have been well attended, and with several new members coming along.

I am sure they have enjoyed the lectures we have had so far, these being:- two Audio Visual treats by our own members which have been circulating around Australia for the last year, entitled ‘Hands Across the Sea’ and ‘Great Britains Greatest Britton’; a Digital demonstration by another long-standing member, Arthur Bailey; and last Monday an illustrated  talk by Irene and John Palmer  entitled ‘Darwins’ Orchid Bank’ with brilliant photography and very interesting commentary.   If this continues we shall have a very good and interesting season!

On Monday 4th October we had another interesting talk given by Graham Johnson, entitled ‘Kent – Another Unusual View’ which was another illustrated presentation to enthral us all and probably gave us ideas of places to visit in Kent, with our cameras in tow!

Wednesday will be our first Practical evening of the season, where members can practice with the clubs Studio Lighting, and the following Monday 11th October, will be our first Slide competition of the season.

On Saturday many members will be visiting the Isle of Thanet Photographic Society HQ who are hosting this years Kent County Photographic Associations Handley Shield and Carter Cup Competitions.  This is where all Kent based Camera Clubs compete against each other, and it is always a good evening to see other clubs work, and see how well we compete against them !

Visit our web site at

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: for further information.

Shepway puts pressure on SRA over Folkestone high speed rail link

Contributed by admin on Oct 05, 2004 - 08:34 PM

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<FONT face=Arial size=1>The Rail for Folkestone campaign is keeping up the pressure for a fast link to London  while the new Integrated Kent Franchise is developed.

<FONT face=Arial size=1>Shepway District Council wrote to the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) in July setting out the council’s concern at the apparent loss of momentum for the campaign.
The SRA has responded stating that after they relieved Connex of the Kent franchise, South Eastern Trains was set up to run the operation until the new franchise could be specified and put out to tender.

The new franchisee will probably be appointed within the next few months, although there have been some delays. They will be expected to operate an integrated service of the new high-speed Channel Tunnel Rail Link Domestic Services and the existing classic line services.

<FONT face=Arial size=1>Leader of the Council, Cllr Robert Bliss highlighted the need for a coordinated approach to the project and stated “Shepway District Council, Dover District Council and Ashford Borough Council will be working in cooperation with each other in order to encourage the provision of Channel Tunnel Rail Link Domestic Services to South East Kent.�
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The Channel Tunnel Rail link is integral to the future regeneration of Shepway bringing the journey time to London to just 57 minutes.