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Knee jerk reaction.. raise the Tax!

Contributed by editor on Sep 04, 2005 - 06:44 PM


KNEE JERK REACTION ... RAISE THE TAX! Re: Pay more tax to keep centre open?

Dear Ed,

Our Councillor has obviously not pondered the poll for long. Knee jerk reaction.. raise the Tax! Has he forgotten the old cry “no taxation without representation� that seemed to spark the loss of a sizable colony a couple of centuries ago!

But then again our Parish Councillors are not used to poll results (at time of writing 83% for the motion so far)

He neglects to say if his increase is monthly or annually. He has done well in sporting endeavours for the village, but not doing too well in this field, I fear.

Finkle is thinking that there could be many and varied ways our Councillor and his cohorts could consider.

Resign en mass and offer themselves for election (bearing in mind very few of them are elected) and see if those that do get elected can bring some fresh minds as well as fresh blood to the Parish Council, which now seems to be a self perpetuating gerontocracy, squabbling over the cake trolley in the afternoon rest lounge in some Home for the Terminally Bewildered (oh where is Matron when you need her?)

Resign and don’t stand for election and hand over the whole shooting match to an executive body to run the show. The Hawkinge Partnership and Community Centre seem to be making a pretty good fist of things so far. They seem to be offering so much more to the Village than our creaking Council.

Dispose of the ill named “Leisuredromeâ€? which is now o­n the periphery of the village and slowly rotting away (the cost of renovating same, I understand, would be vast) use the proceeds for the funding. Dispose of any further assets for their cash values and deposit same in a Community Chest.

No doubt there are many other options and I for o­ne would be keen to know of them.

Yours etc.

Finkle


Pay more tax to keep centre open?

Contributed by editor on Sep 04, 2005 - 09:16 AM


PAY MORE TAX TO KEEP CENTRE OPEN?

Dear Ed

I refer to the Poll titled: 'Is the Hawkinge Parish right to try to help the Community Centre?'


If this is through a cash injection then are the residents saying they would not mind subsidising the Community Centre by paying more money through their Parish preceipt.

Maybe the next question should be: 'With 2500 houses, how much would it cost?'

£5, £10 a house or even higher?

Cllr Cyril Trice


Hundreds take to the streets over seafront plan

Contributed by editor on Sep 03, 2005 - 11:42 PM

 

HUNDREDS TAKE TO THE STREETS OVER SEAFRONT PLAN

Over 200 protesters gathered in Folkestone today (3 September) to protest over the building of 700 flats on the site of the former Rotunda amusement park.


The plans for the site also include a hotel, restaurant, multiplex cinema and bowling alley.

Shepway District Council gave planning consent on 23 July despite opposition from Folkestone Town Council and Folkestone and Hythe MP Michael Howard.

People opposing the proposals by Trent Development claim the modern design is not in keeping with Folkestone's Victorian seafront.

Mr Howard has asked Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott to call in the scheme for a public inquiry.


Team up behind Hawkinge

Contributed by editor on Sep 02, 2005 - 10:34 PM


TEAM UP BEHIND HAWKINGE

By Cyril Trice

The football season kicks off this weekend with the Saturday team playing a Cup match at home against Kennington Res kick off at 2.45


On Sunday the Sunday team have a league home match against Brewery Tap kick off at 10.30.

The Youth U15 have a friendly on the 11th September against Canterbury Eagles so with three teams there will be plenty of local football to watch most weekends.

So why not go and cheer on your local team

 

 

To visit the Hawkinge Football Club website <a href="http://www.hawkingefc.co.uk"target="_blank">click here


Latest local crime 29/8/05 to 2/9/05

Contributed by editor on Sep 02, 2005 - 04:37 PM



COUNTRY EYE - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 

Crime Sheet 29/08 to 02/09




31/08/05

Between 1930hrs 30/08/05 & 0830hrs 31/08/05

Theft

THE STREET HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



Offender(s) have had to come well onto property to taken Ip's and neighbour's wheelie bins.



01/09/05

Between 1215hrs & 1245hrs 01/09/05

Theft

CANTERBURY ROAD SWINGFIELD, DOVER


At approx 1230hrs on 01/09/05 the IP was sitting indoors when he heard a car pull up. The IP believed this to be a customer so went outside to greet them. The vehicle they were in is described only as an old red car with a loud exhaust.

The IP states there were 3 males and 3 females in the car, all aged between 30 - 40yrs, all 3 females believed to be wearing shawls, all males were of large build, 2 of which had moustaches and the other he did not see if he had a moustache.

One of the females asked to pay for the goods with a £50 note, the IP stated he would go into his house to see if he had change and the female followed him. Once he got into the house, he and his wife inspected the note and believed it may have been a forgery, decided not to accept it so he told them he had no change and gave it back to the female.

The IP and the female went back to find the other 5 persons already in the car, he could see in the rear of the car, through the back window, Ip saw that they had taken 3 bags of potatoes. One of the males inside the car stated they would be back, the female got into the car and they drove off in the direction of Folkestone. The IP believes the £50 note was a distraction to get him out of the way.



30/08/05

Between 0001hrs & 1450hrs 30/08/05

Damage

BEACON WAY LYMPNE, HYTHE



Damage caused to panel Fencing



31/08/05

Between 2000hrs 30/08/05 & 1200hrs 31/08/05

Damage

BUS SHELTER BARROW HILL A20 SELLINDGE, ASHFORD



Glass in bus shelter smashed



29/08/05

Between 1530hrs & 1545hrs 29/08/05

Theft

HIGH STREET DYMCHURCH, ROMNEY MARSH



Theft of mobile phone from shop whilst Ip went to the toilet. 5 males in their late teens are known to have entered the shop at the relevant time and left very quickly.




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


Mower thefts warning

Contributed by editor on Sep 02, 2005 - 04:30 PM


MOWER THEFTS WARNING 

Local police have received reports in recent days of thefts of several grass mowers. 


One was a ride on mower which was stolen having been left unattended in a field another mower has been stolen from a shed on cricket ground. 

If you have a ride on mower or expensive motor mowers of any type please review your security and make a note of any relevant engine or frame numbers. 

Consider security marking them as well. Police are recovering property all the time and such things help them to return property to their rightful owners instead of being obliged to return them to the criminal if we cant prove they are stolen.


Sailor rescued after two days

Contributed by editor on Sep 01, 2005 - 10:48 PM


SAILOR RESCUED AFTER TWO DAYS

A 52-year-old Dutch sailor has been rescued after drifting around the English Channel for two days in his half-built boat with only beer to drink.


The man took to sea after he had an argument with his wife. 

"When we found him he had no supplies except plenty of beer," a coastguard spokesman said.


Latest local crime 24/8/05 to 28/8/05

Contributed by editor on Sep 01, 2005 - 09:52 PM



COUNTRY EYE - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 

Crime Sheet 24/08 to 28/08



22/08/05

Between 1800hrs 21/08/05 & 0800hrs 22/08/05

Damage

CLOUSTON CLOSE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE




Ip has found that his has been scratched along the passenger’s side in a straight line, with a swirl at the end.



27/08/05

Between 2100hrs 26/08/05 & 0900hrs 27/08/05

Damage

GREEN AREA HERON FORSTAL AVENUE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE




Informant has discovered that 6 young trees have been snapped in half over night.



27/08/05

Between 2345hrs 26/08/05 & 0600hrs 27/08/05

Theft of Motor vehicle

THE STREET HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



Found 27/08/05 THE STREET HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



27/08/05

Between 1800hrs 26/08/05 & 0900hrs 27/08/05

Damage

THE STREET HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



Ip heard a noise around 0200hrs, looked out of window but couldn't see anything. This morning Ip has found that the offside wing mirror of their vehicle has been smashed.



27/08/05

Between 2000hrs 26/08/05 & 0900hrs 27/08/05

Damage

CRICKETERS CLOSE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE




Informant has got up this morning to discover that his vehicle and his neighbours vehicle have both had their wing mirrors knocked off and the glass in them has smashed.



25/08/05

Between 0001hrs 20/08/05 & 1723hrs 25/08/05

Damage

LYMPNE VILLAGE HALL THE STREET LYMPNE, HYTHE



The informant is reporting that damage has been caused to the village hall, the glass in the front door has been damaged,



28/08/05

Between 1510hrs 27/08/05 & 1015hrs 28/08/05

Theft

MARINE AVENUE DYMCHURCH, ROMNEY MARSH




IP reporting that he has an insecure porch & 2 boxes of goods for a charity shop & a house shaped candleholder stolen.






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



Hawkinge youth now have balls

Contributed by editor on Sep 01, 2005 - 08:50 AM


HAWKINGE YOUTH NOW HAVE BALLS

By Cyril Trice

Thanks to the Hawkinge Partnership funds of £290, the Hawkinge U15 youth team start the season with new training and match balls, drink bottles and medical bags.


They are now well equipped to play their first match which takes place on the 18th September at home.

 

 

To visit the Hawkinge Football Club website <a href="http://www.hawkingefc.co.uk"target="_blank">click here


Hawkinge Harry's big day

Contributed by editor on Aug 30, 2005 - 10:46 PM

 

HAWKINGE HARRY'S BIG DAY

Hawkinge Harry will be making a big impression when he opens the village’s fun day on Saturday (3 September).


The 13 foot high giant, created by the people of the village, will perform his first official role by opening the Hawkinge fun day at 11.00 am on the village green in Heron Forstal Avenue. Local children will celebrate the opening by parading with Harry around the green accompanied by festival music provided by the popular band Brew Ha Ha. 

The Fun Day, which has been organised by local residents with support from Hawkinge Partnership and includes a bouncy castle, bungee run, a summer fair, rodeo bull, arts and crafts stands, a children’s zone, refreshments and displays by community groups in the village.

Between 2.00pm and 3.00pm Home Start and Sainsbury’s will host a Madhatters’ Tea Party. 

“Everyone from Hawkinge is welcome. There will be loads to see and do, it will be a great day out,� said Jan Doyle, Chairman of the Partnership.

There will be a cabaret in the community centre from 7.00pm. Tickets are available from the Hawkinge Community Office (next to Tesco) and the Hawkinge Community Centre.

The Hawkinge Partnership was created following a successful bid for government funding under the Government’s Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder Programme, Round 2. Its aim is to help the police, the Primary Care Trust, education and youth providers improve services offered in Hawkinge.