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Harbour bomb will bring back memories

Contributed by editor on Aug 08, 2005 - 08:16 PM

HARBOUR BOMB WILL BRING BACK MEMORIES

Standing next to a German 1000 kilogram bomb could bring back memories of the town at war in a new exhibition at Dover Museum.


To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Museum has displays on life in the town during the Second World War, with special emphasis on 1940 to 1944 when Dover was Britain's frontline with Nazi-occupied Europe.

The Dover at War exhibition includes two full-sized recreations of a war-time kitchen and front room, complete with a real Morrison Shelter and original furniture. Other highlights include a German 1000 Kg bomb, recovered from Dover Harbour and defused, and the original Nazi Flag and Flag of Surrender from the German gun batteries at Calais, captured by the Canadians in September 1944.

The original Dover Book of Remembrance, listing all Dover's casualties is also displayed, together with a copy of the book that visitors can look through.

The exhibition is running until 18 June 2006. Entry to Dover Museum is free to all Dover District residents. For more information, please contact Mark Frost at Dover Museum on (01304) 201066.


Burglary in Pannell Drive

Contributed by editor on Aug 08, 2005 - 11:57 AM

BURGLARY IN PANNELL DRIVE

Overnight on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August electrical equipment was stolen from a property in Pannell Drive Hawkinge.


The burglar entered the property by a door which was accidently left unlocked. 

A television ,video recorder and a telephone pager were stolen.


Hawkinge wind farm blown out

Contributed by editor on Aug 06, 2005 - 03:59 PM

HAWKINGE WIND FARM BLOWN OUT

Contrary to rumours circulating in Hawkinge, the Gazette can report that there are no plans for wind turbines to be sited overlooking the Channel Tunnel Terminal at Cheriton.

A Shepway Council spokesman told the Hawkinge Gazette that there were no plans to build a wind farm in the area.

A Government inquiry will determine shortly whether wind turbines can be built o­n Romney Marsh.


Hawkinge FC Under15 fixtures 2005/6

Contributed by editor on Aug 05, 2005 - 09:11 PM

HAWKINGE U15 FIXTURES 2005/6 

Parker Steel East Kent Youth League

  HOME AWAY VENUE
SUN 18 SEP 2005 14:00 HAWKINGE HUGIN VIKINGS HAWKINGE
SUN 25 SEP 2005 14:00 MONKTON YOUTH COLTS HAWKINGE Monkton, Sports Ground
SUN 02 OCT 2005 14:00 HAWKINGE RAMSGATE YOUTH HAWKINGE
SUN 16 OCT 2005 14:00 ASHFORD DYNAMO HAWKINGE Ashford
SUN 23 OCT 2005 14:00 HAWKINGE CANTERBURY EAGLES HAWKINGE
SUN 30 OCT 2005 14:00 CURZON RANGERS HAWKINGE c
SUN 06 NOV 2005 14:00 HAWKINGE EYTHORNE ROVERS HAWKINGE
SUN 27 NOV 2005 14:00 HERNE BAY HARRIERS HAWKINGE Briary School, Herne Bay
SUN 11 DEC 2005 14:00 HAWKINGE HERNE BAY HARRIERS HAWKINGE
SUN 18 DEC 2005 14:00 HUGIN VIKINGS HAWKINGE Dumpton park
SUN 08 JAN 2006 14:00 HAWKINGE MONKTON YOUTH COLTS HAWKINGE
SUN 15 JAN 2006 14:00 RAMSGATE YOUTH HAWKINGE RAMSGATE FC GROUND
SUN 29 JAN 2006 14:00 HAWKINGE ASHFORD DYNAMO HAWKINGE
SUN 05 FEB 2006 14:00 CANTERBURY EAGLES HAWKINGE Victoria Recreation Ground
SUN 12 FEB 2006 14:00 HAWKINGE CURZON RANGERS HAWKINGE
SUN 19 FEB 2006 14:00 EYTHORNE ROVERS HAWKINGE EYTHORNE


It’s Pantomime time!

Contributed by editor on Aug 05, 2005 - 08:37 PM

IT'S PANTOMIME TIME!

Well, not quite yet, but Lyminge Dramatic Society’s pantomime has been cast and rehearsals will start earnestly in September.

Stuart Hunnisett has written this pantomime based o­n the fairy story “Rumpelstiltskinâ€? by the Brothers Grimm and it promises to be a treat for the whole family.

All the usual pantomime ingredients will be there.

Please make a note in your diary for the dates of the panto which are November 28th to December 3rd.

Tickets will go o­n sale in early November. More details will appear soon.


Lydd Airport expansion 'bad for area'

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

LYDD AIRPORT EXPANSION 'BAD FOR AREA'

Airport expansion is bad for the South East's economy, a report has claimed. Friends of the Earth said the boom in aviation is costing the region three times more than it gains. Using data from the Office of National Statistics, it said UK travellers are spending £2.7bn more abroad per year than foreigners flying to the UK.

Environmental campaigners claim the growth of airports would encourage more passengers to travel abroad, meaning the annual deficit would also increase.

Liberal Democrat campaigner Peter Carroll has long been opposed to additional expansion at Lydd airport.

Plans are under consideration that would extend the runway and would mean 2,000,000 passengers a year using the airport. This could mean up to 100 jet aircraft flights a day at busy times and up to a million extra car journeys on already busy local roads.

Mr Carroll said: "The proposed expansion will devastate the Marsh environment. As well as the aircraft noise and pollution there will be many extra car journeys to and from the airport. Our road network simply won't cope. The quality of life of Marsh residents will be devastated."

Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary, said: "This report makes it clear that exaggerated claims about the economic benefits of airports do not stand up to scrutiny. With aviation now the fastest growing source of carbon dioxide emissions in the transport sector, the environmental impact of airport expansion must weigh very heavily against any economic benefit."

Brenda Pollack, Friends of the Earth's South East Campaigner, said: "We know airport expansion is bad for the environment. These figures show it is bad for the South East's economy too.

"Local businesses are missing out on millions of pounds every year and airport expansion will make this worse, encouraging people to take more and more short trips abroad."


Alert in Dover after detonators stolen

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

ALERT IN DOVER AFTER DETONATORS STOLEN

Police are warning the public to be alert after six railway detonators were stolen from a van parked in St Radigunds Road, Dover on Tuesday night (2 August).


The detonators are used as track warning devices. They contain mild explosives and could be dangerous in untrained hands police warn.

Parents in the area were urged to ensure their children knew of the danger of playing with the devices.


Latest local crime 3/8/05 to 5/8/05

Contributed by editor on Aug 05, 2005 - 10:49 AM


COUNTRY EYE - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Crime Sheet 3/8/05 to 5/8/05


Crime Sheet 03/08 to 05/08

04/08/05

Between 0030hrs & 0045hrs 04/08/05

Theft from Motor Vehicle

UPHILL HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



Witness saw a male hovering around IP’s vehicle. The security light came on outside IP’s house and witness saw male quite clearly. IP has discovered that one nut has been taken off each wheel. 



01/08/05

Between 1600hrs 29/07/05 & 0930hrs 01/08/05

Damage

WEST WOOD STONE STREET LYMINGE, FOLKESTONE


The Informant is works for the Forestry Commission. Informant states that about 25 trees have been cut down and burnt, and a picnic bench has also been damaged.



03/08/05

Between 2030hrs & 2215hrs 03/08/05

Burglary Other

WEST HYTHE, HYTHE


The IP is the owner Stables. Clients who keep their horse at stables paid £280 around 20:30 hrs and the money was put in the top drawer of the tack room office shortly afterwards. The IP then went to feed some horses. He states the tack room door and top office drawer containing the £280 were both left unlocked. When he returned to collect the money and lock up around 22:15 hrs the money was missing from the drawer.



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


Thousand jobs boost for Shepway

Contributed by editor on Aug 04, 2005 - 09:53 AM

THOUSAND JOBS BOOST FOR SHEPWAY

There are plans to create up to 1,000 jobs in Folkestone over the next two years by a new business park tenant.


The Immigration and Nationality Service is to base its headquarters at the town's Shearway Business Park.

The construction is set to start early next year with 350 workers based there from the middle of 2007.

The plans by the what could be one Shepway's largest employers were welcomed by Shepway District Council.


Drivers risking lives at rail crossings

Contributed by editor on Aug 03, 2005 - 06:47 PM

DRIVERS RISKING LIVES AT RAIL CROSSINGS

Motorists are continuing to ignore red warning lights at crossings on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway despite the death of a train driver in July and another death last year when miniature trains collided with vehicles.

Police said drivers were still ignoring the signals on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. Two motorists have driven through red warning lights at the level crossing in Dungeness where the latest victim died.

Engine driver Suzanne Martin was killed at the crossing on 10 July after her miniature train collided with a car.