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RECYCLING & WASTE COLLECTIONS - Dover District

The District's recycling and waste collection services have been severely disrupted over recent weeks following the rescheduling of the collection rounds undertaken by Veolia in April which created significant issues for some residents. They are still working to resolve this situation. The collection services are now also being severely affected by the national shortage of […]

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Wingham Community Awards Presentation

WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST, 6pm THE ANCHOR INN GARDEN A fabulous opportunity to show thanks and appreciation for those in our community who go the extra mile to help make this village a fantastic place to live. Presentations of The Jack Jolly Award and KALC Community Award will be made in the garden of The Anchor […]

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KOOTH - an online mental wellbeing community for young people
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Special edition WPC Newsletter - July 2021
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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This service is a behaviour change programme where people learn about diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Normally, people access […]

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New Wingham Planning Applications received on 15.7.21, 27.7.21 & 29.7.21

21/01108 The Old Engineers House, Adisham Road. Erection of a single storey rear extension, 3no. outbuildings, garage conversion with replacement French doors, erection of a boundary fence, rear steps and associated landscaping (existing rear extension to be demolished) 21/01053 Wingham Water Works, Adisham Road. Erection of an Ion exchange building, chemical dosing kiosk and washwater […]

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Re-awakening from COVID Littlebourne, Sunday 8th August 2021
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Annual Report 2020-2021
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Kooth: Free parent/carer information sessions

Parent/Carer WebinarsFollowing the success of our recently launched monthly parent/carer information sessions on Kooth which took place from April to July, we are running more of these sessions for parents & carers from August onwards. The sessions are designed to help parents/carers understand how Kooth can support their child with their mental health and wellbeing. […]

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Free lunchtime cooking sessions with ASPIRE

The ASPIRE mission is to deliver an inclusive programme that develops healthy, skilled and working communities. Summer is here and the ASPIRE team is ready to welcome local residents who would like to learn how to cook. A guest chef will cook delicious produce grown in the community garden and you can sample the food […]

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KCC's Reconnect Programme Summer Offer
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Free online mental wellbeing sessions for 18-25 year olds
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Temporary Road Closure – Crockshard Lane, Wingham, Dover – 9-15 June 2021
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Temporary Overnight Road Closure – B2046 High Street, Wingham – 10 June 2021
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Covid-19 Vaccine Survey

The Covid 19 vaccination programme has generally had good take up across the county, however there are number of groups where take up is low or slower.  Kent County Council and its partners are keen to understand further the reasons for this and have asked Activmob to speak to residents. As part of this work […]

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Good Neighbours Service - Kent Coast Volunteering

Kent Coast Volunteering Services mission is to support communities to improve their quality of life through volunteering and volunteer-led projects.

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Driest April on record likely – but Wingham gardens can still flourish

April 2021 has been one of the driest on record with an average of 12.9mm of rain across the UK compared to the usual average of 71.9mm. The south east has been particularly dry having seen seven per cent of the average rainfall for the month. Just 3.5mm this month so far with the driest […]

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Wingham Annual Parish Assembly (APA) 2021

Tuesday 4 May, 7.00-7.30pm, on-line via zoom As it was not possible to hold an APA in 2020 the Council were hoping to be able to do so this year at the Village Hall on Weds 21 April. However, once again this could not go ahead due to the pandemic and so the Council have […]

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Promoting Independence and the Home Straight Service

Dover District Council have shared the following information with Wingham Parish Council to pass on to residents

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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)

Wingham Parish Council would like to share this Message of Condolence from the Chairman of Dover District Council as Wingham residents and the District pay their repects to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose death was announced by Buckingham Palace today (Friday, 9 April 2021). Information for residents wishing to pay their respects […]

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St Mary's open for prayer from Sunday 28 March 2021

This is a message from the St Mary's Churchwarden, Steve Sheath, for your information:- In view of the increase in numbers of people having received part or complete vaccination against Covid-19, and the reduced transmission of infection locally, it has been agreed that the church should be opened for Private Prayer every Sunday between 10.00 […]

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Temporary Road Closure – A257 Littlebourne Road, Canterbury – 5th April 2021
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Anyone for ping-pong?

As part of their Health & Wellbeing initiative, Wingham Parish Council have purchased this fantastic outdoor table-tennis table for residents to enjoy. Its free to use, but you will need to bring along your own bats and balls. Grow-through mats will be added soon to help protect the grass surface. Enjoy!

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Plans for Highway Improvements in Wingham - Preston Hill

The Parish Council are working with KCC Highways on the Wingham Highways Improvement Plan (HIP) where various proposed projects, to be funded by the parish, are being considered to help improve safety for Wingham residents. From the recent survey, residents will already be aware of the proposed 20mph limit project, but the full list of […]

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Free Early Education for 2 year old's
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Flytipping Duty of Care Campaign

The 13 councils of Kent are working in partnership to tackle flytipping and waste crime. Flytipping is a crime with serious consequences and serious penalties. There should be no excuses for flytipping, with residents and businesses aware of their responsibilities when disposing of waste following last year’s campaign around illegal waste carriers. Flytipping is dealt […]

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Free online training and the Countryside Experience programme

The DDC tourism team have organised some free training opportunities for tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses in the Dover district. There are also opportunities for rural businesses through the Kent Downs AONB Countryside Experience programme Free, online training courses More information is on our Skills and Training page https://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/industry-hub/business/work-together/events-and-training We’ve organised some free, online training […]

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FREE FLOOD-WARDEN TRAINING

Delivered virtually via Zoom - free to access via phone, tablet or computer The Environment Agency are very keen to increase the number of flood wardens across Kent. This district has very low numbers of trained Community Flood Wardens Wednesday 24 February 2021 19:00 – 21:00 To register for the training click here There are […]

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WINGHAM RESIDENTS HAVE YOUR SAY - 20mph limit for Wingham

This is the draft plan produced by Kent County Council for the proposed 20mph limit through Wingham:- Wingham Parish Council, along with the A257 Traffic Group, have been working with KCC Highways since the publication of the ‘A257 Plan’ in 2018 to try and make our roads safer. The Parish Council now urges you to […]

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Covid-19 Fraud Information

January 2021

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Dover District Local Plan Consultation January 2021

HAVE YOUR SAY ON DRAFT LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION 20 JANUARY 2021– 17 MARCH 2021 Local residents, businesses, community groups, and statutory consultees are invited to review and comment on the draft Local Plan during the first round of public consultation which runs for eight weeks. A dedicated Local Plan website (www.doverdistrictlocalplan.co.uk) has been developed so […]

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WINGHAM PLAYGROUND AND OUTDOOR GYM - COVID-19 UPDATE JANUARY 2021

Under the current Government Covid-19 legislation, Wingham Parish Councillors resolved at their Council Meeting on Monday 11 January 2021 that the Playground at Wingham Recreation Ground will remain OPEN, but the Outdoor Gym will remain CLOSED. Notices on site at the Outdoor Gym will be replaced and updated where necessary to make the closure clear. […]

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DDC-OWNED STREETLIGHTS IN WINGHAM

Dover District Council (DDC) over the last year or so have been replacing the streetlights they are responsible for in the village with LED lighting. The main high street lights are KCC owned and these were changed by KCC a long time ago. Whilst many of the lights have now been replaced, and previously removed […]

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Message from Southern Water Chief Executive, Ian McAulay:-

“We would like to reassure customers that Southern Water will continue to provide  services – including emergency repairs – during lockdown. We have developed safe ways of working during the pandemic and we ask our customers to keep their distance from our frontline colleagues for the safety of both workers and customers, especially if we […]

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Oily substance in Wingham - Wednesday 6 January 2020

Following reports of an oily substance on the roads, footways and in Wingham River, the Parish Council reported the issue to KCC Highways and the Environment Agency. KCC Highways have now spread an absorbent dust onto the four main bends from Red Lion Corner through to the start of the 40mph buffer zone towards Bramling. […]

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Covid-19 preventative behaviour and symptoms study - University of Southampton

NB. It is not the intention of Wingham Parish Council to promote this study, rather to share the information with Wingham residents as it may be of interest The University of Southampton are working on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded research project and are looking to recruit members of the public to […]

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DDC Community Safety Update

Tackling Scam Mail Throughout December 2020, Friends Against Scams is running a campaign to raise awareness and help to tackle scam mail.  The campaign is encouraging everyone in the UK to have a chat with their loved ones about scams, and to forward any scam or unwanted mail into the team, free of charge.    […]

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Dover District Council notice:

Public consultation on draft Local Plan to launch in January 2021 Dover District Council is to consult with residents, community groups, local businesses and key stakeholders early in the New Year on the first draft of its new Local Plan.  The contents of the Local Plan and the consultation approach were agreed by Cabinet today […]

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MESSAGE FROM OUR PCSO: ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

The ASB leaflet shown below will soon be distributed to properties neighbouring Wingham Primary School to encourage residents to be vigilant and report any sightings of this suspicious activity to Kent Police

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Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Please go to the government website for information on making a Christmas bubble from Wednesday 23 December to Sunday 27 December:- Making a Christmas Bubble Government Link In the meantime, Kent and Medway remain on Level 3 - Very High Tier, which is the most severe restriction.With that in mind, one of the simplest ways […]

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WINGHAM QUESTIONNAIRE 2020

On behalf of Dover District Council, Kent Police and Kent County Council, we want to thank everyone for getting involved in the Wingham Questionnaire earlier on in the year. We know its been a challenging year, however we wanted to share some of the positive projects we’re intending to roll out thanks to your responses. […]

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Ash Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation

Wingham Parish Council is sharing this Dover District Council Consultation with residents for your information and possible participation What is this consultation about? The draft Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan sets out the community’s vision on how the village, hamlets and wider parish will develop in the future.  The Plan contains a series of site allocations […]

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Matthew Scott launches his Annual Policing Survey OPCC/MS/OG/436/20

1 December 2020 Matthew Scott, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has today launched his 2020 Annual Policing Survey. The survey is run every year and gives residents the opportunity to have their say on what Kent Police’s priorities should be and how safe they feel amongst other topics, such as finances. The results are used […]

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WINGHAM GROUND MAINTENANCE CONTRACT 2021-2024

We are seeking quotations for land maintenance work in the village on a three year contract commencing 1 April 2021 Quotes are invited for all the works listed on the specification below:- As noted on the Specification, contractors must supply evidence of their Insurance and their current Waste Disposal Licence with their quote. Please send […]

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NO NEED TO SPEED

Road Safety Week (16-22 November) This week is Road Safety Week - community safety partners continue to remind motorists to drive safely and Kent Police is asking drivers to slow down and is reinforcing the message that there is ‘no need to speed’. Road Safety Week is coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. Road Safety […]

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Knock and check - you can make a difference this winter

This is an initiative which is supported by principal authorities across the county. It is designed to reignite the community spirit seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and doing something small to help those most vulnerable during the winter months. Small actions could make a big difference: Knock on the door to say ‘hello’ Offer to […]

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Covid National Restrictions

Dover District Council have shared the Government's infographic on the current restrictions - see below. For the latest information on Dover District Council services, please see www.dover.gov.uk For the latest information on national restrictions, please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Armed Forces LifeWorks course, 7th Dec - 11th Dec 2020

Please see the leaflet below to a virtual LifeWorks Skills and Employability course, run by Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) in partnership with Dover District Council.  The course will run from Monday 7th December to Friday 11th December 2020, starting 9am daily.  Veteran’s will learn C.V. building, how to write covering letters and interview preparation […]

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The Power of Youth Festival - #Iwill week 16-20 November

Dover District Council have sent us the following information:- Website link here: https://www.iwill.org.uk/ The power of youth festival will be a week of online events and interactions celebrating people aged between 10-20 yrs old that have made an impact in the community through funding opportunities, creating social groups for education, health benefits, social care and […]

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Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Service Access

In collaboration with the Kent & Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, KCC have produced 'Crisis Support Cards' shown below. The cards feature information on a range of easy to access mental health and wellbeing support services for children, young people, and adults in Kent. They can be shared with anybody struggling with their mental health and […]

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A message for residents from the Wingham Parochial Church Council

At the request of the Bishop of Dover, the Church Commissioners have published proposals (known as a Draft Scheme) to make the following changes: * The transfer of the parish of Wingham from the Canonry Benefice of parishes (which includes Ash, Preston and Elmstone) to a new benefice known as The Little Stour Benefice which […]

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Remembrance Sunday in Wingham

Remembrance Sunday was a little different in Wingham this year as there was no parade and no church service due to the latest Government lockdown measures. However, a short service conducted by the Venerable Jo Kelley-Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury, took place on a beautiful sunny morning at the Burial Ground war memorial, attended by a […]

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Volunteer to help find the vaccine for COVID-19

Join the national effort and sign up for the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry. Be part of the fightback against the virus by volunteering to be contacted by researchers to take part in COVID-19 vaccine research.  There are a number of vaccines being identified, but only large-scale studies can give researchers the information needed about […]

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Covid-19 Dover District Council Community Hub Response

As we enter the second national Lockdown Dover District Council have once again initiated their Community Hub response in the District, working closely alongside colleagues both in statutory services and many Voluntary and Community Organisations, to support the most vulnerable in our communities. The hub initially will be operating Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm […]

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WINGHAM PLAY AREA & OUTDOOR GYM - NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS from 5 November 2020

The children's play area at Wingham Recreation Ground is OPEN BUT, please note that the Talk Tubes are CLOSED The Outdoor Gym at Wingham Recreation Ground is CLOSED This decision follows the current government restrictions as of 5 November 2020. When using the Play Area, please maintain social distancing at all times - no more […]

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Bonfires and Fireworks

Advice from Kent Fire & Rescue Service: With many bonfire displays now cancelled, it's likely that some will be celebrating at home this week. We really do advise against holding your own display, but if you do have one - remember to follow Government guidelines and keep our top tips in mind: https://crowd.in/b2HDKh

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Covid-19 National Lockdown; Update at 3 November 2020

A helpful outline of the Government’s latest restrictions that come into force Thursday 5 November 2020. Please see below.  BUSINESSES SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS OR CLOSURE, OR PERMITTED TO REMAIN OPEN Part 1 - Hospitality businesses, lists the business and services that are subject to the restrictions set out in Regulation 15. Part 2 - Other […]

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Catalytic Converter theft prevention poster
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What is your experience of planning in England?

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the future of the planning system in England.The Committee has also launched a short survey to accompany the inquiry to gather peoples experiences of the planning process and their thoughts on proposed reforms to it. The survey can be accessed via the link. The […]

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WINGHAM SURVEY

Many of you will have received a survey from DDC and PCSO Brook at the beginning of August.DDC have asked me to share the graphic below to thank those who took part and to let you know the results will be published soon.

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Kent Police Fraud Alert - Fraudsters impersonating Internet providers
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NEW ARRIVAL AT OUTDOOR GYM!

We now have the Smart Energy Hand Bike installed as part of the outdoor gym at Wingham Recreation Ground. It replaces the previous hand bike. The Smart Energy Hand bike can be used by wheelchair users and able bodied users. You can use it to tone up arms whilst improving stamina and endurance - all […]

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Kent Police & Crime Commissioner Survey

See the poster below and click HERE to go to the survey

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POPPY APPEAL 2020

The only Poppy Appeal collections this year will be via School Packs so there will be no door to door, no ‘statics’ in shops, pubs, businesses and no Coffee Morning at The Anchor, Wingham. However, if you’d like to donate directly to the British Legion, or find out more about this year’s appeal, please visit […]

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Halloween and fireworks advice from Kent Police and flyers you can print

Stay alert and stay safe If you are trick or treating or celebrating fireworks night this year, you should continue to follow Government guidance around social distancing and the rule of six. Please do not visit those who are vulnerable or who are displaying posters to say they do not wish to participate in Halloween. To […]

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UC MOD Shoeburyness - Forthcoming Activity Alert: 19-25 October 2020

Dear Resident, Detailed below is advance notification of activities which may be noticed in your neighbourhood or in the vicinity of the Thames Estuary. All of the limitations and stipulations outlined below apply. Follow us on Twitter @SHB_Alerts for updates to this information.             Date            Reason for Notification 19 & 23-25 October 2020 Nothing to […]

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WINGHAM COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP – The Great British September clean 2020
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Residential and Nursing Care Survey – we want your feedback

Kent County Council is currently developing a market position statement for residential and nursing care for older people. This is to set out the future aspirations for how residential and nursing care homes could meet the future needs of people in Kent. We want to understand what people would like from residential and nursing care […]

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Urgent Road Closure – Watercress Lane, Wingham Well – 15th September 2020
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Temporary Closure – Wingham Well Lane, Wingham Well – from 28 September 2020
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NHW Message – latest from the Fraud Office
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Temporary Closure – B2046 Adisham Road, Aylesham – 26 September 2020
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Temporary Road Closure – Sandwich Toll Bridge – from 21 September 2020
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Wingham Community Awards Presentation

Tuesday 18 August 2020 Every year we ask you to nominate Wingham residents or community groups for our two Community Awards, the Parish Council’s ‘Jack Jolly Award’ and The County Association award ‘The KALC Community Award’. All the nominations received are discussed at a Parish Council meeting and the successful recipients agreed. Thank you to […]

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Solar Together Kent

Dover District Council is working in partnership with KCC on an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage through a collective and supported scheme. Much of the main Wingham High Street and some side streets are in a conservation area, but I have been told that typically solar panels fall […]

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Wingham Community Newsletter – August 2020
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Young Womens Trust – Work it out

Work It Out is a free telephone and online coaching service which helps 18-30 year old women with work, life and building strong mental health. You can find out more and sign up online here:https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/work-it-out-sign-up

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