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DOVER DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN – MAIN MODIFICATIONS CONSULTATION

The consultation opens on the Thursday 11 April 2024 and DDC need to receive your comments no later than 5pm on Friday 24 May 2024.  The simplest way to make comments is through the dedicated consultation website (see details below). Paper copies of the main consultation documents can also be viewed at the Council offices […]

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New Wingham Planning Applications received in April

24/00404 13 Orchard Close. Erection of single storey side/rear extensions (existing conservatory to be demolished) Wingham Parish Council has received information for this new planning application. Documents relating to it can be found on the Dover District Council website, see https://publicaccess.dover.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application Type the reference number or road name into the search bar to access the […]

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Rural England Prosperity Fund Grant Scheme

The Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) grant scheme has re-opened for applications for 2024/25. This follows news that Dover District Council have been allocated REPF funding to support rural businesses and communities in the district, with £300,000 for 2024/25. The funding is being used for a grant scheme for the district for: Projects must be […]

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Asian Hornet Awareness
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Community clean-up success!

Monday 18 March 2024 More than 35 residents turned out to help with the Wingham Community Clean Up on Saturday 16 March helping to make our beautiful village even smarter. Having met up at The Dog at Wingham for tea and coffee and bacon rolls from Wilmshurst Bakery (sorry that we didn't quite have enough […]

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Educational 'Rubbish' talk at Wingham Primary School by Dover District Council officers

Tuesday 12 March 2024 Wingham Primary School recently had a visit from AJ and Gemma who are Environmental officers for Dover District Council (DDC) to talk to the children about the environmental impact of litter and dog waste. It was a really fun, but thought-provoking assembly where the children discovered the length of time everyday […]

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Emerging Development Proposal - Gobery Hill

The Parish Council have been approached by a development company asking to meet to discuss their emerging proposal for a development on land north of Gobery Hill. At this stage, no formal planning application has been made by the developer to Dover District Council. It is the Parish Council Planning Committee's policy not to discuss […]

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WINGHAM COMMUNITY CLEAN UP

SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2024, 9am - 12noon Wingham Parish Council has once again signed up with Keep Britain Tidy and Dover District Council (DDC) to take part in this year's Great British Spring Clean campaign (#GBSpringClean ; @KeepBritainTidy; 'BigBagChallenge), running from 15-31 March 2024. Refreshments, courtesy of The Dog at Wingham and Wilmshurst Bakery, will […]

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Anti Social Behaviour & My Community Voice

Monday 19 February 2024 We encourage all residents to sign up to My Community Voice My Community Voice is a messaging service that helps residents, businesses, and community groups keep in touch with local police teams. The service sends updates about our local area directly from the police officers themselves. My Community Voice is more […]

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D-Day 80 - Thursday 6 June 2024

The 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. In 2024 the UK will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on 6 June 1944 with a series of major commemorations and events across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. Also known as D-Day, the historic operation saw the Allied Forces […]

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Free community lunch at the Bechange hub

Dover District Council has shared information on this event with the Parish Council.

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Wingham Parish Council Newsletter - February 2024

NB. POTHOLES: The link contained in the Newsletter below has changed, to report potholes, please visit: https://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/what-we-look-after/roads/potholes

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Openreach - Temporary Road Closure - Staple Road, Wingham - 18th March 2024

Due to works planned to be undertaken by Openreach, It will be necessary to close part of Staple Road, Wingham, from 18th March 2024 with estimated completion by 18th March 2024. Staple Road, Wingham, will be closed between the junctions of High Street and The Street, between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 only. To the extent indicated by signs and barriers on […]

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DDC PRESS RELEASE: Hitting the Jackpot for Local Good Causes

22-01-2024 10:45 AM GMT Celebrating its fifth birthday in 2024, the Dover Lotto has raised £205,581 for local charities and community groups Hitting the Jackpot for Local Good Causes (dover.gov.uk)

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DDC PRESS RELEASE: A home energy MOT could help keep you warm and save money

Carry out your own home energy MOT How to keep warm and save money Let's talk about energy! The kind of energy that we rely on day in, day out to cook our food, heat our homes and live our lives.   It's Energy Saving Week and we're encouraging local residents to carry out their […]

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Openreach - Temporary Road Closure - Wingham Well Lane, Wingham Well - 5th March 2024 (Dover District)

Due to works planned to be undertaken by Openreach, It will be necessary to close part of Wingham Well Lane, Wingham Well, from 5th March 2024 with estimated completion by 5th March 2024. Wingham Well Lane, Wingham Well, will be closed between the junctions of Snakes Hill and B2046 Adisham Road, between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 only. To the extent indicated […]

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The Media Lab; Made in Kent Radio's Exciting Youth Program!

The Parish Council have received information from 'Made in Kent Radio' announcing an initiative to support creative careers for those aged 11 - 18 years, The Media Lab.  For more information, see their link here: https://www.madeinkent.co.uk/kickstarting-your-career-in-media-with-the-media-lab-made-in-kent-radio-s-exciting-youth-program  Starting from February 2024, The Media Lab invites young individuals to partake in a 90-minute radio and presenting experience. Made in […]

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Nursing wear e-voucher

Kent County Council are supplying an e-voucher for 1-2 nursing bras, available to families who are eligible for the Healthy Start Scheme and live in one of the following districts: Thanet, Dover, Swale, Folkestone, Hythe & Gravesham. Please see the voucher below for details on how to apply

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Ambassador visit to Wingham 2023

12 December 2023 St Mary's church representatives, members of the Parish Council, Wingham Primary School children and staff and residents of Wingham were delighted to host a visit on Tuesday 12 December from His Excellency Juan Carlos Gamarra Skeels, Ambassador of Peru, Embassy of Peru in London, to pay respects and lay a wreath before […]

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KCC Historic Treescapes Grant – Dover District

KCC have been in touch with the Parish Council to say their ‘Historic Treescapes Grant – Dover’ has now gone live. Applications are open to private and public landowners, land managers, estate managers, tenant farmers, charities and charitable trusts who own or manage land across the eligible area within Dover district. This scheme is funded […]

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Wingham Remembrance Parade & Service

Sunday 12 November 2023 Thursday 16 November 2023 There was the usual fantastic turn out for the Wingham Remembrance Parade on Sunday 12 November, starting from the Wingham Remembrance Garden in the High Street and ending at St Mary's Church in Canterbury Road where the Remembrance service was held, led by Canon Reg Humphriss. It […]

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Urgent Speed Limit Reduction - Canterbury Road, Wingham - 17th November 2023

For details of roadworks, please see One.Network KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste: keeping you up to date with what’s happening on our roads - for more information visit https://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/KentHighways

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Staying well this winter - DDC PRESS RELEASE

To help you keep well this winter, we are offering top tips, give aways and advice with our partners at an event in Dover. Please join us in St Mary's Church Hall on Saturday 18 November, between 10.30am and 2.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please visit the East Kent […]

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Financial Support information - Porchlight Event
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Wingham Remembrance Parade and Service - Sunday 12 November 2023

6 November 2023 All are welcome to join the Remembrance Parade this Sunday which will start at the Wingham Remembrance Garden (junction of High St/North Court Rd - at the flagpole) around 10.30 and proceed along the High Street to St Mary's Church in Canterbury Road where the Remembrance Service will be held at approximately […]

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Kent Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation

KCC are consulting on proposals for 30 new and improved walking, wheeling, and cycling routes and zones as part of a countywide Kent Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan (KCWIP).The feedback received so far has been used to help identify and prioritise 15 walking and wheeling zones and 15 cycling routes, which will form the first […]

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Preparations for Storm Ciarán

The Parish Council has received a communicaton from UK Power Networks (UKPN) about their preparations for Storm Ciaran. The text below has been taken from their email to us:- UKPN manages the local power lines and substations which distribute electricity to over 8.5m homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of […]

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MESSAGE FROM DOVER DISTRICT COUNCIL: Keeping our community safe at Halloween and on Bonfire night

Trick or treating at Halloween is a fun time of year for many of our younger residents, and we encourage everyone who joins in with the festivities to have a safe and enjoyable time while respecting those neighbours who don't wish to take part. Not everyone wants to celebrate or have trick-or-treaters knocking on their […]

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Parish Council Newsletter - October 2023

This quarterly WPC Newsletter will also be made available to residents as an enclosure in the October Wingham Community Newsletter

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Polling District Review 2023

Each local authority is required to carry out a review of its Polling Districts and Polling Places every fifth year. The next review for the Dover district area starts Monday, 2 October 2023. Wingham residents are invited to comment on this review - please see the poster below for more information:-

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Start of Works Notice: A257 High Street Junction with Preston Hill, Wingham Junction Improvements
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M20 Moveable Barrier: project update

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES - Tuesday 19th September - Saturday 23 September 2023 Via our County Association, National Highways have sent the following information which may be of interest to Wingham residents using the M20 this week and into the weekend:- I am writing to let you know of some upcoming overnight closures that are needed to […]

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Forthcoming planned road closures and road works in Wingham - October 2023

Kent County Council Road works, Preston Hill, Wingham - from 16th October [NB. This is an unofficial notice of these works; the official Start of Works Notice (SoWN) will follow later this month. Wingham PC] Due to works planned to be undertaken by Kent County Council, It will be necessary to install traffic management on part […]

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Buying solar panels made easy

Dover District Council is working in partnership with Kent County Council on the current round of Solar Together Kent. It's a group-buying scheme which brings Kent households and small businesses together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price. The more people who register will generate potentially bigger savings. Solar panels enable households and businesses to […]

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Southern Water - Temporary Road Closure - Preston Road, Stourmouth - 9th October 2023

Due to works planned to be undertaken by Southern Water, It will be necessary to close part of Preston Road, Stourmouth, from 9th October 2023 with estimated completion by 13th October 2023. Preston Road, Stourmouth, will be closed between the junctions of Stourmouth Road and The Street. To the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. The alternative route for any through […]

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A MESSAGE FROM DOVER AND DISTRICT BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION

Help is urgently needed to identify and report the Asian hornet. This arrived in France from China and has spread across Europe. It is not yet established in England but 6 nests have been found so far this year in Dover and Folkestone Districts. You may find it in your garden or in wasps traps […]

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Annual Survey on the performance of Kent Police

The office of the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner have launched their annual consultation about the performance of Kent Police and crime levels in local areas.  It’s an anonymous survey, it will take about 5 minutes to complete and it is important because the Commissioner uses the data to challenge the Chief Constable and hold […]

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THINK before you park!

This is an important plea to all Wingham residents and visitors to the village which we hope you will help us to share as widely as possible. Please be considerate and always think before you park your vehicle in the village, particularly along the busy A257 High Street. There are places in the High Street […]

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D-Day 80 Anniversary - Thursday 6 June 2024

Wingham Parish Council would like to share the date of this anniversary with Wingham residents. Please see the official logo below and message from the Prime Minister.

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Kent Fraud Alerts - latest from Kent Police

28 July 2023

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All Day August 2023 - FREE ALL DAY TRAVEL

Thursday 27 July 2023 Kent County Council (KCC) has worked with the county’s bus operators to deliver an initiative which will allow all ENCTS passholders the ability to use their passes all day throughout August. Instead of waiting until  9.30AM to use their passes, passholders will be able to board buses from the time the […]

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It’s a GEM of an offer at Age Concern Sandwich with GREET, EAT and MEET

July 2023 Sadly, the winter months were difficult for many people with the increased fuel, food and energy costs, and as the cost of living continues to rise, Age Concern Sandwich is aware that many elderly people maybe struggling to make ends meet. Due to this reason, Age Concern Sandwich has just launched Greet, Eat […]

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Another Recycling Bin for Wingham!

3 July 2023 We now have another four-compartment recycling bin in Wingham High Street able to take general waste, plastic bottles, glass and cans. It is situated outside the newsagents and we hope residents and visitors will make use of the bin and recycle! It has been funded by Wingham Parish Council and installed by […]

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Start of Works Notice - 14-07-2023 - Staple Road, Wingham, Dover - Surface Dressing
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National Highways & Transport Network - Public Satisfaction Surveys

29 June 2023 - Information received from KCC Highways Kent County Council is taking part in the National Highways & Transport Public Satisfaction Survey on highways and transport services. Whilst the main survey is being carried out by Ipsos, who will be sending forms to a representative sample of households, KCC have also opted to […]

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Temporary Road Closure - B2046 High Street, Wingham - 8th August 2023

It will be necessary to close part of B2046 High Street, Wingham, from 8th August 2023 with estimated completion by 11th August 2023. B2046 High Street, Wingham, will be closed between the junctions of B2046 Adisham Road and A257 Canterbury Road. To the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site.  The alternative route for any through traffic is via B2046 Adisham Road, […]

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21 million scam emails reported - My Community Voice

Full information on this link: https://www.mycommunityvoicekent.co.uk/Alerts/A/91044 My Community Voice has shared the above report which contains really useful information on what to do should you receive a scam text or email. To sign up to My Community Voice in order to receive messages from them directly to your inbox, please visit their website https://www.mycommunityvoicekent.co.uk/ and […]

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Your Health and Wellbeing Matters

Wingham Parish Council Survey Update SURVEY NOW CLOSED Wednesday 1 March to Friday 31 March 2023 (Page updated 20 June 2023) UPDATE: The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who took part in our survey which was distributed to residents in the March edition of the Wingham Community Newsletter. Feedback from the survey was […]

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Congratulations to the 'Welcome to Wingham' Poster Competition winners

Wingham Parish Councillor Enid Brice and Kerry Coltham, WPC Clerk, were delighted to attend an assembly at Wingham Primary School on Monday 19 June to present all children who took part in the annual 'Welcome to Wingham' Poster Competition with their prizes.  There were 23 fabulous entries submitted with really colourful and exciting designs and […]

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PUBLIC MEETING SANDWICH
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Have Your Say on Clean Air Day!

15-06-2023 09:48 AM BST DDC has launched a public consultation on draft Air Quality Action Plan to mark Clean Air Day [Click the header link above to read more]

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Update on rural policing in Kent

We have received the following letter from the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott:-

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Kent and Medway Big Free Bus Weekend

Friday 9 June 2023 The KCC Public Transport department have supplied Wingham Parish Council with the following briefing about FREE BUS TRAVEL on 24 & 25 June 2023 Background: Every year Visit Kent runs the Kent Big Weekend, in which Kent residents can enter a ballot for free or substantially reduced-price tickets to a variety […]

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Temporary Road Closure - Mill Road, Wingham - 31st July 2023 (Dover District)

It will be necessary to close part of Mill Road, Wingham, from 31st July 2023 with estimated completion by 4th August 2023. Mill Road, Wingham, will be closed between the junctions of Wingham Well Lane and A257 Canterbury Road, to the actual extent indicated by signs and barriers on site.  The alternative route for any through traffic is via Mill Road, Wingham Well […]

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Start of Works Notice - Staple Road, Thursday 25 May 2023
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New Administration and New Faces at Dover District Council

18-05-2023 10:39 AM BST There's a new look for Dover District Council as the new Labour-led administration took control at the Annual Meeting of the Council https://www.dover.gov.uk/News/Press-Releases/2023/New-Administraiton-and-New-Faces-at-Dover-District-Council.aspx

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Bechange Shed Project Open Day Friday 12 May 2023 10.30 - 12.30

An open morning is being held for people to find out more about the new Shed project being launched at the Bechange Community Hub in Aylesham.The drop-in event is on Friday 12 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the hub in Ackholt Road where you’ll be able to hear more about the upcoming project.The Shed […]

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Replacement trees at the Rec

Friday 21 April 2023 Wingham Tree Warden and Parish Councillor, Martin Smith, and Wingham Parish Council Clerk, Kerry Coltham, replaced two trees this morning along the Goodnestone boundary of the Recreation Ground and re-mulched all of the new trees planted in the last 3 years. Wingham Parish Council purchased two Carpinus betulus (Common Hornbeam) trees […]

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Trees Outside Woodland – A Call for Sites

As part of ‘Plan Tree’, Kent County Council’s tree establishment strategy, they are looking for sites to establish small woodlands up to 0.5 hectares, which will be funded by the Local Authority Treescape Fund for 2023 and 2024.  The UK needs millions more trees to reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target and KCC see this […]

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National Testing of the UK's new Emergency Alerts system - Sunday 23rd April 2023,15:00

The new Emergency Alerts system will be tested nationally on April 23rd. The system will warn people when their lives are in danger. An Emergency Alert is a loud, siren-like sound with a message on your mobile phone screen. To find out more, visit gov.uk/alerts The test alert on 23 April will be sent to most […]

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Notice of Election for the forthcoming District and Parish Council Elections

We have received notice from Dover District Council that eight councillors, listed in the image below (a notice has also been placed on the main High Street WPC Notice Board), have been elected Parish Councillors for Wingham. This was an uncontested election as nine councillors may be elected for Wingham and only eight put forward […]

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WINGHAM COMMUNITY CLEAN UP

Saturday 1 April 2023 9.30-12.00 Given the weather this morning (Sat 1 April) we had a great turn out of 18 willing volunteers (not all shown in photo), who spread out around the village to collect litter. Thank you to everyone who took part, it was a fantastic achievement. A huge thank you also to […]

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Parish Council Newsletter - April 2023

The Parish Council's quarterly newsletter is made available to residents on notice boards, via email to those signed up, here on the WPC website and will now also be circulated with the Wingham Community Newsletter. If you would like to join the Village Email Group for news and updates, please contact the clerk directly: clerk@wingham-pc.gov.uk.

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KENT DEMENTIA SHOWCASE EVENT

Please click on the link to book  Eventbrite link  

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KCC ADULT SOCIAL CARE

KCC have updated their website with information on Adult Social Care. Their 'Connect to Support Kent' site promotes self-help options for anyone that wishes to look for information, advice, and guidance as well as community assets and care directory information. Their 'Adult Social Care' site gives information on their Statutory Duties in line with the […]

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The Big Deal Jobs & Skills Fair

The latest Big Jobs & Skills Fair organised by Dover District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions. Supported by Your Leisure, the Tides Leisure Centre will open its doors to job seekers on Tuesday, 14 March between midday and 4pm. A host of employers will be showcasing local jobs along with a wide […]

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Age Concern Sandwich - a wide range of services available

Age Concern Sandwich is an amazing centre that offers an array of wonderful services and activities to the over 50’s. One service in particular is the personal care bathing service, which is available to anyone who needs assistance at any time (maybe after hospitalisation, operations, or has poor mobility and being unable to bath unaided). […]

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Kent Police Event - tackling violence against women and girls
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DDC Housing Needs Survey - extended deadline

Following the launch of their district-wide housing needs survey in January, Dover District Council has extended the deadline to encourage more residents to take part. The survey asks residents, and members of their households, about their current and future housing requirements. It is important that as many people as possible complete this survey, whether in […]

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KCC COMMUNITY SERVICES CONSULTATION

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched a public consultation on its Community Services which runs until 26 March 2023. The consultation proposes changes to the way we use our buildings to deliver some of our community services. We invite your feedback on our proposals as part of this consultation. Why are we proposing changes? The […]

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Come and meet the DDC Community Team at Wingham Village Hall

TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2023 10am - 12pm Dover District Council staff can now travel out into the heart of our local communities thanks to a community project grant from Kent County Council’s ‘Helping Hands Scheme’. The £173,000 grant will help to support Dover District Council’s community team in their resident engagement work, along with neighbouring […]

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Car Parking restrictions - Wingham Village Hall

WINGHAM VILLAGE HALL CAR PARK WILL BE CLOSED ON Thursday 16th February 2023 FOR LINE REPAINTINGPLEASE ENSURE YOUR VEHICLES ARE REMOVED TO ALLOW FULL ACCESS DURING THE DAY Sorry for any inconvenience - Wingham Village Hall Management Committee The WVHM Committee will be re-lining their car park, as the lines have become very worn. The […]

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Kent Police & Crime Commissioner Newsletter - Victim Voice Special Edition

The Kent Police & Crime Commissioner wants to encourage people to be aware of victims' rights. It's one of the recommendations that came out of his work into Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). If you do not wish to use the QR code above, you can click on the link below to take you […]

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Have Your Say on Home to School and Post 16 Transport for Mainstream and SEND Pupils

Consultation opens on KCC’s Home to School Transport Policy - News & Features - Kent County Council Kent County Council are currently consulting on: The Home to School Transport Policy brings together information on how procedures work making it clearer for parents and carers when securing transport for their children. For post-16 students, no changes […]

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English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) Bulk Renewals March 2023

Background: Kent County Council (KCC) manages the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (often also referred to as the Older People’s Bus Pass) for Kent residents on behalf of central government. There are currently approximately 250,000 ENCTS pass-holders in Kent, who qualify either on the basis of age or disability Passes are issued for five years […]

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Find out about being a local councillor - free event
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Rural Crime Prevention and Security Event

Kent Police are hosting a Rural Crime Prevention and Security Event on Wednesday 25th January 2023 from 6.30pm -8.30pm at The Wingham Village Hall, School Lane, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1BD The event will be focused on supporting rural communities by providing crime prevention and security advice to prevent burglaries and vehicle crime. Dover District Community […]

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Wingham Parish Council Vacancy 2023

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A SAY ON COMMUNITY MATTERS? Following the resignation of Peter Prebble last November, the Parish Council would like to co-opt a new councillor to fill the casual vacancy. Skills/experience/knowledge/abilities essential for any Parish Councillor:- Other desirable, but not essential skills could be:- For more information on becoming and being a […]

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WINGHAM COMMUNITY AWARDS 2023

Tuesday 17th January 2023 The winners of two Community Awards were agreed at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 9th January 2023. Wingham residents were asked to nominate an individual or group of people who have made a significant contribution to the Wingham Community (see the FORMS page of this website). The two award schemes […]

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Canterbury District Draft Local Plan to 2045

2 November 2022; Updated 9 November 2022; Updated 12 January 2023 UPDATE: The Consultation period for the Canterbury District Local Plan to 2045 ends at 5pm on Monday 16 January 2023. All residents are encouraged to respond to the consultation which can be viewed HERE ------------------------------------------------ Wingham Parish Council, along with representatives from Adisham, Aylesham, […]

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Voter ID

From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections. This will apply to: From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections. If you don't have accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known […]

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Temporary Road Closure - Wingham Well Lane, Wingham - 18th January 2023

It will be necessary to close part of Wingham Well Lane, Wingham from 18th January 2023 with estimated completion by 27th January 2023 Wingham Well Lane, Wingham Well will be closed from the junction of Adisham Road, for a distance of approximately 50 metres in a North West direction, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. The alternative route is Adisham Road, […]

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Christmas Safety

A message from 'My Community Voice' - Kent Police

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KCC Public Health media release: Severe cold weather warning for Kent residents

5 December 2022 Severe cold weather warning for Kent residents Severe weather forecast for the South East this weekend could cause major health risks and residents are urged to follow simple steps to help vulnerable friends, families and neighbours. A level three cold weather warning has been called for the region by the Met Office […]

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Heating Oil Theft - message from Kent Police
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Please remember to clear up after your dog!

Residents and visitors to Wingham are being reminded to please clear up after their dog and report any issues directly to Dover District Council (see below) The Dover Disrict Council Dog Warden would like to remind residents and visitors to please clear up after their dogs and use the nearby bins. A new sign reminding […]

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Kent Fire and Rescue Service - Safety and Wellbeing Plan 2023 public consultation

The purpose of a Safety and Wellbeing plan is to inform you and everyone across Kent and Medway, about changes that we intend to make or would like your views on. This is a shorter plan than usual and tells you what we have been working on recently, our current safety campaigns and how we […]

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FIGHTING A TOXIC TIMEBOMB

Article received from the Keep Britain Tidy team Cigarette butts account for 66% of all litter and can be found in every corner of the country - on our streets, in our countryside, our parks and beaches, our waterways and, finally, in the sea. In fact, new research for Keep Britain Tidy reveals that, right now, there are 2.4 million cigarette butts littered on England’s high streets, despite the efforts […]

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Wingham Remembrance Parade

Sunday 13 November 2022 15 November 2022 There was the usual fantastic turn out for the Wingham Remembrance Parade on Sunday 13 November which started at the Wingham Remembrance Garden in the High Street and ended at St Mary's Church in Canterbury Road where the Remembrance service was held, led by Canon Norman. It was […]

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Kent Flood Warden Training

The Environment Agency and Kent Resilience Forum are looking for hew volunteers to become Flood Wardens and are running training sessions - see the flyer below:-

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Parish Council Newsletter - November 2022
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M20 Moveable Barrier: overnight closure notification

National Highways have informed our County Association of some upcoming overnight road closures:- London-bound carriageway closures To carry out some survey work ahead of switching to the London-bound verge phase of works, the M20 London-bound between junctions 9 and 8 will be closed from 8:00pm on Saturday 12 November until 6:00am on Sunday 13 November 2022. […]

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RAISING AWARENESS OF THE RISK OF FLOODING

FLOOD ACTION WEEK - MONDAY 7 - SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2022 Flood Action Week is taking place this week from 7 – 13 November. This annual Environment Agency campaign aims to increase awareness of the risk of flooding and what to do to prepare. Parish Councils have been asked to share their ‘Prepare, Act, Survive’ […]

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Reporting Crime or Anti-Social Behaviour

Dover District Council have created a new card to provide advice and signpost to reporting crime and anti-social behaviour, see below:-

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Cost of Living Support in East Kent and Dover

1 November 2022 Following a recent meeting with our Dover District Council Community Development Officer, Wingham Parish Council have been provided with information from Social Enterprise Kent on Cost of Living Support in our District:-

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Sea Link - National Grid proposal to provide a subsea connection between Suffolk and Kent

National Grid are carrying out their first public consultation (24 October to 18 December) on this new project which would carry more renewable and low carbon power from offshore wind, interconnectors and nuclear power. The proposals include building a new 2GW high voltage direct current underground and offshore electricity link between Suffolk and Kent, plus […]

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DOVER DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN REVIEW REGULATION 19 SUBMISSION

This is your chance to have your say on the Draft DDC Local Plan to 2040. This Plan will replace DDC's Core Strategy 2010 and the Land Allocations Plan 2015. Three sites have been identified in Wingham. Local Plan public exhibition: Aylesham Welfare Leisure Centre (1 November) The latest public consultation on Dover District Council's […]

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Keeping our Community safe at Halloween and on Bonfire Night - DDC News update

DDC news update Trick or treating at halloween is a fun time of year for many of our younger residents, and we encourage everyone who joins in with the festivities to have a safe and enjoyable time while respecting those neighbours who don't wish to take part. Not everyone wants to celebrate or have trick-or-treaters […]

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Latest alerts affecting Kent residents - from KCC Public Protection

Latest Scam Alerts This Week  Dear Kent Residents, As the Cost of Living Crisis continues, many scammers are taking advantage vulnerable residents.  Be extremely alert to any scams that may target you. Follow our guidance on what to do and how to stay safe. ⛔ If you are suspicious about a scam phone call, text or […]

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M20 Moveable Barrier: overnight closure notification – correction

Our County Association (KALC) has sent Wingham Parish Council information from National Highways on this upcoming overnight road closure as part of the M20 Moveable Barrier Scheme:- Coastbound carriageway closure To protect the travelling public and our workforce while we carry out drainage installation at certain points within the central reservation, we’ll be extending the […]

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National Highways & Transport Network - Public Satisfaction Surveys 2022/23

This year, for the fifth year running, Kent County Council is taking part in the NHT Public Satisfaction Survey on highways and transport services. Whilst the main survey is being carried out by Ipsos MORI, who will be sending forms to a representative sample of households, we have also opted to take part in six […]

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Police & Crime Commissioner's Annual Policing Survey 2022

Matthew Scott is currently appointing a new Chief Constable for Kent, following the retirement of Alan Pughsley. He is asking the public what qualities and what priorities the new Chief should have.    He also wants to know if you've been a victim of crime and if so, what sort of service you received from […]

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Call for participants to sign up to life-changing ASPIRE project

(information taken from DDC Press Release 28 September 2022) People whose lives have been changed by a project aimed at improving wellbeing and job prospects have shared their inspiring stories. Participants of the ASPIRE project opened up about their experiences to encourage others to sign up and take advantage of the free courses and activities […]

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EMBASSY OF PERU VISIT TO WINGHAM

St Mary’s Church, Friday 23 September 2022 Wingham was once again honoured by a visit from His Excellency Juan Carlos Gamarra, Ambassador of Peru, Embassy of Peru in London, to pay respects and lay a wreath before the plaque of General William Miller inside St Mary’s Church. Accompanying the Ambassador was the Defence Attaché and […]

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KCC Public Protection email alert messages

Wingham Parish Council are signed up to receive these alert messages from KCC warning of doorstep crime and scams and regularly share the information on the Wingham Village facebook page. Where possible we will also share alert messages on our notice boards. Residents can sign up to receive these messages here: Public Protection Email Alert […]

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Kent Pilgrims' Festival 2022

The Kent Pilgrims’ Festival is running from 21 to 25 September and includes various events at several venues across the Dover district. A full list of the festival events can be seen below:- We've been asked to draw attention to the following events: Wednesday 21 September – the Dover launch of the festival at Breakwater […]

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NATIONAL MOMENT OF REFLECTION

Sunday 18 September at 8pm Wingham Remembrance Garden - junction of North Court Rd & High Street Please arrive by 7.55pm

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WINGHAM’S 20mph ZONE

Helping to make Wingham a healthier and safer part of Kent UPDATED WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2022 (first published Tuesday 1 March 2022) Following a speed survey undertaken by KCC Highways in May 2022, KCC agreed to paint repeater 20mph roundels within the 20mph zone on Canterbury Road, Wingham High Street and the B2046/Adisham Road to […]

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New Deal Leisure Centre Proposals – Public Consultation 20 September to 9 October 2022

Dover District Council has been undertaking feasibility work for a proposed new Leisure Centre in Deal.  They've asked Tides Leisure Centre users and the wider community for their initial thoughts about what type of facilities they would like to see in a new centre. They would now like to share some early design concept proposals […]

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Chairman of Wingham Parish Council, Cllr Sharon Addis, has expressed her deepest sympathy on behalf of councillors and residents of Wingham Parish on the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Chairman said: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and on behalf of […]

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Great Big Green Week: 24 September to 2 October

Great Big Green Week is coming and KCC are welcoming it with open arms across Kent from 24 September to 2 October!  A fantastic range of events are planned across the County to celebrate green spaces and the climate action taking place in communities. Take a look at the map of local events at www.kent.gov.uk/gbgw to see […]

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Don't watch street harassment in silence - ask 'Are you Okay?'

[A messaged shared with the Parish Council via 'My Community Voice'] ARE YOU OKAY? Street harassment is on the rise and is often not an isolated incident. We know the long-term impact can harm mental health and change people’s behaviour. Victims often feel guilty, ashamed, and blame themselves.  Witnessing street harassment and not safely intervening […]

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PROBLEM PARKING IN WINGHAM

Please help the Parish Council keep our village safe for residents and all road users At their July Parish Council Meeting, Councillors voiced their concerns about the amount of inappropriate and often dangerous parking in the village where restrictions are in place such as yellow lines, zigzags, and on bus clearways. The Council's main concern […]

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Emergency Road Closure - Walmestone Road, Wingham - 5th August 2022
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A257 ROAD CLOSURE: Canterbury Road, Wingham Culvert

ROAD CLOSURE AND WORKS WILL COMMENCE MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2022 The Kent County Council Road and Footway Asset Team will be undertaking essential carriageway and footway reconstruction works, including the construction of a new supporting retaining structure on the A257, Canterbury Road as it passes over Wingham River located to the west of Wingham village.  […]

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Temporary Road Closure - The StreetPreston - 5th September 2022 for 5 Days

It will be necessary to close part of The Street, Preston from 5th September 2022 with estimated completion by 9th September 2022. The Street, Preston will be closed between The Forstal and Mill Lane, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. The alternative route is The Street, Preston Lane, Preston Road, Preston Hill, A257 Gobery Hill/Roman Road/Pedding Hill/Ash Bypass, A256 Sandwich Bypass/Ramsgate […]

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CRIME PREVENTION INFORMATION FROM KENT POLICE

PCSO Brook has supplied the Parish Council with these two posters for your information:-

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South East Water announces Temporary Use (hosepipe) Ban from Friday 12 August

[NB. SOUTHERN WATER DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE A HOSEPIPE BAN FOR KENT CUSTOMERS...YET!] STATEMENT FROM SOUTH EAST WATER: This has been a time of extreme weather conditions across the UK. Official figures show this is the driest July on record since 1935 and the period between November 2021 and July 2022 has been the […]

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Message from South East Water: We need your help to keep the taps flowing

We're asking for your help to spread the word to ensure we can maintain local water supplies. Due to the recent combination of hot weather and exceptionally high demand, we are unable to replenish supplies in your local area quickly enough to keep up with localised demand. We need your help to ensure there will […]

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Temporary Road Closure - Preston RoadWingham - 24th August 2022 for 3 Days, between 08:00 hours and 18:00 hours

It will be necessary to close part of Preston Road, Wingham from 24th August 2022 with estimated completion by 26th August 2022. Preston Road, Wingham will be closed between Windyridge and Cornerways, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. The alternative route is Preston Road, Preston Lane, The Street, Stourmouth Road, Preston Road, The Street, Plucks Gutter, Gore Street, A253 Canterbury Road, […]

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National Highways and Transport Survey 2022/23

Councils across the UK are asking residents to tell them what they think of transport and highways services in their area, and KCC are one of those councils. Visit https://loom.ly/-bcrbfA to find out more and take part in our surveys or use this link:- https://letstalk.kent.gov.uk/national-highways-and-transport-2022-23

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Temporary Road Closure - Station RoadBekesbourne - 5th September 2022 (Canterbury District)

It will be necessary to close part of Station Road, Bekesbourne, from 22:00 hours on 5th September 2022 with estimated completion by 06:00 hours on 6th September 2022. Station Road, Bekesbourne, will be closed for approximately 20 metres either side of the rail bridge, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. The alternative route is Station Road, Bekesbourne Lane, A257 High Street, A257 […]

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Temporary Road Closure - Walmestone RoadWingham - 22nd August 2022 for 1 Day, between 09:30 hours and 16:00 hours

It will be necessary to close part of Walmestone Road, Wingham from 22nd August 2022 with estimated completion by 22nd August 2022. Walmestone Road, Wingham will be closed between Walmestone Court Farm and Perry Lane, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. The alternative route is Walmestone Road, Nash Road, Church Hill and vice versa. The closure is required for the […]

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Dog Fouling, Anti-Social Behaviour & DDC Environmental Crime Event at the Recreation Ground on Tuesday 9th August 2022

Thursday 21 July 2022 The Parish Council are working with the Recreation Ground Management Committee and Dover District Council (DDC) through a variety of methods to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour at the Recreation Ground (Rec) and are looking to residents and visitors to help keep our Rec one of the best in the UK. The Rec […]

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The Friends of St Mary's Garage Sale
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Have your say on Indoor Sports Facility Strategy - DDC PRESS RELEASE

18-07-2022 10:06 AM BST DDC is updating its Indoor Sports Facility Strategy to support the review of its Local Plan, and is now asking for residents' views https://www.dover.gov.uk/News/Press-Releases/2022/Have-your-say-on-Indoor-Sports-Facility-Strategy.aspx

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Waste Collections Update from Dover District Council during hot weather next week:-

As temperatures continue to soar, our household waste crews are going to start their collections earlier than usual in Dover District next week. They are set to begin their rounds on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (18-20 July) at 5.30am so they can make the most of the cooler part of the morning. Should you choose […]

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Message from South East Water (Southern Water)

The Parish Council have received an email from South East Water emphasising the importance of using less water, and for essential use only. To read the latest information shared, please use this link: https://mailchi.mp/southeastwater.co.uk/lets-water-by-the-water-butt-load-2745510?e=12f9ccafb7

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The 'Go Eco Show' comes to Wingham

Following correspondence with the Parish Council and WASUP, Monkton Nature Reserve are bringing their 'Go Eco Show' to Wingham on Wednesday 24 August, 2.30-4.30pm at Wingham Village Hall. For information on how to book your place and what's involved, please see the poster and letter below:-

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White Cliffs Walking Festival - Thursday 25th August to Tuesday 30th August, 2022 (over the bank holiday weekend)

To view the programme for the festival, click HERE

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MESSAGE FROM ACTION FRAUD via My Community Voice

Over 12 million suspicious emails reported by the public Dear subscriber,    What is phishing and how does it work? You wouldn’t let a thief enter your home, but what if the thief was masquerading as someone familiar, such as a postman, and tricked you into opening the door? Phishing works in a similar way […]

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Operation Brock
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Free children's packed lunches to help families through the school holidays

Families in need of help with children’s lunches through the school holidays are being offered support at Bechange. The scheme, funded by the Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation, will run from the community hub in Aylesham and include a healthy and nutritious packed lunch as well as activities to keep youngsters entertained.  And you don’t need to […]

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Wingham Recreation Ground nominated for UK's Favourite Park 2022 through Fields in Trust

A message from Fields in Trust: Voting for UK's Favourite Parks 2022 is now open! Thank you for nominating in your hundreds and sharing stories of the local parks close to your hearts. A total of 364 parks and green spaces have been nominated right across the UK, from large country parks to small community […]

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT MESSAGE from My Community Voice: CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS

Local Catalytic Converter Thefts A catalytic converter was stolen from the area of Sandwich on 29th June. Please follow the below tips to help us to stop this kind of crime. Catalytic converters are devices fitted to vehicle exhausts to reduce the amount of dangerous gases emitted. They are often targeted by thieves as they contain […]

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Temporary Road Closure - B2046 Adisham RoadAdisham - 1st August 2022 for 5 Days

It will be necessary to close part of B2046 Adisham Road, Adisham from 1st August 2022 with estimated completion by 5th August 2022. B2046 Adisham Road, Adisham will be closed in the vicinity of Waterworks Cottages, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. The alternative route is via B2046 Adisham Road/High Street, A257 High Street/Gobery Hill/Roman Road/Pedding Hill/Ash Bypass, A256 Sandwich Bypass/Sandwich Road/Eastry […]

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Enhanced Access Portable Toilet for visitors to the Recreation Ground

The Parish Council have organised a portable toilet at the Recreation Ground this summer for the comfort of visitors wishing to spend a little longer in our play areas and the recreation grounds.

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National Highways and Transport Survey for 2022/23 - Kent County Council

Councils across the UK are asking residents to tell them what they think of transport and highways services in their area, and KCC are one of those councils. There are six independent surveys in total - feel free to take one or all of them. Each survey will only take a few minutes of your […]

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Temporary Road Closure - School LaneWingham - 25th July 2022 for 5 Days

It will be necessary to close part of School Lane, Wingham from 25th July 2022 with estimated completion by 29th July 2022. School Lane, Wingham will be closed between A257 Canterbury Road and The Dairy, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. There will be no alternative route but access will be maintained when it is safe to do so. The […]

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MESSAGE FROM DOVER DISTRICT COUNCIL: Learn all about Governance at our FREE Event for the Voluntary and Community sector

Join us and learn all about Governance Whether you are an existing group or organisation, or would like to start a new one, Governance can be a complex subject. We are delighted to host Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) who will be presenting some key points about the topic. This FREE event will be presented in […]

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Free digital skills course being rolled out at six community hubs across the Dover district

And there’s a laptop to keep if you complete the course!  A free digital skills course to help people find long-term employment is being rolled out across the district – and there’s a laptop to keep for all those who complete it.   For more information, visit the DDC website here: https://www.dover.gov.uk/News/Press-Releases/2022/Free-digital-skills-course-being-rolled-out-at-six-community-hubs-across-the-Dover-district.aspx

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WINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2021-22 PUBLISHED
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The Countryside Code - Respect, Protect, Enjoy

The Parish Council have seen many Tweets and messages from various agencies reminding everyone to respect the Countryside Code, but what does the code actually say? Here is the Government Summary in their A5 leaflet:-

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ClayDate 2022 - Fantastical Beasts of the Maison Dieu and How to Make Them - DDC Press Release

ClayDate 2022 - Fantastical Beasts of the Maison Dieu and How to Make Them 20-06-2022 06:19 PM BST Join Ceramic Art Dover on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 June for a host of fun, free, clay-based activities for all ages [Click the title link above for more information]

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Firestoppers Campaign

Kent Fire & Rescue Service want to learn more about YOU. We will be inviting residents of Kent and Medway to complete a short questionnaire either online, by post or you might even see us out in your local town. We want to find out more about you, your fire safety needs, and understand how […]

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Temporary Road Closure - A257 High Street, Littlebourne - 12th July 2022
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DDC PRESS RELEASE - FREE EVENT AT DOVER CASTLE

Let's Party for the Queen's Baton Relay at Dover Castle! 14-06-2022 09:31 AM BST Tickets for a free party at Dover Castle on Thursday 7 July to mark the arrival of the Queen's Baton Relay are now available. Fore more info, visit: https://www.dover.gov.uk/News/Press-Releases/2022/Lets-Party-for-the-Queens-Baton-Relay-at-Dover-Castle.aspx

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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

On 6th February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To celebrate, events and initiatives will take place through the year, including the four-day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday […]

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Catalytic Converter thefts in the area

MY COMMUNITY VOICE MESSAGE:- We have recently seen an increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts in your area  Unfortunately, theft of catalytic converters is a crime trend that has seen an increase nationally, with recent thefts occurring in the areas of Folkestone and Hythe. Did you know a thief can take the catalytic converter from your […]

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COURIER FRAUD - KENT POLICE POSTER

The Kent Police Economic Crime Unit have shared information and the poster below regarding scams. They say, "Had a call from someone saying they are the Police & they want you to withdraw money, for them to collect to help with an investigation. STOP, its a SCAM. Police will never ever ask you to do […]

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'WELCOME TO WINGHAM' Poster Competition 2022

At their assembly on Tuesday 24 May, all sixteen Wingham Primary School children who took part in this year’s Welcome to Wingham Poster Competition received a special thank you gift from Cllr Enid Brice for taking part and to say thank you for all their brilliant designs. Martha, Dylan and Summer also received Waterstones Vouchers […]

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Kent Homeless Connect – Public Consultation

Following Kent County Council setting their budget for 2022/23, and in order to meet the ongoing severe financial challenges that the council faces, it was proposed that the discretionary Kent Homeless Connect service could be allowed to end when the contract expires on 30 September 2022. Instead KCC would work with district, city and borough […]

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Kent Connect to Support - supporting you to live well in Kent

Kent County Council's 'Kent Connect to Support' website was recently launched. Kent Connect to Support will help people find accessible, easy to navigate, interactive information and advice on care and support, for them, a relative or a friend.  It can help people to look after themselves, stay independent and connect with their local community.  The […]

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Prospective Councillor Evening - Unlock Your Potential

An event is being held at the Dover District Council offices in Whitfield on Tuesday 14 June from 6pm-9pm for anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a Dover District Councillor.  The next Dover District Council elections will be held on 4 May 2023, when all 32 district council seats will be up for […]

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Wingham Parish Council Small Capital Grants for 2022/23

Small Capital Grant Applications 2022/23 The Parish Council has the legal power to award small capital grants (max £200 – see latest policy below) to non-profit making voluntary village organisations in providing any recreational facilities which the council itself has power to provide and a limited amount is set aside in the Council's budget each […]

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Men's Sheds Kent

https://www.kentsheds.org/ If you are interested in joining a Men's Shed and would like to find out where your nearest one is, please visit the above website. You can also email the organisers at: sheds@activmob.org or call on their dedicated contact number: 07783 022112

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Promoting volunteering for the good of the community

The value of volunteers to our community is tremendous. Without their contribution, many local services simply wouldn’t exist. From the trustees governing Kent’s charities to stewards at historic sites; from dementia support workers to charity shop assistants; from woodland wardens to telephone befrienders - each and every one of them makes a huge difference to […]

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Temporary Road Closure - B2046 High Street, Wingham - 30th May 2022 3 Days

It will be necessary to close part of B2046 High Street, Wingham from 30th May 2022 with estimated completion by 1st June 2022. B2046 High Street, Wingham will be closed in the vicinity of the former Red Lion Public House, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. The alternative route is A257 Canterbury Road/Wingham Road/High Street/The Hill/Littlebourne Road/St Martin's Hill/Longport/Lower Chantry Lane, A2050 New […]

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Community Awards 2022 Presentation

ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY - WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL 2022 This years Community Awards were presented at the Annual Parish Assembly on Wednesday 20 April 2022. Nominations were made by residents at the end of last year and the winners agreed by the Parish Council. The Jack Jolly Award was presented to Wingham Fire Station for supporting […]

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The Wingham Elm comes to Wingham!

Ulmus x “Wingham” Developed by an Italian research team, the tree was named Ulmus x ‘Wingham’ by Elm enthusiast, the late Dr David Herling. Dr Herling first contacted Wingham Parish Council in August 2019 to inform them about a new disease-resistant elm that had just entered into commerce, bearing the name Ulmus x "Wingham". The […]

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My Community Voice

My Community Voice (MCV) is a two-way engagement tool set up by Kent Police for residents, businesses and community groups in Kent and Medway.  MCV will enable Kent Police to update users with Policing news, community safety alerts, crime appeals, engagement events and general policing activities.  Members of the public can choose what information they […]

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DDC: The Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe Community Led Housing Conference

This event is free to attend and will host a range of speakers and tools to help locals get involved in affordable housing that meets the needs of the community - please see their poster below:-

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Help the NHS this Easter

The NHS in Kent and Medway is busy and have asked us to let patients know the best place to go for treatment. Please see this online leaflet and this web address www.stopthinkchoose.co.uk , which lists the services available and how to use them: The Stop Think Choose website gives details of urgent treatment centres […]

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Road disruptions in the Dover District - 8-10 April 2022

Our County Association (KALC) have shared information given to them by the Kent Resilience Team regarding potential disruption this weekend. Please read the information below:- Local communities should prepare for potential disruption on the roads this weekend (8-10 April) as the Easter getaway gets underway. With P&O Ferries cancelling all services this weekend and potential […]

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CRAFT FAIR - Saturday 9 April
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KENT SCOUTS BIG CAR WASH FOR UKRAINE

The Scout County Community Impact Team are organising car washes throughout the county to raise money for the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. They have organised one in Wingham with the co-operation of Wingham Fire Brigade and support of the Scout Group at the Wingham Fire Station on Saturday 2nd April 10am to 12 noon […]

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Great British Spring Clean 2022 - Friday 25 March to Sunday 10 April

Friday 18 March 2022 Wingham Parish Council are supporting this year's campaign by Keep Britain Tidy, helping to encourage residents to join in with local litter picks. The Great British Spring Clean is the nation's biggest mass participation environmental campaign and takes place from 25 March - 10 April 2022. DOVER DISTRICT COUNCIL's Environmental Crime […]

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Kent County Council planning to enforce moving traffic offences in Traffic Management Act amendments

Tuesday 15 March 2022 Plans are being developed to use new powers to improve safety and tackle congestion by enforcing moving traffic offences. Kent County Council (KCC) is applying to the Department for Transport (DfT) for these new powers, for offences that could previously only be enforced by the police. To read more and find […]

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Homes for Ukraine

The UK is one of the most generous nations in the world and the British public are now being asked to go one step further and open their homes to those fleeing the war in Ukraine. We have a long history of helping others in their hour of need and the Homes for Ukraine Scheme […]

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Charity Scams associated to donations to Ukraine - a 'My Community Voice' message

Charity Scams associated to donations to Ukraine  Sad to say that fraudsters will use the situation in Ukraine to target people for fraud and probably via charitable donations.Therefore, people looking to donate to causes working in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, should make a few simple checks before giving. The below is advice from the Charity […]

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Emergency Road Closure - Nash Road, Wingham - 7th March 2022
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Have your say on our bus funding reduction consultation -KCC

Wingham Parish Council have received the following notice from KCC:- Kent County Council (KCC) is currently consulting on proposals to make savings by reducing the money we spend on providing some bus services that private bus companies cannot afford to run, and which are no longer cost effective. We are carrying out this consultation to […]

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CCTV at the Rec

Wingham now has two CCTV cameras at Wingham Recreation Ground monitoring the car park and the whole of the recreation ground. The Scheme is controlled by Dover District Council, contact: 01304 872220 cctv@dover.gov.uk Following several incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and regular dog-fouling at the Recreation Ground, the Parish Council started working with Dover District Council […]

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RECENT SCAMS & Information from KCC Public Protection and Kent Police

ROGUE TRADERS ARE ACTIVE IN KENT: They may say you need roof, fence, or overhanging branch work. Don't panic - shut the door on all cold callers. ❌ Never agree to any work with someone who knocks at your door. ✔️Request a door sticker to keep them away: https://bit.ly/3I6kj8T OMNICRON TEXT SCAM: We have received […]

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HOW TO REPORT A ROAD OBSTRUCTION OR POWER CUT DURING HIGH WINDS

Friday 18 February 2022 Should you see a tree or any other obstacle causing a risk or danger on the highway please either call 999 & ask for the fire service or report to KCC Highways ONLINE here: https://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem. The KCC Highways Emergency phone line is experiencing a very high volume of calls at the […]

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UK Power Networks: Our preparation for Storms Dudley and Eunice

As a result of #StormEunice, heavy rain and high winds are due to arrive on Fri 18th Feb. @UKPowerNetworks has extra field engineers and call centre staff on hand to support any customers affected. Call 105 to report a powercut or visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut #ukpnnews Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a […]

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DDC Press Release - Solar Together Kent

Local residents can join in the second round of the group-buying scheme to save money on the installation of solar panels. Use the link below to read the full DDC Press Release Capture the Power of the Sun With Solar Together Kent

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NOTICE OF TWO COUNCILLOR VACANCIES

Tuesday 15 February 2022

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Dover District Council - Community-Led Housing and Shared Ownership Events

1.) Community-Led Housing Forum relaunches online on the 24th of February at 6:30pm until 8:30pm and continues the last Thursday of each month. Anyone with an interest in Community-Led Housing is welcome to attend, and the link to join can be found on our website. 2.) Home Ownership with Shared Ownership is on the 3rd […]

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Temporary Road Closure - Snakes Hill, Wingham - 7th March 2022 for 5 Days

[Road closure notice received from KCC Highways] It will be necessary to close Snakes Hill, Wingham, from 7th March 2022 with estimated completion by 11th March 2022.Snakes Hill, Wingham, will be closed between the junctions of B2046 Adisham Road and Wingham Well Lane, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site.The alternative route […]

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KENT UNDERSTANDING PLASTICS

Wingham Parish Council have been involved in online Advisory Group sessions with RECOUP https://www.recoup.org/ (RECycling Of Used Plastics), a charity with 30 years experience of working with industry on all things plastic. Their recent 'Pledge2Recycle' https://www.pledge2recycle.co.uk/ campaign in Kent has involved visits to town centres, supermarkets and schools, leaflet drops, and discussions with various groups. […]

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Acquire - providing the skills to employment - OPEN TO WINGHAM RESIDENTS AGED 18-25

WINGHAM'S NEAREST DROP-IN SESSION - Aylesham Welfare Leisure Centre (see below) Acquire aims to improve employment outcomes and prospects of future employment to Dover district residents aged 18 - 25. Participants can come along to the free Acquire drop-in sessions, and chat to the friendly team about how they can help you ‘acquire’ the skills […]

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Friends of St Mary's Church Quiz Night
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Bee and insect-friendly Wingham!

Monday 7 February 2022 These two bee and insect hotels will attract bees, butterflies, ladybirds and a host of other insects and offer them a safe place to stay. They are made from natural materials with no paint or added treatments. Pine wood, bamboo and pine cones are all used to create different style habitats […]

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The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022

Rules for all types of road users have been updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses. Find out what's changed

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Temporary Road Closure - B2046 Adisham Road & B2046 High Street, Wingham - 21st February 2022 for 2 Days between 09:30 hours and 15:30 hours

B2046 Adisham Road & B2046 High Street, Wingham will be closed between Staple Road and Snakes Hill.  The alternative route is B2046 High Street, A257 Canterbury Road/Wingham Road/The Hill/Littlebourne Road/St Martin's Hill/Longport/Lower Chantry Lane, A2050 New Dover Road/Dover Road, A2 Dover Road and B2046 Adisham Road. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while essential […]

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Start of Works Notice - Bifrons Hill
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SECAmb - Staff Wellbeing Volunteers

SECAmb are currently recruiting Staff Wellbeing Volunteers to operate a welfare service to support their hardworking staff. They are hoping to recruit more volunteers in our Parish and have asked the Parish Council to share their poster for the attention of members of the public who would like to volunteer

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Temporary Road Closure - School Lane, Wingham - 14th February 2022 for 3 Days between 09:30 hours and 15:30 hours

It will be necessary to close part of School Lane, Wingham from 14th February 2022 with estimated completion by 16th February 2022. School Lane, Wingham will be closed between A257 Canterbury Road and The Dairy.  There will be no alternative route but access will be maintained when it is safe to do so. The closure is required for the safety of the public […]

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Wingham Village Hall AGM
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Police Surgery - Wingham & Ash

Our PCSO Eva Winter has arranged two local police surgeries: the first in Wingham at Gibsons Farmshop later this month (first poster below); and the second in Ash at Juliet's Farmshop in February (second poster below). Why not go along and speak to the officers about any concerns you might have regarding crime or anti-social […]

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INSPIRE FAMILIES PROJECT

Dover District Council recently launched the project ‘Inspire Families’ which helps families across the Dover district by funding activities for them to do, such as cookery lessons, a day at Wingham Wildlife Park and Cinema trips. The leaflet below gives more information:-

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MY COMMUNITY VOICE - Message from PCSO Eva Winter

Staying safe this Christmas Good afternoon  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.    I have been made aware of dog fouling issue in Wingham Recreation Ground where people are not picking up their dog's mess which is causing issues on the football pitch and for other users of the rec.  […]

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One Stop Shop Drop-in Service, Deal
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ASPIRE! News from Dover District Council

Would you like to boost your motivation or kick-start some lifestyle changes?We know that small changes can make a big difference! Dover District Council are offering a FREE service to help you take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle.ASPIRE was created to assist in the areas where unemployment and obesity are high.Using partner expertise […]

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Small Capital Grants 2021-22 SECOND ROUND - WINGHAM VILLAGE ONLY

Following the first round earlier this year for Small Capital Grant Applications, there is still funding available to Wingham village organisations which the Parish Council would like to award this financial year. Please read the Grant Awarding Policy on the Council's 'forms' page (https://wingham-pc.gov.uk/forms/) and if there is an item or piece of equipment (max […]

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St Mary's Church Events December 2021

The Salvation Army Carol Service will be held on Sunday 19 December at 3 o’clock. The Friends Committee will be serving light refreshments afterwards. Carols and readings will take about an hour. The Crib Service on Christmas Eve has been cancelled.

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WINGHAM COMMUNITY AWARDS 2022

WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD RECEIVE A COMMUNITY AWARD IN 2022? There are so many individuals and groups of people working hard to keep Wingham the fabulous community that we all enjoy and benefit from and so the Parish Council are once again running two Community Award Schemes for 2022: THE JACK JOLLY AWARD & […]

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Litter Lotto

Dover District Council are promoting 'Litter Lotto' - a free app that rewards binning litter (& dog poo!) with big prizes Download the app - available for free on the App Store and Google Play Bin It to Win It! Take a picture with the app as you bin your litter for a chance to […]

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Staying safe this Christmas

A message from our PCSO via 'My Community Voice' https://www.mycommunityvoicekent.co.uk/ Staying safe this Christmas Good morning all  Whether you love it or hate it, Christmas is fast approaching. Towns and shopping centres will be busier and crimes involving vehicles and valuables may increase. Please refer to the safety advice below: Have a crime-free Christmas.  We’re […]

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Lottery Fund Scam

A message from our PCSO: As Christmas approaches a lot of people wish they had some extra funds available but please be aware of a Lottery fraud which is doing the rounds. Please see the flyer below which outlines this fraud in more detail.Lottery fraud occurs when criminals use fake messages and calls to convince […]

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Unexpected Visitors - Police warning

A message from our PCSO: As winter approaches and nights are darker please remain vigilant around answering your doors to unknown or unexpected visitors. Please see the poster below with some advice around this. Make sure elderly or vulnerable residents are aware of this advice too and let's work together to keep your area safe […]

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Wingham Village Hall - next meeting date and new contact information November 2021
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WINGHAM REMEMBRANCE PARADE 2021

Sunday 14 November 2021 Photo credit: Gareth Winters

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New development of affordable homes in Staple village

These homes will soon be available and are built for local people. To be eligible for one of the properties applicants must have a local connection to Staple of the neighbouring Villages of Ash, Goodnestone or Wingham.

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PARISH COUNCIL NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER
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DDC Community Safety Update

Let's Not Have Any Frights This Halloween and Bonfire Night With Halloween and Bonfire Night approaching, community safety partners are reminding everyone to stay safe. Kent County Council is reminding people that if you’re meeting friends and family this Halloween, protect your little ‘ghouls and boys’ by remembering it's safer to meet outside, and washing […]

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AUTUMN/WINTER PAVEMENT CLEARANCE IN WINGHAM

Some of you may have noticed Dover District Council's (DDC) contractors out and about in the village, clearing up leaves from our pavements. Clearance of leaves from our pavements is a responsibility of the District Council, but they have a huge task as they need to cover the entire district, sometimes revisiting several times when […]

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Coffee Morning - Wingham Poppy Appeal
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Police and Crime Plan Survey 2021

This is an opportunity to have your say on various topics, such as your feelings of safety, your experiences of being a victim and road safety, amongst others. The responses will shape the next Police and Crime Plan, so you’ll be helping make a big difference:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PCC2021/ Kent PCC Matthew Scott's deadline for responses is […]

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CANCELLED Friends of St Mary's Quiz Night

MESSAGE FROM FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S: Regretfully I have to let you know we have had to cancel this event due to the Village Hall being double booked. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and will let you know, in due course, when we have been able to rearrange it.

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Wellbeing Roadshow - Weds 6 October 2021

Dover District Council are bringing their Wellbeing Roadshow to the rural areas this October by visiting Wingham Recreation Ground. In replies to the DDC questionnaire last year, many residents highlighted their interest in having more community events within the village and DDC listened!Please share information on this event with your friends and relations and come […]

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STOP SCAMS UK - 159 SERVICE

https://stopscamsuk.org.uk/159 If you think someone is trying to trick you into handing over money or personal details… …Stop, hang up and call 159 to speak directly to your bank. 159 is a new scheme set up by major banks in partnership with telephone companies who are fighting fraud.

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Matthew Scott, Kent Police & Crime Commissioner, Police and Crime Plan Survey

The Parish Council have been asked to share this Survey with residents. It is an opportunity to have your say on various topics, such as your feelings of safety, your experiences of being a victim and road safety, amongst others. Mr Scott says that these responses will shape the next Police and Crime Plan, so […]

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UC MOD Shoeburyness - Forthcoming Activity Alert: 30 August - 5 September 2021

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 30 August 2021 Bank Holiday: Range closed […]

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Booking to visit a Kent Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation

Kent County Council (KCC) are currently consulting on the future use of a booking system for customers to access Household Waste Recycling Centres (sometimes known as the ‘tip’).  Feedback since starting the booking system suggests that many customers have found it convenient and useful but that some would still prefer to just “turn up and […]

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VISIT FROM THE EMBASSY OF PERU

Wingham was very fortunate to receive a visit from the Embassy of Peru and members of the Defence Attache's Office on Wednesday 11 August 2021 in order to carry out a wreath laying ceremony before the plaque of General William Miller inside St Mary's Church. This is in relation to a series of activities to […]

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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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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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