Parish Council Newsletters

Here is the latest Newsletter.

NEWS FROM LYMINGE PARISH COUNCIL

August 2017

 Forthcoming Council and Committee Agendas are displayed on the Council’s notice board outside the Lyminge Post Office and on the notice boards in the Rhodes Minnis bus shelter and at Etchinghill (on the notice board at the entrance to the Village Hall car park). Recent Council and Committee minutes are displayed on the Council’s notice board outside the Lyminge Post Office. Agendas and minutes are published on the Council’s website: www.lymingepc.kentparishes.gov.uk

 NOTICEBOARDS

Whilst we wish to accommodate promotion of forthcoming events and activities, please be aware the noticeboards are not there to provide advertising space for commercial ventures. Any such advertisements will be removed. Please only use drawing pins or notice board pins NOT staples to secure any notices you put up.

FIRST AID 

The Parish Council has booked the Red Cross to deliver its First Aid for Adults course on Saturday 7th October 2017 in the Tayne Centre. There are some places remaining which are free of charge to Lyminge residents. Please contact the Clerk (details below) to book your place.

BBQS

Now summer is here and we want to enjoy the sunshine and “outdoor living” please remember the use of BBQs (disposable or otherwise) on Jubilee, Tayne and Well fields is not permitted.

ALLOTMENTS AT RHODES MINNIS

The renovation of 8 of the 10 plots on the Council’s allotment site has been completed and there are some still available for rent on an annual basis. If you are interested please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Clerk. (contact details below)

RUBBISH BINS

A new rubbish bin jointly funded by the owners of Lyminge Food and Wine and the Parish Council has been installed adjacent to the shop. It is already being well used. Some rubbish bins get full quicker than others but all are emptied after the same length of time.  If you spot a full, or overfull, rubbish bin please report it to Shepway DC – by telephone to 01303 853000 or via the Shepway DC website (search for “litter bins”).

GROWTH OVER FOOTPATHS

To report any blockages of public rights of way, contact the KCC PROW Unit on 03000 417171 or email county.hall@kent.gov.uk

CREDIT TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN LYMINGE

Congratulations are due to some Lyminge youths who assisted the victim of a local crime. Please see newsletter for full report from KCC Community Warden, Gary Harrison.

 

COMMUNITY SAFETY CONTACTS

The new PCSOs for Etchinghill, Lyminge and Rhodes Minnis, are PCSO Daniel Mills

and PCSO Nicholas Holley. Both can be contacted on 101.

KCC Community Warden Gary Harrison can be contacted on 07977 982185.

 

 WESTFIELD LANE – NO PARKING – PASSING PLACE ONLY

Continued misuse of this space despite newsletter pleas has resulted in this message being reinforced by a white stenciled notice placed on the ground. Please observe this notice at all times. 

SPEED WATCH

The Council’s new Speed Watch equipment is picking up more people speeding than before and volunteers are being sought in Rhodes Minnis to carry on the good work. If you are interested in joining the Speed Watch Group, please contact the Clerk in the first instance.

 NO PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY

Now that the better weather is here please bear in mind that there is no public right of way from Jubilee Field along the backs of the properties in Woodland Road to the footpath that runs from Woodland Road to Brady Road and further on to Little Hollow Farm.

GARDEN WASTE

Please be aware that any garden waste must be disposed of legally either via the waste bin collection service run through Shepway District Council or by taking it to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (Ross Way, Folkestone) where they will accept grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, plants and branches up to 10cm wide. They will not accept invasive weeds such as ragwort or Japanese knotweed. Any garden waste which is left outside or away from your property/not disposed of by the means above could be considered as fly-tipping which is a criminal offence.

COURT LODGE GREEN

Unfortunately, the Bumpy Field Gang has disbanded but the Parish Council would like to hear from any volunteers willing to help maintain this Village Green for all parishioners to enjoy. Please contact the Clerk if you are able to spare some of your time and energy!

LYMINGE RAINBOWS

A big thank you to the Lyminge Rainbows for the “dressing of the well” for the recent Lyminge Festival. Any girls interested in joining either the Rainbows or the Guides, please contact Ann Baker at ann.lymingeguides@btinternet.com Adult volunteers are needed by the Lyminge Rainbows, if you can spare some time and wish to help then please contact Ann at the email address above.

GRANTS FROM LYMINGE PARISH COUNCIL

A new budget for the 2017/18 year is available – To find out more, email the Clerk (below).

WEBSITE

The Parish Council apologises to residents that the website is not working correctly and you may not be able to obtain the information that you need. The Clerk and EIS Kent who host the website, are working hard to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

FUTURE MEETINGS

There are no meetings in August.

Meetings in September:

Monday 11 September 2017 – Finance & Administration Committee at 7pm in the Rigden Room, Tayne Centre.

Monday 25 September 2017 – Council meeting at 7:30pm at Etchinghill Village Hall.

Lynne Martin, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Correspondence Address: 11 Everist Court, 63 Station Road, Lyminge CT18 8HQ

Telephone: 07715 221705   Email: lymingepc@virginmedia.com www.lymingepc.kentparishes.gov.uk