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Sailor rescued after two days

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


SAILOR RESCUED AFTER TWO DAYS

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


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

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


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

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



COUNTRY EYE - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 

Crime Sheet 24/08 to 28/08



22/08/05

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

Damage

CLOUSTON CLOSE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE




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



27/08/05

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

Damage

GREEN AREA HERON FORSTAL AVENUE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE




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



27/08/05

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

Theft of Motor vehicle

THE STREET HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



Found 27/08/05 THE STREET HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



27/08/05

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

Damage

THE STREET HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE



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



27/08/05

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

Damage

CRICKETERS CLOSE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE




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



25/08/05

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

Damage

LYMPNE VILLAGE HALL THE STREET LYMPNE, HYTHE



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



28/08/05

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

Theft

MARINE AVENUE DYMCHURCH, ROMNEY MARSH




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






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To report suspicious incidents and problems you cannot resolve yourself 01303 850055

or

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If you would like to help with Neighbourhood Watch or would like to know more about what is involved, you can contact the Neighbourhood Watch & Parish Liaison Office at Dover Police Station on 01304 218151



Hawkinge youth now have balls

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


HAWKINGE YOUTH NOW HAVE BALLS

By Cyril Trice

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


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

 

 

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Hawkinge Harry's big day

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

 

HAWKINGE HARRY'S BIG DAY

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Village day centre re-opens

Contributed by editor on Aug 30, 2005 - 10:40 PM

 

VILLAGE DAY CENTRE RE-OPENS

A newly refurbished and extended day centre has re-opened for elderly people in Everist Court, Lyminge, heralding the success of a partnership between Age Concern, Kent County Council and Shepway Council.


The centre is fully equipped with modern kitchen, lounge, dining room, coffee room, treatment room, laundry, and hairdressers. 

Steve Leidecker, Area Director for Social Services at Kent County Council, said the upgraded and refurbished centre would serve local elderly people for many years.

“Everist Court has the standard of facilities fit for the 21st century. The project has been a real success, and is an example of a project rooted in partnership. A lot of people talk about partnerships, this is a real illustration of how well they can work.�

He paid tribute to Age Concern Elham Rural trustees for the project’s success.

“It was down to your courage and determination. It is an outstanding achievement.â€? 

Cllr Brian Copping, Shepway Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said the council had a number of partners it worked with to provide housing and care in the community.

“Age Concern is one of the partners we have worked with at Everist Court. We hope that elderly people, especially those who are frail, will be able to enjoy, and benefit, from all the facilities. The centre is at the heart of the community and will enhance the everyday lives of local elderly people.�

The refurbishment was funded by Shepway Council’s Coast and Countryside Housing Services, Kent County Council, Age Concern and the National Lottery.


International cricket comes to Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Aug 30, 2005 - 10:35 PM

 

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COMES TO FOLKESTONE

Top cricket comes to Folkestone on Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September when teams from Belgium, Holland, Germany and France will be battling it out to take on a Kent select side in a 40/40 final.


The two-day European Cricket Challenge at Cheriton Road Sports Ground, Folkestone, will bring together senior teams from across the continent who will play a series of 20/20 matches to decide who takes on the Kent side.

Three senior matches will be played on Saturday with the semi-finals and finals taking place on Sunday.

Youngsters from local cricket clubs will also be in the spotlight, playing a series of Kwik Cricket matches for the Trafalgar Cup.

The two-day festival is being organised by Discover Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh and is supported by Eurotunnel.

Entry to the ground is £3.50 for adults and is free for children. Car parking within the ground costs £5.


Police investigate death fall at Folkestone harbour hotel

Contributed by editor on Aug 30, 2005 - 10:07 PM


POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH FALL AT FOLKESTONE HARBOUR HOTEL

Folkestone police are investigating the death of a man who fell from a hotel balcony in the town.


It is thought the man committed suicide but police are treating the death as suspicious.

The man fell onto a roof of a shop at the Hotel Grand Burstin complex early on Monday morning (29 August)


Bank holiday crime spree in Hawkinge

Contributed by editor on Aug 30, 2005 - 04:28 PM


BANK HOLIDAY CRIME SPREE IN HAWKINGE
 
It has been reported that a black Piaggio moped which was stolen from the driveway of a property in The Street overnight 26th/27th August was later recovered.
 
Again in The Street a Ford transit van was damaged overnight 26/27th August while a Vauxhall Combo van parked in Cricketers Close was also damaged.
 
Finally again on the same night o­n the Bank Holiday weekend, various trees were damaged in the community green area of Heron Forstal Avenue. 
 
Last week on the night of 21st/22nd August another cycle was stolen in Hawkinge.  This time it was an Apollo Excel Mountain bike, blue and silver in colour which was stolen from Downs Road and  o­n the same night a Citroen Berlingo van was damaged whilst it was parked in Clouston Close, Hawkinge.


Hawkinge Community Centre statement - 30 August 2005

Contributed by editor on Aug 30, 2005 - 10:38 AM


HAWKINGE COMMUNITY CENTRE STATEMENT - 30 AUGUST 2005
 
Following the recent meeting of The Trustees of the Hawkinge Community Centre, the Trustees are pleased to announce interim funding has been secured which will cover the Trust’s commitments in the short term. 
 
Furthermore, there is also the possibility of a donation of matched funding to anything that can be raised by the Parish Council in support of the Community Centre.
 
The Trustees, who are all volunteers, were very disappointed that the details of the confidential financial briefing was publicised in the Herald article bringing unnecessary concern to many of the users, especially as we were confident that with the right support there was never any possibility that the Community Centre would close.
 
John Heasman, the Chairman said, “All the Trustees are very committed and put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that the Community Centre is well run.  It is a wonderful facility for Hawkinge and our bookings for September are up o­n last year with many local clubs and societies regularly using the Centre.  We have a small team of dedicated staff who work very hard to ensure that the building is staffed when anyone uses itâ€?. 
 
The Trustees went o­n to say that it should be remembered it takes time to build any business. 
 
The business plan was submitted and agreed by the Parish Council when the Trust was first formed and they were recently updated with regard to the cash flow problems we have recently experienced. 
 
We sincerely hope that we can now move forward with both the Parish Council and the Hawkinge Partnership to ensure that the Hawkinge Community Centre goes from strength to strength.


Community Centre Chairman upbeat after crisis meeting

Contributed by editor on Aug 30, 2005 - 01:00 AM


COMMUNITY CENTRE CHAIRMAN UPBEAT AFTER CRISIS MEETING

Hawkinge Community Centre will be staying open says Chairman John Heasman, after the Trustees crisis meeting on Sunday (28 August).


A smiling Mr Heasman said he was very optimistic that the immediate financial problems would be resolved, possibly by the end of the week.

"The money has been found to keep the Community Centre open," he said, "we just need to wait until the deal is completed. I cannot tell you who is putting the money up."

Treasurer Trevor Johns did not resign at the meeting as he had threatened, but John Heasman said that Mr Johns was looking to step down due to pressure of work.

Hawkinge Partnership Chairman Jan Doyle has stepped in as Secretary to the Community Centre, a position which had been vacant since the Parish Clerk Beryl Hardy quit the job shortly after the formation of the Charity.