Scammer claiming to be Age UK

We have received reports of a resident in Ashford being targeted by a Scammer claiming to be Age UK. WHAT HAPPENS You get a telephone call from someone saying they are Age UK – They ask you questions including the name of your Doctors Surgery and any medication you take. WHAT TO DO This is […]

Product Safety Rules Webinar:Wednesday 25 November from 1pm-2pm

Join Kent County Council Trading Standards and Invicta Chamber of Commerce as we discuss the new legal requirements for Consumer Product Safety. This Q&A will focus on goods such as toys, electrical goods, cosmetics, PPE, etc. Sign up for this FREE webinar  Goods that fail to comply will be refused entry to the EU leaving you liable for: costs of […]

Road Closure – Water Works, 24th November for 3 days

South Eastern Water have contacted the council to inform the village they will be carrying out burst main repairs from tomorrow – Tuesday 24th November They will be closing the road at HOLLINGBOURNE MANOR, MANOR LANE, HOLLINGBOURNE for 3 days. Diversion route; onto A249, onto A2, onto Bordens Lane, onto Heart Delights Road, onto Primrose […]

Helen Whately’s Parish Update

A long winter ahead but reasons to hope For many people, this time of year would usually be spent planning Christmas parties, carol services, winter fairs, and all the other things we enjoy. This year feels very different. Plans for Christmas have been thrown up in the air by a virus that has already brought […]

Hollingbourne Millennium Green

Discoverable by walking through the private car park by Bourneside Terrace along Eyhorne Street, the Millennium Green is a wonderful green space to connect with nature. The Millennium Green was established in the year 2000 with help from the National Lottery and the Countryside Agency to celebrate the Millennium and is a registered charity – […]

Car Ransacking’s

There have been a few reports of Local Car Ransacking’s online over the past few days. On Pilgrims Way, Eyhorne Street and Tilefields. Valuable items and shopping should not be left in cars, either in view or hidden away Windows and doors should always be securely locked when vehicles are left Sat navs should not […]

Knock and check – you can make a difference this winter

Lets aim to reignite the community spirit seen during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic and do something small to help those most vulnerable during the cold winter months. Small actions could make a big difference: Knock on the door to say ‘hello’ Offer to pick up some food or add something to your […]

Upper Street planned road closure

Works to repair a water leak, carried out by Clancy Docwra working on behalf of South East Water, are scheduled to be carried out between 08:00 on Saturday 14th and 17:00 on Sunday 15th November 2020. The road will be closed to through traffic and the diversion will be signed. Kent County Council Highways have […]

Maidstone launches second lockdown business grant scheme

Maidstone Borough Council has quickly set up another round of business grants ‘Local Restrictions Support Grant’ for those affected by the second lockdown and they launch today. For those registered for business rates in Maidstone and are required to close as part of the national restrictions the following grants are available for those that meet […]

Crisis Support

Please find attached and below details of agencies that can help out people struggling with mental help crisis, which can be particularly challenging with the COVID crisis. The cards feature information on a range of easy to access mental health and wellbeing support services for children, young people, and adult in Kent. They can be […]