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The parish and small village of Eastling are set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the slope of the North Downs 4½ miles to the south-west of Faversham. With the support of Eastling Parish Council, this website provides information on the area, its history and local services, plus social networking and media sections.
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Come to a traditional Summer Fête on Sunday 19th July 12noon until 3pm at Eastling School, ME13 0BA.
The nationally respected antiques dealer John Ainsley will be offering accurate valuations of any small antique items brought along by the public, in exchange for a donation to Friends of Eastling School. A variety of stalls will provide an entertaining afternoon for all the family, with the chance to buy old fashioned sweets, plants, nearly new toys, second hand books and, as always, the chance to win prizes on the new gifts, teddy and bottle tombolas.
Fête activities for children and adults include sporting events and races, a bouncy castle, hoopla, coconut shy and Beat the Goalie. Local charity Happy Endings Rescue Centre will visit us again this year with some animals that can be petted by children. The vintage Tea Room will provide delicious homemade light lunches and a mouth - watering variety of homemade cakes to eat in or take away.
If something hot is more your fancy, a Doughty's burger or sausage can be ordered from the BBQ, along with a quality Kentish beer from the bar. Singer James Ludlow will set the mood and entertain with his eclectic repertoire of songs. And don’t forget the Grand Raffle which offers fabulous prizes: A pair of Hudl computer tablets, an annual family ticket to Wingham Wildlife Park and a Dolce Gusto coffee maker to be won by the winning first three tickets drawn.
There are many other great treats to be taken home, including a tasting tour for two at the Shepherd Neame brewery, family days out at The Rare Breeds Centre and Leeds Castle, a meal for four at The Carpenters Arms and a Tesco hamper.
EASTLING PARISH COUNCIL
The Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday 20th May 2015 Cllr Jimmy West was nominated and agreed to stand as Chairman and Cllr John Payne was nominated and agreed to stand as the Treasurer. Councillors were pleased that the drains in the Parish had been cleared out, including the clearance of the layby. Cllr Bowles would be thanked for his help with the clearance of the blocked drains. The Annual Audit was signed by the Chairman and Clerk and duly sent to the Audit Commission. The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 6.30pm in Eastling Village Hall. Jill Seaman, Clerk to the Council
Bluebell Walk bank Holiday Monday 4th May starting from Eastling Village Hall from 10am: last registration 2pmThis year’s walks will be a linked series of short walks with options of 2, 3 and 4 miles, plus a separate walk of 5 miles. It will be possible to do both sets for a long walk of over 9 miles. £3.50 per adult, £1.50 per child ( £8 per family of 2 adults + 2 children)Maps and guide notes included.
EASTLING PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council met on 24th September 2014. It was agreed to register The Carpenter’s Arms as a Village Amenity to
protect it from sale by Shepherd Neame in the future. Highway repairs to Mill Lane were currently being carried out. The External Annual Audit had been successfully returned. There were still issues with the non-reinstatement of footpaths by Belmont in the parish. The Farm Manager would be approached and would be asked to the next PC meeting.
The next meeting of Eastling Parish Council will be on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 6.30pm in Eastling Village Hall. Residents are always welcome to attend any meeting.
Jill Seaman, Clerk to the Council