Welcome to the community website for Eastling Village
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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Hadlow College hosts a ’Fracking’ Debate
Wednesday 26th November
Shale gas, extracted by hydraulic fracturing – ‘Fracking’ – may have the potential to secure the UK’s energy requirements for a very long time.
• Extracting shale gas in this way is controversial, most especially in relation to potential environmental consequences.
• The debate will be held on the 26th November 2014 and admission is free.
• Location – Hadlow College Animal Management Unit Lecture Theatre, Ashes Lane, Hadlow, TN11 0AU.
• 6.00pm – Networking and buffet supper (contributions welcome).
• 7.00pm – Debate.
• There will be a vote before and after the debate.
• Three ‘for’ and three ‘against’ speakers will argue the motion.
• If you would like the opportunity to speak either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the motion please
• There will be an opportunity for views and opinions to be expressed by members of the audience.
• Everyone welcome but preregistration is essential – to register call 01732 852243 or email
Deadline for registration is 22nd November 2014.
For further information and/ or interviews contact Pat Crawford, Press Officer, Hadlow College,
Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0AL.
EASTLING PARISH COUNCIL
The Annual Parish Meeting took place on 24th April 2014 with 11 residents in attendance.
The Village Warden gave his report and the Chairman thanked him for his vigilance and good connection with the police. Cllr Bowles advised that the Rural Task Force was now to cover the South area.
The Treasurer gave a summary of the accounts to year end March 2014 and said that the Parish Council was very frugal and kept the precept as low as possible.The Chairman gave his report and said that he was pleased that most of the potholes had now been filled in. He thanked Hilary Harlow for the Good News and also to all who helped at the Bluebell Walk.
Residents raised a number of concerns in the parish including - dog fouling, litter around the parish, footpaths and overgrown grass verges.These items would be brought up at the Parish Council meeting on 21st May 2014.The next meeting of Eastling Parish Council will be on Wednesday 9th July 2014 at 6.30pm in Eastling Village Hall.
Residents are always welcome to attend any meeting.
Jill Seaman, Clerk to the Council
EASTLING PARISH COUNCIL
At the meeting held on 12th March 2014, Councillors noted that the
potholes had been marked up for repair in the Street and in Newnham
Lane but not the potholes in Kettle Hill Road. Cllr Prescott will speak
to Highways on behalf of the Parish Council.
Parishioners were concerned about the very high trees at the back of
Meeson’s Close and Glebe Cottages. It is understood that the
Landowner will carry out work to remove these in April.
There is concern that the footpaths across Belmont Estate land have
not been maintained. A letter would be sent to the Belmont Administrator.
The Annual Parish meeting will be held in the village hall on
Thursday 24th April 2014 at 8pm, following the Village Hall Trust
AGM. This is an opportunity for residents to hear about the efforts of
the Parish Council on their behalf during the past year.
The next Parish Council meeting will be the Annual Meeting on Wednesday 21st May at 6.30pm. Residents are welcome to attend any meeting.
Clerk to the Council.