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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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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.
All the tours at Belmont House are led by an experienced volunteer guide. From time to time we do have vacancies and seek to recruit new members to join our team. If you feel that you would like to be considered when vacancies occur, please ask our Administrator Andrea Davies or one of the Guides for further details.
What would this commitment as a guide involve?
During the course of the six month season (Apr–Sept) at weekends and Bank Holidays we take approximately one hundred tours, and around the same number for mid-week tours. An average group is fifteen visitors. Our guides need to be available up to three times a month for periods of around two hours.
If you feel that you might like to be considered for training as a guide and live within a short distance of Belmont, we would, when a vacancy occurs, be pleased to invite you for a short probationary period when you would accompany several of our guides on their tours to understand what is involved.
If you are then comfortable, and we were confident in you, the next step is to join our team on a permanent basis.
All you need is confidence, a good clear voice, plus a degree of humour, stamina and patience!
Belmont House & Gardens, Throwley, Faversham, Kent ME13 0HH