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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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The Annual Parish Meeting was held on Wednesday 27th April 2016 when the Chairman gave a summary of the past year. He said that Parish Council meetings were still held bi-monthly and that councillors had remained following the election. There had been few planning applications which the PC had made comments, although the ultimate decision rests with SBC. The website www.eastling.co has been running for 5 years under the management of Neville Perkins. We hope that this has been useful to both villagers and visitors.
Potholes remain an ongoing issue as well as flooding. The Parish Council continue to urge KCC to look after the roads. These are reported on the KCC through www.kent.gov.uk Residents are urged to report any issues themselves. We are fortunate to have Colin Prescott as our local representative and Andrew Bowles as the leader of SBC and member of KCC. The Chairman
thanked the Village Warden for his excellent work he does in the village, on many fronts.The precept was raised from 19p to 20p this year, which in effect, for a band D property the Parish Council tax will go up by £1.02. The Village Warden gave his
summary and the Treasurer circulated the accounts for the year 2015/16 and an estimated expenditure for 2016/17.
Comments from the floor were the state of the roads,both the disrepair of North Eastling Road and Newnham Lane and the lack of road sweeping; the flooding into the drive of no. 6 Prospect Place; the silted up drains and the replacement of the directional sign on the Z bend. The Chairman would email Cllr Bowles to seek his assistance on various matters. The meeting concluded with refreshments.
The Annual Meeting was held on 25th May 2016 . The new Village Emergency Telephone System was outlined. The Chairman gave details of a site meeting on 24th May 2016 with Andrew Bowles and Alistair Coleman(KCC) and various actions to
be taken - on the flooding at the bottom of Kettle Hill, at the Z bend, outside 6 Prospect Place and Tong Lane; the
overgrown state of the the footway from Tong Lane to Prospect Place, potholes and stones and debris in the middle of
North Eastling Road and Newnham Lane. Councillors would speak to the owners of Telfords and Orchard View regarding the overhanging trees. It had been a constructive meeting, although the lack of KCC funds is a factor. The Village Warden gave a summary of the last month. The Treasurer would be looking at the best deal for insurance for the Parish Council. The opening of a new account was unanimously agreed. Cllr Bowles had sent an email for the month. Cllr Bailey advised that she had reported to Highways regarding the missing directional road sign. The next Parish Council Meeting will
be held on Wednesday 6th July at 6.30pm in Eastling Village Hall.
2016 BLUEBELL WALK
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Starting from Eastling Village Hall from 10am: last registration 2pm
This year there will be a 1 hour short walk, a 2 hour medium walk with an extension to give a 4 hour long walk. £3.50 per adult, £1.50 per child ( £8 per family of 2 adults + 2 children) Maps and guide notes included. More information from 01795 890368
PAINTERS FORSTAL with SELLING WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
(due to the closure and sale of The Champion Hall, Painters Forstal we have re-located to Eastling Village Hall from March 2016)
Eastling Short Mat Bowls
On 21st January we played our return match in the East Kent League against A.R.C.A. at Canterbury, we can now see why they are top of the 1st division for we failed to come home with any points. On 27th January, in the Swale league, we played away to Tunstall and came home with just 4 points, leaving them with 10. Then it was back into the East Kent League on 29th January, when we played away at Swalecliffe losing on both mats - no points, but on 2nd February Swalecliffe came to Eastling and we won 4 points to 2 points. At home again, this time to Whitstable on 9th February, all the team played well and we had the full six points, sadly a different story on 15th when we went to them, they won both games by the narrowest of margins, so back up the Thanet way with no points. In between these games on 12th February we played at home to Borden the team’s game was excellent, and we won 10 points to 4. Four days later saw another win at home when Newington visited and, praises to the team, all playing a very good standard, we gained 10 points, sent them home with only 4. This result has taken us off the bottom of the Swale 1st division table. New members are always welcome - come and give it a try on Fridays 2.30 - 4.30pm then 7.30 - 9.30pm in Eastling Village Hall. Roy Piles, 01795 537162.
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