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Houses could save our sports ground.

March 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Houses could save our sports ground.
This was the claim of Dymchurch Parish Council Leader Roger Wilkins last week, in preparation for a meeting on the 28th of April to discuss proposals to build ten houses on the recreation ground at Dymchurch. Roger told The ...

Serious collision on Dungeness Road, Lydd

March 28th, 2017 Comments Off on Serious collision on Dungeness Road, Lydd
Officers investigating a serious collision on Dungeness Road, Lydd are appealing for witnesses. The incident involved a blue Jaguar XJR driven by a 40-year-old man and a grey Audi A3 Sport driven by a 37-year-old woman, and happened near ...

Councillors reject new super council

March 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on Councillors reject new super council
David Monk, Leader of Shepway District Council suffered a humiliating defeat on Wednesday night, not only by UKIP but by many of his own party, over the possibility of creating a super council along with Dover, Thanet and Canterbury ...

Peter Pan……Sort Of!!!

March 21st, 2017 Comments Off on Peter Pan……Sort Of!!!
Presented by Newchurch Village Productions I had the pleasure of watching the above family pantomime on Sunday afternoon at Newchurch Village Hall. The writer/director Amanda King did a delightful job in sticking fairly closely to the original, but with ...

Thieves break into allotments

March 21st, 2017 Comments Off on Thieves break into allotments
Kent Police is investigating a number of reported break-ins at allotments in Lydd, Herne Bay and Ramsgate. Garden equipment, including lawnmowers, small hand tools and even BBQ gas bottles where among items reported stolen from sheds in Robin Hood ...

What happened to our promised high speed broadband?

March 14th, 2017 Comments Off on What happened to our promised high speed broadband?
A local group has been set up to try and get the promised affordable broadband that has never materialised in coastal and rural areas of the district. With more and more people working from home, it can put them ...

Phoebe’s portraits make a great ‘Impression’

March 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Phoebe’s portraits make a great ‘Impression’
I caught up with local artist, Phoebe Cripps, congratulating her on making it to the semi finals of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year programme. Phoebe progressed through to the semi finals of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist ...

Commonwealth Day celebrated across the district

March 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Commonwealth Day celebrated across the district
Towns across Shepway celebrated Commonwealth Day on Monday 13th March. The Looker attended a service held at the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens at the bottom of the Avenue along with a group of over 50 people to witness the ...

Licencing and Installation of Rev Chris Maclean at Lydd Church

March 7th, 2017 Comments Off on Licencing and Installation of Rev Chris Maclean at Lydd Church
The Sound of peeling bells let the people of Lydd know that Monday evening was a very special day for the churches of the Marsh , as a joint congregation welcomed the new Priest in Charge”. A packed church ...

Time and tide wait for nobody… accept the town council

March 7th, 2017 Comments Off on Time and tide wait for nobody… accept the town council
Two town councils have collaborated to develop a cultural shore-line to success representing their respective Coastal Community Teams, the Mayor of New Romney and the Town Clerk of Hythe attended a reception at the House of Commons, Westminster to ...
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