ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS ARE NOW BEING HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE PARISH COUNCIL CONTINUES TO WORK FOR THE COMMUNITY MAKING DEMOCRATIC DECISIONS WHICH WILL BE RECORDED IN THE MINUTES SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE. HOWEVER, DUE TO SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES, THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND DISCUSS IN PUBLIC HAS BECOME IMPOSSIBLE.
Eythorne Parish Council now has a Facebook page, please take a look and share the page, we would like to be able to reach out to as many residents as we can.
Eythorne Parish Council currently have 1 allotment Plot available, please email the Clerk at email@example.com for further information or if anyone wishes to be added to the waiting list for an allotment plot.
Kent Rural Police Autumn edition of Rural Matters
Coronavirus Update – 26th February
Government has this week announced details of a ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, but for now we remain in lockdown, and it’s vital we continue to follow restrictions - remember to stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.
For more information on the latest restrictions, please see the GOV.UK website.
DDC continues to work hard to maintain services and keep communities informed. For the latest information on DDC services, please see www.dover.gov.uk
The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how restrictions will be lifted over time.
England is still in a national lockdown. You must stay at home, leaving only where permitted by law, and follow the rules set out in the government guidance.
From 8 March, some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will be changing:
- You will be allowed to spend time in outdoor public spaces for recreation on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. This means you can sit down for a drink or picnic. You must continue to maintain social distance from those outside your household. This is in addition to outdoor exercise, which is already permitted
- Pupils and students in all schools and Further Education settings will be able to return to face-to-face education
- Wraparound childcare can reopen and other children’s activities can restart for all children where it is needed to enable parents to work, attend education, seek medical care or attend a support group. Vulnerable children can attend childcare and other children’s activities in all circumstances
- Students on practical Higher Education courses at English universities who have not already returned and would be unable to complete their courses if they did not return to take part in practical teaching, access specialist facilities or complete assessments will be able to return
- There will continue to be restrictions on international travel. Holidays will not be a permitted reason to travel
- Those seeking to leave the UK must complete an outbound declaration of travel form ahead of departure
- The rules on visiting care homes will change to allow regular indoor visits for a single named visitor.
No further significant changes will be made on 8 March and restrictions requiring you to stay at home will remain in place. Later changes, including from 29 March, are set out in the roadmap.
The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable are advised not to attend work, school or education until 31 March.
We currently remain in lockdown. You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- Go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- Exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person (in which case you should stay 2m apart). Exercise should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
- Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- Attend education or childcare - for those eligible.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay in your local area - unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work. Staying in your local area means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.
For full details, please see the Government guidance.
The Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says that the NHS is now offering Covid19 vaccine appointments to people in ‘cohorts’ five and six.
Cohort five is people aged 65 to 69. If you are in this group, you will receive a letter from the national booking service and you can book an appointment at one of the large vaccination sites or community pharmacy services.
People in cohort six, those aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions (considered clinically vulnerable), will be invited by their GP surgery for a vaccination appointment. Carers will be invited either by the national booking system or by their GP for a vaccination appointment. To be invited for a vaccination as a carer of someone who is clinically vulnerable, you will need to be registered as a carer with your local authority (council) or on your GP record.
The CCG says there are significant numbers of people in the next two cohorts to be vaccinated, and they will shortly begin offering second doses to people 12 weeks after their first dose. The message from the CCG is that they are working very hard to vaccinate people quickly and safely. Please continue to be patient.
For more information, please see the CCG website.
During the pandemic, we're keeping all our social media channels updated with the latest news and advice, so please keep following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Walks in Kent
If you are looking for a new walk during Lockdown, please visit here for hundreds of FREE walks to download and print plus details of all the walking clubs in the country and loads more information.
Please, no bonfires - a message from DDC
Please don't set bonfires to dispose of your garden waste. Smoke from bonfires can affect people with respiratory conditions, including those suffering from the symptoms of coronavirus.
Kent Fire & Rescue have reported rise in 999 bonfire-related calls this week. The emergency services have enough to do at the moment, without having to attend garden bonfires!
Of course, the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of your garden and other organic waste is to start composting, an easy way to produce your own soil improver to go back into the garden.
FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION AND REGISTERING FOR VOLUNTARY ROLES THROUGHOUT DOVER DISTRICT PLEASE VISIT THE DOVER DISTRICT WEBSITE
Dover District Council Hotline number for Corona Virus (COVID-19) is: 01304 821199 SELECT OPTION 8 (OPEN 9.00AM TO 5.00PM 7 DAYS A WEEK)
Dover District Council Email for Corona Virus (COVID-19) is: firstname.lastname@example.org (MANNED 9.00AM TO 5.00PM DAILY)
Kent County Council Hotline number for Corona Virus (COVID-19) is: 03000 419292 (OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY)
Kent County Council Website for Kent Together is: www.kent.gov.uk/kenttogether
Travel is disrupted due to Corona Virus (COVID-19). Please visit www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk for up to date information and links to travel providers websites.
To read a letter from KCC Trading Standards regarding Corona Virus Scams, please click here
Kent Police will respond to your call and can arrest anyone committing offences against you. In an emergency call 999 or 101 for non-emergencies. You can also speak to someone online at www.kent.police.uk
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Helpline: www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk
Oasis Domestic Abuse Service: www.oasisdaservice.org
Victim Support: 08 08 16 89 111 or www.victimsupport.org.uk
Broken Rainbow: www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
Childline: 0800 1111
Dover District Council has launched a £50,000 Covid-19 Community Fund to support local charities and community groups that are providing essential services to the most vulnerable residents in the Dover district during the Corona Virus lockdown.
Victim Support leaflet for individual vulnerable people click here
Victim Support leaflet for groups or clubs click here
Fun family activities to do while in lockdown. For some inspiration, click here
Since COVID-19 landed in the UK, Action Fraud has seen a 400% increase in reports related to fraud and scams. These COVID-19 scams are affecting everyone and they reach us in many different ways; by email, by text message, face to face, by telephone and by post. Don’t lose money to a scam. For an up to date list of all Corona Virus related scams and to find out how to report them click here
Parent Advice Leaflet during Corona-Virus COVID-19, please click here
Dealing with Corona Virus and Cancer, please click here for more information
Dealing with Corona Virus and Diabetes, please click here for more information
Dealing with Corona Virus and Arthritis, please click here for more information
Advice from Which?, click here for more information
Advice from Shelter regarding housing, click here for more information
Citizens Advice Bureau, click here for more information
Reporting Nuisance Motorbikes - ring 101 or 999
Report the description of the motorbike (key features, registration, rider clothing and helmet, colour make and model)
Location of the nuisance rider
Behaviour of the rider (loud revving, illegal manouvres, speeding, racing, careless driving, dangerous driving)
Trading Standards Alerts
For the latest trading standards information and advice, please click here
Coronavirus / Covid19 scammers alert, please click here
DDC Request Regarding Waste Collections
For DDC's press release regarding personal waste during the Covid 19 pandemic, click here
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership – Winter Walks
Click here to take a look at the programme for Winter 2019-2020
Refuse Collection and Recycling Information
The collection day for general waste, green bag and black box recycling is WEDNESDAY.
Click here for more information about waste collection arrangements and recycling or if you wish to register for an on-line reminder of the collection days.
If you would like to become a Speed Watch volunteer or learn about their invaluable work. Please contact the Parish Council Clerk for more information.
KFRS Hydrant Scheme
The Operational Planning Team of the Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for making sure there is water available for the fire engines. The main source of water is hydrants, with 29,500 in Kent. Hydrants are inspected every 2 - 4 years depending on location. The Operational Planning Team are asking for local people to look out for hydrants that are overgrown, broken, leaking or in need of maintenance. They aim to service them within 21 days of being reported. The yellow H painted on the road will depict where hydrants are.
Please go to https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/fire-hydrants/ for more information and how to report.
DDC Press Releases
DDC regularly release news items about what is going on in your District.
To view the latest news, please click here