Betteshanger Café Under New Management

Visitors to Betteshanger Park, near Deal, will be able to enjoy a whole new range of food and drink at the onsite café which will be officially reopening under new management on Friday, February 9th.

Deal-based Lauren Mackenzie, business partner in local business Lillyroo’s, will be taking over the management and day-to-day operations of the busy café with the aim of offering high quality, healthy food and great service.

Having worked in the catering industry for the past eight years, Lauren brings a vast amount of experience to the new venture. She studied and trained locally at East Kent College, polished her skills at Buckingham Palace and has worked as a Pastry Chef.

Lauren joined family business Lillyroo’s, an eco-friendly café in a converted Volkswagen campervan, three years ago. The fully-licenced mobile café has been a huge success, serving artisan pastries, freshly ground coffees and fine teas at a range of events and private functions around Kent. Lillyroo’s become a regular and welcome feature at Betteshanger’s biggest events during 2017.

The experienced manager and her team will re-launch the Betteshanger Café with a new menu focusing on fresh and healthy food, using as many local suppliers and producers as possible. The offer will include a range of quality hot and cold meals, snacks, homemade cakes, finest tea (including teapigs), locally roasted coffee and cold drinks in a relaxed setting with access to free wifi.

Whether visitors are looking for a family friendly café, a refuelling point after a cycle or walk or simply fancy a good coffee and slice of homemade cake, the new owners plan to provide a friendly, welcoming space at the heart of the busy Park.

Lauren explains: “This was a fantastic opportunity and one we just couldn’t say no to. The café has such huge potential. 2018 is set to be a busy and exciting year for our new partnership with Betteshanger. We’re looking forward to meeting our customers, both old and new, over the coming weeks.”

Lauren continued: “We understand that provenance of food is important and we will be recognising this in the new menu. We will sourcing much of our produce locally, including quality butchers, bakers and ice cream.”

The café will employ five staff that are all from the local area, fitting with the project-wide ethos of the Betteshanger Park development to support the local economy through employment.

Richard Morsley, Betteshanger Sustainable Parks Director, said: “We have taken proactive steps to improve the quality of the offer across the Betteshanger site and we are excited to be working in partnership with Lauren and her team on this new venture. Our café is always one of the most popular places on the Park and are pleased to be able to offer our visitors a new range of healthy food options. Betteshanger is all about enjoying the outdoors, being energised and active and the food offered through the café will now match with the brand values and aspirations for the future developments of the Park. We’re in no doubt that the café changes will complement the wider offer on the Park and be welcomed by visitors old and new.”

Located within Betteshanger Park, on the outskirts of Deal, the café is open from 9am every day of the week, with new extended opening times from 8am at weekends. The Lillyroo’s VW van will also be onsite during busy weekends and special events, extending the offer into the wider park.

For more information go to betteshanger-park.co.uk

Greville Almshouses Vacancy

A TWO BEDROOMED BUNGALOW IS AVAILABLE 

AT THE GREVILLE ALMSHOUSES

MILL LANE

In the Parish of EASTRY in the County of KENT

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Notice is given that a vacancy exists for a two bedroomed bungalow.

Persons of good character of not less than 50 years of age who have resided in the Parish of Eastry for not less than five years (or, former long-term residents of Eastry) are eligible for appointment.

(A couple may be appointed).

Application forms are available from the secretary to the Trustees, or can be downloaded here from the Eastry Parish Council Web-site www.eastrypc.co.ukand must be returned to:

Secretary to the Trustees: Mrs. S Wells

3 Gore Terrace

Gore Road, Eastry

Sandwich CT13 0LS

01304 614320

on or before THURSDAY 15th February 2018

 (1) Residents are required to contribute a weekly sum towards the cost of maintaining the almshouses.

(2) Canvassing of the Trustees or Officers is strictly forbidden.

Failure to comply with this requirement will preclude an applicant from selection.

http://www.eastrypc.co.uk/news.asp#A_TWO_BEDROOMED_BUNGALOW

Avian Influenza Alert

Kent has earned a hard-won reputation for tough and effective biosecurity to protect plant, animal and human health.

Avian influenza (or bird flu) has recently been confirmed in wild birds in Dorset and Warwickshire, with an ‘avian influenza prevention zone’ now declared covering England.

It is vital that we all remain vigilant and report any wild birds found dead without obvious cause (especially wildfowl such as swans, geese and ducks) to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

Any unexplained deaths amongst captive birds, such as poultry or gamebirds, should also be reported to the Animal and Plant Health Agency on 03000 20 03 01.

For further information please contact Tony Harwood

See the article on the EPC website: http://www.eastrypc.co.uk/news.asp#Avian_Influenza

Power Cut Advice

 

 

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

People are advised to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

UK Power Networks provide extra help to customers on their Priority Service Register during a power cut.  Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register.  You can find out more information about the UK Power Networks’ Priority Service on their website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

Volunteer Support Wardens Wanted!

Are you passionate, enthusiastic and up for a new challenge?  Do you like meeting new people, want to learn new skills and provide valuable support to local residents?  Kent County Council, working in conjunction with the Kent Association of Local Councils are recruiting Volunteer Support Warden’s in selected areas.  The role will be challenging but rewarding and you’ll be making a real difference to local communities. For more information and to find out which areas this role is being launched contact Community Wardens on 03000 413455 or visit:

Volunteer as a support warden

 

Online Crime & Incident Reporting

The public can now report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions ONLINE directly to us through our website (www.kent.police.uk). Once a report is made to us online, the user will receive a unique reference number and a return email confirming receipt.

We are promoting both as a test/pilot at this stage. At the end of each form is the opportunity for the public making a report to give us feedback on using the forms.

The overall aim is to provide another choice for how the public can report crime or incidents as well as try to reduce the number of people calling 101 on non-urgent issues that could easily be dealt with through digital contact (which increasingly a lot of people prefer and have asked us to provide).

 

Planning Application for Up To 50 Dwellings On Land At Gore Lane

DOV/17/01114

Outline application for up to 50 dwellings (comprising up to 35 market dwellings and up to 15 social rented dwellings), new public footpaths, associated landscaping and creation of access (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of development to be reserved). | Land at, Gore Lane, Eastry

Following the Parish Council Planning Meeting on Monday 16th October an extension has been granted by Dover District Council for comments on the above application.  If you would like to make a comment please contact Dover District Planning department, https://planning.dover.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage  or you can write to DDC Planning, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover CT16 3PJ. Comments must be in by Friday 17th November 2017

Sarah Wells

Clerk to Eastry Parish Council

01304 614320

Kent Trading Standards Fraud – Neighbourhood Watch Warning

Kent Trading Standards warn residents about criminals pretending to be Trading Standards officers to defraud vulnerable victims out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

How the fraud works 

The criminal visits or calls residents who have previously been victims of crime claiming to be a Trading Standards officer using false identification.

They tell the resident that following a Trading Standards investigation into their previous complaint they are entitled to compensation.

They tell the resident they need to pay some money to release the compensation awarded by the Court.

Some residents are being told they must also pay the VAT that wasn’t paid from the original crime

What to do

Tell the caller you need to speak to a friend or relative and hang up.

If they are at your door politely say you need to speak to a friend or relative and close the door.

REMEMBER: Trading Standards will NEVER ask for cash and you would NEVER be asked to pay money to receive compensation.  

WARNING: Telephone callers may insist you hang up and check their ID by calling a number they give to you.  This is part of the fraud. Criminals stay on the line and pretend to be Trading Standards to verify the caller.  Report these calls to Kent Police at your local Police station.

Residents that have previously been victims of doorstep crime are particularly at risk so please warn neighbours, friends and/or relatives if you think they may be targeted.

PSE 59727 Andrew Judd

Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer,

for South East Kent Police. 

Police Station,Tufton Street, Ashford, Kent,TN23 1BT 

Internal 092151

External 01233 896151

Mobile 07980965236 

andrew.judd2@kent.pnn.police.uk

 

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