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 ( 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


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,  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


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New User Accounts and Hacking Prevention

As with many websites on the Internet there are, in any one day, hundreds of “attacks” on the Eastry website and Blog – attempting to take over and spread malicious content.

There are a number of measures in place to help prevent such things happening. One of which is a ban on new users registering an account if their email is on a ‘ban’ list. These prospective registrants will receive a message that says they cannot register. If you are a genuine subscriber and receive this message then you should contact the Webmaster, or the Parish Clerk immediately by email. You can then be added as a subscriber.

It is a pity that this is necessary, but I hope you see that faced with constant attack we must do this to protect the site and the information it holds for those in the Parish and elsewhere.

The Webmaster