Christmas Recycling and Rubbish Collections

DDC_LogoThere will be no collection on Boxing Day, so if Monday is your usual collection day please put your bins out on the Tuesday instead. Collections due from Monday 26 December to Friday 30 December will all move to the next day and will run from Tuesday 27 December to Saturday 1 January.

Please check below for full details:

Normal collection day                                                        Revised collection day

Monday 26 December will be collected on………………      Tuesday 27 December

Tuesday 27 December will be collected on……………..      Wednesday 28 December

Wednesday 28 December will be collected on……….        Thursday 29 December

Thursday 29 December will be collected on……………       Friday 30 December

Friday 30 December will be collected on…………………      Saturday 31 December

Garden Waste

There will be no garden waste collections from Monday 26 December to Friday 6 January 2017.

Christmas Trees

We offer a real Christmas tree recycling service to all our garden waste subscribers, just place your tree out on your normal garden waste day between Monday 9 January to Friday 3 February 2017.

Kent Police: Operation Castle

RingmasterLogoOperation Castle – the seasonal anti-burglary campaign runs from 31st October 2016 until 13 January 2017. We’ll be posting and tweeting messages on our social media channels to help keep Kent safe during the winter months and we would be very grateful if you could follow us and share our messages. Parish Councils have been sent some posters to display locally, these are also available on the Kent Police website.

Kent Against Burglary

Most of us lock our homes before going out or going to bed, but do you also:
. use timer switches on lights and radios to make it look like you’re home?
. store car keys and cash/handbags somewhere safe and out of sight?
. security-mark and photograph important items to help identify them if needed?
. use a safe to store gold jewellery – or better still, a safety deposit box at your bank?

Burglars will seek out an opportunity if they can. Let’s work together to limit their chances. For more tips to keep your home and important items safe, visit, find us on Facebook or follow @kent_police on Twitter.

Dealing with unexpected visitors

Do your elderly parents, neighbours or friends worry about bogus callers? Would they know what to do if an unexpected visitor calls?
You can support them by visiting our tips on protecting your home and what to do if someone unexpected stops by.

If you need us to send you any printed posters, please contact
Also see the Eastry Parish Council Website at



Sporting Events to Raise Funds for Kent Association for the Blind


We would be most grateful if you could include a few words on the parish website about two brilliant sporting events that will raise vitally needed funds for Kent Association for the Blind. We thought your readers would love to hear about how they can take part.

The first you may never have heard of and is called ‘The Virtual Cycle Ride’ and is a 24-mile cycle ride (on a route of your choosing over as many days as you want). You can take part as an individual or as a team, on a static bike at the gym, or outside in the park. The second is much more well-known: The London Marathon. We have several bond places that we can offer to interested runners for Team KAB.

So if there are any budding runners or cyclists out there, please visit the website or contact Amy: 01622 691357

Please see more information below, and if you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Many thanks

Laurie McShea


Kent Association for the Blind are looking for people to take part in the 2017 London Marathon and raise vital funds for the charity.

By taking part in this event you are doing something amazing for our charity; not only raising awareness of sight loss but also raising much needed funds for us to be able to continue our work supporting visually impaired people in the local area. The fundraising team is here to support you meet your pledge amount and can offer you fundraising ideas, personalised materials and resources. In the new year we will be organising a runners’ night at our Sight Centre in Maidstone which is a great opportunity to learn more about our work and meet the other runners on Team KAB.

Kent Association for the Blind supports visually impaired people to live independent lives. We work with people of all ages from toddlers and teenagers right through to people in their nineties and beyond. KAB offers a range of services including mobility training, a digital Talking News service, advice and guidance and courses in Assistive Technology. We provide an entirely bespoke service which is tailored to the individual’s needs. We support over 11,000 people across the region and last year we received 2,450 new referrals to our service.

Laurie McShea | Fundraiser | Kent Association for the Blind |

72 College Road | Maidstone | Kent | ME15 6SJ | T: 01622 691357 | Registered Charity 1062354 | Company 03339912 

Supporting sight impaired people to live independent lives

To donate to KAB online please click here