Volunteer Support Wardens

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 are recruiting Volunteer Support Warden’s in your area.  The role will be challenging but rewarding and you’ll be making a real difference to local communities. For more information and to find about this role visit our website Volunteer as a support warden  or contact Community Wardens on 03000 413455.


Small Grant Applications 2018/19


Small Grant applications are invited from village organisations and groups. Applications can only be accepted from groups with a fully-constituted committee and a bank account in the group’s name. Applicants should be aware that only applications which serve members of the local community will be considered. Application must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 16th Nov 2018.  Grant allocation will be decided and payments made by 14th Dec 2018.

For the Microsoft Office Word version, click [here]

For the Adobe Acrobat pdf version, click [here]

or contact the Clerk to the Parish Council, Mrs Sarah Wells, on: 01304 614320.

You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here. A free Microsoft Word Viewer is no longer available from Microsoft.

Completed applications should reach the Clerk no later than Friday 16th November, 2018.

Grant allocation will be decided and payments made by 14th December 2018.

Latest Information On Care And Support

Independent guide to care and support in Kent – a crucial time for information

A new, updated, independent care services directory has been published today which gives readers crucial information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Kent.

You may have seen there’s a huge amount in the media at the moment about the crisis in social care. If you’re growing concerned about your care options, or just want some more information on what your choices may be, this directory can help. With information to help you understand your options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the Kent Care Services Directory can support you to make informed decisions.

The new edition of the independent publication and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Kent. It includes how to stay independent for as long as possible, the different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider. It also offers guidance on important issues such as paying for care and what financial assistance may be available from the local authority. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Kent, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

For a free copy of the Kent Care Services Directory contact Care Choices on 01223 207770. The directory will be available throughout the region from outlets including carers’ centres, hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. It can be downloaded from www.carechoices.co.uk and is also available in spoken word.

Robert Chamberlain, Managing Director of the directory’s publisher, Care Choices, commented: “This is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering short or long-term care in Kent, and contains vital information to help people decide what type of care and support is best for them.

“With the current crisis in social care, finding a care service for yourself or a loved one that meets their needs and is affordable can be a daunting and unfamiliar task. This new independent directory has been compiled to help people understand the process and offer them reassurance at every step of their journey.”

Care Choices is the UK’s largest independent publisher for social care and adults with additional needs. It is also the largest publisher of care directories for local authorities in England.

Eastry Website and Blog Go “Secure”

Both the Eastry Parish Council Website and the EPC Blog now use secure https:// browsing.

Using 256-bit SHA-2 encryption and 2048-bit signing algorithm designed by the US National Security Agency, and built using a specialised (classified) block cipher, the website and Blog are now as secure as possible from malicious attack.

You can feel safe in the knowledge that whilst connected to our site any data you share with us is secure.

Costa Coffee Voucher Scam

A fake Costa Coffee voucher scam is catching people out on Whatsapp and allowing criminals to steal personal data.

The new scam starts with Whatsapp users receiving an offer for a £75 voucher in celebration of Costa’s 50th birthday. Victims are then asked to enter personal information before they can access the ‘voucher’.

Costa has confirmed the message is a scam. If you get this message, do not click on the link and do not enter any personal information. 

PSE 59727 Andrew Judd

Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer

South East Kent Police

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

Tel: 01233 896151 / Mobile 07584 164 348