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Halloween Safety Message

Halloween Safety Message

Posted Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 12:41 PM

Halloween Safety Message from our Community Warden Jon Lodge
Halloween safety advice
If your going to be out trick or treating there’s a few thing to remember.
- Make sure you go with an adult and your parent or carer knows you’re going and when to expect you back .
- Respect posters asking you not to trick or treat at someone’s house .
- always stay it your group ,don’t trick or treat alone .
- Eggs and flour are for baking. Don’t throw them .
- Be careful out on dark roads .
- Have a great fun evening, stay safe and look out for each other .

Places And Policies  Plan Submittes

Places And Policies Plan Submittes

Posted Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 12:31 PM

NOTIFICATION FROM FOLKESTONE AND HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 The Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012
We submitted our Places and Policies Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 28 September 2018 for independent examination.
You can see the plans at folkestone-hythe. Gov. Uk/planning/planning-policy/local-plan/places-policies
The Documents include:
• The Folkestone & Hythe District Places and Policies Local Plan (Submission Draft)
• Proposed Changes to Policies Map
• Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment
• Representations made in response to the Folkestone & Hythe District Places and Policies Local Plan consultation which took place between February and March 2018
• Consultation Statement
• Duty to Co-operate Statement
• Documents about the Local Plan’s evidence base
You can also see hard copies of the Plan and associated documents at local libraries across the district and the council offices in Folkestone. You’ll find addresses and opening times attached with this letter.
The Plan will now be independently examined by the Planning Inspectorate This is a continuous process that runs from the date of submission through to time the Planning Inspector’s report is received.
Part of this process will involve hearings where those invited to attend will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised by the Planning Inspector. We will advertise the details of the examination process once they are confirmed, put them on our website and send them to people who have responded to the Plan.
This Notice is given in accordance with regulation 22(3) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Protect Yourself Against Fraud

Protect Yourself Against Fraud

Posted Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 12:06 PM

Protect yourself
Don’t become a victim of fraud, follow these top tips from ‘take five to stop fraud’:
• A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted by.
• Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
• Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
• Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother’s maiden name), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Be mindful of who you trust – criminals may try and trick you into their confidence by telling you that you’ve been a victim of fraud. Criminals often use this to draw you into the conversation, to scare you into acting and revealing security details. Remember, criminals can also make any telephone number appear on your phone handset so even if you recognise it or it seems authentic, do not use it as verification they are genuine.
• Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot; they would never ask you to transfer money into another account for fraud reasons. Remember to stop and take time to carefully consider your actions. A genuine bank or some other trusted organisation won’t rush you or mind waiting if you want time to think.
• If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Criminals may lull you into a false sense of security when you are out and about or rely on your defences being down when you’re in the comfort of your own home. They may appear trustworthy, but they may not be who they claim to be.
• Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. It’s easy to feel embarrassed when faced with unexpected or complex conversations. But it’s okay to stop the discussion if you do not feel in control of it.

Kent Police Witness Appeal

Kent Police Witness Appeal

Posted Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 11:51 AM

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses after a report of a serious sexual assault in Folkestone.

The incident is reported to have happened in the Garden of Remembrance, Sandgate Road, between 12. 15am and 1. 03am on Saturday 6 October 2018.

The suspect is described as being of medium height, of a muscular build with short, dark hair. He was wearing a coat with badges on and is believed to have been travelling in a silver four door saloon car.

Officers believe the victim, a 16-year-old girl, had spoken to the suspect earlier in the evening.

They would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and recognises the description of the suspect or the car.

A 19-year-old man from Margate has been arrested in connection with the incident. He has been bailed until Sunday 28 October 2018 while enquiries continue.

If you can help please phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference number ZY/59598/18.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.

Household Waste Recycling Consultation

Household Waste Recycling Consultation

Posted Friday 21 Sep 2018 15:40 PM

Kent County Council are seeking your views on the proposal to charge for soil,rubble, hardcore and plasterboard waste. The consultation is open between 6th and 1st November.
Visit kent. Gov. Uk/wasteconsultation and have your say

Flu Vaccines Available

Flu Vaccines Available

Posted Monday 17 Sep 2018 10:03 AM

Newly available flu vaccine this winter could prevent 700 deaths, over 2000 hospitalisations and 30,000 GP consultations in those aged 65 and over in England
New vaccine becomes available as records show more than 200 patients were admitted to intensive care units in the South East last winter due to flu.
Delegates on the final day of the Public Health England (PHE) conference, being held at Warwick University today, heard that a more effective flu vaccine for those aged 65 and over this winter has the potential to prevent deaths and significantly reduce the burden on the NHS.
The new vaccine comes as records show there were at least 227 admissions to hospital intensive care units across the South East due to influenza last flu season (2017/18), compared to 49 admissions the previous season (2016/17). Throughout the 2017/18 season, intensive care unit admissions were seen particularly amongst older adults.
Nationally, the vaccine, available for the first time this year in the UK for those aged 65 and over, could reduce GP consultations due to flu by 30,000, hospitalisations by over 2000 and prevent over 700 deaths in England, alleviating some of the health burden that seasonal flu places on the population, workplaces and the NHS. [1]
Across the South East, hundreds of thousands of people aged over 65 are set to benefit from the improved vaccine, with 72. 6% (1,27,467) of people in this age group taking up the offer of flu vaccine in the region last flu season.
The newly available ‘adjuvanted’ vaccine is expected to significantly boost effectiveness by improving the body’s immune response to the vaccine. This is important because typically older adults’ bodies do not respond as well to the flu vaccine due to their naturally weaker immune systems. Older adults are also more likely to suffer complications from flu.
The broader flu vaccination programme will also be improved by offering eligible adults under 65, including pregnant women and those with long term health conditions a ‘quadrivalent’ vaccine in injected form, which protects against two strains of flu A and two strains of flu B. Last year, adults either received the trivalent or quadrivalent vaccine.
The quadrivalent vaccine contains two strains of Flu A and two strains of Flu B, as recommended by WHO. The main strains that circulated last winter were Flu A(H3N2), which largely affects older people, and Flu B.
PHE is in particular encouraging pregnant women; no matter how many weeks along they are, to get their vaccine from their GP, pharmacist or midwife this winter to protect them and their baby. Last year vaccine uptake was 47% in women who were expecting.
Dr Alison Barnett, Interim Centre Director for PHE South East, said:
“Our figures show that flu is not to be underestimated – every winter the virus makes hundreds of people seriously ill in the South East. While we can never fully predict how the virus will affect the population each year, the best protection we have against it is the flu vaccine.
“This is why we’re scaling up the programme this year by giving additional protection to all eligible adults and offering it to more children.
“I encourage anyone who is eligible to take up the offer of their free vaccine; it is there to protect you and the rest of your family from a potentially very serious illness. ”
The vaccination programme will also be improved by extending the nasal spray vaccine offering to primary school children in year 5 (650,000 extra children), meaning the vaccine will be offered to children in years reception, 1, 2,3, 4 and 5. The programme will eventually roll out to all primary school children.
Children tend to be ‘super spreaders’ of flu, so protecting them is crucial for protecting the rest of the population.
Dr Shahed Ahmad, Medical Director for Hampshire Thames Valley NHS England South East Region, said:
“Last winter we saw a particularly harmful flu season and it placed a very serious burden on NHS resources. We know this year that staff will continue to do a fantastic job to ‘Help us Help You’ and minimise the spread of flu and help those who are most vulnerable to the virus. Health and social care workers are also urged to take up the vaccine to protect themselves, their families and the patients they care for. ”
The flu vaccine will be available from early October. PHE’s annual flu marketing campaign will launch 8 October and will target at risk audiences including pregnant women, parents of children aged 2-3 and adults with long term conditions. The campaign will be one of the first to roll out under the newly launched ‘Help Us Help You’ brand. ‘Help Us Help You’ encourages people to take appropriate actions (be that getting the flu vaccination or accessing the appropriate service) to better enable the NHS to help them.
Eligible adults are encouraged to get their free vaccine from their local general practice or pharmacy before the end of November to protect themselves and their families before flu reaches its seasonal peak. It is the single best way to protect against a potentially very serious illness.
As well as getting the vaccine, practising good hand hygiene by catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue, throwing it away and washing your hands after can help limit its spread – catch it, bin it, kill it.

Beware of websites promising cash for your phone

Beware of websites promising cash for your phone

Posted Sunday 19 Aug 2018 14:59 PM

We have received reports of people using mobile-buying websites to sell their mobile phones, only to find that they have been scammed out of their money and their phone.

How it works
• The consumer contacts a trader through a mobile-buying website and provides the brand and make of the mobile they would like to sell.
• The trader sends a reasonable quote which the consumer accepts and the consumer sends their phone to the trader.
• The trader emails the consumer alleging there is internal damage/external scratches and reduces the offer to a minimal amount.
• The consumer refuses the offer and asks for their phone back.
• The trader will only return the phone if the consumer pays for postage which is a significant amount.
• Consumers who paid for postage never received their phone back; losing all their postage money and their phone.
Before using a mobile-buying company, take the following steps:
• Look for a green padlock in your browser's URL bar. Genuine websites will have a web URL that begins with https://
• Look out for spelling and punctuation errors. Often English is not the first language of scammers
• Read reviews on review websites and on social media
• Read the small print - find out how long you have to accept or reject a quote and whether you have to pay for your phone to be returned if you reject it.
• Check the company has published contact details, including a phone number and an address
Visit our website for more advice on how to protect yourself from scams

Beware of Bogus SSAFA collectors

Beware of Bogus SSAFA collectors

Posted Sunday 05 Aug 2018 18:15 PM

We have received reports of bogus collectors claiming to work for the Armed Forces charity, formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), In the Dover and Folkestone area.

SSAFA does not conduct door to door collections.

NEVER agree to work or pay cash to someone you have just met on your doorstep.

If you feel afraid or threatened by a doorstep caller, phone 999. For non-urgent calls, phone Kent Police 101.

If someone knocks on your door claiming to work for SSAFA, report it to SSAFA directly on 01622 792363.

Have you fallen victim to a doorstep criminal? Report it to us.


COSTA COFFEE SCAM

COSTA COFFEE SCAM

Posted Sunday 05 Aug 2018 14:41 PM

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.

Latest News letter

Latest News letter

Posted Monday 23 Jul 2018 11:46 AM

The latest edition of the Lympne Newsletter is now available. Please click on the link on the home page.

Door step criminals

Door step criminals

Posted Monday 09 Jul 2018 11:33 AM

Want to report a doorstep criminal. Beware of doorstep criminals selling household cleaning products
We have received reports of doorstep criminals attempting to sell household cleaning products in Kent. Purchasing goods from a doorstep caller can lead to you being overcharged for poor quality products. Never agree to work or pay cash to someone you have just met on your doorstep.
If you feel afraid or threatened by a doorstep caller, phone 999. For non-urgent calls, phone Kent Police on 101.
Please look out for neighbours and report any suspicious doorstep callers to us. Report it
For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact
Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

LORRY PARK SURVEY

LORRY PARK SURVEY

Posted Monday 09 Jul 2018 11:27 AM

The online survey closes on the 22nd of July regarding public opinion on the Lorry park. Please take the time to visit the site and add your comments. Past the following link into your preferred browser.

https://highwaysengland. Citizenspace. Com/he/solutions-to-operation-stack/consultation/intro/

Latest Newsletter

Latest Newsletter

Posted Tuesday 26 Jun 2018 12:25 PM

The latest edition of the Lympne Newsletter is now available. Click the link on the home page.

Criminal Damage

Criminal Damage

Posted Wednesday 20 Jun 2018 12:20 PM

Criminal Damage Stone Street Lympne
We have received reports from a resident that a a car was damaged on the morning of Monday 18th June. This was in the area of the roadworks in Stone Street junction with Harman Avenue. A male was seen in the area of the vehicle with a garden fork protruding from a bag and this person is sought in connection with the damage to assist with enquiries.
It is believed that other cars may have been damaged. If you have any information please contact Kent police on 101 or speak with the local KCC Warden Jon Lodge on 07969583915.

JUNE NEWSLETTER

Posted Thursday 24 May 2018 11:26 AM

The June edition of the newsletter is now available on at the following link or if the link does not work search for Lympne parish council on the web
http://www. Lympnepc. Kentparishes. Gov. Uk/2018/05/24/june-2018/

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Posted Wednesday 23 May 2018 11:36 AM

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Our district Councillors, Michael Lyons and Paul Peacock have funding opportunities for established community groups and schools. If you have a group who are looking to improve facilities or need some new equipment which will benefit your group then please contact them via Hythe town Council and they will provide information on how you can apply for funding

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Posted Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:52 PM

ROAD WORKS STONE STREET JUNCTION WITH A20 NEWINGREEN
I would like to inform residents that the road works at the above location were a surprise to the Parish Council as well as the residents we had no prior notification.
I have contacted KCC who informed me that this was part of the Find@fix programme and they had to act almost immediately due to the road being in a dangerous state.
HOWEVER- the good news is that the junction should reopen at the end of today. I have also confirmed that Stage Coach will be informed to ensure the bus service is reinstated for the rest of the week

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

Posted Thursday 10 May 2018 12:09 PM

A REMINDER THAT THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING TAKES PLACE THIS EVENING AT 730PM

Lympne Parish Meeting

Posted Tuesday 08 May 2018 09:17 AM

Lympne Parish Meeting will take place on Thursday 10th May at 730pm at the Village Hall. All electors are welcome.

CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE

CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE

Posted Monday 09 Apr 2018 13:55 PM

Your guide to crime prevention – Home and Garden Security

Protect your Garden

• Maintain hedges and fences to prevent unwanted visitors from entering your garden
• Close your garden gate and lock it from the inside
• Store bins and ladders carefully so they can’t be used as climbing aids
• Store tools and equipment somewhere secure after use so they don’t get stolen or used to break into your home
• Secure sheds and garages with suitable locks and consider fitting shed alarms and security lights
• Disable lawn mowers and other large machinery when not in use and chain items together or to a solid anchor point
• Security mark valuable items – taking photographs and recording details such as serial numbers and identifying marks can also help to identify items if they get lost or stolen.
• Consider registering valuables on a property database such as www. Immobilise. Com

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