Lyminge Village Churches Crime

Lyminge Village Churches Crime

Posted Monday 14 Jan 2019 12:02 PM

Men being sought after two churches burgled in Lyminge
Following criminal damage reported at two Lyminge churches, officers have issued images of two people they would like to identify as they may be able to assist in the investigation.
It was reported that between 4. 30pm and 5. 30pm on Sunday 6 January 2019, a burglary took place at the Lyminge Parish Church of St Mary and St Ethelburga in Church Road.
During the burglary, items including church wardens’ staffs and bottles of alter wine were reportedly taken, but later found nearby in a damaged state. A fire extinguisher was also let off inside a room and five windows were broken.
Between 4pm and 6. 06pm on the same day, damage was caused to the front door of Lyminge Methodist Church in Church Road as well as three of its side windows, and a further 11 panels of lead-lined glass. Within the grounds the plant pots, bins and water butts had been tipped over.
Currently officers are treating the two incidents as linked. People with information regarding either of the reports, or if they recognise the two people in the images, are asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting the relevant reference number.
Please quote 46/3907/19 for Lyminge Parish Church and 46/3929/19 for Lyminge Methodist Church.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.

Please check the Kent Police Website for details

Kent Police participating in drink and drug driving campaign

Kent Police participating in drink and drug driving campaign

Posted Monday 17 Dec 2018 13:11 PM

Motorists are being urged to drive safely during the festive period as part of a national campaign targeting those who take the real risk of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Starting on 1 December officers from Kent Police will be out in force across the county, following an intelligence led approach to target those who recklessly drink and drug drive.
They will be proactively patrolling and targeting high risk locations to identify and prosecute motorists who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Officers will be carrying out breath tests, roadside drug swipes and field impairment tests at all times during the day and night to ensure those who break the law are arrested, charged and put before the courts.
Sergeant Ben Brennan from Kent Police’s Roads Policing Unit said: ‘At this time of year we know everyone wants to go out and enjoy themselves but we ask people to do so responsibly and to make arrangements to get home safely.
‘Drivers are not only risking their own life, but the lives of their passengers as well as other innocent motorists or pedestrians.
‘As always our message remains the same - there is no excuse for driving under the influence. ’

Latest News letter from Kent Police Rural Policing Team

Latest News letter from Kent Police Rural Policing Team

Posted Friday 14 Dec 2018 14:35 PM

To read the latest news from the Kent Rural Policing Team copy and paste the following link into your favoured browser. . .
http://www. Lympnepc. Kentparishes. Gov. Uk/2018/12/14/latest-news-letter-from-kent-police-rural-policing-team/

Kent Police Appeal

Kent Police Appeal

Posted Friday 14 Dec 2018 12:06 PM

Assault victim in hospital after disturbance at Folkestone bar

A disturbance at a bar in Folkestone has left a man with serious injuries and officers have arrested two men.

The victim in his 40s remains in hospital after it was reported that on Saturday 8 December 2018 at around 11. 20pm he was assaulted by two men inside Gillespies in Harbour Road.

Two men from Folkestone, aged 50 and 27, were arrested on Wednesday 12 December 2018 on suspicion of assault and have been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Detectives at Kent Police would like to hear from witnesses. Anyone who saw what happened or has information should call 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/21388/18. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Posted Monday 10 Dec 2018 14:03 PM


Lympne Parish Councillors met with Homes England, Folkestone, Hythe and District Council landowners representatives and representatives from Farrell and Arcadis Consultants on December 5th 2018 to discuss the future of the Airfield and to receive updates on planning.
Homes England were advised of the strong feelings expressed by residents at the Lympne Public Meeting held in October.
Homes England’s representative, Stephen Baldry, has recently taken over the role from the previous representative. We discussed the issues raised by residents regarding current access to the Airfield, future use, future development plans, long term lease of the Airfield and maintenance issues as well as the matter of recognition of its heritage and accessibility for all residents and the wider population. The matter of the concrete bollards is still not resolved despite repeated efforts by Lympne Parish Council, and Homes England advised they are in place to prevent illegal entry by vehicles from outside of the Parish. This was strongly refuted as a reason for maintaining the bollards, as not only is it impossible for any vehicle to gain access there but this has not occurred in 30 years.
Homes England have agreed to consider the issues raised and contact the Council soon.
Other representatives at the meeting confirmed that planning permission for the Otterpool New town will be submitted to the planning department at our District Council in January 2019.
A number of public consultations will be announced in the New Year.

Could you be a Parish Councillor

Could you be a Parish Councillor

Posted Tuesday 27 Nov 2018 12:44 PM

Elections for local Parish Councils take place next year in May. Will post more information as it becomes available but, in the meantime, if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor and want to make a difference in your community please have a look at the following link. (cut and Paste into your browser)

https://www. Kentalc. Gov. Uk/Becoming_a_Local_Councillor_22718. Aspx

If you want any further information please contact the Lympne Parish Clerk at lympnepc@outlook. Com or the contact button on this site.



Posted Tuesday 27 Nov 2018 11:34 AM

With the run up to Christmas many of you may be tempted to buy online in the next few days, please see below for advice on how to shop on line safely:

How to shop online safely. . .
Software updates
Make sure you’ve installed the latest software & app updates. Criminals use weaknesses in software to attack your devices and steal information, such as your payment details.

Email accounts
Use a strong, separate password for your email account. Criminals can use your email to access other online accounts, such as those you use for online shopping.

Don’t click on a link in an unexpected email or text. The volume of online shopping related phishing emails increases significantly during the holiday period. Remember, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Payment methods
Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www. Cyberaware. Gov. Uk.

Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Posted Tuesday 27 Nov 2018 11:32 AM

This is to alert you to the opportunity to feed into a national review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
When announcing the review Environment Secretary Michael Gove said:

‘For so many of us our love for nature is intrinsically linked with our protected landscapes, from holidays spent in National Parks to weekend rambles across our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We want to ensure the people who live, work in and visit these cherished places have a say in their future. As we look afresh at these precious landscapes, I look forward to hearing from everyone who shares an interest in conserving and enhancing them for the next generation. ’
We have been made aware of this Call for Evidence because KALC is represented on the Kent Downs AONB Joint Advisory Committee. We hope that you might take the time to respond to the Call for Evidence.

To find out more and complete the form please follow this link https://www. Gov. Uk/government/news/public-to-have-say-on-new-national-parks. The deadline for responses is 18 December.



Posted Tuesday 27 Nov 2018 11:24 AM

A consultation started today on the draft Kent County Council Libraries, Registration and Archives strategy for the next three years, including a proposal to tier libraries and review library opening hours.

As you may have seen in the local media, Kent County Council is looking at the future direction of Library, Registration and Archive services so that we can build a sustainable service for the future that maximises the positive benefits it can deliver.

The public consultation will run from today to 29 January 2019 and we wanted you to be aware of this and encourage you to consider the draft strategy as we are keen for feedback from your perspective. We want to hear everyone’s views before a formal decision is taken.

The draft strategy and the consultation questionnaire can be found online at www. Kent. Gov. Uk/lrastrategy or paper copies are available in all Kent Libraries, Register Offices & Gateways.

We will also be running 20 drop-in sessions across the county in libraries where people can come and speak to our team about the proposals. You will find all the dates and times of these online.



Posted Tuesday 27 Nov 2018 11:20 AM

Bogus caller in Folkestone
Kent Police officers are reminding residents to be alert to bogus callers following a suspicious incident in Folkestone.
At around 6pm on Thursday 22 November 2018 a man is reported to have knocked on the door of a property in Broadfield Road and pushed his way inside, claiming to be from the water board.
The victim, in his 80s, told police that the man went into his kitchen and turned on the taps before he was able to usher him back outside.
Inspector Julien Lawton from the Community Safety Unit in Folkestone said: ‘Incidents like this are extremely worrying and whilst nothing was believed to have been stolen, we question the legitimacy of this caller.
‘We strongly urge all residents to be careful about who they let into their homes. Please don’t allow anyone you don’t know or were not expecting to enter your property. Don’t be afraid to ask them for identification and check they are genuine first before allowing them inside.
‘We understand this is sometimes difficult and vulnerable people are often targets for bogus callers. With this in mind we ask you to be vigilant and look out for your neighbours who may be more at risk than you.
‘In this instance the victim was not expecting anyone from the water board and luckily nothing was taken. The man he described was around 5ft 9ins tall, white, clean shaven and of medium build. He was wearing a light-coloured duffle coat and a light-coloured hat. He didn’t appear to have any ID and wasn’t wearing a uniform.
‘Whilst we make enquiries into this report, we would ask anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible. ’
Witnesses or anyone with information should call Kent Police on the East Kent appeal line 01843 222289 quoting reference 22-1472.
For further advice on bogus callers and distraction burglaries, visit https://www. Kent. Police. Uk/advice/bogus-callers-and-rogue-traders/

Kent Police Appeal

Kent Police Appeal

Posted Tuesday 27 Nov 2018 11:09 AM

Witness appeal following attempted theft of cash machine in Hythe

Detectives investigating the attempted theft of a cash machine in Hythe are appealing for witnesses.

The incident is reported to have taken place at Hythe Service Station, Seabrook Road, Hythe, at 3. 19am on Monday 26 November 2018.

Two men wearing masks were seen trying to remove the ATM from the service station. They left in a white pick-up truck which was being driven by a third man. The vehicle headed towards Hythe.

Officers are following a number of lines of enquiry and are appealing for anyone with information about the attempted theft to come forward.

They would like to speak to people who were in the area at the time and who saw any suspicious people or vehicles, or have dashcam footage that might help the investigation.

If you can help please phone Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting reference 46/12378/18.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Seasonal Crime Advice

Seasonal Crime Advice

Posted Friday 16 Nov 2018 13:20 PM

Thieves are more active in the run up to Christmas , criminals will be on the lookout for any opportunity to help themselves to valuables, so make sure they are not yours .

Out Shopping
• Keep valuables out of sight
• Keep your handbag shut (purse bells are available from Ashford Police Station reception, £1)
• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash
• Make sure no one can see your PIN number as you type it into a cash machine
• If you think a cash machine has been tampered with report it straightaway
• Use a credit/bank card contactless protector (available from Ashford Police Station reception, £1)

At Home
• Lock doors and windows
• Keep presents out of sight
• Don’t leave car keys or handbags near doors or windows
• If you are going away cancel any deliveries and use a timer to switch lights on and off
• Don’t open the door to unexpected callers , use a door chain and check first
• Don’t keep large quantities of cash at home

Your Car
• Keep presents and other valuables out of sight
• Remove portable Sat Navs from your car and clean the windscreen of suction marks
• Never leave keys in the ignition, even for the briefest of moments
• Park in well-lit supervised car parks

Out and About
• Make sure you do not drink too much and leave yourself at risk
• Drinking and driving do not mix - nominate a driver if going out in a group or get a licensed taxi home
• Make sure your drink isn’t tampered with – don’t leave your drink unattended
• If you are offered a high value product at a bargain price it may be stolen or not the real thing – don’t part with your money unless you are sure the source is genuine.

How and when to contact Kent Police
• If there is a threat to life or public safety, or a crime may be in progress dial 999
• To report a crime other than a crime in progress call 101
• Or to report a crime other than a crime in progress go to www. Kent. Police. Uk/reort to report your crime on line.
Stay SAFE……but take care not to let thieves spoil your celebrations

Kent Police Appeal

Kent Police Appeal

Posted Friday 16 Nov 2018 13:16 PM

Dashcam footage sought after fatal collision near Folkestone

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision near Folkestone.

The incident happened at around 6. 45pm on Thursday 15 November 2018 in Canterbury Road, Densole and involved a car and a motorcyclist.

A black E class Mercedes was involved in a collision with a red Yamaha motorbike. The motorcyclist died at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and would also appeal to drivers with dashcam footage to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call SCIU on 01622 798538 quoting reference AW/AH/158/18.

Alternatively email sciu. Td@kent. Pnn. Police. Uk

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

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


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