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Monday, 23 March 2015

Attempted Burglary in Breach Lane - Theft from a Vehicle in Crosier Court

Hartlip Newington & Upchurch Ward

Crime Number: 
just after 1:00am on 21st of March there was an attempted burglary at stables just off Breach Lane Upchurch.

Crime Number: XY/009336/15
Between midnight and 5:00am on 18th of March there was a theft from a vehicle parked in Crosier Court Upchurch. A set of crab claw cutters with hydraulic power pack & lines, a fireman's uniform, an axe and a red EM650 generator were stolen.

If you have any information that could help investigators please contact Kent Police on telephone number 101 and quote the relevant crime number above.

For more information on crime prevention visit:

Kent Police Neighbourhood Watch

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Holywell School Welcome Children from Ferques

This week Holywell school welcomed children from our twin village of Ferques and its commune in France.

On Thursday 19th of March 52 excited year 5 & 6 French children arrived by coach at 9:00am. The visitors quickly settled down in the school hall with hot bacon rolls & orange squash and were reintroduced to their English counterparts, some of whom have already been pen-pals and friends over the internet.

Various exercises were attempted at the tables where the children both English and French, boys & girls were deliberately mixed up and given simple language based tasks to complete, this continued throughout the day interspersed with games outside.

After lunch a delightful bi-lingual singing session was organised before the children boarded their coach to return home.

For me it was nice to meet my counterpart M Christian Finance who is Le President (Chairman) of our French Jumelage (Twinning Group).

Upchurch Twinning group are already busy planning more activities for the slightly older ones amongst us later in the year and another visit by our children to France is also planned for this autumn.

Watch this space!

You can read more about Upchurch Twinning Group at the link: here

Mike Johnson Chairman
Upchurch Jumelage

Monday, 16 March 2015

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Motorcycle Stolen - London Road

Hartlip Newington & Upchurch Ward

Crime Number: XY/009025/15

Between 15th and 16th of March a Peugeot Motorcycle Registration number: GN61 FTV was stolen from London Road Upchurch.

If you have any information that could help investigators please contact Kent Police on telephone number 101 and quote the relevant crime number above.

For more information on crime prevention visit:

Kent Police Neighbourhood Watch

Friday, 13 March 2015

Upchurch Darby and Joan Easter Bazaar - Celebrating 65 Years of the Club

Congratulations to Upchurch Darby and Joan who this year are celebrating the 65th anniversary of the club.

The Easter Bazaar will make up part of the celebrations and takes place on Wednesday the 1st of April at Upchurch Village Hall.

Open to all ages with FREE ENTRY it starts at 10:00am until 12:00pm.

There will be the usual Raffles and other Attractions with Homemade Cakes, Tea and Bric a Brac.

All are welcome. Please come along and support this event.

Janet Gilbert

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Q & A Session - Application for Change of Use of Land at Woodgers Wharf

Work was undertaken at end of 2014 by the Son and Wife of previous owner Peter Woodger to crush the enormous pile of concrete beams left at the site after Mr Woodgers death in May 2013.

Walderslade based company WCB Utilities are inviting residents along to an informal question and answer session at the Brown Jug on Wednesday the 25th of March, between 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

WCB are a Utility & Civil Engineer Contractor working in Gas Main Replacement and have submitted a planing application to Swale Borough Council for change of use for the land known locally as Woodgers Wharf.

In a letter to residents the company say they have outgrown their present yard and give a brief insight of their current business and vehicle fleet movements. They say they plan to use the site for the storage of pipe fittings and equipment, office space and parking.

An assurance is also given that at no time do they intend using the site for tipping purposes as it has been in the past.

At the time of posting this we were unable to find the planning application to view online.

Their letter says they would be pleased to answer any questions you may have in person on the 25th or you can telephone Secretary Lee Hillman on: 07880 710095.

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