Welcome to the Eastling Village website
The parish and small village of Eastling are set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the slope of the North Downs 4½ miles to the south-west of Faversham. With the support of Eastling Parish Council, this website provides information on the area, its history and local services.
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Village Hall Partial Re-Opening
he Trustees are considering partially re-opening the Village Hall from Sunday 16th August subject to a full Risk Assessment being agreed and the Re-Opening Checklist being satisfactorily completed.
The Village Hall would only, in the first instance, be available for hire by professional organizations/groups affiliated to regional or national organizations who have separate insurance and can provide their own Risk Assessment for using the Hall.
All Hirers would, in addition, be required to sign (or acknowledge agreement by email) the Hirers Agreement, wherein they accept the normal Conditions of Use along with the new Special Conditions of Hire during COVID-19 as well as the conditions outlined in the VH Risk Assessment.
The Trustees will closely monitor the use of the Hall when it re-opens and will, when they feel the time is appropriate and in line with Government guidance, look to allow more general use of the Hall.
Good News Magazine August 2020
To view the latest edition of the "Good News" magazine click here.
Eastling Food Delivery and Collection Services
Very useful reference source, kindly put together by Andrew Higgs. Click here
Please see the Public Health England update below for 26 March:
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that, as of 9am on 26 March 2020, a total of 104,866 people have been tested, of which 93,208 were confirmed negative and 11,658 were confirmed positive. As of 5pm on 25 March 2020, 578 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.
DHSC will publish updated data on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
on a daily basis each afternoon until further notice. Please be aware that tests are now being prioritised for those who require hospital care for pneumonia or acute respiratory illness – while continuing to investigate outbreaks, ie where several cases are connected, especially in a particular setting such as a care home. This change is being reflected in the surveillance data we report which will monitor, support and inform the public health actions we are taking while no longer providing a running commentary of individual cases, or individual deaths.
The Chancellor has outlined measures to support the self-employed. They will be paid 80% of profits, up to £2,500 a month if affected by the coronavirus outbreak. HM Treasury guidance on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-those-affected-by-covid-19
has also been updated.
The Prime Minister has announced a further £210 million funding to find a coronavirus vaccine. This is the largest single contribution by any country to the key international fund to find a coronavirus vaccine. A news story is on the Downing Street
The government has published guidance
to enable people across the UK people to safely provide essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.
Guidance for households with possible infection
Latest PHE guidance can be found here
Lots of useful information/advice contained therein
Some Local Food Delivery Shops
Fruit and Veg boxes direct to your door. Now delivering eggs and milk!
Choose one of our fresh fruit and vegetable boxes. Packed locally and delivered directly to your door the very next day.
Will deliver on Fridays (order by Thursday) 01795 886255
We are offering a local delivery service to Faversham and the neighbouring villages. £30 minimum spend and you must place the order via telephone - 01795 534497. Full details and FAQs via the link
Red Lion, Badlesmere
Offering takeaway food. Telephone ordering lines will be open daily- 11am - 12 for collection between 12 - 2.30pm and 4pm - 5pm for collection between 5pm - 8pmYou will be given an allocated time slot for picking up, you can pay over the phone when placing your order or pay contact free on collection.Phone: 01233 740309
Statement from Swale Borough Council
"From Monday, 23 March, we will be reducing the public opening hours of our Sittingbourne and Faversham offices to:
Swale House: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
Faversham: Tue and Thu 9am-12.30am
KCC have taken the decision to close Sheppey Gateway to the public from Monday, 23 March.
Normal telephone availability will remain in place."
Statement from Helen Whately MP
“The Coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation.
“The Government has been clear that our number one priority is to protect life, and that our decisions will be based on the best available science. The Coronavirus demands dramatic action and we are working tirelessly, in partnership with local councils, businesses, charities and other organisations, to ensure that people have the support they need.
“The situation is however moving extremely quickly. New and updated guidance will continue to be issued in the coming days and weeks. I have a dedicated page on my website where you can find the latest news/advice https://www.helenwhately.org.uk/coronavirus-advice.
“Please be assured that I will be continuing to work hard both locally and in Parliament to do everything I possibly can to protect and support people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and at risk. I would also strongly urge everyone to follow the advice issued by Government as we all have a vital part to play in battling the Coronavirus.
“Our response to the virus requires a national effort. We need to come together and look out for each other - particularly the most vulnerable in society – to get through this challenging time.”
Julia Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tim Philpott (email@example.com) have been putting together a list of volunteers who are happy to help out anyone in the community affected by Coronavirus. Details to be published soon.
Medicine Delivery Service
Clem Mitchell, Newton Road Health Centre
01795 890171, 07739 378379
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See Clubs & Societies for regular activities and "Good News" magazine for events in Eastling and nearby villages.
Alternate Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Call 01795 890703
Eastling Panto Alert
See Main News tab
for more information
This months news items include our regular contributions from Neighbourhood Watch and Short Mat Bowls. Head over to the News tab for full details.
Useful Contact Numbers
Village Emergency Telephone number: 01795 342990
Community Warden: Maurice Stewart 07813 711942
Village Hall Bookings: Hayley 01795 890968