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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Hope you enjoy our website.
For those who might be interested, I've attached a www address to a survey being carried-out by the National Institute for Health Research based at the University of Southampton looking into what behaviours people are taking to avoid catching COVID 19
If anybody has any useful information that they would like me to post on the website, please let email me at
Village Hall Partial Re-Opening
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VILLAGE HALL IS CLOSED DURING THE CURRENT NATIONAL LOCKDOWN (AS OF 5TH JANUARY 2021)
After carrying out a full Risk Assessment, and ensuring that the Government's "Re-Opening Checklist" has been satisfactorily completed, the Trustees are pleased to announce the partial re-opening of the Village Hall from Sunday 16th August
The Village Hall will only, in the first instance, be available for hire by professional organisations/groups affiliated to regional or national organizations who have separate insurance and can provide their own Risk Assessment for using the Hall.
All Hirers will, in addition, be required to sign a 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.
Coronavirus Scam Alert
Please see the following alert from Action Fraud, who is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine to commit fraud
Action Fraud is the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.
Message from Swale Borough Council Leader December 2020
Click here to read a message from the Leader of Swale Borough Council
COVID-19 Tier 3 Poster December 2020
Click here for useful poster outlining Tier 3 restrictions
Good News Magazine January 2021
To view the latest edition of the "Good News" magazine click here.
Update from County Councillor November 2020
Click here to read the latest message from your County Councillor.
Update from MP September 2020
Click here to read the latest message from your MP
Eastling Food Delivery and Collection Services
Very useful reference source, kindly put together by Andrew Higgs. Click here
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) publish updated data on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public on a regular basis
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
The Eastling Village Website uses personal data wholly for the purposes of publicising the village of Eastling, it’s amenities, events and sights of interest. If you would like to find out more about how we use your personal data or want to see a copy of information about you that we hold, please contact the Webmaster
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.
Click here to read the latest message from your County Councillor.
Useful Contact Numbers
Village Emergency Telephone number: 01795 342990
Community Warden: Maurice Stewart 07813 711942
Village Hall Bookings: Hayley 01795 890968