© Eastling Village 2018

Maintained by Paul Ainsworth


We'd like to thank the "Good News" magazine for allowing the use of some of their content for our news items.

Eastling Neighbourhood Watch

Many thanks to all the people who passed on their information either to myself or the police over the last year.
It has contributed to making the village and surrounding areas a safe and relatively crime free area to live in.

As we are coming into a time when the lambing time is upon us a reminder to keep your dogs on a lead
in the vicinity of sheep. This is not a grey area but pure black and white as the farmers have a legal right to
shoot any animal worrying sheep and the owner be prosecuted.


Although reports of scam telephone calls have dropped off in the last month, no doubt these people will be
concentrating on line, so be careful in the the January sales.


No drink/drug driving, not only over the new year celebration but at any other time please.


Happy New Year and take care



Eastling Short Mat Bowls Club

The club welcomes new members in Eastling village hall on Friday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm. No previous
experience needed, just come along or contact Roy Piles on 01795 537162 for more information.


On 22nd November The Cherries played away at Minster (Thanet); Des, Bryan and Roy won 19 shots to 11, a good win away, sadly our
other team lost by one shot on the very last end, which was very frustrating, but we came home with 4 points.


Friday 29th November saw us at home against Aylesham and both our teams played well. Roy’s team won 29-7 and the two Johns with Eileen won by one shot, so we kept the 6 points and sent them home with none.


2nd December we played away at Barham with Des, Bryan & Roy winning of their mat and the two Johns and Eileen losing but, on their very last end, they got what is called a hot shot where all of their six woods counted - well done to them.


Our away game to Aylesham on 4th December was not so good, winning only one point but, on Friday 13th December, our last game until the new year, we played at home against Barham. Des, Bryan & Roy had a very convincing win of 29 shots to 4, but John Hobbs, Eileen and John Graham really struggled against a very strong side, it was a great team effort and they got 2 points making Eastling’s win of 4 points. At the moment we are in third place in the second division.

That’s all for 2019, I hope you enjoyed a very good Christmas and new year.


Roy Piles