Whats on in Littlebourne

St Vincent's Church

Church Services….


Regular services have re-started.


1st Sunday    11:00am   Parish Communion

2nd Sunday    11:00am  Family Praise

3rd Sunday    11:00am   Parish Communion 

4th Sunday    11:00am   Parish Communion



Interim Priest in charge of Littlebourne Benefice & Wingham - Prebendary Gillean Craig

Church Wardens (arrangements): 

Karen Mount 01227 721908

Mike Gallagher 722476


Parish Office : 01227 721233


Lay Minister:

Nick Henwood 01227 721791 nhenwood77@gmail.com (worship related)

Website: www.littlebournebenefice.org.uk 


Littlebourne Christmas Carols


You will remember village carols which were held in 2018 and 2019 - both well attended.


This year Village Carols will be on Thursday 23rd December in the Memorial Hall at 4.15 pm. Lots of singing - mulled wine and mince pies etc - everyone in the village is very welcome. No charge - all ages welcome - babies upwards!  Wheelchair accessible. Something to look forward to!


Nick Henwood

Littlebourne Halloween Window Safari & Competition


We are organising a Halloween window display safari for the children to enjoy in the village.
All you would need to do is get creative and decorate a window for youngsters to find, the windows need to be ready for the weekend of the 30th and 31st, treats can be left outside as an additional option.

Anyone wanting to join in would need to forward their house number and street name to littlegizmo97@gmail.com 
please,  I need final numbers by 8th October  to get leaflets out to the Ivy barn. 




Details of Halloween competition and picture of a pumpkin Halloween poster

Christmas Fair - Littlebourne Barn 28th November 2021


The Littlebourne Barn Committee are holding a CHRISTMAS FAIR on Sunday 28th November. 
Stalls, Refreshments, Raffle and a visit from Father Christmas.
If you would like to reserve a space for a stall, or are interested in helping at this event,
please contact Irene 01227 722174

N.B. only a few stall places left, so do hurry.


Music in the Orchard 2020 with BBQ

 This event has now been postponed until we are able to hold safely


Headline band will be Silent Companions who have kindly agreed to share their amplification equipment with other acts so everyone can be heard.


By popular demand CJ has agreed to return. If youknow anyone who would like to share their musical talents please contact 721398

Littleboure Barn AGM 2021


The Committee held a meeting on last Thursday, and we are going to hold an AGM, we would very much appreciate it if you could come :

In the Lounge at the Littlebourne War Memorial Hall on Wednesday 29th September, doors  7pm for 7:30pm. (The Barn is likely to be too chilly at that time of year.)




Sunday Afternoon Bridge

Sunday 1.30pm in the WHM lounge.


This will be a social duplicate bridge catering for all abilities - the emphasis on enjoyment and fellowship no affiliations. Help can be given and queries answered to the best of the organisers abilities.
Table money £3 to cover hire and tea and biscuits.

Enquiries Tony White 721863


Sessions currently cancelled until further notice

Afternoon Club

Unfortunately no plans to meet agian this year - hoepfully we can meet in early 2021


Meet second Tuesday of Month. 

All enquiries to Roz Arman 01227 721605


We always welcome visitors to our meetings.

Bingo in WMH


Littlebourne War Memorial Hall Do you fancy a chat, cup of tea and a friendly game of BINGO? 


Entrance £1 and £2 for 8 games. 


Third Thursday every month at 2pm

Dates for 2020: 16th January, 20th February: 19th March: 16th April:
21st May: 18th June 16th July: 20th August: 17th September:
15th October: 19th November: 17th December

All welcome. All proceeds in aid of continued
Memorial Hall refurbishment. Further information available on 07757 678181


Sessions Cancelled until further notice



4 Villages Conservation Society

The society is looking for new committee members. If you are

interested in helping in the work of protecting our local environment, please contact the Secretary, Christine Le Jeune (721431), or the Treasurer, Malcolm Withers (722927),for more information.


The 4 Villages Sing

Adrian Bawtree, professional musician will lead the singing of popular songs.
Come and join us at Littlebourne War Memorial Hall Lounge
Singing has significant health and wellbeing benefits attributed to it.

Mondays 9.30am – 11am


All future meetings cancelled until further notice due to Coronavirus pandemic

For more information, call Adrian on 07805 926455




Littlebourne & District Royal British Legion


Meetings held on Tuesdays,

 at the Recreation Club, Littlebourne at 8pm.


We are still not operating as usual and no future meetings planned. 

There will be no Poppy Appeal Collection at all this year in our district (the first time ever as far as I am aware). We are also not sure what will happen with regard to our annual Remembrance Church Service in November but will update everyone nearer the time.


Our notice board outside the Littlebourne Hall is up to date if anyone needs to contact one of the committee. We hope you are all coping well with this difficult year we have had. Well done to all of our members. Barbra Hunt 


We would be delighted to recruit more Branch members in the new
year. If anyone would like more information please contact us on
01227 472023 (the Vice Chairman).You do not have to be an ex-service
person, just someone who is interested in supporting the Legion
and its work.




Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve

A team of supporters are usually at work on the site on a Sunday morning between 10.30am and 12 midday. You are welcome to wander around the reserve during this time and see what is happening.



Littlebourne WMH
Wed zumba 10-11am £5.50
Wed Zumba Gold (60+) 9.05-9.45am £5

Jen 07905 945218



Sessions returning Wed 19th May - please contact Jen direct to reserve a place as spaces are limited due to social distancing within the hall.

Pilates class

Littlebourne WMH
Tuesdays 7-8pm

Call Sam 07749 377846


Sessions cancelled until further notice

Diet & Fitness class

Littlebourne WMH
Every Tuesday

9.45-11.15am Diet & fitness

11.15-12.00 stretch and tone
Call Lisa 07835 615457


Sessions returning soon. Please contact Lisa for details



Littlebourne WMH
Yoga with Roy is a one hour class suitable for all levels including beginners.

Working on three areas of mind, body & spirit using Hatha yoga, Asana and Pranayama.


Mondays 7-8pm

Thursday 10-11am


Contact Roy 07927 416363


Classes are £8.00 for drop in and £7.00 per class for block of 4 classes



Fish & Chip van

The Fish & Chip van visits the War Memorial Hall carpark Fridays 4.30-7.30pm


Pre order or book for functions;

07889 218355


or visit www.fishandchipskent.co.uk


Takeaway Pizza 

Ready-to-eat Pizzas


This is to let you know that we have a new arrival on Thursdays in the Car Park by the Shop in Littlebourne.   You will be able to buy ready-to-eat Pizzas between 5.00 and 8.30 (unless they run out earlier !!).  


You'll soon be able to see a typical Menu on the Hall outside-noticeboard, but it looks interesting.

You will also soon be able to telephone ahead to order your Pizza, which will be handy..



Old Littlebourne news & info - archived

Queen's Birthday Celebrations

The Parish Council were pleased to put on an event for Villagers to enjoy, while marking the Queen’s 90th Birthday and Prince Philip’s 95th Birthday.
The weather forecast wasn’t great but we were fortunate that we only had one fairly short burst of rain after the start of the event.    The Bouncy Castle and Bungee Run were very popular and it was good to see them in use all the time.  
 The birds of prey were exciting to watch, and the Keepers were happy to give information to those who were prepared to get up close !     
The Roving Magician was clever with his tricks and illusions, interacting with all and sundry -  Very impressive.   Lots of compliments about the music by Steve Paterson and his Group, and it was pleasing that we were able to have a local group play.  Great music.

There were 18 tables set up in and around the Hall, selling Arts and Crafts, wonderful and unusual items.    Daphne Kelk and her team were selling coffee and cakes in the Lounge, and were very pleased to have raised £    for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, for which they received a lovely ‘thank you’ letter.

The Brownies ran Name the Teddy and had recruitment items on display, as did the Scouts, both of which apparently went well, with some new children signing up.   We ran a few Children’s Competitions, even though it was quite hard to keep them from the Bouncy Castle, but we managed some welly-throwing, a quiz etc.

The Raffle of a wheelbarrow of drink did very well and the money raised went to the Pilgrim’s Hospice in Canterbury.
The Recreation Club seemed to do a roaring trade on their BBQ, which was good to see, even though it caught fire for a short while, but it added to the atmosphere !

We had some visitors from Wimille, our Twinned Village, and they were very impressed with all the acitivities.   We provided them with lunch in the Lounge, finishing up with a beautiful cake (made and very kindly donated by Daphne and her team).   This was topped by iced Union Jack and French Flags – much appreciated by the visitors and Councillors alike!
The Parish Council offer very grateful thanks to everyone who helped,  too numerous to mention !!

Inclusive roundabout

New roundabout All New Inclusive roundabout recently installed at Recreation ground

The new roudabout is now in place at the play park on Littlebourne Recreation Ground. This piece was requested by one of our residents and following successful applications for funding we are delighted to have been able to intall this item that can be used by wheelchair bound and able bodied children together.


Thanks to a grant of £5733 from Vogt Solar and contributions from Cardy's Construction and The Littlebourne Community Fund this project could go ahead.

Network Power UK new '105' number

There’s a new number to call if you have a power cut
105 is a new number that you can call to report or get information about a power cut. It will put you through to your local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, wires and substations that bring electricity into homes and businesses in your area. 
105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales, and you can call the number from most landlines and mobile phones. It doesn’t matter who you choose to buy your electricity from - anyone can call 105.
You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put you, or someone else, in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, call the emergency services too.
Don’t be left in the dark.  Call 105. 


Brown Owl retires

Brown Owl holding cake Brown Owl is presented with a beautiful cake to celebrate her retirement from Brownies

Stephanie Farrow retired from her role as Brown Owl after 30 years last week. A farewell party was held on Saturday 15th July in Littlebourne WMH.

Defibrillator for Littlebourne


LPC have a Defibrillator to the rear of the hall. A RAMP funding grant from Canterbury City Council and a grant from the 4VPO assisted with the purchase of this life saving equipment. 
This equipment can be used by anyone and is designed not to shock the patient unless a shock is required. This cabinet can be accessed with a 6 digit code, which is displayed on the unit and will also be given upon dialling 999.


KCC Telephone numbers

New telephone numbers for general contact 03000414141 and to report Lights out and potholes 03000418181 They prefer you pinpoint pot holes on their website and indeed any reports this way, but they will obviously take reports by telephone as well but do have clear concise locations for pot holes and lamp numbers for lights.

Please report

Any accidents you witness/notice on the A257 to Cllr Cate Reid. The Parish Council are keeping a log of any accidents that occur and passing the data onto Kent Highways as not all accidents are reported through.

Please let Cate know of any details on hallbookings@littlebournevillage.com or 01227 721831. many thanks for you help


Bonfires are not an environmentally friendly way to get rid of waste, and they may fall under the Environmental Protection Act if they are a persistent nuisance.You should always dispose of your rubbish responsibly. You can get rid of garden waste and household waste at the recycling centre in Vauxhall Road, Canterbury. If bonfires are causing a frequent problem, speak to the people responsible - they may not know they are causing an issue. If this does not resolve things, keep a record of the dates and times of the bonfires and Inform Environmental Health Team Canterbury City Council who will then look into it further.

Parking in the Village

Parish Council Request with regard to Parking in Littlebourne The Parish Council have been alerted by a number of residents of parking problems in the Village. 
One of the major difficulties that we face is that on street parking in a number of roads in the Village is reaching saturation point and other vehicles and their drivers are having greater difficulty in negotiating a way through. In particular service vehicles, such as the weekly rubbish collection and potentially emergency vehicles are affected. These are not all large vehicles but parking on both sides of a narrow street can make it difficult for cars and vans to drive through. 

All of our roads are common property and everyone has a right to drive along them, irrespective of the type and size of vehicle. Inconsiderate parking can be seen as obstruction in the worst of cases or, at best, a great inconvenience to others. No-one has a right to stop traffic or hinder its passage; neither do they have a right to a parking place on the road outside their house. 

It is not possible to build car parks since we have neither the resources nor the land. 

The message from the Parish Council is simply this, when parking please give more thought and consideration to other road users so that the widest part of the road is unobstructed (ie not across the road from another parked vehicle) and be prepared to leave your vehicle some distance from your house if necessary. Acting in this way could help the situation and reduce the necessity for future parking restrictions to be considered. 

The Parish Council thanks you in anticipation of your cooperation.



Hall Bookings

To enquire about booking Littlebourne WMH please contact Gill Estcourt at littlebournehall@gmail.com or 01227 728444/07484 156524

Please try and call within office hours



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