Due to Coronavirus Pandemic public worship in all our churches has been suspended until further notice.
Churches are open for private prayer duirng the day - please observe the personal health precautions and maintain a 2m distance between you and any others.
1st Sunday 11:00am All Age Family Worship
2nd Sunday 11:00am Parish Communion
3rd Sunday 11:00am Parish Communion (with Junior Church
meeting in the school at 10:45am)
4th Sunday 11:00am Parish Communion
5th Sunday Joint Benefice service at 10:00am held in
different churches in turn
1st Wednesday of the month there is a 9.30am said service of Holy Communion (modern language 30 mins). No hymns or sermon but a time of quiet for reflection.
Contacts during the vacancy
Church Warden: Karen Mount 01227 721908 (arrangements)
Parish Office : 01227 721233
Lay Minister: Nick Henwood 01227 721791 firstname.lastname@example.org (worship related)
UNIQUE TO US!
Don’t miss FIVE special services that have been prepared just for
the parishes of Ickham, Littlebourne, Stodmarsh, Wickhambreaux and Wingham.
There’s one each day for
Sunday 17th, Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st May,
celebrating key dates in the church’s calendar:
Rogation Sunday, Rogationtide and Ascension Day.
Their theme is giving thanks for all the crops that grow and livestock reared in the fields
and farms around us, giving thanks to God in nature –
ALL ILLUSTRATED WITH SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS
FROM OUR LOCAL FARMERS ETC.
These short acts of Worship are offered for all of us, all who make up these precious communities, whether you come to church or not, and we hope that you will join us.
There’s an online text version (which you’ll need for the magnificent photos),
and a YouTube video.
In fact, we’re producing such services almost every day during lock-down,
when our churches must be closed – but these five are particularly special.
They are sent directly to those on our “Virtual Church” email list,
which already has about 75 recipients. We’ll be glad to add you to that list.
If you would like to join it, please send an email to Nick Henwood (email@example.com)
who would also be delighted to hear about other groups which might be included.
You’ll also find them uploaded each day on our website (www.littlebournebenefice.org.uk).
We want to share these services as widely as possible –
do pass them on to friends, neighbours –
anyone who might be interested.
Interim Priest-in-Charge of Littlebourne, Wickhambreaux, Stodmarsh and Ickham,
and Associate Priest of Wingham
Saturday 11th July
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
Term 4 starts Mon 24th February - Mon 30th March 2020
Mondays 10am & 1.30pm JAMTots
Wednesday Family Praise 3.30pm
Thursdays 10am Music Box
Littlebourne URC Chapel Nargate Street
For more information Fiona Clegg 01304 812911
Sessions currently cancelled until further notice
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
Table money £3 to cover hire and tea and biscuits.
Enquiries Tony White 721863
Sessions currently cancelled until further notice
April and May's meetings have been cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak
Meet second Tuesday of Month.
All enquiries to Roz Arman 01227 721605
We always welcome visitors to our meetings.
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
AGM: Tuesday 11th February 2020, 7pm in Littlebourne Village Hall.
The Little Stour: A Ring of Bright Water
An illustrated talk on the return of Beavers and Otters to waters of Kent given
By Tom Reid of the Environment Agency.
Later in the year the Society is planning to
continue its walks of Architectural and historic interest locally and in Sandwich
Meanwhile 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.
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
April 27 May 11, 25 June 8, 22 July 13
October 12, 26 November 9, 23 December 14
All furture meetings cancelled until further notice due to Coronavirus pandemic
For more information, call Adrian on 07805 926455
Meetings held on Tuesdays,
at the Recreation Club, Littlebourne at 8pm.
Meetings cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic until further notice
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.
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.
We have started to put news and photos on the Littlebourne Nature Reserves web site, which is part of the Parish Council site. Do have a look and send in your village nature photos for inclusion to, Pamela Evans on firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed zumba 10-11am £5.50
Wed Zumba Gold (60+) 9.05-9.45am £5
Jen 07905 945218
Sessions cancelled until further notice
Call Sam 07749 377846
Sessions cancelled until further notice
9.45-11.15am Diet & fitness
11.15-12.00 stretch and tone
Call Lisa 07835 615457
Sessions cancelled until further notice
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.
Contact Roy 07927 416363
Classes are £8.00 for drop in and £7.00 per class for block of 4 classes
Sessions canclled until further notice
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..
We have verified that the Owner, Barney, has all his Certificates and Insurance, so you can be sure of the cleanliness and professionalism with this venture, which we hope will be much enjoyed by the residents of Littlebourne and beyond.
THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON THE RECREATION GROUND
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 !!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
To enquire about booking Littlebourne WMH please contact Gill Estcourt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01227 728444/07484 156524
Please try and call within office hours
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