Millennium Award 2022


Do you know someone in Littlebourne who deserves recognition?

An unsung hero?

Someone making a difference?

Someone who goes the extra mile?

Why not nominate them for the Millennium Award?

Since 2000 the parish council has sought to select that special someone who perhaps goes the extra mile or who cares for the people and the environment, who has made a difference to the community through a project or work undertaken for the benefit of the residents of the village. This person might be an unsung hero who is busy helping in the background.

Now is your opportunity to give them some recognition and thanks

Littlebourne parish council is seeking nominations from within the community for the Millennium Award 2022

Please write to the parish clerk at the address or email - explaining why you believe this person should win. All nominations to be submitted by 31 January 2022.


The result will be announced at the Annual Electors’ Parish Meeting in March


Email: or pop your letter in the parish council post-box on the side of the War Memorial Hall.



Millennium Award Winner 2021 Announced

And the Winner is......... Diane Hoare


For helping many in the village by taking them to medical appointments and picking up shopping for others (prior to and during lockdown). She is experienced working with the elderly and does this with great patience and understanding. Diane is also a hardworking member of the LWMH Committee.


She was presented with a certificate and a cheque for £100 at the begining of the October LPC meeting by the Chairman Cllr Peter Farrow. Diane's name will join the twenty other previous winners on the Honours Board in the LWMH.

Spring has arrived in Littlebourne

Groundwater update


The current status is as follows (23 March 2021);


Ground water levels are still high and tankering continues in the villages along the Nailbourne/Little Stour


The river levels also remain resolutely high. The overall levels are dropping slightly, but this is the time in the cycle when the E.A. will be closing off the by-pass channels, and thus the levels in the main rivers will possibly become even higher than they have been recently. Possibly even spilling over the land again in some parts.


Cllr Giles, Cllr Shaw and Cllr Hurlow, the LPC Flood Wardens are keeping a close watch on the river.



East Kent Groundwater update
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Bin Collections 2021

Jubilee Road - parking on double yellow lines

Several vehicles have been noted parking, particularly on Sundays on the double yellow lines at the High Street end of Jubilee Road. These details have been passed onto the PCSO. This selfish parking causes queuing of vehicles onto the High Street and problems for anyone wanting to travel along Jubilee road to access this part of the village.


New Flagpole for Village

The LPC Community Fund were delighted to be able to provide funding for a new village flagpole and replacement flags, this is sited just outside the lounge door. The old flagpole is in a tucked away place and is in poor condition, so it was felt it was not worth spending money refurbishing.


This new position will ensure the flag more visible when flying and will enable it to be seen from the road. 

The Lest we forget flag flying to commemorate Rememberance Sunday.


Public Toilet Project

Plans have now been drawn up to create a public toilet in the old boiler room, next to the parish office at the village hall. This will enable people to access this toilet during set hours (there will be a timer on the lock allowing LPC to lock the toilet overnight). This will be one toilet for all, setup with disabled access. 


The necessary Planning permission has now been granted by Canterbury City Council for this works to take place - so LPC hope to move forward with this is in the spring.


Kentish Gazette piece May 2020

Helping Neighbours Scheme



The Emergency Planning Team of the Parish Council are organising a volunteer scheme in the village to assist the elderly and vulnerable through these extraordinary circumstances.

Can You Help?

Can you spare time to shop for a neighbour or telephone them regularly to check on them? No matter how you can help – please call and we can put you in touch with a neighbour you can help

Do You Need Help?

Are you an elderly or vulnerable person in the village? We hope to have volunteers to help you, but we need to know who you are.

Please call and let us know what assistance you may need – whether that is shopping, collecting medicines or even an occasional telephone call for example, and hopefully we might be able to help.

Who to call

Leave a message on the Council Offices answer-machine with your name, address and contact number and whether you want to volunteer (and details of the time you can spare) or whether you need assistance.

Parish Council Office - 01227 721500

or call Cllr Mick Giles, Co-ordinator of LPC Emergency Plan on 01227 728228

Cllr Ken Shaw on 01227 721560, Cllr Cate Reid on 01227 721831


Littlebourne CEP School

Although this has been a strange and unpredictable year since March, the school has remained strong as a community of parents, staff and children. Through the co-operation of all parents and some juggling of the timetable, we were able to re-open in June and July for all year groups, so that the majority of children attended school again and re-established their regular learning behaviours as well as their friendships and opportunities to be physically with their peers. 

On-line learning was available to all families, with children of key workers still attending school every day throughout the lockdown period thanks to the dedication of staff who also continued to attend school in person. Our year 6 pupils had the opportunity to join lessons virtually via Zoom for their last terms with us. They had a successful transfer to secondary school after filming their leaving assembly, so it could be shared with their families and friends who would normally have filled the school hall to wish them well on their last day at primary school.

Since September, we have re-opened fully and have been pleased with the positive attitudes displayed by the children and their willingness to resume their learning.  All year groups in the school are now at capacity and we have a short waiting list of applicants. We took the opportunity during lockdown to decorate all the classroom and communal areas, as well as have a general tidy-up and de-clutter; something it is usually hard to find time to do in a busy school. We were hoping to have replacement windows and external doors fitted to the school over the summer, which would improve the outside look of the building, but this project had to be postponed – although we have the necessary funding for it to happen once things get back to ‘normal’. 

We have been making additional use of our school grounds, and Forest School area, to ensure the children have plenty of fresh air (as advised) and feel blessed to have such a lovely environment around the school building with plenty of room for groups to stay safe distances apart. We have also been very grateful to an amazingly dedicated volunteer who has spend many hours repairing the wooden shelters, sheds and benches in the school grounds as well as taking on the task of pruning trees and shrubs to provide further play areas for the children as well as to improve the overall standard of our grounds. With his support, we are developing a further wildlife and gardening area for use by the classes.

Although we are not able to meet together as a whole school at the moment for assemblies or at lunch-time, we were able to celebrate Harvest Festival by linking the classrooms together virtually through Zoom. We marked Remembrance Day in a similar way with two classes visiting the churchyard to lay a wreath of poppies made by the children on the War Memorial. We have tried to maintain our link with the residents of Littlebourne House by sending cards and letters from the children every few months.

A new headteacher, Mrs Samantha Killick, has been appointed to lead the school from January 2021 as I am retiring. It has been a real privilege to be a part of the Littlebourne Village community over the past 5 ½ years and am genuinely thankful for the support and encouragement the school has received from the Parish Council, the church congregation, the Four Villages Fund, Littlebourne Ladybirds and many local residents particularly the families linked to the school. 

A final note: applications for a place in Reception have to be submitted by January. As we are currently not able to show visitors around the school, we have created a short film about the school for prospective parents to view. It is available from the school website ( and includes the comments and opinions of the children themselves as well as short clips from the classrooms.

Wishing everyone an early ‘Happy Christmas’ and a much more positive 2021,

Stella Byrne

Resident survey Results


LPC carried out a survey of residents in the village, asking a series of questions on The Parish Council and Village life. The results of this can been viewed in the below report.


Residents Survey Results 2018
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New Play Equipment installed

Following consultation with the children at Littlebourne School, the winning climbing frame, which received 63% of the children’s votes, has now been installed by HAGS in time for everyone to enjoy this summer. LPC applied for some funding for this project from Canterbury City Council and were awarded £7440 towards this new item of equipment and the resurfacing under the existing slide.


The igloo climbing frame was beyond repair and the safety surface under both items was no longer up to scratch. We now have this new climbing frame with wet pour safety surfacing under and shiny new wet pour surfacing under the slide.



KCC - Charges for certain waste types at Waste Recycling centres

KCC Waste charges from 3rd June 2019
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Neighbourhood Watch Alert

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware.

The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their PC after being convinced there wasn’t sufficient anti-virus protection. The fraudsters then installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is actually free and took £320 as payment.

It is important to remember that Microsoft’s error and warning messages on your PC will never include a phone number.

Additionally Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication they have with you must be initiated by you.

How to protect yourself

  • Don't call numbers from pop-up messages.
  • Never allow remote access to your computer.
  • Always be wary of unsolicited calls. If you’re unsure of a caller’s identity, hang up.
  • Never divulge passwords or pin numbers.
  • Microsoft or someone on their behalf will never call you.

If you believe you have already been a victim

  • Get your computer checked for any additional programmes or software that may have been installed.
  • Contact your bank to stop any further payments being taken.

Hall Bookings

To enquire about booking Littlebourne WMH please contact Gill Estcourt at or 01227 728444/07484 156524

Please try and call within office hours



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