Grants Available for local groups

This is a reminder to local groups to apply for a grant from Littlebourne Parish Council for 2020-21.

If you wish to apply for grant support for the financial year 2020-21, then you should request an application form from the clerk via email or phone. The deadline for applications will be 18th October, after which budgets for the year will be considered. Funding will be released in April 2020 to successful applicants.


This year we were pleased to be able to give funding towards;
• Upkeep of St Vincent’s Churchyard
• A day trip to Chartwell for the Afternoon Club
• The scooter rack project at Littlebourne CEP
• The gents toilet refurb at Littlebourne War Memorial Hall 0r 01227 721500


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
Residents Survey Results 2018.pdf
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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.



2019 Bin collections diary

Littlebourne Doctors Surgery

Canterbury Medical Practice Urgent Appointment Requests



“Patients should get the right care with the right person at the right time”.


• We are introducing a new way for you to make same day appointments across all 4 surgeries to improve patient care and reduce waiting times

• You will still be able to book routine appointments as you do now via the reception team or online

• For same day requests, however, the aim is to make sure that those who most need to be seen by a Doctor or Advanced Nurse Practitioner are given priority

• When you request a same day appointment, the reception team will ask you to briefly explain the reason and you will be booked in for a telephone call-back

• When the clinician telephones back, they will discuss your health needs and decide jointly with you, the best course of action

• This might be coming to the surgery for a face to face appointment or it might be that your need can be dealt with over the telephone



Patients with email and mobile contacts should have received details of this change.

Taken from

New Surgery on Court Hill Handout at Village APM
New Surgery handout.pdf
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2019 Millennium Award


And the winner is:


JOE MOUNT- He always will go out of his way to help people. He did some gardening for a neighbour and every Friday when he finished he would sit and have cups of tea with her for a long time at least 1.5 hours. Since I broke my foot he has been a star walking my husky for a good length of time for a small price. He is the most charming, courteous person I know very modest and shy. He does so much for the residents of this village helping elderly and disabled people. The dogs love him and they all enjoy their walk and his gentle calmness rubs off on them. HE WORKS LONG HOURS AND STRIVES TO FIT PEOPLE'S NEEDS IN, EVEN IF THEY PHONE HIM LATE. Yes please nominate Joe, he may be young but he has a maturity and sincerity that is rare.  


Littlebourne School - News

The school continues to grow in numbers – our 100th pupil will join us after half term. We also received our largest ever number of applications for places in Reception for September 2019.

An exciting development has been the opening of our Forest School in the grounds. Groups of children and parents were involved in planting around 150 additional trees to create a dedicated area for the site and we have been very fortunate to employ a trained Forest School teacher who lives in the village to lead this venture for us. The children will take turns to spend an afternoon a week outside (whatever the weather) developing skills of problem solving and teamwork as well as taking part in activities such as plant identification, fire-lighting and shelter building.

We were also very excited to be featured on the local BBC News recently when a reporter and camera-man came to record our ‘Love Grows’ project. This was a collaboration between Moving Memory Arts Company, residents from Littlebourne and Owls Class – who are 6-7 years old. Over several afternoons, the children and the adults shared stories about each other’s lives, participated in planting seeds and flowers together, sang, danced and shared a picnic together to finish the project. The children loved hosting their new friends each week and it boosted their confidence as well as forming bonds between different generations.



KCC - Charges for certain waste types at Waste Recycling centres

KCC Waste charges from 3rd June 2019
KCC Waste charges.pdf
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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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