The programme of events for 2023/4 for Sandwich Local History Society has been published on this website. Click on the link for details.
The agenda for Wednesday’s Parish Council meeting has been published on the Agendas and Minutes page of Goodnestone Parish Council website.
The meeting will take place at 7.30pm in Chillenden Village Hall.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please come along to support your council and have your say on matters affecting the community.
Starlink are a provider of high-speed satellite broadband. Some people in the parish use the service and have reported a good experience. Costs are high, but for someone who regularly works from home or runs a business from home, it may be the best option.
They have just announced an offer that reduces the installation cost from £460 to £99 for rural customers. The monthly charge is still expensive at £75/month, but this may be worth considering for people struggling with slow broadband in the parish.
For more information or to sign up, check the Starlink website.
Tuesday 16th May is Goodnestone Parish Council’s annual meeting and the first meeting of the newly elected council.
The meeting will take place at 7:30pm in Goodnestone Village Hall.
Members of the public are very welcome to attend. Please come along to meet and support the new council and to raise any issues.
The meeting agenda has been changed since the original draft that was circulated. You can see the latest agenda on the agendas and minutes Parish Council page.
There are five Parish Councillors for the Civil Parish of Goodnestone (which includes Chillenden, Rowling and surrounding hamlets). Parish Council elections take place on Thursday 4th May and all five posts are up for election.
If you would like to get more involved with the Parish and to represent the community, the role of Parish Councillor could be for you.
Nominations open on Tuesday 21st March and close on Tuesday 4th April.
If you want to understand more about the role, speak to an existing councillor or contact Dover District Council.
Details of the nomination process will be posted on the Dover District Council website elections page.
The High Street Wingham will be closed near the junction with Staple Road from Thursday 2nd to Wednesday 8th March inclusive. This means there is no access from Goodnestone or Staple to the centre of Wingham.
The alternative route is through Wingham Well or via Buckland Lane and Staple to the Ash bypass. Wingham Well particularly may get very congested. Please plan accordingly.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 25th January in Chillenden Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome.
The agenda for the meeting can be viewed on the Parish Council Agendas and Minutes page.
During the week before Christmas, collection days will be as normal.
There will be no collections on Monday 26th December. All collections for the week after Christmas will be one day later than usual.
Following the New Year, collections will again take place on the usual day, including on Monday 2nd January.
For more detail, including details of garden waste collections and Christmas tree recycling, or to check you collection day, see the Dover District Council Bins and Recycling page.
The draft minutes of the late November meeting of the Council are now available on the Parish Council Agendas and Minutes page.
The next meeting has been booked for Wednesday 25th January at 7.30pm in Chillenden Village Hall.
The High Street Wingham is due to be closed between Tuesday 6th and Friday 9th December. The closure is between Staple Road and the junction with the A257.
Alternative routes, such as the road through Wingham Well are likely to be extremely busy. Please plan accordingly.