Our quiet rural community has not escaped the effects of Covid-19. As society gradually opens up, it is important that we continue to follow the official guidance to protect ourselves, our families, friends and the community as a whole. There are links to the official guidance at the bottom of this page.
Stay safe everyone.
Parish Help and Support
There is a Facebook page for Goodnestone and for those who use this form of social media it is a great way to keep in contact, coordinate volunteers, hold virtual quiz games, share music and so much more. The page is only visible to Facebook members and can be found by searching for Goodnestone on Facebook. Please share the page as much as possible if you join. Chillenden has a Facebook page and WhatsApp group. Contact details for Chillenden are on the Chillenden website.
If you are aware of any person in need of supplies, prescriptions, a chat on the phone or any other help please contact the Parish Clerk at .
It is particularly important that we reach out to people who are not on the village email list or may not have Internet access.
Support is available via KCC through their 24 hour hotline on 03000 419292 or via the KCC website:
Dover District Council Community Hub hotline number is 01304 821199 9am-5pm 7 days a week. Help is available. They are also seeking volunteers. Their website has details:
Take Away Food
Both the Fitzwalter Arms in Goodnestone and the Griffin's Head in Chillenden are providing take away food. For details and to see a menu, check either the Fitzwalter Arms Facebook page or the Griffin's Head Facebook page.
Goodnestone now has a village shop at the Fitzwalter Arms pub. The shop is now open 7 days a week selling essentials and a small selection of gifts and treats. Face coverings are required unless you are exempt for medical reasons.
Local Food Deliveries
The following local suppliers are offering home deliveries. Please check their websites for details as the situation can change almost daily:
- Wingham Country Market - at the time of writing they were taking orders with deliveries to Goodnestone and Chillenden on Fridays
- The Goods Shed, Canterbury
- East Kent Foods
- Foodari are based in Molash (between Canterbury and Ashford) and will deliver to East Kent
- Milk & More deliver to the parish on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
- Juliet's Farm Shop in Ash have a click and collect service
For information concerning the Coronavirus and associated COVID-19 illness, please consult the following site:
For the latest advice and updates, including details of current restrictions, see details at the gov.uk website: