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Below are Parish Council notices that may also appear on the notice board apposite Stelling Minnis Stores

(Note that other non Parish Council notices about local events are also placed on the notice board in the right hand panel - these are not reproduced below)




Product Recall Notice For Fridge Freezers

Following the statement from the Metropolitan Police that a Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer has been identified as the initial source of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, we wanted to make you aware that Hotpoint has issued a product notice.

Owners of a Hotpoint fridge freezer model FF175BP (White) or FF175BG (Graphite) should call the manufacturer's freephone hotline on 0800 316 3826 to register their details for further information.

Check out our further information on this product notice


If you're unsure if you own an affected model, check inside your fridge for the model number. Most will be on a bar code on a sticker behind the salad container.

If you do think you may have an affected model please contact the manufacturer on the above number or visit their website and complete an online form. Customer service agents will register your appliance and give you all current advice. It is also best to follow standard safety advice, not overload plugs, ensure sockets are not damaged and check cables and leads are in good condition.


Is your broadband speed less than 2mbps?  Read this poster or visit



Minutes of last Parish Council meeting and/or Agenda of next meeting (click here to read or download)


Next Parish Council Meetings


Wednesday 7th March 2108

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Annual General Meeting)

Wednesday 16th May 2018 (Annual Parish Meeting)



Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held in the small meeting room, Stelling Minnis Village Hall





Road Closure Notices

Advance notice of Road Closures in Shepway for re-surfacing. Click here to read/download public notice



Read Kent Police Rural Reports (Click on date below - opens as a PDF file):

September 2017

Kent police have a number of poster available to view as PDF files or download and print:-

101 information poster

Enjoy Fireworks responsibily poster

Fireworks - know the law poster

Main Police contacts poster

NO trick or treat poster

YES trick or treat poster

Shepway area contact information

Social media poster


An invitation to take part in the PCC’s Annual Policing Survey

Earlier this year he published Safer in Kent: The Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan. The plan is kept under constant review and is regularly updated in line with what local communities want.

Mr Scott wants to know what matters most to you, so we are requesting that you please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey and that you encourage your friends, family and colleagues to complete it as well. The survey can be completed online here, and is available in numerous languages simply by clicking the ‘Select Language’ button on the website.

 You do not need to provide your name or any contact details if you do not wish to.

 If you would prefer the survey in a paper format, we can post copies out to you. Simply email us at or call 01622 677055. Please also get in touch if you require the survey in any other format.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference and have your say on what Kent Police’s priorities should be. However, please remember that the Safer in Kent Plan only sets the strategic priorities for Kent Police - it cannot amend or change the way officers are deployed or the way operational decisions are made. These are matters for the Chief Constable to determine. The PCC's job is to hold the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of the plan and its strategic objectives on your behalf.






Countryside Alliance Awards 2017

Get involved and support your local rural businesses



The Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the ‘Rural Oscars’, are THE rural business awards to win, and give a voice and platform to the best of our produce, enterprise, heritage and communities and we would like you to get involved to help generate nominations and support your local businesses.


The Rural Oscars are diverse, highly coveted and a great morale boost to those in the running. They were borne of a desire to give a voice and a platform to rural businesses and to acknowledge the efforts of thousands of unsung heroes who routinely go above and beyond the call of duty for their communities. The Countryside Alliance had long felt the many "doom and gloom" tales of rural decline in the media did not accurately reflect the spirit of rural people and their desire to protect our landscapes and communities for future generations.


Nominated by the public, the Awards recognise and honour those who routinely go the extra mile for their community. Nominations are open from now until 13 November 2017. Winners will be announced in Spring 2018 at the grand final at the House of Lords.


The five categories are:


  • Local Food/Drink - Have they put the community on the map via the quality and diversity of local produce being sold?
  • Village Shop/ Post Office – Are they the cornerstone of the village and breathed life into the community and local economy?
  • Butcher - Is traditional butchery at the heart of the enterprise or have they brought a modern twist to this ancient skill?
  • Rural Enterprise - Is this business a growing asset to its community and making a real contribution?
  • Pub - Would winning this competition reward a really special enterprise and tell a positive story about rural life while championing local food and drink?

Click here to nominate

Champions are chosen by a panel which is chaired by Countryside Alliance Chief Executive and also includes the Daily Telegraph's Philip Johnston, The Farmers Guardian's Emma Penny, Peter Gott of Sillfield Farm and William Sitwell, Waitrose Food Editor, MasterChef critic and award-winning author.


It would be fantastic if you felt able to support these Awards by promoting them on your website, through your social media channels or via any newsletters you have. When tweeting about the Awards please use the hashtag #ruraloscars. You can meet last year’s winners, or email or 020 7840 9340 for more information.


The benefits these awards afford cannot be overestimated, and those who have won have told us of the positive impact their recognition has had on everyone they know as well as bringing a boost to their business.


We hope you feel able to support them and put your local rural businesses on the map.


 ** Bus Pass renewals - March 2018.  Click here for information **


Planning applications - also see notice on the Notice board opposite Stelling Minnis Stores:

Parishioners may make their views known and these should be sent to Planning and Building Control Services, Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone. CT20 2QY within 14 days of the date received by Parish Council, quoting the application number and address.  Copies of the application and plans may be viewed on the Shepway District Council web site at and click on "Search/comment on planning applications"



Any reply to SDC by

Application No.






Places and Policy - click here to download/view PDF file.

Policy ND10 relates to camping and Caravan site rear of Rose & Crown PH


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