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Community

Hythe’s community is full of hard working groups, charities, businesses and organisations striving to make our town better for everyone.

Tennis and Bowls – Easter Opening 2021

Hythe Town Council

Public Tennis Court

Easter Opening Times 2021

Friday 2 April 2021 – Monday 5 April 2021

10:00AM- DUSK

Tennis Fees:

  • £4.50 per hour per adult
  • £2.00 per hour per child

Bowling Fees:

  • £6.00 per game per person
  • Hire of Wood £2.00 per person

Ashford Mobile Library Service

During this time, although customers cannot board the mobile library for browsing due to the current social distancing measures, books can be returned and collected from outside the mobile library once it’s arrived. Instead of browsing, books can be ordered from the online library catalogue or by filing out the mobile library Select and Collect form.

These can be found via this link:

https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/visiting-a-library/mobile-libraries-during-coronavirus

When reserving books from the catalogue, before submitting the request the ‘Pickup Location’ has to be set as ‘Mobile Ashford’ to ensure the books go to the mobile library for collection.

I am also asking customers to wear a face covering unless exempt and to maintain the necessary 2m social distance. If a mobile library visit has to be cancelled customers will be contacted in the usual way, so unless they hear otherwise everyone can assume the service is still running.

I am also pleased to announce that the brand new mobile library van is now delivering the service!

BLUE SESSION 1 – AM ONLY

BLUE SESSION 2 – PM ONLY

RED SESSION 1 – AM ONLY

RED SESSION 2 – PM ONLY

Scam Alert

Royal Mail ScamWatch out for this current scam.

The scan will look identical to the message attached.  Do not follow the link in the message and do not give out any personal/sensitive data about yourself.

Guinness World Record for Hythe

On 4 September 2021 local Dad, Jack Clarke is attempting a Guinness World Record – doing as many burpees as he can in 12 hours.

Not only will he be putting Hythe on the Guinness World Record map, but he’s aiming to raise £5000 for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Head to Jack’s go fund me page to donate and read more about his epic event.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/12-Hour-Burpees?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

 

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2021

2021 Internation Womens Day    Monday 8 March 2021 International Women’s Day 

Please visit this link for 24 inspiring Women who are changing the world.

Wheels of Time 2021

Wheel of Time Logo

Wheels of Time has gone virtual.  Please see the link below for a children’s activity, where they can earn badges from the  Wheels of Time.

Wheels of Time E-Badge Poster 2021 

 

116th Anniversary of Rotary

On 23rd Feb 1905, Rotary International was founded by Chicago based lawyer, Paul Harris. Today, Rotary Day will celebrate 116 years of this incredible organisation!

During that time, Rotary has united people in a common purpose – making connections and making a difference. That ethos rings true today, as we continue to support our communities when they need it most.

Support with the Covid-19 vaccination roll out.

Provide toys for thousands of children in refuge.

Give access to online learning for children in lockdown.

Make global connections to rebuild disaster-hit communities.

Bring clean water to those living in poverty.

Transform lives with £1m of micro-Finance loans.

If you are interested in joining the fantastic organisation of Service before Self, then please contact via the attached link.  Thank you.”

https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=722

Defibrillator 2021

Town Hall DefibrillatorHythe Town Council has installed a life saving defibrillator on the side of the Town Hall in Hythe High Street.

The defibrillator is accessible 24/7, but to access the defibrillator a ‘999’ call will need to be dialled where the dispatcher will provide the caller with an access code.

You do not need to be trained to use a defibrillator – anyone can use it. There are clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads. It then assesses the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it is needed.

Town Hall Defibrillator Cabinet

Folkestone Pride – History Month

February is LGBTQIA+ History Month which means it’s time for us all to learn from and celebrate the contributions and achievements of our LGBTQIA+ communities.

LGBTQIA+ History Month was founded in 1994 by Rodney Wilson, a history teacher from Missouri, USA.

Since then cities and towns across the world have joined in celebrating this important history month, including our neighbouring Town Folkestone.

The amazing coordinators at Folkestone Pride have put together a month jam packed full of workshops, exhibitions and activities for you to enjoy online throughout February.

You can find them all on their e-newsletter here: http://ymlp.com/zV9dlw

Holocaust Day 2021

Holocaust DayWednesday January 27 is Holocaust day that commemorates the heinous crimes against the Jewish people perpetrated by the Nazi regime between 1933 and ’45 when 6 million Jews of Europe were viciously and systemically murdered.

Holocaust day encourages us to reflect on the depths into which humanity can sink and how individuals and nations confuse darkness to be the light.  It is important therefore to mark this day, not only in the memory of the Jewish people, but of other minorities groups such as the gypsies, homosexuals, Roma,  mentally and physically disabled, dissidents, and those not considered to be Aryan.

Holocaust Day is a stark reminder of the dark shades of social persecution and the importance of remaining vigilant against hatred and prejudice. In the words of Rudyard Kipling, we remember lest we forget – lest we forget!

National Storytelling Week 2021

National Storytelling Week 21January 30- February 6

National storytelling week takes place each year during the first week of February; it is usually celebrated with readings in libraries, cafes, bookshops, care homes, and public spaces. This year Hythe Town Council would like to celebrate by inviting people to share stories with the community online.

Stories help us to connect and learn from one another, as well being entertaining. Rarely have these things been so important as they are now, so please watch out for readings of both original and pre-loved stories on our website and social media pages between 30th January – 6th February.

Everyone has a story, if you would like to share yours with us, please email: admin@hythe-tc.gov.uk

When sending through your stories, please could you confirm that you give Hythe Town Council your consent to share your video on the Council’s website and social media pages.

Town Mayors’ Fundraiser

Mayor's Winter Fundraiser Poster 2020Empowering guests at the Winter Shelter. Your donations will help the Rainbow Centre provide wrap around services, giving valuable opportunities and experiences to those most in need and supporting them in finding homes, hope and purpose.

All donations welcome at: Crowdfunding to Empower guests at the Winter Shelter 2020/21 on JustGiving