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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.

Plastic free July is here!

 Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution so that we can have cleaner streets, seas, and countryside. 

 Some of our Councillors are going to have a go at the plastic free challenge and one of us will report at the end of each week as to how we have got on.  

 Our fantastic local volunteer expert, Chris, has managed the feat three years running. She tells us that it’s not easy, but she managed it! We are hoping she will give us a few tips to help us on our way. 

We invite you to join us by choosing to refuse single use plastics. We would love you to share your experiences on the Hythe Town Council Facebook page whether they are triumphs or difficulties. Perhaps we have others who may be able to help. 

Meanwhile you can sign up yourselves to Plastic Free July @ https://www.plasticfreejuly.org 

If you do, they will supply you with information, suggestions, and encouragement.   

A few thoughts to start you off: 

 Try buying fruit, veg and eggs from the Farmers Market in Hythe, you can find it outside the Methodist Church Hall (between Chapel Street and Prospect Road) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month from 10am to 1pm.  

 There is also the excellent stall at Lenihan’s van, outside the Prince of Wales pub at West Hythe, there every Wednesday to Sunday.  

 Do not forget U-Weigh, which is plastic -free, for your cereals, dried fruit, nuts, spices, eggs and more. 

 Finally, you can take plastic storage boxes if you have them, to the supermarket for your fish, meat, cheese, and deli items. 

 Good luck! We look forward to hearing from you! 

Tennis and Bowls – Summer Opening 2021

Saturday 15 May 2021 – Sunday 12 September 2021

10:00AM- DUSK

Tennis Fees:

  • £4.50 per hour per adult
  • £2.50 per hour per child

Bowling Fees:

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

Mobile Library Service During Coronavirus

Our mobile library service is running. However, due to coronavirus, we will be operating a Select and Collect service.

You can select up to 6 books or audiobooks in a week in advance and when they’re ready you can collect them from one of our mobile libraries.

The loan period is for 6 weeks on all items issued through Select and Collect.

These can be found via this link: https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/mobile-libraries-during-coronavirus

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.