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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.

Matthew Scott, Kent PCC, would like your help with his Police and Crime Plan Survey

Kent Pcc's Police And Crime Plan Survey 2021

Mr Scott, the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has asked us to share his Police and Crime Plan Survey with you.

This survey is different but does have a little bit of road safety in it, however Matthew Scott’s Police and Crime Plan Survey asks you other important questions. It is an opportunity to have your say on various topics, such as your feelings of safety, your experiences of being a victim and road safety, amongst others. These responses will shape the next Police and Crime Plan, so you’ll be helping make a big difference: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PCC2021/

Kent PCC’s Police And Crime Plan Survey 2021

Heritage Hythe – A Celebration

Heritage Hythe, running from 12th to 22nd August, highlights the town’s history. It includes a display of some 200 posters located in places of historic interest in the High Street and beyond. The theme is ‘On this site’ with each poster bearing a photograph(s) of that location in times past along with its history. Five walking trails have been set up to include all the sites and maps are available free of charge. Four locations – St Leonard’s Church, The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Fisherman’s Beach and the Hythe Imperial Hotel have more detailed exhibitions. An Information and Display Stand will be present in the High Street over the two weekends (inc Fridays).

More information can be found here: Events – Heritage Hythe 75 years

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!