News from the Parish


Kent Police Information

Kent Police are continuing to help protect the public and businesses against online crime. They have been and will continue to post messages across social media channels around protecting the public and businesses online.

Information can be found at:

hashtag #protectandconnect

Facebook: searchKent Police

Twitter: @kent_police

Instagram: @kentpoliceuk


Eythorne Churchyard Closure Notice

To read the privy order, click here


Citizen Advice Consumer Service

To report a trader or product to Kent County Council – Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (Free impartial, practicable advice on consumer issues)

Telephone 03454 04 05 06 or click the link


Dropped Crossing Parking Information

For more information on parking around dropped kerbs, click here


Parking in the Parish

The Parish Council are receiving complaints from residents about inappropriate and obstructive parking, especially on busy junctions. Kent Police can enforce the following:

  • Road Traffic Act section 22 states you must not leave your trailer or vehicle in a dangerous position or where it causes an unnecessary obstruction of the road.
  • The Highway Code clause 243 states no parking opposite or within 32 ft (10m) of a junction.


Eythorne War Memorial Ceremony

A huge thank you to all those who attended the ceremony on Thursday. A beautiful, poignant service was held at 11am, with music from the Eythorne Silver Band, and a bugler and piper from the Gurkha Regiment. Lord Boyce made a heartfelt speech and Rev Ashman’s words and prayers were very special. The Parish Council are very proud that the fallen men have finally got the honour they deserve. The East Kent Railway Tearoom’s refreshments were very welcome, as well as the trip to Shepherdswell on the train, that Lord and Lady Boyce also enjoyed.

The East Kent Mercury has a double page spread in the 1 October edition and Meridian News report can still be viewed here


Designated Public Places Order in Eythorne Parish

A Designated Public Places Order controls the consumption of alcohol in public places in specified areas. The Order is commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as an alcohol exclusion zone.

The effect of the Order is that a Police Constable may require a person to stop drinking alcohol in a public place within the designated area. Any person so required, but who refuses to stop, commits an offence which could result in them being arrested. Drinking alcohol in a designated area is not in itself an offence. The offence is created if any person refuses to stop drinking once required to do so by a Police Constable. Any enforcement of this law is carried out entirely at the discretion of the police.


Who Can Become a Parish Councillor?

  • a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and
  • 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election

For the whole of the 12 months prior to nomination he/she must:

  • have been an elector of the parish and either occupied or owned/rented premises in the parish, or
  • resided within 3 miles of the boundary of the parish, or
  • had his/her principal or only place of work in that area

You cannot stand for election if you:

  • are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
  • have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine
  • work for the council you want to become a councillor for