Free Training Course – Pollinating Insects

Old Chalk New Downs Project invite you to come along to another of our free training courses, which has been set up for appropriate persons. On Wednesday 25th July 2018, our partner Buglife will present a fascinating insight into the world of pollinating insects. Aimed at landowners and managers, this course will help you help […]

The ‘Marsh Harrier’ Magazine

[ Message from the The Marsh Harrier Management Team ] DONATIONS FOR THE CONTINUED SUSTAINABILITY OF THE MARSH HARRIER Thank you to all who have contributed so far so that we can continue to bring The Marsh Harrier to you. If you would like to contribute, please send donations, however, small to: Robyn Collins, Eanswyth […]

Pop-Up Cafe Comes to Brookland

Come and get together with old friends and new. Have a cuppa and a delicious slice of cake. There will be all sorts of local information available or you can just come for a chat. Please help us to spread the word. Everyone welcome … see you soon! Venue: Brookland Village Hall Car Park. 2018 […]

Village “Clean Up” – A Thank You

Brookland Village “Clean Up” [Maureen Akers writes…] I have to admit, as I woke to freezing icy conditions on Sunday March 18th, the last thing I wanted to do was organise the Brookland Village Clean Up. I was convinced, “Nobody would turn up”. How wrong could I be. Twenty-one people arrived, almost unrecognizable under scarves, […]

Winter Weather & Power Supplies

UK Power Networks have written to advise and inform residents thus:- As part of our preparation plans, UK Power Networks has organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called up additional engineers to carry out repairs to overhead […]

Kent Police – On-line Reporting

Online Crime and Non-Injury Collision Reporting Updates made recently to the Kent Police website now enable you to report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions ONLINE directly to the police through the website ( Once a report is made to Kent Police online, the user will receive a unique reference number […]

Banking Scam Warning

Information from Kent Police describes how scammers have recently targeted a vulnerable victim, “A telephone call was received on a landline (late November 2017) from scammers advising that they were calling from a bank – they did not specify which bank and this was not questioned. The caller stated he was conducting an internal investigation […]

Rogue Salesman Warning

Kent Trading Standards and Kent Police have received reports of a company using high pressure techniques to sell burglar alarms with a 5 year maintenance contract. One salesman demanded the 80 year old resident pay the full amount upfront. Please look out for neighbours and report any suspicious doorstep callers.   For advice on what to […]

Village Hall – News and Updates

Update on Brookland Village Hall Committee Members and appeal for a new Vice-Chair The Village Hall Management Committee is looking healthy with new members coming forward from the community. The Committee very warmly welcome our new Secretary, Benedict Potts, who has joined us recently. Our thanks to Howard Noakes who has stepped down after many […]

Kent Highway’s Winter Roads and Travel Preparations

Are you prepared for winter conditions when you travel? The long dark days are here which means KCC Highways, who maintain the county’s roads and lanes, receive many enquiries throughout the seasons about road conditions. Please read this winter service information letter from KCC and see how you can help prevent road and travel problems.