Welcome to the Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Residents Association blog

Here we’ll keep a bit of a record of Village “happenings”

 Let us have your village related stories for inclusion in our “blog”.Resident Association Committee Members:

Alan Vaughan Chairman

John Faulkner

Elspeth Watt

Robert Oliver

Caroline Archer

Hugh Davies

Frank Avery

Carol Bunker

Tony Evans

Laurie Fermor

Rohan Thuraisingham

Neal Guthrie

Erica Lasparini

George Watt – Observer

We would like to warmly encourage and welcome new members to the committee.  We are keen to attract new members to represent your community; we could do with toddlers, primary school children, teenagers!! Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join us or to create or promote your activity or interests to your wider community..!!   This blog is yours..!! With your help we can share your views and aspirations within your community for your community.  The blog can be used to share information on events, resources, clubs, local Parish and Council business, Village achievements, endeavour to capture collective bargaining and purchasing power, for example ‘oil’. Work towards improved neighbourhood watch schemes, campaign on road safety, and archive newsletters, useful contacts, and a ‘Village Welcome Pack’… all this as well as providing a conduit to essential links, see are link’ tab for facilities and local businesses.

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3 Responses to “Welcome to the Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Residents Association blog”

  1. Anne-Marie Hayday, Kempes Hall, Boughton Aluph Says:

    Hi Caroline, how could I not reply to your email?! My guilt would overwhelm me! I will dig out my Christmas Carol song sheets from my old choir ready for a meeting later this year!

  2. Martin Hopkins Says:

    The Independent Health Advisory Group (IHAG) are looking for volunteers to ‘mystery shop’ the new 111 service. The idea is that a group of volunteers who have access to a phone and computer (for email feedback) during the day, will be rung by 111 trainers at an agreed/convenient time and then put through to a trainee.

    The volunteer would have a scenario sheet to read from. This should improve training and make the service more robust.

    If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact me, Martin Hopkins, Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Parish Clerk, at Boughtoneastwellclerk@gmail.com with your name and a telephone contact number and I will forward your details to IHAG.

    Closing date end of September

  3. Martin Hopkins Says:

    KCC are currently undertaking a consultation on street lighting.

    The plan is to convert just over a half of all street lights to ‘part-night’ lighting, switching them off between the hours of midnight and 5.30am.

    KCC do not intend to turn off town centre lights, areas with CCTV, antisocial behaviour areas, at busy road junctions, roundabouts or sites with road safety issues.

    The aim is to save £1million from the kCC budget.

    More information can be found at http://www.kent.gov.uk/streetlights

    The consultation ends on 23rd August 2013.


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