“Biggest Protest Shepway Has Ever Seen

Sellindge & District Residents have just announced the date for a massive demonstration against against Shepway’s plans for a ‘Garden Town’ for 12,000 houses and a Lorry Park for 3,600 lorries.

It is billed as the biggest protest Shepway has ever seen. Feelings are running very strong in Sellindge and surrounding villages against the massive exploitation and desecration of the farmland that will take place if these plans are allowed to proceed. Continue reading “Biggest Protest Shepway Has Ever Seen

Did Shepway Councillors Accept Bribes?

Just Released by Sellindge Village Residents Association



Posted: 18 Dec 2016 05:29 AM PST

Dear Residents,
As promised, we said that we would bring you more details of a press release by Lydd Airport Action Group pertaining to suspected bribes being accepted by Shepway District Councillors.
If you are of the mind that SDC Councillors make a habit of voting against the wishes of local residents, as they are with the Lorry Park and Otterpool 12,000 housing estate, you wouldn’t be wrong.
It appears that they are running to form with the Airport fiasco as well. We’ll leave you to decide what the reason for that could be.
Here it be:
Kent Crime Commissioner urged to speed up delayed Police investigation into suspected bribes accepted by Shepway District Councillors Continue reading Did Shepway Councillors Accept Bribes?

Mass Demonstration Against Shepway District Council.

“Locals are sick and tired of David Monk and his cronies at Shepway”

Local residents from all over Shepway are gearing up for the Mass Demonstration set to hit the town of Folkestone at one of the busiest times of the year.

A recent protest at Hythe
A recent protest at Hythe


An alliance of various groups are coming together to protest against the shoddy way they are being treated by Shepway District Council in riding roughshod over the wishes of the people. This is set to be one of the biggest demo’s in Shepway. Continue reading Mass Demonstration Against Shepway District Council.

Gunman Shoots Two at High Halden

Police and air ambulance called after two men shot in High Halden

A man was arrested at High Halden near Tenterden yesterday (Thursday 3 November) on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were shot near the village

Firearms officers,  police helicopters and an air ambulance were called to the scene near Martens Lane, High Halden yesterday morning. Two men who had suffered gunshot wounds were taken to hospital. Continue reading Gunman Shoots Two at High Halden

Did District Council Leader David Monk Deceive the People of Kent?

Letter from Sellindge & District  Residents Association



Dear Residents,
You will recall our post of 13th August from a Monks Horton Parish Councillor telling of the ‘Great Untruth’ as performed by the Leader of Shepway District Council, David Monk on BBC Radio Kent.
Well, to our amazement, a reply was received, admittedly, after a prompt of 6 days of deafening silence. Is this the same David Monk that constantly invites residents to contact him to raise points relating to the proposed 12,000 sprawl housing estate. Councillor Monk even stated clearly ‘on air’ for residents to speak with him.
The Great Untruth occurred when Councillor Monk stated that a question posed by Parish Councillor Les Barratt to 27 Parish Councillors at the Civic Centre took the form of ‘Who thought it was a bad idea to build a new town at Otterpool’. –  No hands were raised. Continue reading Did District Council Leader David Monk Deceive the People of Kent?

Film – Aldington War Memorial Dedication

Aldington Memorial and Memorial Gardens.

Many years ago David Hughes was asked be a lady visitor carrying a
bunch of flowers, where Aldington Memorial was? I had to tell her
“We have no memorial” he told me. The lady was looking for her son’s
name so David took her to Aldington Church where there were some names
recorded of the fallen from two wars. “She burst into tears when she
discovered that her sons name was not among those listed.”.
He first discussed the idea of a War Memorial for Aldington with Bill
Deeds the famous politician and journalist in 1980. He learned that
many names of the fallen were not listed in churches if they had not
been church goers. Continue reading Film – Aldington War Memorial Dedication

St Rumbold’s Raft Race

Bonnington Spectacular

The Biannual Raft Race on Sunday 19 June featured colour, design and ingenuity in abundance. There were rafts of all shapes and sizes and the majority of  rafters came in fancy dress.

This film depicts events leading up to the start of the first race and features many local people.

There will be many pictures from the races in the next Issue, Number Ten, of “Cinque Ports”. Copies will be available from your local newsagent from Monday 27 June 2016

Film from the “Rye’s Own” Film Archive released on Monday 20 June 2016

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Thornton Road Club Prize Evening

Presentation with Music

The Thornton Road Club Trophy Awards Night was held at the City of London in Dymchurch on Saturday 23 January. Gordon Davis officiated and Dace Homa of the Rye & District Wheelers presented the awards.

The presentation was followed by an excellent programme of music performed by local singer and musician, Millie Andrews, whose lovely voice and Continue reading Thornton Road Club Prize Evening