Pop up cafe – cancelled

Due to adverse weather conditions the visit of the Rural Kent pop-up cafe for tomorrow (Friday) has been cancelled.  Rural Kent apologises for any disappointment.

Halden Herald – changes

A new year brings changes to the Herald.  During 2018 it will be published every 4 months, and due to increasing  safety concerns copies can no longer be delivered to properties in Biddenden Road or to many homes along the A28.  A few copies will be left in the shop, and don’t forget it is always available to download from the website!

Parish Council meeting 11th December

The Parish Council next meets on  Monday 11th Dec 2017 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.

The agenda for the meeting can be seen on this page. 

Public consultation for building of new homes at Ransley farm location

Please see the notice below which invites you to a community consultation on proposals for new homes at Ransley Farm.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 22nd Nov 2pm – 8pm

Aug 06 2017

Dementia – Ask the Experts Day

On September 8th, 10am-1pm at  Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, CT1 2BT

An event hosted by Dementia Action Alliance Canterbury & Ashford in association with Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to 4 specialist speakers (between 11-12.30am) including keynote speeches from Dr Jamie Bilsland, Head of Neurodegeneration at the Drug Discovery Institute UCL and Reinhard Guss, Clinical Psychologist and Co-Chair of England’s Dementia Action Alliance. There will be time for questions and answers to the panel.

Alongside speaker sessions, there will be a drop-in exhibition of local dementia services open between 10am and 1pm.

All are welcome to this event – general public as well as interested professionals from health and social care.

For more information and to book, click here

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/08/06/dementia-ask-the-experts-day/

Jul 29 2017

Ashford Health summer 2017 newsletter

Download the latest newsletter [PDF]

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/29/ashford-health-summer-2017-newsletter/

Jul 29 2017

100 miles for 100 years free First World War Heritage Trails – your opportunity to share memories of a relative or place from 1914-1918

Do you have a First World War relative who lived in any of these towns Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Gravesend, Herne Bay, High Brooms, Maidstone, Minster, Sheerness, Sevenoaks, Southborough, and Tenterden? Then this is your opportunity to have them remembered on a First World War self guided heritage trail.

100 miles for 100 years, a Heritage Lottery Fund funded project, are developing heritage trails in all of these areas to be available with the ones we already have developed in Appledore, Harbledown, Lydd, Ramsgate and Tonbridge where we already feature family memories- see our website www.kentww1.com for the 100 miles trails.

So if your relative was a local footballer like Herbert Silver from Southborough, who survived the War and is remembered by his grand daughter.











Or a special constable like Harry Mittell from Lydd who is remembered by his great niece.

We want to hear from you.









Have you got a photo of the Peace Celebrations like this one from Dover or do you have any family stories about the Peace Celebrations?










Or a military wedding like this one in Southborough on the 12th November 1918 when a nurse married a soldier the day after Armistice?













Perhaps you have a Death Penny like this one for Raymond Turner of Lydd who died aged 22 on 13th July 1916 at the Somme.









Even if all you have is a local postcard from the period this will show where those people from 100 years ago lived, worked or went to school.


To share any images or stories with us you can upload via the website www.kentww1.com or you can send by e-mail to info@kentww1.com. For any queries or if you have a story you want to share you can also e-mail darrienne.price@screensouth.org


Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/29/heritage-trails/

Jul 29 2017

Charity Golf Day in aid of the Kent MS Therapy Centre Boughton Golf Club

The Kent MS Therapy Centre provides specialist services, clinics, therapies and support to people living with MS across the whole of Kent. The Centre receives no Government or NHS funding and costs £500k a year to run. We are only able to continue to provide the services we do through donations and fundraising events such as our Golf Day.

Entry for the Golf Day is £40.00 per person and the price includes arrival bacon roll & coffee, a round of Golf and a 1 course lunch.

There will also be a charity raffle and auction as well as prizes for team and individual play.

There is also the opportunity to Sponsor a Hole at the event for £50.00 if any individuals or businesses are interested.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/29/charity-golf-day-boughton-golf-club/

Jul 29 2017

Kent MS Therapy Centre fundraising cruise

The Kent MS Therapy Centre are hosting a special fundraising Riverboat Cruise on the Kentish Lady Riverboat on the River Medway on Friday 15th September from 7pm to 10pm.

The Kentish Lady will set sail from Maidstone at 7pm along the River Medway on a 6 mile round journey for before returning to the Town by 10 pm. The evening will feature an on-boat DJ, Fish & Chip supper, views of the Kentish countryside as dusk sets in and more.

Tickets are priced at £28.00 per person, but availability is limited.

Tickets can be booked via the Centre at reception, by phone on 01227 470876 or book online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kent-ms

Disabled access is available on the boat but it is restricted and must be booked in advance.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/29/kent-ms-therapy-centre-fundraising-cruise/

Jul 21 2017

Your opportunity to comment on the Local Plan

Consultation has opened on the ‘Main Changes’ to the Local Plan, and runs until 31st August.  The Main Changes can be viewed by clicking here

Sites in High Halden can be viewed by clicking on the links on the Main Changes page.

Comments can be submitted in several ways:

  • Click on the Add a comment button at the bottom of the Site page
  • Email planning.policy@ashford.gov.uk
  • By post using the representation form which can be downloaded here

The Parish Council would be grateful if you would copy it in on any comments you make.

The Local Plan will be on the agenda for the next 2 Parish Council meetings, on:

  • An additional meeting on Tuesday August 1st at 2pm in the school
  • Monday August 14th at 7pm in the Memorial Hall (start time to be confirmed)

after which the Parish Council will send in its own response to the proposals.

Both Parish Council meetings are open to the public, and the agendas will be posted on the noticeboards and website approx 1 week before each meeting, as usual.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/21/your-opportunity-to-comment-on-the-local-plan/

Jul 20 2017

Finance Committee Meeting 20th July – postponed

Please note that the meeting scheduled for 3pm in the sports pavilion has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/20/finance-committee-meeting-20th-july-postponed/


Update on Church field site

You can read here the letter from the planning consultants re their proposals for Church field, as read out at the Parish Council meeting on 10th July.  Unfortunately it is not possible to show the layout – this was A2 so can’t be scanned and uploaded, and electronic copy was not forthcoming.

The Parish Council’s reply can also be viewed – it appears beneath the letter from DLP Planning.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/20/update-on-church-field-site/

Jul 19 2017

New pop-up cafe coming to High Halden!


Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/19/new-pop-up-cafe-coming-to-high-halden/

Jul 06 2017

Weald Beekeepers Association Honey Show

Honey Show

Honey exhibits, live observation hive, candle making, trade stalls, competitions, talks, refreshments and everything related to bees. Entry is free of charge.  Come and talk to your local beekeepers.

The Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

10.00 am to 3.30 pm

Saturday 30th September 2017


Download the Bee Poster flyer

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/06/weald-beekeepers-association-honey-show/

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