Ickham & Well Parish Plan

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January 2016

Charity Bridge Night

We plan to hold a Charity Bridge Night in the Ickham Village Hall on Saturday 19th March in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Research and the Blind Veterans Charity. It will be a friendly bridge evening encompassing beginners and more experienced players - the focus will be on a social event to raise a bit of money. The cost will be£20 a head, which will include a drink on arrival, a bottle of wine on each table and a simple supper.

If you are interested in participating, please keep the date free and register your interest by email to Dick Baly on rfbaly@aol.com 

Many thanks, 


Closure of Station Road, Bekesbourne

I have just learned that Station Road Bekesbourne is to be closed from Monday 1 February for up to three weeks. The closure is so that Network Rail can make emergency repairs to the railway bridge where it passes over Station Road. Apparently bricks are loose and in danger of falling out and hitting cars / pedestrians. 

Unfortunately this is one of the advertised diversion routes for traffic wishing to access Bramling Road whilst the junction with the A257 is closed due to the water main being replaced. This leaves the alternative routes of Wingham, then the B2046 to Adisham, then Love Lane up to Bramling, or go the other way to Canterbury and down the A2 to the Bridge turn off.

I would say contact me if you want any additional information but that's all I have at present. 

Kim Tatman, Highways Officer, Ickham and Well Parish Council 

Police Community Support Officer

The newly appointed PCSO, (Police Community Support Officer), Kerry-Anne Pearce, will be attending the next Parish Council meeting on 15th February at 7.30 at the village hall (agenda to follow in due course). She will be talking about ongoing issues and will answer any questions by councillors or members of the public present. She has asked that if there are any particular concerns that residents want to discuss, that she should be notified beforehand if possible. Please email me at ickhampc@aol.co.uk if there is anything that you would like her to investigate / report on. All will be most welcome to attend

December 2015

Snowflake Petanque

Yoga in Ickham - open full image in new tab

November 2015

Ickham Autumn Market flyer

Friends of Ickham New Year's Eve Party

July 2015

One bedroomed flat to let in Ickham

The following 3 properties will be available to rent in Ickham soon:

  • A two bedroom Cottage Ickham in Court Farm, Yealm Cottage, is available for rent from September. If interested please contact Robin Crosland by email robincrosland@gmail.com

Ickham Premier Fantasy Football

The Ickham Premiership Fantasy Football  has been running for 4 years and provides a platform for all those budding Premier League Managers to pit their skills  ( or luck ! ) against each other over the forthcoming season. It is free to join and use  and can be simple to set up for newcomers  if the  auto-select option is used, otherwise  pick  your own favourite players.

Joining the league couldn't be easier. Simply use this link and you'll be added automatically after you've entered the game:http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-leagues/202162/join/?autojoin-code=824808-202162.

You shouldn't need the league code, but just in case here it is: 824808-202162. Enjoy the game!

John Puddle 

June 2015

Print of Lee Priory

A former Wickhambreaux resident has given a print of Lee Priory to be sold in aid of Wickhambreaux Church.
It is entitled ‘Lee, near Ickham, in Kent, from the designs of Mr James Wyatt.’ 
James Wyatt (1765-1813) was an architect. Lee Priory was built 1782-1790 and demolished in 1954.
The black and white engraving is by Thomas Medland (1765-1833), a well-known landscape engraver. Produced by John Dixon.
The print is 12”x8”, on a page approx. 17”x10”. It is not framed.
A similar one can be viewed on the British Museum web-site, Collection online, British Masters Portfolio, museum number 1912.0319.5
If you would like to see it, and make an offer, please contact Christine Le Jeune, 721431.

Seniors Lunch Club - volunteers needed

We’re now into our 5th year of running a Lunch Club in Ickham Village Hall for our 4 Villages Seniors and their friends.  The club has over thirty regular members, and we run them once a quarter in March, June, September and December.  All our Senior’s really love being able to come out for lunch and meet up with friends.  We don’t have age limits, we have some younger members in their mid to late 50’s and some helpers who are older than that.  If you have any senior neighbours that haven’t heard about our lunch club, please pass the message on.

We’d really like some new helpers to come and join us.  You would not be obliged to come every time or even all of each day ( I‘ve put the times things usually happen below).  You would be welcome to join us for a free lunch and our members love to chat and show their appreciation for the service we provide.  

We’d particularly love to welcome older teenagers, or anyone new to the 4villages, especially from Littlebourne, Wickhambreaux and Stodmarsh. 

If you’re interested in finding out more please read on for further details and contact me to be added to our list of helpers.

Lee Barker   lee.treasury@uwclub.net

The Senior’s lunches for this year are next Thursday
13th March, 12th June, 11th September and 11th December, all Thursdays you’d be welcome to help at any or all of them.

We split up the jobs that need doing and these include:
  • Shopping ( Tuesday or no later than Wednesday Morning)
  • Cooking (from 9.30 to 12.30 on the day or Wednesday afternoon).  
  • We usually have two preparing and cooking the food.  
  • This month is meatloaf or sausages, in the summer quiche and salad, cottage pie in the Autumn and a Christmas dinner in December with all the trimmings! These are things we are confident cooking and easy to portion – anyone else is welcome to try other things!
  • Setting up and laying tables  from 9.30 to 10.30
  • Collecting money from our guests as they arrive 11.45 until 12.35 We charge £6 for a two course meals.
  • Most of the  senior’s bring a small raffle prize and buy raffle tickets and we have a helper selling the tickets, and displaying the prizes.11.45 until 12.35
  • Serving drinks from 12.00 and through lunch
  • Serving food, coffee and teas from 12.30 and through lunch
  • Calling the raffle 2.15
  • Giving lifts.  Some of our guests in Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux don’t have transport so we collect them and take them home 11.45 to 12.15 and/or 2.45 to 3.15
  • Clearing tables and Washing up from 1.15 until finished (Usually about 3.15)
  • Taking tables down and sweeping the floor from 2.30 to 3.15
I email everyone on my list about 10 days before asking for volunteers for the next lunch. 
Helpers email me back letting me know if they are available and what they would like to do. 
Please get in touch, you’ll be made very welcome.

Ickham Notice Board

Wendy says:

 If you have any notices that you would like displayed in the village notice board please contact Wendy Sansom on 01227 721627.
Lee has handed this over to me but she continue to be the contact for the Parish Notice Board

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