Matthew Scott, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner would like to hear people’s views on road safety and enforcement.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey here.
On Sunday evening at a small gathering (invitation only due to Covid restrictions) we celebrated Dorothy Bultitude’s two decades’ service as Parish Clerk. Geoff Colledge presented her with an engraved clock and Alison Morris handed over the proceeds of a ‘whip round’ with several hundred pounds, reflecting the considerable respect villagers have for Dorothy.
In a short speech, Dorothy said she was pleased to have been able to continue with many of the things husband Ken started but was unable to complete because of his untimely death. She is especially pleased there is finally movement on the Village Hall!
She is looking forward to retirement in her new house in Hythe.
Dorothy Bultitude retired this week after the best part of 20 years as our Parish Clerk.
Geoff Colledge, Council Chair said:
“We as a Parish owe a great deal of thanks to Dorothy for the dedication and devotion she showed to our Parish.
“We wish her a very long and happy retirement.”
We will be announcing a retirement function in the near future to wish Dorothy a fond farewell and give all of her friends in the village an opportunity to join us.
Our new Parish Clerk, Cathy Skinner, takes office today, 1 August. Cathy comes to us with great credentials as she already looks after two other parish councils and also served as a councillor in her own parish.
Cathy sat in at our last parish council meeting and has already taken possession of a drawerful of our files, neatly bundled up and indexed by Dorothy.
Although living in Shepherdswell, she is very familiar with our area and we are all looking forward to working with her.