Commonwealth Day 2018

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A rather damp morning greeted the raising of the Commonwealth flag and a peal of bells in Birchington at 10am today. Chairman of Birchington Parish Council, Neville Hudson, read a statement from the Queen before the flag was raised by … Read More

KCC Alert

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Alert from KCC on doorstep criminals:  

Cold Snap

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With a cold snap in the forecast please keep a look-out for your neighbours. As the freeze sets in we need everyone in our community to be on the look-out for signs that something might be wrong. Whether it be … Read More

Be Safe, Be Seen

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  “Be Safe Be Seen in Rural Thanet” Project led by KCC Community Wardens. As a result of the early dark nights and with poor visibility it was obvious there was a need to provide assistance to encourage cyclists, mobility … Read More

Kent Family History Update

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In December we had the members’ Christmas Party, with food brought by members and quizzes. In January, local costume expert, Lee Ault, gave us a lively and entertaining talk on the 1940s – ‘Rationed Fashion’. She produced from her vintage … Read More

Shelters AGM Minutes

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BIRCHINGTON SHELTERS AND AMENITIES GROUP NOTICE OF MEETING As a member of Birchington Seashelters & Amenities Group, you are hereby invited to attend the first Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held from 4:30pm closing at 5.30pm on Saturday … Read More

Birchington in Colour 2017

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January Heavy seas in contrast with a tranquil sky February Really high sea March The sun setting behind the ruined chapel at Reculver April The Golden Minnis Bay May Beam me up Scotty, the cloud and sun combine to form … Read More

Birchington Garden Donation Drop-Off

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Our recent magazine asked for peoples donations of plants, bulbs and gardening paraphernalia to be left by the Bridge Garden. This doesn’t work as people leave us too much and some of the plants have been too big to handle. … Read More

Royal British Legion Request

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The Royal British Legion is looking for volunteers for the house-to-house and street collections in Birchington, Minnis Bay, Acol, Sarre and St Nicholas starting 21st October. If you can spare an hour or two please contact the Organisers, Jan and … Read More

Code Club Magazine Article

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The 20th May saw our first Code Club session in the village. The Code Club provides children with an opportunity to learn code, no matter who they are or where they come from. The sessions are free and are aimed … Read More

Code Club Session 1

The first session of the Birchington Parish Council Code Club was held in the old council office in Albion Road on Saturday morning. The children seemed to enjoy the session and were far more advanced with the resources than anticipated. … Read More

Minnis Bay Sailing Club Regatta

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I was very happy to receive an invite to spend a couple of hours on the water during the regatta. Many photographs were taken in a somewhat challenging environment, my sea-legs aren’t the best and I was less than fully … Read More

Veterans’ Gateway Launch

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VETERANS’ GATEWAY UPDATE MARCH 2017 Veterans’ Gateway launch is fast approaching so here is an update on the project’s progress over the last month. Our Partners & Stakeholders The Veterans’ Gateway Consortium hosted a workshop for referral partners at SSAFA’s … Read More

Birchington RNLI AGM

The Birchington Branch of the RNLI held its AGM which included a light lunch on Saturday 25th February at the Village Centre. This was well attended by local supporters including the Chairman of RNLI Ramsgate and Broadstairs branch. The Regional … Read More

Village Council Tax Precept

We are not alone when it comes to villages seeing their parish bills rise at a higher rate than the share they pay to larger authorities. The BBC are reporting a similar situation in many locations:  

Life from the Birchington Prom

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RNLI Training The RNLI were practising dinghy rescue Brent Geese The Brent geese that winter here were out around the chalk reef taking advantage of the abundant snacks. The Other Seabirds There were a number of other seabirds making the … Read More

Volunteering Thanet

INTERESTED in how to be a horse whisperer or an emergency responder? What about visiting an isolated older person, helping children to read or taking part in a festival? Thanet Volunteer Bureau invites you to a Volunteers Fair at Dreamland … Read More