Dementia Friendly Shepway

Shepway held its first dementia conference to help raise awareness about the condition locally. Participants at the conference had an opportunity to learn what a dementia friendly community is; what a dementia friend is and what the recognition symbol is and how it will be used across Kent. Everyone attending would also have an opportunity to become…

New gas meter for Lydd Methodist Church

Lydd Methodist Church has a new gas meter thanks to a £485 KCC members grant from Carole Waters. The church’s Pauline Pogson said:”Without the upgraded gas meter the building would not have been gas safe. “The upgrade has enabled the church to continue running the Yoga Group, start a  “Little Chicks” parent and toddler group, and…

JAM on the Marsh 2016

As part of the 2016 JAM on the Marsh, 20 pupils from the Marsh Academy were given four days of mentoring from internationally respected photographer Tristan Fewings thanks to a £1,500 KCC Members Grant from Carole Waters. The JAM on the Marsh is an annual multi arts festival held on Romney Marsh which was launched…

Telehealth comes to Romney Marsh

The Romney Marsh Day Centre successfully piloted a telehealth project for people living on the marsh thanks to a KCC members grant of £2,415 from Carole Waters. The project helped Meg, a local resident and volunteer at the centre, when she had various health issues and found it hard to get an appointment to see her…

Shepway holds its first youth conference

Shepway held its first youth conference in June supported by a £5,000 KCC members grant from Carole Waters, Bob Neaves, Hod Birkby, Martin Whybrow and Frank McKenna. The conference which focussed on drugs education, gun and knife crime and child sexual exploitation was attended by 300 year nine pupils from six schools across the district. “I attended the Community…

Keeping the community safe on Romney Marsh

The Bay Neighbourhood Watch Scheme has received a £700 grant from the local KCC member for the Romney Marsh, Carole Waters. The funding has contributed towards the cost of installing a new noticeboard which is being used to promote the Neighbourhood Watch scheme. It will provide valuable information from the police, fire service and local council to the local residents,…