News & Events - Parish Notices

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Drop In Event on 29 October 2018

DROP IN EVENT on Monday 29 October 2018 at 16:00 -20:00 in the Council Chamber at The Grove, 25 St. John’s Street, Hythe, SO45 6BZ

The Community is invited to attend a drop in event to view the investigations and work being undertaken in relation to an ongoing watercourse issue at Valleydene.

• Background – site history, flooding incidents, issues.

• What has been done so far? – actions on the ground, surveys, assessments, flood action plan.

• What have we found out? – line of watercourse, area contributing to flows and riparian ownership implications. The Community is invited to share any information they may have relating to this watercourse.

• Emerging options – including possible long term maintenance implications.

• What happens next? – programme, contact details, communications etc.

Hampshire County Council officers and consultant engineers, and Hythe and Dibden Parish Council officers and councillors will be available to answer questions.

Raising the Red Ensign

On Monday 3rd September Hythe and Dibden Parish Council raised the Red Ensign flag at the Grove, Hythe and will keep the flag flying for a week.

The Council is paying tribute to the Merchant Navy seafarers as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the work on the Merchant Navy and the seafarers.  

For more information visit https://www.merchantnavyfund.org/merchant-navy-day/



Pictured is the Vice Chairman of Council Councillor Eric Davey and Janis Bevis raising the Red Ensign.




PCSOs Update

Hythe and Dibden Parish Council recently received a presentation from Superintendent Tony Rowlinson and Chief Inspector Rob Mitchell on the work being undertaken by Hampshire Police to enable them to be able to support the provision of additional PCSOs funded by community organisations.

Hythe and Dibden Parish Council has recognised the benefit that two additional PCSOs would bring to the communities of Hythe and Dibden and have set aside funding to fully resource two such officers.

Superintendent Anthony Rowlinson explained that he supported the proposed PCSO resource for Hythe and Dibden and he is committed to completing the reviews made necessary by the savings required by the end of July when he will be in touch with the Council to discuss the next steps.

Superintendent Rowlinson expressed his thanks to the Parish Council, especially the Clerk, for all the work in developing a standardised contract which will help in the future and will ensure consistency.

The Chairman of the Parish Council Cllr Maureen McLean said “I recognise the incredible efforts by Superintendent Rowlinson in considering the implementation of the generous offer to fund two additional PCSO’s to help the communities of Hythe and Dibden and I look forward to hearing from him by the end of July.”

Cllr McLean added “This Council is committed to providing this additional resource for Hythe and Dibden and if any person has any questions about the arrangements or the funding please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Clerk or myself."

 

LEIGH MORGAN – 20 YEARS SERVICE AWARD

At Wednesday's Council meeting the re-elected Chairman Cllr Maureen McLean presented a 20 years Service Award to Leigh Morgan, the supervisor of the Maintenance Team.   

Cllr McLean said “Leigh supervises the team who cut the grass, keep the open spaces clean and tidy and provide us with an abundance of flowers, as well as tackling hundreds of other jobs in the Parish.  Without Leigh and his team we wouldn’t enjoy our Parish as much.  Thank you Leigh for 20 years commitment and hard work for this community”.


Hythe and Dibden Awards 2018

Shining a spotlight on community members who help others Hythe and Dibden Parish Council presented awards on the 25th April 2018.

The three awards made annually are:
• Community Spirit – to particularly recognise people who have acted in a kind or selfless manner for the good of the community;
• Youth Endeavour – to particularly recognise young people who have worked hard to fulfil personal targets;
• Environmental Champion – to particularly recognise people who voluntarily keep our Parish clean and tidy and/or undertake environmental improvement work.

Nearly 50 award winners, community members and councillors attended the presentations that also included 2 long service awards at the Council

The presentations and awards were made by the Chairman of Council Cllr Maureen McLean to  :

Community Spirit Award: CAZ FLOOD - in recognition of her commitment, dedication and tireless fundraising for the Save Hythe Pier Group.  


Nomination certificates were also presented to:

 
SALLY WOOD – in recognition of her dedication and commitment to running the Hythe Huddle, the local dementia support group. 



JACKIE WITHEY – in recognition of her contribution to the Waterside Community.



KELLY WINDEBANK – in recognition of her commitment and dedication to organising and conducting The Waterside Community Choir.


EDDIE IRONS – in recognition of donating his time and skills to help members of the community. CHRISTINE MATTHEWS – in recognition of creating ‘Waterside Rocks’, a fun idea enjoyed by many children and families in the community. 


Youth Endeavour Award: EMMA MARTIN - in recognition of her positive attitude and dedication to volunteering at Hythe Youth Club.  


A nomination certificate was also presented to JASMINE MCLEAN – in recognition of her hard work and determination to achieve personal goals such as playing rugby and applying to join the army.


Environment Champion Award: BRIAN EMBLEY AND ROGER KING -in recognition of their year round litter picking in the community which contributes to making the Parish a better place to live.


A Long Service Award was also presented to JANIS BEVIS  for 30 years of dedicated service to Hythe and Dibden Parish Council. 



Cllr James Binns presented an award for 30 years continuous service to CLLR MAUREEN MCLEAN.



Cllr McLean said “This is one of the nicest occasions during the Council year and I am delighted that we can recognise the incredibly hard work and commitment that community members and our staff provide to Hythe and Dibden”.

Entries for the 2019 awards will be considered in March and the Council encourages  the community to recognise the work of volunteers and make nominations for these Awards.



FLY A FLAG FOR THE COMMONWEALTH - 12TH MARCH 2018

Lord Mayors and Mayors, Lord Provosts, town and parish councils, local authorities and local communities,
school children and college students, members of Girlguiding and the Scouts from around the UK and
Commonwealth, Sea and Air Cadets, charities and community groups, Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen and
major shipping lines, training ships crewed by disabled crewman people, and many others around the world
will raise more than ONE THOUSAND Commonwealth flags at 10.00hrs local time on Monday 12 March –
Commonwealth Day 2018, in a shared celebration of this amazing family of nations that encompasses the
globe.

The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative, now in its fourth year, is again catching the imagination of
thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the
Commonwealth. As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, it enables
participants to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds, and the opportunities offered
for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth young and old citizens around the world.
Scouts in The Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, Republic of Malta, Mauritius, New
Zealand, Samoa, Sri Lanka, and Trinidad and Tobago will also be raising the Commonwealth flag at
10.00hrs local time on 12 March, joining thousands of other young people around the world in committing
themselves to the values of the Commonwealth Charter and the 2018 Commonwealth theme: ‘Towards a
Common Future’. This year’s theme explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and
work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and
fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
A personal message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honourable
Patricia Scotland QC, and a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation, will be read out at each ceremony
before the raising of the Commonwealth flag at 10.00hrs that morning. In a common act of witness around
the globe members of this great family of nations will reaffirm the commitment of all Commonwealth member
states to democracy, development, and respect for diversity.

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR – Originator and Commonwealth Pageantmaster, of 'Fly a Flag for the
Commonwealth’, said: "I am amazed how quickly this event has caught the public imagination in the UK and
around the Commonwealth. We are only in our fourth year, and the participation of so many people of all
ages and from all walks of life shows the enormous potential of this project and of the Commonwealth. It is a
positive and uplifting way for people to link with and assist fellow citizens of the Commonwealth in a family
that spans across oceans and continents. There is a real sense of promise, and hope for the future in this
current troubled world of ours.

We are also delighted that the Government of the George Cross Island of Malta will be taking part again this
year by raising the Commonwealth Flag at 10am on 12th March, adding to the international aspect of this
Commonwealth event.”

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, said:
“Fly a Flag is a wonderful opportunity for local communities to come together to celebrate the remarkable
diversity and inclusiveness of the Commonwealth, and the many ways in which the lives and livelihoods of
its 2.4 billion citizens are enriched through Commonwealth connection and cooperation. By working together
locally and globally we learn from one another, and make progress for the good of all.”

On Commonwealth Day people of all ages and backgrounds in Commonwealth countries set in every
continent and ocean will recommit to working 'Towards a Common Future', our theme for this year and for
the Commonwealth Heads of Government being hosted by the United Kingdom in April. Raising the
Commonwealth flag reminds us afresh that cooperation as a family of nations enables us to respond
collectively to global challenges, and to deliver a fairer, more prosperous, secure and sustainable future for
all citizens – particularly our young people.”




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