Stone-cum-Ebony Parish Council

Serving Stone-in-Oxney and Ebony, Kent

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News from Stone-cum-Ebony

The Memorial Pop up Pub is back.

The Memorial event on August Bank holiday weekend was another fabulous community day. Thank you for supporting us! The event helped to raise £907 for the Memorial Hall, the Stone recreation ground and a top up of £80 to the RNLI to take John Newson to the £4,000 mark for his motorbike tour of Britain fundraiser.

Another date for the diary, will be Armistice weekend, for the annual fundraiser for the Royal British Legion. Saturday 9th November in the evening from 5pm to 11pm with the usual bar and the popular fish and chip supper from 7.30pm but this must be ordered in advance. Choose between – 

2 sausages and chips £5.00, fish and chips (small) £6.50, fish and chips £8.00, or 2 spring rolls and chips £5.00. This can be ordered by email to, or by calling 01233 758550.

On remembrance Sunday, 10th November, we will be open at lunchtime from 12 noon with free Yorkshire puddings and a possible hand bell demonstration. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Memorial Team.

Find us on Facebook – Memorial Inn-Stone cum Ebony-Pop up Pub.

A New Bus Service for Stone-cum-Ebony!

KCC Rural Transport Initiative have started the new Tenterden Hopper Service. The new bus runs Monday to Friday from The Crown in Stone, to the Vine in Tenterden High Street.

Route B, which departs The Crown at 10.50am, via Ebony Church, Reading Street at 11am, arrives in Tenterden at 11.15am. It then departs Tenterden at 13.50pm and retraces its route.

This is a great asset for the village and surrounding area. See the timetables below.






Stone Rocks!

Join us in the life of Stone Rocks – starting in Stone and following the journey of each rock.

Started in the USA as the Kindness Rocks Project, it has now spread worldwide. Hand painted stones are left in places for other people to find to let people know that there is someone there – to create connection within a community and lift the spirits. Stones can also be decorated in memory of someone, or with flowers, stars, moons, fairies, creatures or a quote – whatever your imagination comes up with. (Remember to keep it family friendly!) We’d like to start this in our community, so have set up the Facebook page, ‘Stone Rocks’.

Please don’t take stones from the beach, maybe you have some in your garden, or you can buy them from a garden centre. Draw or paint your design on one side, and put the Facebook address on the other – ‘FB Stone Rocks’. Seal the stone with varnish spray and then leave it hidden somewhere in the playing field or village for someone to find (please don’t leave any stones in the way of the mower, or on paths or private property).

Wait to see if someone finds your stone, or go out and hunt for others that have been hidden – these can be logged on the Facebook page, when you’ve found one you can leave it there for others to find, or re-hidden somewhere else further afield – lets see how far our stones can get!!

We had a fabulous time on Wednesday 5th June at the playing field, getting started painting and decorating stones to hide. 

email: for further information.

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

A massive well done for the £1,695.43 that was raised by the Stone-cum-Ebony poppy appeal 2018/19. This was raised from house to house collections, The Ferry Inn, The Memorial Pop-Up Pub, Remembrance Sunday Church collections at Ebony and Stone and other generous donations.

The house to house collections this year will take place between Saturday 26th October and Saturday 9th November. 

I am looking for someone to collect between Great Prawls and Maynes, if there is anyone willing to help, please let me know.

Please support this years Poppy Appeal and wear your poppy with pride.

A very big thank you to you all.


Elizabeth Orpin, Hon Poppy Appeal Organiser, Stone-cum-Ebony.

01797 270303.

2,500 Mile Road Trip for RNLI.

To celebrate John Newson’s 60th Birthday on 27th June, this Summer he set off on his unrestored 1954 Series C Vincent Rapide 1000cc motorcycle to John O’Groats, down to Land’s End and finally home! What an amazing thing to complete to mark your 60th Birthday!

He hoped to complete the trip in 12 days, covering approximately 2,500 miles. All the while covering his own expenses and raising funds for the RNLI at Rye Harbour. He completed to trip in 13 days, unsupported, which is fantastic considering he had a mechanical fault on the original bike near Manchester, was recovered to Stone, then set off again on a different one!

He raised a total of £4,040 for the RNLI. Well done John!

Stone’s Gardener’s Question Time.

Gardener’s Question Time with a professional panel, in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 18th May 7pm for 7.30pm.

£7 per person to include a glass of interval wine.

Questions and tickets in advance please call Rosemary Danny 01797 270676. There will also be a raffle and plant stall.

Stone-cum-Ebony Children’s Christmas Party Jumble Sale.

Was held on Saturday 27th April at 10am in the Memorial Hall.

All proceeds went to this wonderful annual Christmas event for all the local children, with just over £250 being raised! A massive thank you to all supporters of this event.

Memorial Inn Pop-Up Pub.

The Memorial Inn  ‘popped up’ again after the traditional Easter egg hunt on Saturday 20th April from noon til 11pm, and Easter Sunday 21st April from noon, in the Memorial Hall, Stone. It was another massive success and was super busy both days with a brilliant atmosphere.

There was a mini beer festival with 8 real ales, along with the usual bar offerings. There was also a fish and chip supper on the Saturday evening, and free Yorkshire puds on the Sunday!

This time they were raising money for both a new hall roof and the new bowls club.

New website for Stone Parish Council

We’ve got a new website! It’s still being added to, so please bear with us.

Contact Rosie Parrock, details in the ‘Your Councillors’ section, if there is anything you would like to be considered to be added to the website.