Stone-cum-Ebony Parish Council

Serving Stone-in-Oxney and Ebony, Kent

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News from Stone-cum-Ebony

Ultra High Speed Broadband for Stone cum Ebony!

The Stone cum Ebony Ultra High Speed Broadband website is now live!!! Please pledge your voucher here if you want to be included in the scheme.

In partnership with Openreach, the scheme is trying to bring super speed broadband to rural areas. Is your download speed less than 10mbps? Or between 30mbps and 100 mbps? If so are you interested in registering for it?

Benefits to this scheme include –

– Future proofing your property.

– It allows uninterrupted connection of multiple devices simultaneously, for home schooling and homework, and for running a business and working from home.

– Streaming devices such as Netflix and game consoles will run seamlessly, even at high definition.

– No buffering and no interference from the weather.

The project is funded by vouchers from the government topped up by Kent County Council. If enough vouchers are taken and pledged by people who want it, the whole cost is covered.

Connect Super Speed Broadband to your property. Please visit this link below to find out more information, and to register your interest,

https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/community-fibre-partnerships#registerinterest

 

If you have any further queries about any part of this scheme, please contact Anna Knight on 01233 758307, or email aknight283@me.com

Stone Scrapbook 2020.

Given this years unusual events, Stone is gathering locals thoughts on lockdown and how we have coped this year. If any children can contribute their experiences, this would be greatly appreciated.

Please get in touch with one of the Stone Scrapbookers – Cheryl Paine, Janet Ledger, Sue Wotten, Mandy Button, Sue Lowrie, or email richardandsusan@btinternet.com. 01233 758560.

Stone Community Recreation Group.

The field has had a bit of a tidy up, even finding two short tailed voles under the tin. Everything is growing well, the willow tunnel and the fruit trees. Plans for the Spring include clearing the stream, putting down more woodchip and building a new bug hotel.

Sue Lowrie 01233 758560.

Coming Soon: Stone-in-Oxney Table Tennis Club.

Search on Facebook, and keep an eye on the hall notice board for further details. to be held in the Memorial Hall.

A New Bus Service for Stone-cum-Ebony.

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

The bus departs The Crown at 11.32am, via Tenterden Garden Centre at 11.40am, arriving in Tenterden at 11.50am. It then departs Tenterden at 14.45pm and retraces its route.

This is a great asset for the village and surrounding area. See the timetable 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: richardandsusan@btinternet.com 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!

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.