The charity has existed in High Halstow for many years and is an amalgamation of smaller charities/private trusts, the oldest of which dates from 1716 and exists to help the residents of the Parish of High Halstow who are going through a time of need or hardship. This could include not only widows and widowers but also to help people of all ages and from all walks of life. Requests can also be made by organisations or groups in the Parish.
Requests for financial assistance can be made at any time of the year, in writing, email or in person to any one of the Trustees. A resident can apply on behalf of someone else in the village-but their permission must be obtained first of all. All requests are dealt with in the strictest confidence. If you are not sure about a request and think it may be rejected, do not be afraid to speak to any of the Trustees listed below about it. These funds are there for villagers who need help.
Updated from HHT June 2022
The Trustees are:
Rev Stephen Gwilt, The Rectory – 01634 250637
Stuart Bailey, 27 Cooling Road – 07976 760844
June Collins, 6 Marsh Crescent – 01634 250105
John Myatt, Eende Kooy Decoy Hill Road – 01634 256185
Chris Peek, 2 Willowbank Drive – 01634 252604
Natasha Turner, 12 Marsh Crescent
Or contact the High Halstow Relief In Need admin email: email@example.com
Your emailed request will be passed on to the Trustees.
Medway Council are making changes to the way your garden waste is processed so that you can recycle more.
From Friday 8th October 2010.
If you have a brown wheelie bin, we will be able to collect food (either cooked or uncooked) as well as garden waste from all properties (with a brown wheelie bin).
What will happen to your garden/food waste from 8th, October?
Your garden and food waste is taken to specialist processors Countrystyle Recycling, near Sittingbourne, where it is recycled into compost. All of it stays in the UK and the majority is used in Kent for agriculture as a peat free nutrient rich fertiliser to enhance crop growth. It works by using naturally occurring micro-organisms, totally free from artificial heat and additives.
From Friday, 12th November 2010 we will be able to collect mixed household plastic packaging. To help us to do this, Medway Council are asking you to separate your paper and card from the other materials. Your collection dates will not change.
From Monday, 8 November we will start delivering new collection bags to all households.
Every household will receive:
• One blue reusable bag for paper and cardboard;
• One white reusable bag for all other household containers that can be recycled. This includes: Clean metal foil, metal food and drink cans, glass bottles and jars and household plastic packaging.
When you receive your new blue and white reusable bags, you will also receive a leaflet that explains exactly how to use them. Until you receive your blue and white reusable bags, please continue to recycle as you do now.
Please look out for the 8-page booklet in the new Medway Matters or go to www.medway.gov.uk/recyclenow
We have 4 Post Boxes in the village. These are situated as follows:
1 Opposite the junction of The Street and Forge Lane (which is in the wall)
2 Junction of The Street and Longfield Avenue
3 Outside the Post Office in Christmas Lane
4 Top of Sharnal Street by the roundabout
Mobile libraries carry a wide range of material including:
Books for children of all ages
Large Print Books
You can ask the mobile library staff to try to obtain items not immediately available on the vehicle. They can also help with your general enquiries. A small charge will be made for some requested items.
Once you have joined the library, after producing evidence of name and address, you can borrow up to 30 items. You may keep them for up to one month. Although fines are not charged on items which are returned late to the mobile library, borrowers are asked to request a renewal of the loan period. If a card or letter is sent to you as a reminder that an item is overdue for return, you will be asked to reimburse the cost of postage.
The mobile library has a two week rota. Contact Strood Library on 01634 335890 to find out which rota the mobile library is following.
Village Hall 12.30 – 12.50
Northward Avenue 12.55 -13.15
The Elms Medical Practice has a branch surgery in the Village Hall at High Halstow. The Doctor is available there on three days a week, whenever possible. (We do sometimes have to cancel them if we have no doctor available).
Monday 2:00pm.-2:50pm.; Thursday 9:00am.-9:40am; Friday 9:00am.-9:50am.
If you wish to see the doctor you will need to make an appointment. Contact tel no. for High Halstow (when it is open) is 254480; Hoo, 250142 from 8.30am.-12 noon and 4pm.-6pm. Monday to Friday.
The Clinics offered at the Branch surgery are limited, but patients living in High Halstow can either choose to be registered at High Halstow and see a doctor at Hoo if the branch surgery is closed, or they can register at the main surgery in Hoo. The address of the main Surgery is: The Elms Medical Practice, Tilley Close, Main Road, Hoo, Rochester ME3 9AE. Tel 250142.
There is another doctors surgery (St. Werburgh Practice) in Hoo in Bells Lane but this does not have a surgery in High Halstow, the number to contact for this surgery is 250523.
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