This charity exists to assist those in the village who are in need, especially widows and widowers. The trustees wish to remind the people of the parish that they will give consideration to any request for a particular need at any time during the year.
All requests are dealt with in complete confidence and there is no need to wait for the October form. To apply or for further details, please approach one of the Trustees listed below.
The Trustees are:
Rev Stephen Gwilt, The Rectory.
Mrs M. Bufford, 34 Christmas Lane.
Mr J. Myatt, Eende Kooy Decoy Hill Road.
Mr B. Prichard, 9 Drayton Close.
Mrs J. Gillies, 22 Leaman Close.
Mrs C. Peek. 2 Willowbank Drive.
Or contact the High Halstow Relief In Need admin email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2pm.-3pm.; Thursday 9am.-10am; Friday 9am.-10am.
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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