Pillar box back!

After Royal Mail accepted that the box was theirs and not a private one, they reinstalled it on Friday 3rd March. It now needs to be commissioned and I imagine they will have a grand re-opening…

Possibly not though…


The mystery of the missing Pillar Box… update 20th February


Wormshill Pillar Box in happier times
© Copyright Ron Lee and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

As many of you will know, our Victorian Pillar box was stolen by a bunch of ne’er-do-wells in mid-January. They were fortunately disturbed in the process and made off, but presumably did not have time to secure the box in the approved manner on their get away vehicle. The box was therefore able to make an escape bid of its own down, I believe, Bedmonton Lane. Obviously its previous travels in Sittingbourne had cured it of any greater wanderlust.

Whilst it was damaged in the process it was recovered and for a period of time was helping the police with their enquiries. Presumably they were able to extract some useful information without resort to waterboarding, through the expedient of opening the door.

Following a lead from Cllr Patrik Garten I have now been in contact with the Royal Mail investigator who informed me that there have been a spate of stolen boxes in Kent. Indeed, VHF advised me that she was unable to use the box opposite the Ringlestone as that too had already been stolen.

The latest news as at 20th February is that the Royal Mail are now intending to replace the box once it has been repaired. There are still a few issues to sort out and I don’t yet have a date but as soon as I do I will update the website.

Wormshill Church cleaning volunteers needed

We are desperately in need of volunteers to keep our church clean. If you have got at least half an hour to spare once or twice a year we need your help. You can either help with church cleaning or flower arranging. If you are interested in helping us please contact Pat Hobday on 884345.

High speed broadband is here!

Superfast broadband is here!

It will be especially useful for people who work at home as well as for watching films etc.

A wide range of providers sell broadband, not just BT. Details can be found on the Openreach website, www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk



Bells at St Giles, Wormshill

History of the bells at St Giles.

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Bredgar Parish Council

Website for Bredgar Parish Council

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Kent County Council – Reporting pot holes / roads and transport

This link shows the roads and transport website for Kent

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Wormshill on Wikipedia

Link shows details of Wormshill

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Why does Wormshill not have a Parish Council?

By law, parish councils must have an external audit carried out by a body or person authorised to undertake such an audit. This costs a minimum of around £500 which would mean a parish precept of around £8 – £10 a house per year just for the audit. As Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Councils are responsible for matters such as the roads and street cleaning, whilst the village hall has its own committee which maintains the hall, the need to raise a precept is limited. Instead there is an Annual Village meeting to allow a forum for villagers to raise and discuss matters of importance with elected representatives at the Borough and County level, as well as with the police.

I would like to book Wormshill village hall for an event.

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Contact Urvi Patel on 07958 124296

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