NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON
WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY 2021 AT 7.30PM
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, all face to face public meetings have been cancelled for the time being. The Parish Council will now meet in virtual terms using Zoom.
Members of the public are invited to join the virtual meeting which will take place on Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 7.30pm.
Information on how to join this meeting is available by contacting the Parish Clerk for the meeting ID, members of the public are able to join by video or telephone.
or by telephone on 01634 867173
The agenda for the meeting is available to download from the Parish Councils website.
Members of the public wishing to raise matters at the meeting must contact the Clerk and submit their enquiry/question by 4pm on the day before the meeting.
If joining the meeting, we must ask you to mute your device when entering the meeting and remain muted until you are asked to speak.
Stockbury Volunteers COVID-19 Support
We are living through very difficult and unprecedented times and want to help support our community. So at the request of Stockbury Parish Council and with Stockbury Church, a small team has been formed to co-ordinate help within the parish, throughout the coming weeks and months.
We need volunteers for this, to help our self isolating neighbours or the vulnerable, with deliveries and collection of essentials, food, medical supplies, prescriptions etc.
We also want to keep in touch with neighbours through reassuring phone calls and emails, so that people do not feel alone or anxious at this time.
If you are able to volunteer, to collect, drop off or just keep in touch with someone via phone, text, or email, please contact us us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07551 454702 ( it's the Stockbury Community Bus Number) and we will get back to you.
If you need help, or know someone who needs help, please use the above contact details. For further details please see the Stockbury Covid19 website https://stockburyvolunteer.wixsite.com/covid-19 or our fb page https://www.facebook.com/groups/236847607449014/
The Parish Council, in line with government advice, has decided to suspend public meetings for the coming months of the crisis but will continue to work on your behalf with delegated powers. You can still contact the councillors by phone or email with any issues relating to the Parish, or the current covid-19 crisis. We will keep the dedicated Stockbury covid19 website updated with any new developments.
The Harrow community pub has had to close on government orders but has a takeaway service including food, wines and beers including draught beer (please take you own container) that can be collected, or delivered free to the village. The Harrow is also making freshly baked bread several days a week which can be ordered the day before. The takeaway menu is on the website https://www.facebook.com/Stockburycommunitypub/ and fbpage https://www.facebook.com/Stockburycommunitypub/ and the pub can be contacted on 07909 631057.
MBFarms is open as usual and can provide a wide variety of stationery,newspapers and magazines as well as foods, wines, beer and other essentials http://www.mbfarms.co.uk/ tel 01795 842401.The Post Office will also remain open as usual.
Do remember that whilst we must all follow government advice https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus and minimise contact, there is still a lot we can do to help each other. Please be aware of neighbours who may need help, or just a friendly phone call.
Take care and stay well!
Stockbury Parish Council
Kent County Council Consultations
Detling Hill, Maidstone in the Borough of Maidstone - Speed Limits
Kent Count Council ( KCC) is currently consulting on Detling Hill, Maidstone in the Borough of Maidstone - Speed Limits.
This consultation closes on 1st February 2021. Please visit https://kccconsultations.inconsult.uk/consult.ti/Detling_Hill_Speed_Limits/consultationHome to participate in this consultation.
- Stockbury Village Hall
About Stockbury Village
The History of Stockbury
If you want to find out about our village then please buy our history book entitled ‘Stockbury, a Stroll through the Past’, published in 2005.
In it you will find references to our castle, long lost village dwellings, Domesday Book entries and a whole chapter on our ancient church. If you are searching for a relative who may have had connections with Stockbury perhaps he/she is mentioned in our chapter on the house histories, or indeed in the extracts from annuls of the church poor, or maybe in the account of Stockbury’s WWII associations with Detling airfield nearby.
Memorable events from the past are recorded too, such as the time when the church was flooded mid sermon, or more recently what happened when the hurricane of 1987 passed through the parish. And we have not forgotten our environment. You will find documented the parish flora and fauna and the bird population you might expect to see. Explanations are also to be found on the ancient art of digging wells (as Stockbury has many) and you can discover what a dene hole is too!
There is much more of course so if you are interested you can catch up with our past for just £9.95; books are sold at the local farm shop and at The Harrow Inn, Stockbury. All revenue is placed in a fund for future parish cultural enterprises.
In 1997 an appraisal was published with a wealth of information about Stockbury Village including the village's history, surveys, observations and pictures.