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Public Health England update for 17 August

KCC proposal to delay Kent Test 2020

Public Health England update for 17 July

News from Southeastern – Face Coverings

Public Health England update 4 June

Hartlip School Phased Return

A message from Shellina Prendergast, KCC Cabinet Member for Communications, Engagement and People

Public Health England update 18 May

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs What you can and cant do. Updated 11.05.2020

Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Coronavirus 10 May 2020

Launch of New Mental Wellbeing Support Info Hub

Public Health England update 27 April

Residents targeted by scam callers

Public Health England update 21 April

Public Health England update 16 April

Public Health England update 14 April

Public Health England update 6 April

Kent Together – Helpline launched by Kent County Council

Public Health England update 2 April

Public Health England update 1 April

KCC Trading Standards scam advice during the coronavirus

Public Health England update 31 March

Guidance on access to green spaces

Public Health England Update 27 March 2020

KCC Coronavirus Support Guide

Public Health England update 26 March

Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

Public Health England update 24 March

Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Coronavirus 23 March 2020

Staying at home and away from others (social distancing)

Hartlip Village Hall Management Committee

HPC COVID-19 FLYER March 2020

Update from Public Health England 20.03.20

COVID-19 South East useful links

Hartlip Parish Council update Covid-19. 20.03.20

HPC Covid-19 Community Volunteers Proforma

Update from Public Health England 19.03.20

Updates in terms of government guidance 18.03.20

Update from Public Health England 17.03.20

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Household waste recycling centres (HWRC)

Updated 15 May 2020

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are now open for essential use, you will need to book a slot before visiting.

KCC, together with the district and borough authorities, urge residents to protect themselves from illegal waste carriers who often target householders with cheap rates to take their rubbish away.

If you want to dispose of waste, consider using a reputable skip hire company or HIPPO bag supplier who can also supply you with a waste transfer note to evidence where your waste will be disposed of.


Swale Borough Council have released the following brown bin collection update:


“We’re incredibly grateful for people’s understanding of the cancellation of our garden waste service last week.  This helped our contractors focus on making sure that general waste, recycling and food waste bins are being collected.

Following the pause in garden waste collections, we are now looking to reinstate the brown bin service from Tuesday 7 April.

Unfortunately we will not be able to catch up on the brown bins that have been missed up to this point, and we will be starting fresh on the usual schedule from Tuesday (7 April 2020). The fortnight that has been missed will be added to the end of your current subscription.

We would appreciate it if people could share this message with friends and neighbours who use the service but may not see this update.

We will continue to prioritise general waste, recycling and food waste, so there may continue to be disruptions to garden waste collections, but if you leave your bin out we will try to collect it as soon as possible. The crews will work hard to try and deliver the brown bin service over the coming weeks, and there will be a number of new employees to help with this task, so please bear with us if the service is intermittent.

We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these difficult times. We will continue to update you with any service disruptions on social media and our website.”

The National Allotment Society has issued useful guidance on how to manage allotments in accordance with government regulations.

Hartlip Village Hall Management Committee: Covid-19

Please access the link above to see the latest statement from Hartlip Village Hall Management Committee.

Coronavirus scammers gain entry to houses

Scammers who are claiming to be NHS workers and offering “coronavirus testing kits” are operating in the Herne Bay area, Kent County Council has warned.  The authority has advised residents to be vigilant after receiving reports of two people wearing suits gaining access to properties.  One of them distracts the home owner, while the other person breaks through the rear door.

Hartlip Parish Council Chairman, Councillor Graham Addicott warns residents to be cautious.

Childrens Play Area, Munns Lane: CLOSED

The Government advice is that children should no longer go to playgrounds.  The virus can linger on the equipment and so children and subsequently adults can be put at risk.  Children/parents are being advised to avoid high-touch equipment such as that found in a playground.  The Recreation Ground field remains open but residents are advised to follow government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.

Hartlip Parish Council WhatsApp groups:

Hartlip Parish Council has set up a Covid-19 WhatsApp group to assist those residents who use social media.  Hartlip Parish Council asks that residents use its Neighbourhood Watch WhatsApp purely for Neighbourhood Watch and its Covid-19 WhatsApp purely for Covid-19 matters so that responses, where necessary can be efficient.

Fraud Avoidance:

Sadly there are people looking to capitalise on this difficult situation.  TAKE CARE.

In some parts of the country reports of bogus shoppers have been received.  These people are knocking on doors and offering to shop for people.  They take the shopping list and cash and vanish.  There are also reports of people knocking on doors to “sell” phoney Covid-19 testing kits.