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Recent Updates on other pages:

21/07/21  Talks – 2021/22 Programme.

07/07/21  Projects / Other Activities – Community Orchard.

24/06/21  Planning Applications.

03/06/21  Planning Applications.

25/05/21  Awards – Callum and Berri McKenna for Outstanding Service.

23/05/21  Projects/Other Activities – Eaton Lands Community Orchard.

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HYTHE IN BLOOM  brings colour to the town:

Hythe in Bloom operates under the auspices of Hythe Civic Society and, since 2004, it has worked hard to provide summer and winter floral displays in and around Hythe, including tubs in the High Street and railing-mounted troughs in Prospect Road.

After delays owing to the cold weather in May, the tubs in the High Street are again full of flowers – planted-up by volunteers- and the troughs are in place in Prospect Road, so Hythe is ready for another colourful summer. The multi-colour scheme will look wonderful!

The usual team of hard-working volunteers is in place to water the tubs throughout the season and, with their help, the High Street will be bursting with colour until the autumn.

Contributions to the project in cash or kind have been received from many sources, including: Hythe Civic Society, Hythe Town Council, Chocolate Deli and Twenty Four. Commercial sponsors who have made generous contributions this year are: Lawrence and Co Estate Agents, Gopak and Charlier Construction.

Hythe in Bloom Organiser, Sally Chesters, said: ‘Despite the delays because of the cold weather in May, everything is now in place. Hythe is full of colour and we look forward to seeing lots of visitors. This year’s ‘staycations’ will, we hope, bring lots more visitors to Hythe and we are confident that they will like what they see. Here’s to a colourful summer ahead!’

For more information contact: Sally Chesters (01303) 266118.

Volunteer John Langman watering the tubs in the High Street

Added  12th July 2021.

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EXHIBITS AT ST. LEONARD’S:

As well as hosting five concerts, every day throughout JAM on the Marsh (8th – 18th July), St Leonard’s will display 3 striking free exhibitions.  Enjoy Angela Smith’s Stone and Wood carvings; all are unique, small scale and hand-carved by Angela, expressing her love of shape.  In contrast, Julian Walker’s Dark Harbour is a range of printmaking in relief and intaglio, collage, drawing and sculpture, interpreting the space of disappointment and wanting, and the compensations and comforts of loss, heightened by the pandemic. A third exhibition by Steve Pill’s Sparks Through the Stubble is a new collection of photographs. Shot through lockdown on Romney Marsh, often with an outsider’s perspective on closed venues, these intimate yet cinematic pictures offer fresh takes on familiar locations.  More details and examples of the works are at https://jamconcert.org/whats-on/ 

Angela Stone: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ld6aq8yrymfoqi0/Angela%20Smith%20Cover%20Photo.jpg?dl=0

Julian Walker: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jch3bo7ozx0qcvl/Dark%20Harbour%2C%20Eastern%20Approaches.jpg?dl=0

Steve Pill:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/3vzzcdbe4p0vprz/Steve%20Pill%203.jpg?dl=0

Added  7th July, 2021

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GUIDED WALKS:

This year, the guided walks start on the first Thursday in July (1st.) and continue until the end of September.  We start at 10.30am outside the Town Hall; the cost is £1 per person.  A visit to the crypt is £2 extra but please note that visits to the crypt might be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Bring your brolly. 

Parties of 10 or more may come at any time by arrangement. Please call (01303) 266118 for more details.

Added 24th May, 2021

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What we Do – A Letter to Civic Voice:

HCS projects for Civic Voice

Added 2nd September, 2020.

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Eaton Lands Bumblebee Project:

Starting in late 2018, HCS volunteers have been working with Hythe Town Council, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the allotment society on a project to regenerate the wildflower meadow.  A joint survey of the wildflower meadow by HCS and the Bumblebee Trust identified 18 species (58 species had been sown originally).  It was decided to sow a further quantity of 17 species favourable to bumblebees, including yellow rattle which helps to restrict the growth of the meadow grass.  In addition, bee hotels were to be provided to encourage those varieties which nest above ground.  This work is now deferred indefinitely by the Covid 19 pandemic restrictions.

Added 27th June, 2020.

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Hythe Triangle Community Garden:

A public meeting was held on Saturday 15th February in the Salvation Army Hall.  Four HCS committee members attended, there were two local councillors present and about 34 local residents also present.   Ashley Tanton and Andy Maguire welcomed all and set the scene.  They emphasised that local residents’ further help was now needed, including with the fund-raising effort, if the project’s aims are to be achieved.  They warmly acknowledged and welcomed the support of the Civic Society. 

Attendees were asked to indicate their willingness to support one or more of joining a formalised Friends Group, becoming a Trustee, participating in activity days and publicity, joining a fundraising group and joining an ideas group.  There were many questions as  to the form a community garden would take, with differing sets of views about this though gravitating to a managed semi-wild garden.

Tidy-up sessions were conducted on the site on 21st February and 1st March with practical support from FHDC.  

A meeting on site was planned but has been postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Amended 21st March 2020.

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St.Leonard’s Churchyard:

Volunteers to help keep the churchyard looking trim are always welcome.  If you would like to join our working parties or to help in any other way, please contact us or telephone Sally Chesters on 01303 266118.

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