News and Notices

Photo: Andy Maguire. Reproduced here by kind permission from Friends of Hythe Triangle Community Garden.



Recent Updates on other pages:

12/11/18  Events

02/11/18  Newsletter

23/10/18  Planning Applications

22/10/18  Talks – Revised Programme

20/09/18  Planning Applications

14/09/18  Talks


Eaton Lands Community Orchard:

  Further tree work is due to be carried out in the next 2 weeks and the clearance of the nettles will be carried out before any planting. After consultation with various local experts it is likely that this will be by spraying.  As a result tree planting has been delayed. Alan Joyce (Hythe Civic Society ) and George Kirby ( Hythe Environmental Community Group ) will be visiting Keeper’s Nursery to discuss  variety of stock.

Added 30th October, 2018


Hythe Triangle Community Garden:

The trustees of the Community Garden are still in the process of seeking funding from the Heritage lottery for the restoration work.  They have been asked to provide more information as regards its heritage and as a consequence have approached the Civic Society Local History Group for advice.

Added 30th October, 2018


Talks – Changes to Programme:

Regrettably, for reasons beyond our control, we have had to make the following changes to our programme for the forthcoming season:

Frank Turner has had to cancel his talk scheduled for 22nd January, 2019 due to ill health.  We are grateful to Chris McCooey for standing in with his talk “Smuggling on the South Coast”.  See Talks for a synopsis.

To accommodate a difficulty, two speakers have agreed to swap dates.  Thus Imogen Corregan (13th November 2018) now will give us “The Cathars” on 9th April, 2019 and Juliette Pattinson (9th April, 2019) will give us “The Liberation of France” on 13th November, 2018.

These changes have been made to the programme seen on the TALKS page.  Please note these changes on your copy of our programme.

Added 22nd October, 2018.


Christmas Cards:

We are delighted to announce that the competition to produce this year’s HCS Christmas card has been won by

Jacqui Botwrite with her design “I Saw Three Ships”.

The cards with envelopes are A5 in size and are priced at 60p each.  They will be on sale at Talks evenings between

mid-October and Christmas and are also available from Sally Chesters – 01303 266118.

Added 22nd October 2018


Hythe in Bloom Wins Silver-Gilt Award:

This year, for the first time in many years, Hythe in Bloom entered the ’Parishes in Bloom’ category of South & South East in Bloom, the largest horticultural campaign in the region involving hundreds of communities each year. Participating communities create lasting improvements to their local environment for the benefit of those who live, work and visit there.

The assessor visited Hythe in June to tour the town and to rate its achievement in the following areas: Community involvement, Environmental responsibility and Gardening/Horticulture/Conservation achievement.  He was particularly impressed not only with the work of volunteers but also the co-operation between Hythe in Bloom and the Town and District Councils respectively.  Points were awarded for high quality maintenance of open spaces and the employment of good gardening, horticultural and tree management practices, plus the lack of litter, graffiti and dog-fouling.

Sally Chesters, HCS committee member and joint organiser of Hythe in Bloom, writes: “To receive a Silver-Gilt award at the first attempt is an amazing achievement and we are delighted to have done so well. Hythe in Bloom and its volunteers do a lot of work to provide and maintain seasonal floral displays around Hythe but this is very much against the superb backdrop of well-maintained green spaces and flowerbeds provided by Folkestone and Hythe District Council and Hythe Town Council respectively. Hythe Environmental Community group deserve a mention, too, as their litter-picks help to keep the town clean. Altogether, it was a brilliant joint effort.”

Sponsor of South and South East in Bloom: Your London Airport Gatwick.
Sponsors of Hythe in Bloom: Gopak, Lawrence and Co Estate Agents, Waitrose, Charlier Construction Ltd.
With support from Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Hythe Town Council and Hythe Venetian Fete.


Our compliments to all involved!

Added 2nd October 2018


St. Leonard’s Churchyard

Work continues on this project. If you would like to join our working parties or to help in any other way, please contact us or telephone 01303 266118.

Added:7 August 2017