News and Notices



Recent Updates on other pages:

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.

23/05/21  Awards – Grey Walls.

19/05/21  AGM – Minutes.

08/05/21  AGM – 2020/21 Annual Report.



Presentation of the certificate for Outstanding Service to the community to Callum and Berri McKenna will take place at 11.30am on Wednesday 30 June in the Salvation Army Hall.  This will be towards the end of a regular Food Bank distribution session.

Added 16th June, 2021



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On 21st June 2021, 10 Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Hythe will attempt to walk a total of 1,000,000 steps over 10 days between them.

As we are aware, all charities have suffered hugely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which has meant that their funds have become depleted.

Our “Million Steps Challenge 2021” will be raising funds for the Hythe and Saltwood Branch of the Royal British Legion, which is celebrating its Centennial this year and whatever we raise in this challenge will go entirely to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Please do consider supporting us with your donation by visiting our secure Justgiving website at:  . The minimum donation is just £2.

You may also like to support us by talking to us when you see any of us walking by the local areas of Hythe, including the Town centre on occasions and we will be easily identifiable as we will be wearing our specially designed Rotary sashes for this challenge. Thank you and we can walk as well as talk!

Added 8th June, 2021



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


What we Do – A Letter to Civic Voice:

HCS projects for Civic Voice

Added 2nd September, 2020.


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.


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.


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.