News and Notices

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



Recent Updates on other pages:

20/06/18  Planning Applications

11/06/18  Talks

04/06/18  Newsletter

16/05/18   Awards

15/05/18  Planning Applications

14/05/18  AGM


Joyce Carter

It is with great regret and sadness that we report the death of Joyce Carter on 4th June after a bravely fought battle with cancer.

Joyce joined HCS committee in the spring of 2013 and took over the task of Membership Secretary which, having been elected at the 2013 AGM, she ran with enthusiasm for two years. Early in 2015 Joyce agreed to become the Editor of our Newsletter and her first issue, NL183, showed that we could look forward every two months to a lively and interesting read as well as learning a bit more about Hythe. Then, having been relieved of Membership, Joyce decided that a single major task was not enough for her. At about the same time in 2015 we needed a Website Manager and Joyce readily volunteered. Her imagination and remarkable library of photographs coupled with her IT skills brought new life to the website. But Joyce had bigger ideas. In August 2016 the committee decided to build a new website and Joyce played the leading part in devising the structure that we use today.

Joyce brought enthusiasm, energy, humour and a way with words to every task she undertook. It was always a pleasure to work with Joyce and she will be sorely missed, not only for her work for the Society but for her charm and cheerfulness too. We send our condolences to her husband, Dave, and to their family.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, 26th June, 4pm at Barham Crematorium.



Eaton Lands Community Orchard

This is a joint project between the Civic Society and Hythe Environmental Community Group. We are in the process of clearing the area which runs along footpath HB 25, close to the allotments on the north side of Eaton Lands. We are planning to continue clearing nettles and brambles and generally tidying up in preparation for planting in October / November. The next clear-up is scheduled for Saturday 23rd June, 10 am – 2 pm. Volunteers will be welcome. Bring forks or spades or mattocks; we will provide saws, rakes and loppers. Refreshments will be provided. If you want further information please contact Alan Joyce: telephone 267085 or email .

Added 11th June 2018


Hythe Triangle Community Garden:

The Trustees for this project are intending to apply for a grant from the National Lottery to help cover the not inconsiderable costs of repairing the ragstone walls and other items that will be required. In the meantime some clearing of debris from the broken parts of the walls has been done.

To learn more about this commendable project and to see reports on their archaeological investigations and progress please visit their website at or .

Added 13th May 2018


Hythe Festival 2018:

7th to 15th July.

For full details visit their website at

For details of the talk arranged by HCS for the Festival see Talks Page.


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