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Iwade News  on Thursday 02 October 2014
The Stride kids enjoying the gates along the way
As at 29th September the 2014 Ride and Stride had raised £207.75 on the justgiving page, so All Saints Church Iwade will receive just over £100 as will Friends of Kent Churches. Thank you to everyone who donated and/or rode or strode on the day. Would you like to ride or stride next year?
Telephone 101 with any information or email crimewatch
Do you have CCTV?
Following a recent foglight theft in School Lane Iwade, IV has been asked to see if anyone has any CCTV footage between 2am and 2.20am on Thursday 25th September 2014 in the area of School Lane and Linkway. According to the victim, minutes before the crime a Peugeot car drove past the house, turned around and parked somewhere in Linkway. Minutes after, a tall, slim, hooded man with a ruck sack was caught on CCTV. He was seen walking from Linkway up School Lane and within minutes leaving the property where the crime took place. Telephone 101 if you have any CCTV footage or any information or email in total confidence with contact details.
Click on the KCC image to e-sign a petition to KCC to turn our lights back on
Right to Light
If you have issues with Kent County Council's decision to switch off 70,000 of Kent's street lights between the hours of 12am and 5:30 am including lights in Iwade then you can e-sign a petition by clicking on the KCC logo on the left. 372 e-signatures at the time of writing this. Let's make it 500 Iwade.
Click on the image to read your Observer online ...
October Iwade Observer now online!
Thanks to the Iwade Observer team Mel McDonald, Rynn Kemp and Ben Marsh-Allen for their sterling efforts this month to get the Observer to print. It's packed with content this month so thank you to all the contributors. You can find out what tricks or treats Frankie has up his sleeve this Iwade Halloween and find your Frankie Stop Here poster on the back page! Frankie asked IV to ask Iwade to really get into the spirit (see what I did there) of halloween this year. Why not put on your own show or have a party? Looking forward to it already. Enjoy your October Observer online!
Iwade would like to pay tribute to Aunt Bet who died on 27th August 2014
Tribute to Aunt Bet
We say a heartfelt Iwade goodbye to Betty Heathfield, fondly known as Aunt Bet, of Meadow Close, Iwade who died on Wednesday 27th August 2014. Aunt Bet was a well known, well respected and loved member of the Iwade community. She came from Murston but lived in Iwade for 58 years, starting married life with her husband Roy, who came from Iwade, at 62 Sheerstone in 1956 before moving to 1 Meadow Close in 1967. Aunt Bet worked locally out in the fields for Mr Hinge in the 1960s. In the late 1970s she worked for a short time at Iwade Primary School as a dinner lady, before working for Mr Neame out in the fields until retirement, fruit picking and cutting vegetables. She made many friends there. Aunt Bet will be deeply missed by all. Rest in Peace Aunt Bet
If you still have issues with the telephone then why not email the health centre or try again later. New system coming soon. Click on the image to go to the Places | Iwade Health Centre page
Iwade Health Centre Update
Thank you to Dr Tom Reichhelm for the latest update on Iwade Health Centre personnel and to Samantha Toms for the telephone system update. Samantha Toms came in as the new Practice Manager on 1st July 2014. You can find Sam's email on the Places | Iwade Health Centre page. Dr Kotwal, Female GP, started at the surgery on 4th September 2014 and Dr Poplett, Lead GP, will start 20th October. Samantha will be discussing the phone system with the providers this week and will be requesting a system that will play a recording to the caller stating that they are in a queue etc and if they wish to speak to the Medical Secretary about referrals or insurance reports they can press 1. They will also be having more phones actually ring in the reception area so more staff are aware of incoming calls and the need to answer them. The new system should be in place by early October all being well.
Telephone 101 with any information you may have or 999 in an emergency.
Raspberry Hill Lane Shooting Update
Thank you to PCSO Matthew Link for his latest update, "In relation to the incident on Raspberry Hill Lane regarding the shooting. I want to reassure residents of Iwade that although it was very serious, this was an isolated incident. If anyone has information about the incident please call ‘101’ quoting crime reference: XY/31860/14. I would also like to ask residents to be extra vigilant about vehicle security, particularly as the nights are now drawing in. There have been incidents in Iwade over the last month of vehicle interference. Please report anyone acting suspicious to us on ‘101’ or 999 if a crime is in progress."
Telephone the Environment Agency in case of a foul smell...
What to do if there's a bad smell!
Iwade Parish Council ask that in the event of a terrible smell in Iwade as there was on Tuesday 10th September residents call the Environment Agency on freephone 0800 807060 so that they can investigate. The Foul Smell number in the Contacts (Browse A-Z by Category) has been updated to reflect this so do use the Contacts section if this news article is no longer available :-) As at Wednesday 10th September the smell seems to have disappeared so fingers crossed!