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Iwade News  on Friday 19 September 2014
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!
Click on the image to go to the Broadband blog.
Broadband Cabinet in Ferry Road has reached capacity!
Following reports of some residents not being able to get broadband, IV pursued this with Openreach as superfast broadband should be available for all Iwade residents. It transpires that the Ferry Road cabinet has reached its capacity of 288 connections and an additional cabinet is now required. Click on the image to go to our Broadband page and scroll down to the broadband map. If you are in the white area and are unable to currently get broadband that probably explains it. IV is on the case as are Openreach who have just been on the phone. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.
Help deliver Iwade's fave community mag!
Free Monthly Exercise!
The Iwade Observer Distribution Team are looking for 2 new volunteer deliverers! One for the new Hillreed/Persimmon development which is approximately 40 copies at the moment and one for the round Ferry Rd, Grovehurst Rd which is 42 copies. Would you like to help? Contact Stephen Plumb by email at or on 07905 040 119. Thank you, you know you want to!
Callum Park is offering 4 sessions for £40 thanks to sport funding
Sport Funded Learn to Ride Offer at Callum Park
Learn to ride at Callum Park on the edge of Iwade this summer (on Basser Hill just off School Lane Iwade) for £40 for 4 sessions thanks to sport funding. Click on the image to read full details :-)
Click on the image to read the July Iwade Observer online :-)
July Iwade Observer Online!
A big thank you to Mel McDonald for editing this month's Observer, with a surprise 3 lots of Parish Council Minutes to edit! And thank you to Ben Marsh-Allen and Rynn Kemp for volunteering to join the Observer team and inspiring us with their enthusiasm. Ben is graduating this year from the University of Kent and Rynn moved to Iwade last year and is retired. Welcome both, Mel and I look forward to working with you on the September issue. Click on the image to read the July Observer online, before it's even been emailed to the printer. Now you really did read it here first!
Do you know anything that could help the police?
Burglary in The Street Iwade
According to Kent Community Messaging, overnight between 20th and 21st May 2014 various items were stolen during a burglary in The Street Iwade. If you have any information that could help investigators please contact Kent police on telephone number 101 and quote the Crime Number XY/017809/14.