25 Years ago in Tenterden - August 1998

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - August 1998
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • Mobile spy cameras may be used to catch rubbish dumpers who are piling-up smelly and unsightly bags in Oaks Road, Tenterden
  • A move by the Diocese of Canterbury to establish an agricultural access to the Glebe Field to the north of St Mildred’s Church in Tenterden has been rejected by a planning appeal inspector
  • Golden Square in Tenterden could become a quiet backwater if plans to make it a cul-de-sac are approved
  • Elaine Burrell, 24, of Ingleden Park Road, Tenterden, has just been to Buckingham Palace to have tea with the Queen, along with bishops attending the Lambeth Conference
  • Tenterden ratepayers face a hefty bill for a spate of vandalism and theft in the first weeks of school summer holidays
  • The newly formed Tenterden and District University of the Third Age is holding an enrolment meeting
  • An international wedding will take place at the Old Meeting House Unitarian Church in Tenterden when the minister’s son marries
  • The Bishop who has care of the parish of Tenterden in Western Australia preached at St Mildred’s in Tenterden
  • Double yellow lines will restrict parking at the junction of the A28 Ashford Road with Homewood Road, Grange Road, Heather Drive and Swain Road
  • The children’s playground on the Tenterden Recreation Ground is so well equipped with rocking, swinging and sliding equipment, that youngsters come from surrounding villages to try it all out
  • A Gateway and path around the recreation ground at St Michaels is to be provided by the town council at a cost of £2,895
  • A pond in Tenterden is to be created as a new home for a colony of great crested newts that are due to be displaced by the Channel Tunnel Rail Link
  • The Weald of Kent Art Group is holding its 38th Summer Exhibition at Tenterden Town Hall
  • A Tenterden Business XI played a Licensed Victuallers team in a charity match that raised around £800 at the Rolvenden Cricket Club
  • Town councillors have recommended approval of a plan to build a pair of semi-detached three-bedroom houses at Castweazle, Tenterden
  • Residents at Henley Meadows, St Michaels, say they will lose peace and privacy as a result of a development to double the size of their estate
  • The Mayor’s Escort in Tenterden will wear a badge at future civic events as the town council finance committee have approved the purchase of a badge costing £168 and also invited contributions from past mayors
  • There was a tremendous response for the Tenterden Tiger five-day soccer school staged at Homewood School
Jack Gillett
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