25 Years ago in Tenterden - March 1998

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - March 1998
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett

  • Churches in Tenterden are organising bread, cheese and home made soup lunches in Lent at St Mildred’s Church Hall
  • Keith Cooper, of Keith Francis Salon, in Tenterden High Street, styled five looks for a catwalk presentation by designer Susan Cheater, at Bonham’s Auction Rooms in Knightsbridge
  • A meeting of Tenterden Town Council’s highways committee agreed that chairman Harry Hickmott and vice-chairman Russel Parkin should carry out a survey to see what could be done to improve road safety in Oaks Road and Golden Square
  • Town Councillor Jill Kirk has been nominated as Mayor of Tenterden for the year beginning in May
  • Tenterden has by the end of the month to raise £15,000 more towards a closed circuit television security system if it has a chance of winning support from the Home Office
  • Tenterden Bowls Club celebrates its 90th anniversary this year
  • Tenterden and District branch of the National Trust Association has donated a wheelbarrow and garden equipment worth £250 to Smallhythe Place
  • Homewood School’s Girls’ Under-19 cricket team have become national champions for the third year in a row
  • A National Tea Week party was held by the Tenterden branch of the Arthritis Research Campaign and raised £78 towards funds
  • Tenterden branch of the Royal Artillery Association has recruited three members since its annual meeting earlier this month
  • Children at St Michaels Primary School are being taught that there is a big world beyond their computer screens
  • Demands to stop knocking nuclear power came from some members of the Tenterden University of the Third Age, after the latest talk by Carl Richards, a reactor physicist at Dungeness A power station
  • Tenterden Town Council is to investigate the employing of a trainee for the town clerk’s office under the Government sponsored New Deal scheme
  • Kent Police have viewed a property in Tenterden High Street, which could be converted to provide a central office for callers
  • The vacancy on Tenterden Town Council caused by the resignation of Cllr Michael Annett will be filled by co-option
  • Families from Eastwell Barn Mews and Eastwell Meadows who petitioned for action because their roads have become a free overspill car park for commuters to Tenterden have been told that nothing will be done in the near future
  • Tenterden Town Millennium Group is to launch its design competition for the library garden this month
  • Ashford MP Damian Green has called on the Government to “take a careful look” at proposals for Tenterden’s West View Hospital
Jack GIllett
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