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‚ÄčDOG FOULING

Sadly some dog owners are not picking up their dog mess around the village and the sports field.

Not only is this an unpleasant sight, but it is also a health hazard and is associated with various diseases including Toxocara Canis which causes stomach upsets, sore throats and asthma.

Children regularly play in the sports field and would you really like your children stepping on or slipping on dog mess!

Information on dog foul offences you witness can be forwarded directly to:

Jack Orwell, Waste Crime Team Officer so that he can investigate and take enforcement action. 

Jack can be contacted via email at jackorwell@maidstone.gov.uk or by phone 01622-602232  

ALSO

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR POO BAGS IN THE PLANTERS OR

DISCARD THEM ON THE STREETS OR HANG THEM FROM A TREE. 

MORE BINS HAVE BEEN PLACED AROUND THE VILLAGE - PLEASE USE THEM

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KENT FOSTERING

Kent Fostering is urgently seeking new foster carers as there are currently more children in care that available foster carers and residents are encouraged to seriously consider becoming foster parents.

More information can be accessed via the following link:

www.kentfostering.co.uk

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MESSAGE FROM SHELLINA PRENDERGAST

NOVEMBER 2020

KNOCK AND CHECK CAMPAIGN

You can access the press release for this campaign via the following link:

https://kccmediahub.net/knock-and-check-you-can-make-a-difference-this-winter745

Small actions which will make a big difference in your community so why not do something small to help those most vulnerable during the cold winter months. 

Please knock and check on the elderly and most isolated in your local community whilst remembering to follow Government guidelines on social distancing to keep communities safe from COVID-19:

  • keep a 2m distance, staying outdoors at all times
  • wash your hands before and after a visit
  • wear a face mask

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MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE KINGSWOOD

The Maidstone mobile library team will be attending the Kingswood Holly Tree Close stop on

Saturdays

 11.15am to 12.45pm

Books can be prepicked for you.  They will arrive in an Eco- carrier bag for collection from outside of the mobile library. If you have not requested a pre-pick, there is plenty of quarantined stock on board that can be picked for you on the day.  You will also be able to return any current loans.

For full details of the library service can found via the following link:

https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/visiting-a-library/mobile-libraries-during-coronavirus

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DOMESTIC ABUSE

Domestic abuse includes any form of physical, sexual abuse, rape, threats and intimidation.

Intimidation can be mental or verbal abuse, humiliation, deprivation, regular criticism and belittling.

People suffer domestic abuse regardless of their social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality or lifestyle and in all kinds of relationships – heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).

The abuse can begin at any time – in new relationships or after many years spent together and can happen once every so often or on a regular basis.

All forms of abuse – psychological, economic, emotional and physical – come from the abuser’s desire for power and control of another.

Please see the attached documents for more information on Domestic Abuse and on Maidstone's Domestic Abuse One Stop Shops 

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