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Project Update December 2018

 This is the last update for 2018. Thank you for all your support over the last year. The Kearsney Parks team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Works update

The works to the café extension are continuing, including drainage and water connections. We are also continuing with the landscape works. This includes both tree works as part of the Kearsney Parks project, and tree maintenance being carried out by the Parks and Open Spaces team. This will continue through the winter period.

Join the Kearsney Parks team!

We are recruiting for a Kearsney Parks Co-ordination Officer. This is an 18 month contract up to June 2020. The role will be to co-ordinate volunteer tasks, implement the project's monitoring and evaluation framework, prepare financial claims and progress reports, and support the procurement of suppliers and contractors.

The closing date is Monday 24th December. For more information and to apply, please go to the ‘Jobs’ section on www.dover.gov.uk

Schools update

We’ve just completed the second year of free Forest School lessons for local schoolchildren. More than 400 children from ten primary schools across the District took part. We’ve also provided free teacher training, to encourage schools to use Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens for outdoors learning. Early next year we’re planning to launch free teaching resources and rucksack packs for schools to borrow.

Archaeology update

The final report for the archaeology dig on Coxhill Mount is now available. The report, written by Canterbury Archaeological Trust, confirms the presence of a Bronze Age Barrow on Coxhill Mount. More than 50 volunteers helped us with the dig in April. The report is available to read at https://www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/Parks-for-people/Project-Documents/Project-documents.aspx

Dover Museum exhibition

Dover Museum is holding an exhibition about the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which borders Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens. One of the panels is about the parks. The exhibition is open now and will run until the end of April. Entry to the museum and stairwell exhibitions are free.

Kearsney Parks Forum

The next meeting of the Kearsney Parks Forum will take place from 6pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 22nd January 2019, at the main Dover District Council offices in Whitfield. If you would like to come along, please email kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk by Thursday 17th January.

Keep in touch

If you have any comments or questions, please email us on kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter @Kearsneyparks

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