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Project Update January 2019

Works update

The works to the café extension are continuing. The foundations and concrete slab are under construction.  Drainage, water, gas and electrical connections are being installed. 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.

The timber and wood chippings that are produced are being used for the Kearsney Park project, within the park, or by charities within the Dover district.

The timber/wood is an essential building material for the project, so we request that the public please do not remove it from site.

Join the Kearsney Parks team!

Ahead of a very busy 2019, Kearsney Parks are recruiting 2 Horticultural Apprentices.  The posts will go to advert in February, so please keep your eyes on the Dover District Council website, Facebook, Twitter, and other places, and let your friends and family know of the apprenticeships coming up.  

The advertisement of the Parks Co-ordination Officer is being extended.  The role involves a range of key work for the project.  An essential part of this is using online procurement systems, preparing financial claims and progress reports. If you have excellent communication, budgeting and organizational skills, please apply via the DDC website.

For more information and to apply, please go to the ‘Jobs’ section on the DDC website.

Dog Microchipping

DDC's dog warden team was in the park on Wednesday 16 January offering people the opportunity to have their dogs microchipped. There was a good response and around 20 residents had their dogs either microchipped or details checked ensuring they were up to date. 


Kearsney Parks hopes to produce a calendar for 2020, on the theme of ‘a year at the park’. If you have any photos that you think would be suitable, please send them to the Kearsney Parks inbox where we will review them, and request use of images prior to any publication.

Bird food RSPB advice

The RSPB continues to advise that a good balanced diet is best for wildfowl, so duck food continues to be sold at the café. We would encourage visitors to feed ducks the correct food. Bread encourages rats and algae in the water.  For more information on feeding ducks, please see the British Bird Lovers website.

East Kent Parks Forum

The next meeting of the East Kent Parks Forum will take place on Saturday 16 March, from 10.30am – 1.30pm at Reculver Country Park. There will be a tour of the site followed by a discussion on how to involve children in activities. If you’re involved with a local park or green space and would like to come along, please email Kearsney Parks.

British Library Web Archive 

The Kearsney Parks website has been recorded for posterity! It has been put into the UK Web Archive by the British Library. The Archive was established in 2004 to capture and archive websites from across the UK. It contains specially selected websites that represent different aspects of UK heritage on the web. It can be viewed at UK Web Archive.

Keep in touch

If you have any comments or questions, please email us or follow us on Twitter @Kearsneyparks.



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