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Town Hall Banners Say 'Thank you'

Colourful banners have been put up on the Tenterden Town Hall balcony, Tenterden Recreation Ground and St Michaels Park, to say ‘Thank You’ to local workers engaged in the front-line fight against Covid-19.


Said Deputy Clerk Claire Gilbert: “We wanted a big, bold and very visual statement of how proud we are of everyone who is engaged in the fight against the virus.


“Our banners are a tribute to all those local people on the front-line, from the NHS doctors and nurses at Ivy Court Surgery to supermarket staff and delivery drivers, care home assistants to refuse collectors, and so many out-and-about workers risking their own safety for others.”


Meanwhile, calls to the Helping In Tenterden (HIT) team of volunteers have now risen to more than 400 in the past four weeks. HIT (tel: 01580 761060) are engaged in a daily programme of food shopping and prescription deliveries to vulnerable people who are self-isolating, as well as signposting advice for those in financial difficulties.


Food Bank personnel are reporting that the amount of calls seeking food deliveries is still significantly outstripping supplies, and repeat their call for non-perishable food to be donated at the collection points at Waitrose, Tesco, St Michaels Post Office Stores, and St Mildred’s Church.


Tenterden Town Council committees met earlier this week (Tuesday, 14 April), and confirmed emergency funding of £1,000 to HIT, with a further £2,000 depending on demand, and an additional grant of up to £1,000 for Ivy Court Surgery.


The Town Council has reminded residents that if they see any examples of people seriously breaching the Covid-19 measures, they should report it online at


The measures are as follows……

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay two metres (6ft) away from other people at all times, and
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.