Camber village voice

A big Sorry to Mia who sang the Adele song Make me feel your love when I wrongly reported Let me feel your love, at Baz and Lisa’s anniversary,

However she sang it beautifully, I’m told.

Reverend Dick Dengate of apple growing fame led the service at St Thomas last Sunday. He treated us to a very topical and thought provoking eucharist with an olympic theme. The Lithurgy was written by Liam Beadle, a member of the Iona Christian Community on the Isle of Iona in Scotland. This Sunday the Rev Richard will lead the service, starting at 10.30 am.

I would like to remind more senior members of the village that Pop-In (social group) meets in Thomas Longley Hall at 3.30pm - 5.0pm for a cup of tea and cake and Larri the parish nurse will be happy to give you further info. or arrange transport her number is 07858 449 360

The music group that meets each Tuesday has now paused for the summer break but I will let you know when it re-commences.

Congratulations are in order for the following pupils from Emma- Lou,s Dance Troupe , when they competed in Canterbury last week.

Bethany Rose, Sarah-Jayne Smith, Ellie-Mae Frampton 3rd with modern trio.

Molly Doherty, Courtney Gilden and Maisie-Ann Lee 3rd with modern trio.

Sarah-Jayne Smith and Sophie Lomath 1st with Tap duet

Jessica Morris and Lauren Hennessy 2nd with nodern duet

Robyn Oiller and Abbey Oiller 2nd with duet.

1st with Troupe/groups- open age

3rd with Troupe/groups- open age.

2nd with Group- ‘Get Smurfed’

3rd with Troupe- ‘Beautiful Tomorrow’

Nikita Davey 1st with choreographic solo.( Well Done !)

If you would like further information on this or other competitions contact Emma-Lou on 07805954280

The new music group that meets at 51 Lydd Road has now stopped for the summer but we will remind you when it re-commences

Memorial Hall

Terry has Informed me that further to the wall being knocked down outside the memorial hall on the 17th July by a car reversing from the road the one that separates the cut to marchants drive has also been knocked down also which will not be recoverable by insurance, so it was decided to erect sturdy posts in place of that part of the wall that separates the car park from the passage

The Extend Club is closed for its summer break until 5th September It. will then meet every Wednesday at 12.30pm - 1.30pm in the Memorial Hall It,is for the over fifties and is suitable for the disabled, is, lead by Sally who is an accredited extend trainer is free for the 1st visit after which it costs £3.00 per session. (please contact Vanessa Bowler for details you can reach her on 229568

The Nifty Fifties is a social club for the over fifties that meets each Thursday afternoon at 2.0pm for 2 hours cost is £2.00 contact is also Vanessa on 229568

The Mobile library visits Camber each Friday throughout the year , It parks in the car park of Camber Castle from 11.0am- 2.0pm It will allow you internet access as well as offer free computer lessons ask for Shane he is very skilled but not too scary.

Once again the beach at camber has been very busy over the past week and Rob Cass the coastal office and Dan our PCSO have had many incidents to deal with some very serious, which Dan will outline next .But I found it very rewarding to hear that visitors to the beach , had returned back home and sent really positive feedback praising the efficient way that they had managed the situations as they arose.

I would like to point out that both Rob and Dan constantly work together as a team with the beach operatives in keeping it safe for our visitors and us to enjoy .It is really reassuring to know that they are there.

Dans Diary

Another busy week at Camber for the police but also other partner agencies, such as ambulance, Coastguard, RNLI and the council, with exceptional weather mid week, we saw the busiest day in Camber we as the police have experienced for 9 years, with 27,000 visitors on Wednesday, with 67 missing, found, lost children (all reunited!) its been a very hectic week I can say! with first aid incidents, children locked in cars after the central locking failed, kite surfing incidents needing ambulances, weaver fish stings, and even a hover craft beaching up on the beach, Op Radcott teams have really had everything thrown at them this week, with Rother district councils beach patrols run by coastal control officer Rob Cass working really hard and effectively, something which rob and his management are very proud off, as im sure your aware this week there was a very serious incident in Camber which made the headlines on radio news and the internet, due to the nature of the incident which involved persons in distress in the water, I wont comment to much, but will say that our thoughts are with all the casualties and hope that they all make a speedy recovery.

You can contact Dan on 639 07796195 or email


I would like to clarify that As at 31st of July I ceased working for Camber Parish Council and I would like to say a big thank you to all of those people that have helped and supported me in my role as the village caretaker over the last three and a half years.

Please let me know if you have any news that is of interest, it would be most welcome.You can email me at or twitter @camber village voice or drop a note through my letterbox

Chris Avery, 35 Denham Way