Camber Village Voice

All of the Harvest Festival celebrations have now happened at Camber Church, the Harvest Supper was well attended and much enjoyed by everyone.

The Shepherds Pie followed by apple pie & custard disappeared with commendable speed, a clear indication of their tastiness. Cider was available for those with a taste for it. After there was an auction of the produce given and used to decorate the church, Mike Botten did an admirable job as auctioneer thus bringing fun and laughter as it raised £300.00 for Farm Africa.

You may not know what Farm Africa does, It is a charity who believe that Africa has the power to feed itself and has been supporting farmers to do so since 1985, they provide the technical know- how & seeds that boost yields and gives families a more reliable source of food. They are about long term solutions - Farm Aid not Food Aid.

As a farming community ourselves it seems appropriate that we offer support to some African farmers who struggle to make the land provide food that is the difference between life and death.

Well Done! to the folk at the church who worked so hard to make the supper such a success .

The service in the church this Sunday is at 10.30am . The communion will be led byRev Helen Patten . All are welcome.

Camber Country members have at the time of writing left for their holiday with a full coach load bound for Cornwall we wish Terry , Pete and all the members a happy holiday.

(Extracts of Camber Community Newsletter dated September 12th 2012)

The Council have the following items for sale.

Chainsaw/hedge cutter /strimmer unit, sprayer, large sheet of plastic material and platform ladder - please contact the parish clerk at for further details.

Parish Council Vacancies

The Parish Council has responsibility for the following areas: Johnsons Field, Jubilee Green ,and the three bus shelters along Lydd Road and would like to invite local businesses / self employed persons to provide a quotation to help ensure that these areas are kept looking at their best . This would include :

Johnsons Field and Jubilee Green : Daily litter picking and emptying of litter bins as necessary ,carrying out weekly safety checks on the play equipment (training will be given ) and regular sweeping and care of these areas.

Bus shelters : Sweeping, cleaning and painting as necessary .

This work will take approximately 4-5 hours per week and in addition there may be occasional jobs such as painting / cleaning play equipment and minor repairs.

Vacancy for a Parish Clerk

Camber Parish Council has a vacancy for an experienced parish clerk and responsible financial officer with good communication skills.The post is part time, working from home and includes flexible working and evening meetings.

Duties will include the day to day running of the parish councils business which will include the preparation of agendas, taking minutes , ensuring that the finances are up to date and accurate

and keeping council documents and paperwork in a secure and orderley manner.

The Clerk / RFO will produce the end of year accounts ready for inspection by the auditors.

Computer literacy is required and experience of preparing documents using Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point is essential.

The work is varied and candidates should be confident and articulate and be able to provide evidence of writing successful funding applications, preparing tender documents and project management.

For more information regarding these vacancies please apply to : The Temporary Cut off date for applications is Friday 19th October.

There is no news from Dan our local PCSO as he has been on leave but he will back with his Diary next week in the meantime if you have any concerns you can still contact him on 07796 195 639 or email him or follow him on twitter@Rye_Police

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