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Eastling

The village of Eastling is 4½ miles southwest of Faversham, nestling in the Kent Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Street, Eastling
The Street, Eastling

Church of St Mary
Church of St Mary, Eastling

View from Mill Lane
View from Mill Lane, Eastling

 

Eastling Community

  • Eastling Gardeners Club meets at three-monthly intervals. Contact: Clive Jolliffe telephone 01795 890160
  • Eastling Short Mat Bowls Club
    Chairman and Club Captain: Roy Piles telephone 01795 537162
  • Eastling Snooker Club
    Secretary: Roy Piles telephone 01795 537162
  • Eastling County Primary School
    Kettle Hill Road, Eastling, Faversham, Kent ME13 0AS telephone01795 890252 Head Teacher: David Walsh
    emailhead@eastling.kent.sch.uk
    Directgov information
  • Mobile Library 
  • Parish Council
    Parish Clerk: Jill Seaman, 1 Kennaways, Stalisfield Road, Ospringe, Faversham, Kent ME13 0AB 
     emailmick_seaman@yahoo.co.uk
  • Elected Members: Chairman: Jimmy West, 01795 890273 Members: Nigel Bickerdike, 01795 890855; Peter Cheeseman, 01795 890629; Mrs Helen Higgs, 01795 890371; Mrs Julia Bailie. Treasurer: Peter Cheeseman, 01795 890629. Tree Warden: Nigel Bickerdike, 01795 890855.
    For information on council records, history, dates of forthcoming meetings and minutes of meetings, see the village website.
  • Church of St Mary Parochial Church Council Secretary: Liz Bell telephone 01795 890233
  • S Club (for 6- to 12- year olds): Steph Youle telephone 01795 890368
  •  Prayer Meeting: every Thursday, 10.30am at Pinks Farm, Kettle Hill Road. For details, telephone 01795 890338
  • Neighbourhood Watch, Local Organiser: Alan Willson  telephone 07794010394
  • Senior Citizens Fund Organiser: Norman Neaves telephone 01795 890242
  • Friends of Eastling School Supporters Group Publicity: Jill Seaman telephone 01795 890519
  • Village Hall - available for hire
  • Village news correspondent: Mrs Hilary Harlow
    telephone 01795 890338 emailhilary.harlow@me.com
  • "Good News" Parish Magazine
    Editorial and advertising: Mrs Hilary Harlow, Pinks Farm, Kettle Hill Road, Eastling, Faversham, Kent ME13 0BB telephone 01795 890338 email goodnewmagazine@me.com
  • Travel Search - bus services, timetables etc serving Eastling

The village's Conservation Area boasts some very attractive buildings and gardens - with the 17th-century Eastling Manor House rated one of the finest hall houses in Kent.

Local services include a primary school, a pub and restaurant, an historic church and a fine modern village hall. The peaceful countryside attracts many walkers and cyclists and overnight accommodation is normally available in Eastling.

A public bus service links the village to Faversham, every day except Sundays.

Facts and figures about Eastling Parish

Eastling Parish land area: 846 hectares (2090 acres). Population: 369 (2001 Census); 360 (1991 Census) Households: 135 (2001 Census); 126 (1991 Census).