Parish News


From the 7th January, symptom-free Covid-19 testing will be available at the following locations:

  • Northfleet Youth Club, Hall Road, Gravesend DA11 8AJ
  • Swanley Youth Club, St Mary’s Road BR8 7BU
  • Dover Discovery Centre, York St CT16 1PH
  • Folkestone Library. 2 Grace Hill, Folkestone CT20 1HD
  • Unit 1 Eurogate Business Park, Thomson Rd, Ashford TN24 8XW
  • Kent Show Ground, Detling ME14 3JF
  • Kemsley Community Centre, Ridham Avenue, Kemsley ME10 2SF
  • The Centre, Birchington, Alpha Rd, Birchington CT7 9EG
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery, 22-23 St Peter’s St, Canterbury CT1 2BQ
  • Larkfied Library Martin Square, Larkfield, ME20 6QW
  • Fairfield Leisure Centre, Lowfield Street, Dartford DA1 1JB
  • Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LU

All testing sites will be open daily from 9am to 7pm. Tests can be booked from today via this link:



IT’S BEEN AN UPHILL BATTLE, BUT BT HAVE FINALLY GOT THERE… A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in efforts over the last 10 years or so (feels like 20), with the support of George Chandler (not sure whether he has any hair left) and some key people in the village we’re on the cusp of hitting the fibre generation with a bang. What a year to finally get there, 2020 and Bishopsbourne has gone from copper to FTTP (platinum standard) in one swoop – happy days! Let’s hope this is rolled out to the surrounding villages in the not too distant future.

*this notification was received by an existing BT customer, not all premises will be eligible, so please check with your own service provider