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THE TYLER’S KILN, CANTERBURY WINS KENT PUB OF THE YEAR TITLE http://www.thetylerskiln.co.uk Report from the Canterbury Times The staff and locals at The Tyler’s Kiln in Tyler Hill, Canterbury are celebrating after winning the much-coveted Kent Food & Drink Awards 2016 Pub of the Year accolade. Owner Allister Collins purchased the closed down Ivy House pub in the small hamlet of Tyler Hill four years ago at a time when according to CAMRA, more than 30 pubs per week were closing down. “The only way I could make this new venture serve the community was to firstly make sure it survives. It had to be an entirely unique creation, somewhere that stands out from the crowd and boasts more than just good food and drink to make people talk, and get them to leave their homes and come and see what it’s all about” says Allister. It was with huge support from local villagers and together with another village resident Tony Sherwood, an ambitious £1mil+ renovation project commenced to radically transform the venue into a one-of-a-kind destination pub that above all else would serve the community and position it as the hub of village life. The pub finally opened its doors more than 2 years later in January 2015, and has since taken Kent by storm. “Attention to detail is what customers speak about the most” according to Allister, “We spent a huge amount of time thinking, researching and developing ideas to improve the overall experience, from patent-pending door kick plates to exit the toilets without touching a handle, to automatic cover from rain or shine and over-head & under-bench heating in our new garden. We even provide free sun-cream, hats and sunglasses on sunny days.” The pub is themed in celebration of Tyler Hill’s medieval tile-making industry, and the bar is dominated by a huge kiln fire-place housing two roaring open fires. Next to the bar is a shop for essential items and local produce, which is most useful to the locals who lost their village shop over a decade ago. Upstairs you will find a cosy snug, private dining and function room, restaurant, and even a museum displaying original 700-year-old tiles, pots and jugs from Tyler Hill. At the heart of the pub is its food offering, featuring locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, and mouth-watering menus that change with the seasons. “I am so proud of all of our staff who work so hard to deliver an excellent customer experience. It is a true honour to be selected as the best pub in Kent considering the incredible competition we were up against.” says Allister. There’s no place like The Tyler’s Kiln is the pubs slogan, if you go and see for yourself, we’re sure you will agree.
NETWORKS On 6th September a new national phone number “105” was launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. Key points to note about this service are: · Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area. · 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too. · 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales. · Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from. · Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too. A consumer awareness campaign will run from September through to next spring and will include PR, media advertising, social media and coordinated messaging through partner channels.
To report a problem regarding street lights, potholes, overgrown vegetation etc please click on the link below to KCC http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem or phone 03000 418 181 Once reported, faults can be tracked by reference number, given at time of reporting, to see the status of the fault.
DEFIBRILLATOR An automatic public defibrillator is now on the wall of the village hall by the main entrance. The defibrillator has been registered with the Ambulance Services and they will also be able to assist you if you need to use it. It is fully automatic and has spoken instructions which are simple to follow. Remember to always telephone 999 first.
Message from Canterbury City Council Cut up your cardboard Our refuse trucks are struggling to effectively crush large pieces of cardboard and boxes. This takes up a lot of space and reduces the amount of waste the truck can hold – resulting in the crew either making two trips to the recycling site, or putting it in landfill. We’re asking you to make sure that individual pieces of cardboard are no larger than 60cm2 – about the length of your arm. These can then be bundled flat for collection. We’ll be putting stickers on large pieces of cardboard we can’t take, asking you to break it down for the next collection. For more details about this, visit www.canterbury.gov.uk/cardboard If your cardboard is business waste, visit commercial waste for details on how to dispose of it properly.