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Rubbish and Recycling
Guidance notes on the rubbish and recycling services offered by Canterbury City Council.
General notes
All waste MUST BE OUT BY 7am on the day of collection, at the edge of your property. Ensure the lid is closed. Once emptied PLEASE take it back, so as not to upset the neighbours. Do not put rubbish out in black sacks, it will not be collected. You can take rubbish to the local tip in Vauxhall Road by private car or Taxi, not in a van or on foot as trade waste is not accepted, there is no charge.
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Two Grey Food bins.
The small one for use in the kitchen the large one to put out for collection every Thursday.
Yes put it in
Uneaten food scraps, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, all dairy including eggs and cheese, bread, Cakes, pastries, pasta, rice, and beans, tea bags and coffee.
No leave it out
Pet poo, garden waste plastic bags and packaging
Black bin with blue lid and red handled box inside. Collected every other week on Thursday.
Bin - Yes put it in
Plastic packaging, food tins and drink cans, cartons, mixed glass bottles and jars, kitchen foil, aerosol cans, plastic and foil food trays, yoghurt pots, margarine and ice cream tubs.
No leave it out
Food waste, garden waste, paper and cardboard, plastic bags or wrapping, clothing and textiles, Pyrex glass, light bulbs, mirrors, and flat glass.
Box – Yes put in
Cardboard, mixed paper, including Newspapers, Magazines, junk mail, directories, catalogues, Envelopes, cereal boxes and paper bags.
No leave it out
Hardback books, greeting cards and wrapping paper with metallic or shiny finishes.
Black Bin with black lid - Land fill - Not recycled Collected every other week
All household waste left out from the other bins.
St.Stephen's Church
The website of the St.Stephen's Church of England parish church gives full details of their services, community, history and other activities :
If you are finding these isolating times challenging and would like support, practical or emotional, from St Stephen's, email them at and someone will get in touch with you.
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The church say that their worship is more traditional than modern; the Communion Services at St Stephen’s are according to Common Worship Order 1 and Evensong is according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
8.00am Holy Communion (said)
10.30am Sung Eucharist
6.00pm Choral Evensong
10.15am Holy Communion (said)
9.30am Morning Prayer
Church Hall
The Church Hall is available for hire at reasonable rates; details are available from the Booking Secretary.
(Enid Dixon: 07887 957932).
The Hall has the following facilities; Kitchen, Toilets (including Disabled and Baby Changing facilities), Disabled entrance and exit also available. It has capacity is for 90 seated and 110 standing.
Full details of the regular events and societies meeting at the church hall can be found on the Church's own website at :
Local Councillors
Contact Details for our local councillors are as follows :

Kent County Council :
Canterbury City North East : Graham Gibbens, Business phone: 01622 696191, email :
Canterbury City Council :
St Stephen's Ward :
Mel Dawkins, email :
Terry Westgate, Phone 01227 760780, email :

St.Stephen's Junior School
General notes
Much information about the school can be found on their website, together with details of activities and clubs, both after school and in the holidays :

Shops and Services
On Hales Drive :
Porter’s Chemist : A pharmacy, a Post Office, bakery, and grocery shop next to the church.
Go to or call 01227 781588
St Stephen’s Dental Practice : next to the chemist at 4, Hales Drive. Phone 01227 452668.

These shops next to St Stephen’s roundabout as it meets Broad Oak Rd and Kingsmead Rd :
St Stephen's Newsagents : Delivers newspapers. Phone 01227 463779.
Cloud 9 : Hairdressers for men, women and children. Phone 01227 458888.
Acme Locks : Locksmith, Phone 01227 785551

At the end of The Terrace, going towards Tenterden Drive :
Premier Stores : 71, Tenterden Drive, 01227 463998. Groceries, deliveries and parcel service.

Other amenities :
Kingsmead Leisure Centre : Go to for information about swimming, dance, fitness, cycling, yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, sports hall, café, meeting rooms and children’s activities. Phone : 01227 769818.
Ye Olde Beverlie : Go to or Phone : 01227 463974.
Team Buckley : Osteopathy, physiotherapy. 2, Broad Oak Rd. or Phone : 01227 458430.
Buses : Go to
Canterbury City Council : Go to or Phone : 01227 862000.

Please support our local businesses as they provide excellent service and we use them or lose them!