Stone-in-Oxney or Stone-cum-Ebony?
Both names are in regular use. Because Stone and Ebony have their own churches, Stone-in-Oxney is often used in this context. The road signs say Stone in Oxney. However Stone and Ebony share the same parish council and use the Stone-cum-Ebony Memorial Hall. This website cannot give a final answer!
The Parish Council for Stone-cum-Ebony is made up of six local residents who have volunteered to stand as members, assisted by the Parish Clerk. The Parish Council’s website is stonecumebonypc.org.
If a resident wishes to raise any issue, please email the Parish Clerk or contact one of the Councillors direct.
The current Parish Councillors are:
- Richard Beckingham
- Pauline Bonsall
- Peter Ford
- Sue Lowrie
- Dan Lyward (Chair)
- George Orpin
- Rosie Parrock
The Parish Clerk is Annette Beach. Her telephone number is 07905 658 117. She can also be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The village falls within the area of Ashford Borough Council – http://www.ashford.gov.uk.
The local ward is the Isle of Oxney and the current Ward Councillor is Cr Michael Burgess. His telephone number is 01233 625 359. His email address is email@example.com.
Stone comes under Kent County Council – http://www.kent.gov.uk .
The local division is Tenterden and the current County Councillor is Michael Hill. His telephone number is 01580 766 075. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wittersham School is the local primary school – for further information please see http://www.wittersham.kent.sch.uk .
The village also falls within the catchment area of Homewood School and Sixth Form College, which is an Academy for pupils aged between 11 and 19. Its website is http://www.homewood-school.co.uk.
Pastoral and religious support has been given to pupils at Homewood School and its feeder schools by the Apollos Trust formerly known as the Tenterden Schools Christian Worker Trust. Its website is http://tscwtrust.org. Sadly for various reasons the decision has been made to close the Trust.
Following a public consultation and review of the service, Kent County Council’s mobile library service stops outside the Memorial Hall on alternate Wednesday mornings between 10.05 and 10.35 am. For more information see http://www.kent.gov.uk/mobilelibraries.
Stone Cricket Club
Cricket is a long-established part of village life. The cricket club was established in 1907. It is affiliated to the Kent Village League. The Club welcomes new members whether players of any level of experience or non-players. For further information see http://stoneinoxney.play-cricket.com. See also f https://www.facebook.com/groups/590944340922172/?fref=ts.
The nearest rail station for Stone is Appledore, which is on the Marsh Link railway line linking Hastings and Ashford. This line is operated under franchise from Network Rail by Southern Railway – http://www.southernrailway.com. The Marsh Link Action Group is a local group which campaigns for a better rail network, especially between Ashford and Hastings – http://www.mlag.org.uk. The Friends of Appledore Station was established to “improve the image of Appledore Station by providing a more attractive user friendly facility and thereby encouraging an increase in usage of the Marshlink Rail Service”. For further information please see the notice board at the station or contact Terry Blaney on email@example.com.