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You can now report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions ONLINE directly to the Kent Police website ( Once a report is made to the police online, you will receive a unique reference number and a return email confirming receipt.

Kent Police is promoting both these facilities as a test/pilot at this stage. At the end of each form is the opportunity for you to to give the police feedback on using the forms.

The overall aim is to provide another choice for how the public can report crime or incidents as well as try to reduce the number of people calling 101 on non-urgent issues that could easily be dealt with through digital contact (which increasingly a lot of people prefer and have asked the police to provide).

Armed Forces Day

Celebrations in Hythe on June 24 marked the ninth annual Armed Forces Day. Read more here

The Great Get Together

On Sunday 18th June 2017 at Oaklands Park Bandstand, Stade Street, Hythe, hundreds of Hythe residents enjoyed picnics, sunshine, free music and the company of family, friends and neighbours. More here:

St Leonard’s Church

The largest and best-preserved collection of ancient human bones and skulls in Britain can be found in the parish church in Hythe. The collection consists of shelves in four arched bays that contain 1,022 skulls in total, and a single stack of bones and skulls measuring 7.5m in length, 1.8m in width and just over 1.8m in height.

BBC South East showed a brief clip about the collection in its bulletin of 14th June 2017 which you can see by clicking here or to find out more about the crypt at St Leonard’s click here.

New PCSO for Hythe

Kent Police has appointed PCSO Lewis Bennett as its new police community support officer for Hythe. Lewis has already met many business owners and residents, and is looking forward to his new role. Lewis replaces PCSO Josh Carle, who will shortly start his training to become a police officer.

 Online Scams

More money was lost to online scams last year than ever before. Read more here

New town mayor elected

At the annual council meeting on 11th May 2017, Cllr Paul Peacock was elected as the town mayor of Hythe for the municipal year 2017/2018. Read more here

 John Schoner MBE

On 17th February 2017, former Hythe councillor and town mayor John Schoner was awarded an MBE for services to Hythe. Read more here

Painting ownership returned to Hythe

A historic oil painting of the view of Hythe town and surrounding area looking out to sea, has been returned to the ownership of Hythe Town Council. Read more here

 Cyber security

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, Kent Police’s cyber crime unit has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days. Read more here