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Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Folkestone and Hythe District will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed,” Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, visit census.gov.uk.

Leigh Poppy - Census Engagement Manager for South East Kent

 

 

Speedwatch - we need your help

Worried about speeding traffic through the village?  The Parish Council is keen to set up a speedwatch scheme and are looking for volunteers to help.  You can choose to do as little or as much as you want a month, typically one or two hours a month is  all that is needed. Training will be done online and the Parish Clerk will be with you for the first few sessions.  Speedwatch volunteers work in groups of two or three and all the sites have been safety assessed by Kent Police.  If you would like to know more about becoming a volunteer please contact the Clerk on 07900 693572 or by email [email protected]

High Halden is a village on the A28  situated between Ashford and Tenterden .

Parish Council

Parish Councils are made up of locally elected councillors. They are legally obliged to hold not less than four meetings a year, one of which is to be the annual meeting. 

High Halden Parish Council meets on the second Monday of each month at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. 

All meetings are open to the public, who are welcome to attend and raise matters of concern with their Council, the agenda includes an item expressly for this purpose.

 

High Halden Parish Council  recognises its duty of care with regard to data; its Privacy Notice can be downloaded here