COVID-19 – help & support in Goudhurst Parish

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Updated 3 November 2020

The Parish Council and Goudhurst & Kilndown Church have brought together activities to support those in the Parish during this time of uncertainty as part of a community action group called the Goudhurst Community Support Team.

Current Activities

Community Cupboard

The Community Cupboard will continue to operate during the upcoming lockdown. We are here to support anyone struggling financially in the communities of Goudhurst and Kilndown. If you are worried about a drop in income, an increase in your food bill due to feeding more people because you’re all at home all day, or for any another reason, we can deliver a food parcel to you.

Please contact Ali Mackey on 07857289125 or in confidence.

If you are able to support us by donating to the foodbank we currently need small packs of washing powder, tinned minced beef and onion, tinned chilli or curry, tinned hot dogs, instant custard powder, tinned/ambient puddings, tinned fruit, biscuits, crisps, snack bars and treat sized chocolate bars. Donations can be left on the table in the church entrance. Thank you for your continued support and generous donations.

Corona Kindness

Volunteers can offer a regular phone call to anyone wanting to chat.

Local Neighbour Support Scheme

This scheme is to help with shopping and medication collection.

The Parish Council and GK Church will continue to post updates on their websites and Facebook pages.

We are very conscious that there are a number of people in our villages who don’t have access to the internet so do please share with them the contact information below showing where they can get support.

Points of Contact

Goudhurst Parish Council: Claire Reed on 01580 212552 or

Corona Kindness: Louise Vickerman at

The Community Cupboard (food bank): Ali Mackey on 07857 289125 or