Useful information

Looking for information about life in West Bay? This should be a good starting point.

Rubbish and recycling

The ward, like the rest of the district, is included in Canterbury City Council's alternate weekly collection scheme.

The collection day is Tuesday and all bins or recycling sacks should be out by 7am.

Recycling points are also available at Hampton Car Park in Swalecliffe Avenue and the recycling centre in Westbrook Lane.

At Hampton Car Park there is a bottle bank that can be used between 8am and 8pm as well as bins for cans, clothing and shoes (by the council and in aid of the Salvation Army or Variety Club.

At Westbrook Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre the following items can be left to be reused or recycled:

Cans, car batteries, cardboard, cooking oil, domestic batteries, engine oil, flourescent tubes/low energy lightbulbs, foil, fridges and freezers, garden waste, gas bottles, glass, metal, mobile phones, paper, plasterboard, printer/toner cartridges, shoes, small electrical appliances, soil and rubble, spectacles, textiles, TVs and monitors, tyres, wood.

Car parks

There are free car parks at Swalecliffe Avenue and Hampton Pier.

Post Office

The Post Office is in Sea Street and open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.


Lloyds Pharmacy in Sea Street is open 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. It is closed on Sundays. For more information visit

Convenience Stores

These stores sell groceries, newspapers and are off-licences:

Hampton Stores (Londis):

Hampton Pier Avenue, Open 7.30am to 6pm Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri, 7.30am to 7pm Wednesday, 7.30am to 7.30pm Saturday and 8am to 12.30pm Sunday

Coop Stores:

Sea Street, Open 6am to 10pm Monday to Thursday, 6am to 11pm Friday and Saturday, 7am to 10pm Sunday

Spooky Hampton Inn by Geoff GambrillPublic House

West Bay is home to the Hampton Inn in Hampton Pier Avenue.





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