This page is designed to give you any parish news on road works., etc
Hoath Road will be affected by closures from September 25th to 28th. It’s due to long-overdue resurfacing work.
Calling all passionate community driven people for an exciting new volunteer role
Kent County Council is introducing an exciting new volunteer role working alongside Community Wardens. As a Volunteer Support Warden you’ll make a difference to residents and create resilient neighbourhoods. The role will be challenging at times but rewarding and you’ll be improving the well-being of the residents in your local area. For more information and to find out which areas this role is being launched visit www.kent.gov.uk/communitywardens.
Here’s the latest word from KCC. Please report all pot holes at the KCC web-site or places like fixmystreet….
Pothole Blitz Launch 2017
Kent County Council launched its 2017 pothole blitz on 3 April. We are spending an extra £2.4million to repair local roads in Kent throughout spring and summer.
We used a team of local contractors for last year’s pothole blitz and they successfully delivered more than 1,300 individual pothole repairs and 56,510 square meters of larger road repairs. We have made an early start on this year’s pothole blitz by using the same contractors to repair potholes in April.
We would really value your local knowledge and support to help us make sure that we target roads that are important to your community. The quickest way to do this is to use our new online fault reporting tool available on our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways. We’ve made the form simpler and quicker to use, especially from mobile phones and tablets.
You can keep in touch with us and find out what repairs are being carried out by following our new KCC Highways Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KentHighways) and on Twitter (@KentHighways – we’ll be tagging all our pothole posts with the hashtag #Kentpotholes).
We will be publishing updates throughout the campaign, including ‘before and after’ photographs (taken as proof of quality workmanship), films of the crews showing how they repair both individual potholes and larger road repairs as well as live information about the whereabouts of crews so that you can spot our crews in your area.
The pothole blitz work is being carried out in addition to our normal maintenance work, and we are still continuing with our Keep Kent Clean campaign, which has seen our crews out across the county cleaning signs, re-painting white lines and maintaining shrubs. You can find out all about our Keep Kent Clean campaign on Facebook www.facebook.com/KeepKentClean or using searching #keepkentclean on Twitter.
If you have a hedge or trees or bushes which border a road or pavement, it is your obligation to keep them trimmed so that rights of way for vehicles or pedestrians are not obstructed. Please make sure you do this.
Please make sure you clean up after your dog and do not allow it to roam into other people’s gardens. To do otherwise is agaisnt the law.
For information only, airfield event days for 2017 are scheduled to be 11th June, 19th August, 24th September. These days are not open to the public.
See this from Trading Standards with a phone number to report scams, of which there are many around. Beware!
Village amenities and housing proposal
Following the recent public meeting, below are a plan and some accompanying words on the proposal being put forward by a local land owner. In essence, the village would gain a village green, a car park and an extension to the village hall and this would in effect be paid for by a small housing development in the area behind Marley Lane and the village hall. The people behind this are most concerned to see that they have the broad support of the village before proceeding with this. Please have a look and send your comments to the parish council clerk firstname.lastname@example.org or to a member of the parish council.
War Graves – information needed
Do you know anything about two WW1 servicemen buried in the church yard? They are:
Lieut Harold Cornford, RAF died Dec 9th 1918.
Frank Jones died Sept 30th 1918.
With the right details, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will maintain these graves in perpetuity. Please contact the parish clerk at email@example.com or 01227 860742 if you know any of their history.
Defibrillator – volunteers needed
The village hall committee, have brought a defibrillator. This will be kept at the village hall. In order for it to be of maximum value, we need volunteers to be trained in its use. If you’re interested please contact Arthur, on 01227 861158.