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Energy Deal Scheme
The latest round of Dover District Council’s collective energy switching scheme, Energy Deal, opens on Tuesday, 8 August.
Click here for more information.
Affinity Water – Keep Track of the Tap Campaign
For more information, click here
Dover District Council – Community Directory
DDC’s community database is a map showing some of the clubs, sports clubs and community groups available within the Dover district. If you are a club or a community group and are currently not listed on the community database and would like to be added please register.
To read more information and fill out the online form, click here
Betteshanger Park – Kent Mining Museum
To read the latest update on the Kent Mining Museum at Betteshanger, click here
If you are experiencing power cuts, the protocol is to contact UK Power on 0800 3163105. Then, if you feel a crime has occurred, for example stolen cables, contact 101 to report the crime and get an incident number.
Summer Fun in Dover District
There’s a whole range of great things to see and do in our communities across Dover, Deal, Sandwich and the surrounding rural areas this summer.
To find out more click here
Road Closure Notice
Nightingale Lane, Nonington / The Street, Frogham will be closed in phases at various points along their length, to the extent indicated by signage and barriers on site.
Phased closures are planned from Monday 21 August 2017 onwards, with estimated completion by October 2017.
The alternative route for through traffic is via Sandwich Road, Snowdown Road, Forstal Road, Nethersole Road, Firs Road and The Street (Frogham)
Access to the remainder of the road continues from either direction up to where the road is closed at any time.
Barfrestone Road, Eythorne will be closed in the vicinity of the junction with Church Hill
Closure from Monday 31 July to 18 August inclusive.
Access to the remainder of Barfrestone Road continues from a western direction up to where the road is closed.
The alternative route for through traffic is via Barfrestone Road, Long Lane, Shepherdswell Road and Church Hill.
Due to the nature of these works, it will not be possible to re-open the roads outside the working hours.
Access for residents will be maintained whenever it is safe to do so, but there are likely to be delays and certain times when this is not possible for safety reasons.
The closures are to enable gas mains replacement works to be carried out by Forefront Utilities Ltd, working with SGN Gas.
Reminder from your local policing team
Please can you be mindful when leaving open doors and downstairs windows unattended during hot weather. Going into the back garden or leaving your house with windows left open could result in opportunist burglaries.
Community Grant Scheme 2017-2018
DDC’s Community Grant Scheme is now open for grants between £100-£1000.
For more information and to apply click here
Closing date for applications is Friday 18 August 2017.
Betteshanger Sustainable Parks
Click here to read the July newsletter from Betteshanger Sustainable Parks
Fire Hydrant Scheme
The Operational Planning Team of the Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for making sure there is water available for the fire engines. The main source of water is hydrants, with 29,500 in Kent. Hydrants are inspected on a 1-6 year phase depending on location. The Operational Planning Team are asking for local people to look out for hydrants that are overgrown, broken, leaking or in need of maintenance. They aim to service them within 21 days of being reported. The yellow H painted on the road will depict where hydrants are. Please report to Steven.Lewis@kent.fire-uk.org or call 01622 692121 x(6857)
Police Surgeries held at Elvington Community Centre
PCSO Astra May is holding monthly police surgeries from 7.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates: 13 June, 11 July, 8 August and 5 September.
Information and Advice from Kent Police
After the recent attack at the Manchester Arena, Kent Police have given out the following websites for advice and information.
If you see something suspicious, call the anti-terrorism hotline 0800 789321, for their website click here
To contact the counter terrorism security advisor office with a general enquiry, please call 01303 297345, for their website click here
White Cliffs Walking Festival – Thursday 24th August to Wednesday 30th August, 2017.
The White Cliffs Walking Festival has been organised to promote walking as an enjoyable, interesting and healthy pastime, to include walks for a wide variety of people, from young people, to families, in fact to all ages, in fact anyone who enjoys a walk and enjoys the beautiful countryside we live in.
To view the guided walk programme, click here
Motorbikes on the Pit
The owner of the Pit has signed a declaration that no-body has permission to go up onto the Pit site. Please ring 101 or report on-line any noise and nuisance from people using the Pit for riding motorbikes. If you keep reporting and logging the issue, the matter will have to be addressed.
Pothole Blitz Launch by KCC
To read a letter from KCC regarding potholes in our area, please click here.
To visit the website to report a pothole, click here
Kent Police Volunteer Opportunity
Kent Police are currently promoting volunteer opportunities within the force, to find out more, click here.
The Parish Council has started up a speed watch group to look at the speeding issues in this area. If you would like to join a working group or have any ideas you would like to put forward. Please contact either the Clerk or Cllr David Millard.