Please can you be aware that the Pit site is not a public area. Work has commenced on the site with heavy machinery, security is now in place to keep it safe. There is no public right of way and the land cannot be used for dog walking, motorcycles or shooting etc.
The site is unsafe and especially over the summer months, please do not allow children to play there.
If you would like to support the Parish Council and your neighbours in objecting to the following proposal (DOV/14/00477)
Proposal: Erection of 26 dwellings with associated car parking, access, garaging, landscaping and allotments
Location: Land on Monkton Court Lane, Eythorne
Please click here for a list of possible objection ideas and how to send your objection letter/email to DDC Planning Department.
To read DDC Cllr Peter Walker's letter - click here
To view the letter of 28 March 2014 from the Inspector, Mr Anstey, from the Dover District Council Website - click here
Dover District Council is taking part in the nationwide Lights Out project on Monday 4 August 2014 to mark the hour that Britain entered World War 1 one hundred years ago - with a range of local buildings involved in this unique commemorative event.
The Lights Out project is inviting communities across the UK to turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle.
Dover District Council will be involving a range of buildings, including the Gateway in Castle Street, Dover Museum, Dover Town Hall, and the Council offices at Whitfield.
For more information, please click here
It's time to deliver for Dover!
We want to deliver a great future for our customers and community! Through the delivery of Dover Western Docks Revival alongside the creation of a new community fund we can do so much more for Dover.
In order to achieve this, we need to increase our financial and commercial powers and, as such, have submitted a Harbour Revision Order to Government. Full details can be accessed via our website: http://www.doverport.co.uk/?page=News&article=374
We have just launched our "Deliver for Dover" campaign and you may have heard our radio ads on Heart FM, which went live yesterday, encouraging people to get behind our plans and kick start the regeneration of Dover.
You can show your support by visiting www.deliverfordover.co.uk or our website www.doverport.co.uk and registering your support online. You can also visit our Facebook page "Deliver for Dover" at https://www.facebook.com/deliverfordover where you can hear the advertisements or go to our Twitter page, @Port_of_Dover.
We are hoping for a swift granting of the HRO so that the momentum to transform the port and town of Dover will allow us all to experience the great future in which we all wish to share just as soon as possible.
With your help we can change lives and change Dover, so please come on board and get your colleagues, friends and relatives to get behind the campaign and Dover too!
For more information click here
To read the Trading Standards Press Release click here
The White Cliffs Walking Festival has been organised to promote walking as a fun, interesting and healthy pastime, to include walks for a wide variety of people, from young people, to families, right the way to those of more senior years. These are very friendly and sociable occasions, walking at a pace to suit the individual. Walk leaders are highly experienced and knowledgeable.
To find out more click here for a programme of walks.
To find out more information from the KCC website click here
Chris Hatcher 01233 648342
Martin Leggat 01304 872455
A complaint of maladministration regarding KCC's decision to switch some street lights off at midnight GMT has been logged.
I have cited two principle grounds in support of this complaint. Firstly that the survey was not undertaken effectively. Of the five lights switched off adjacent to my home three are now to be restored for safety reasons, following a complaint I made just after the scheme started. Secondly, although KCC claim to have consulted before implementing the scheme it appears that local organisations and individuals best placed to understand local issues, such as traffic safety, anti-social behaviour and the fears and anxieties of local residents were not consulted. So I have also complained therefore that the consultation exercise was inappropriate.
Supporting evidence to back up my complaints can be sent to the Ombudsman. The reference for this investigation is 14 002 268.
Complaints can be sent by post to:
Local Government Ombudsman, PO Box 4771, Coventry CV4 0EH
To report a highways fault click here
For the Parish Portal click here
Alternatively ring 0300 418181
Aimed at bringing better broadband to parts of Kent and Medway that would not otherwise benefit from the commercial rollout of superfast broadband services.
The May briefing update, together with the rollout plan (including maps) and post code checker, can be accessed here
Please click here for a copy of the questionnaire.
Click here to read the Eythorne Wind Turbine Action Group's response.