Please go to our new "News and Notices" page for news and press releases you might find interesting.
At the moment we have information on:
Rural Fuel Poverty
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership events 2014-15
Deal Area Foodbank
Dover Harbour Board Press Release
Safe and Sensible Street Lighting Scheme
Reporting to KCC has changed
Broadband - making Kent quicker project - latest briefing update
Kent County Council is undertaking a series of service reviews across all departments, including the Community Warden Service, in order to address the challenge of saving £330 million over the next three years. Among several options being discussed and considered is a reduction in the number of community wardens, managers and support staff in the service. This would be accompanied by a reorganisation which would result in continuing warden support for communities in different ways, with the possibility of reaching and serving more residents.
A 6 week public consultation in respect of KCC’s Community Warden Service commences on 29th September. Key decisions will then be made by County Councillors following the consultation. The consultation is available on www.kent.gov.uk/communitywardenconsultation.
Or click here for the consultation document
This year's Elvington and Eythorne Heritage Exhibition is taking place at Elvington Community Centre on Sunday 16th November 2014. Displays can be viewed by visitors between 11am until 3pm and there will be refreshments available. For more information click here.
To view the Elvington and Eythorne Heritage Group's October newsletter click here.
To view the Elvington and Eythorne Heritage Group's November newsletter click here.
For more information about the exhibition or for more infomation about the Elvington and Eythorne Heritage Group, contact 07928 835525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the refusal in July 2104 of the planning application DOV/13/00914: Erection of a wind turbine with a maximum height of 100m and associated infrastructure at Barville Farm, Barville Road, TIlmanstone CT15 5BQ, the Parish Council has been notified that DDC has received an appeal against the decision.
The documents can be viewed here or alternatively log onto the DDC website and choose the planning applications link at the bottom of the left hand menu. Choose Advanced search and type in 13/00914.
The Wind Turbine working group which included Councillors from the Parish and the District as well as residents, put together a very comprehensive factual objection to this planning application. They continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the residents of the villages that could be affected by this wind turbine.
Dover District Council is holding a Prospective Councillor Evening designed to inform prospective candidates for the District elections on 7 May 2015 what life as a District Councillor is really like.
The event is held at the District Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield from 6.00 - 8.30 pm
click here to see the DDC poster
Monkton Court Lane, Eythorne, Dover - 1 September 2014 - 9 weeks
It will be necessary to close part of Monkton Court Lane, Eythorne from Monday 1st September 2014 for 9 weeks or as long as it takes.
Monkton Court Lane will be closed between the junctions with Rose Gardens and Green Lane.
The alternative route is via Rose Gardens and Green Lane.
The closure is to enable works to lay a new sewer to be carried out by Clancy Docwra, working with Southern Water.
The workforce will be working extended hours and weekends to reduce the duration of the works.
Due to the nature of these works, it will not be possible to re-open the road outside the working hours.
The Southern Water Customer Services team phone number is 0845 278 0845 - www.southernwater.co.uk
Proposal: Erection of 26 dwellings with associated car parking, access, garaging, landscaping and allotments
Location: Land on Monkton Court Lane, Eythorne
The lastest news is that Monkton Court Lane site is not on the list of main or minor modifications to the Local Development Framework. The consultation starts on Thursday 14 August 2014 and representation can only be made on sites within the document. There is one site in Eythorne - the Old Rectory and Orchard adjacent to 2 Shepherdswell Road. This site is recommended for inclusion in the village confines but not for building until suitable access arrangements have been identified.
The application has been put in abeyance until further notice.
Please click here to read a letter from Senior Planning Officer, Fiona Runacre to Pentland Homes Ltd. in response to the following planning application (DOV/14/00477)
Please click here to view the enclosures to the letter detailed above.