Please go to our "News and Notices" page for news and press releases you might find interesting.
KCC currently have funding to mend all the potholes in Kent, they are urging the public to report any potholes or damaged roads to them to fix before the winter weather. Please click here to read a letter from Cllr Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport at Kent County Council.
The website for reporting potholes is: www.kent.gov.uk/potholeblitz
The annual accounts for 2015-2016 have been externally audited and returned. These can viewed on the finance page accessed via the pull down menu of site pages.
'Many thanks to all who took the time to provide feedback to Kent County Council following their recent HGV weight limit consultation.
The vast majority (over three quarters) voted in favour of the proposals.
The engineers and highways officers are in the process of reviewing comments both for and against and will announce the final outcome and next steps shortly. The strength of ill feeling towards Highways England and their inaction to agree to signage on the A2 is a recurring theme. This has been raised at district and county council level as well as to Charlie Elphicke MP.'
Proposals for a new permanent lorry area at the Stanford West site are still being consulted on, the consultation ends on 23 September 2016.
A public event is being held at on 12 September, 2pm-8pm - Dover Town Hall, The Maison Dieu, Biggin Street, Dover CT16 1DL
More information about the proposals and on how to respond to the consultation can be found at:
Post: M20 Lorry Area, Highways England, Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LZ
Dover District Council is urging residents to respond to Kent County Council’s consultation on its draft Local Transport Plan 4, and to have their say on proposals for making the A2 a dual carriageway all the way to Dover.
“We must keep the pressure up on central Government to fund the upgrading of the A2 and making it a dual carriageway all the way to Dover. This would link with the plans for the Lower Thames Crossing which will see more traffic using the A2.
“What we need is joined-up thinking from Government to realise the potential of improvements to the A2, and how it can address future growth in port traffic, as well as supporting the wider growth and regeneration agenda in Dover and East Kent.”
Residents can view the draft Local Transport Plan 4: Delivering Growth Without Gridlock 2016-2031, and complete a short questionnaire by 30 October 2016 on the Kent County Council website. Click here for a direct link to the consultation.
The Parish Council are receiving complaints from residents about inappropriate and obstructive parking, especially on busy junctions. Kent Police can enforce the following:
Road Traffic Act section 22 states you must not leave your trailer or vehicle in a dangerous position or where it causes an unnecessary obstruction of the road.
The Highway Code clause 243 states no parking opposite or within 32 ft (10m) of a junction.
For more information on parking around dropped kerbs, click here
The Parish Council are interested in anyone wishing to run their own allotment. If there is enough interest the Adelaide Road site (formally the skate board park) can be converted into allotments for members of the local community to use. Please express an interest by emailing the Clerk using the 'email' link on the left hand side of this page.
To report a trader or product to Kent County Council - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Free impartial, practicable advice on consumer issues - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Telephone 03454 04 05 06 or click the link citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
The Parish Council are looking to start 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.
The appeal against DDC's refusal for the erection of 20 dwellings with associated car parking, access, garaging and landscaping at land at Monkton Court Lane, Eythorne, CT15 4BS has been DISMISSED
Well done everyone who wrote letters and objected against the planning application.
The appeal against DDC's refusal for the erection of a wind turbine with a maximum height of 100m and associated infrastructure at Barville Farm, Barville Road, TIlmanstone CT15 5BQ has been DISMISSED
Well done everyone who wrote letters and objected against the planning application in paticular the EWTAG who worked tirelessly to fight this construction.
A huge thank you to all those who attended the ceremony on Thursday. A beautiful, poignant service was held at 11am, with music from the Eythorne Silver Band, and a bugler and piper from the Gurkha Regiment. Lord Boyce made a heartfelt speech and Rev Ashman's words and prayers were very special. The Parish Council are very proud that the fallen men have finally got the honour they deserve. The East Kent Railway Tearoom's refreshments were very welcome, as well as the trip to Shepherdswell on the train, that Lord and Lady Boyce also enjoyed.
The East Kent Mercury has a double page spread in the 1 October edition and Meridian News report can still be viewed here
A Designated Public Places Order controls the consumption of alcohol in public places in specified areas. The Order is commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as an alcohol exclusion zone.
The effect of the Order is that a Police Constable may require a person to stop drinking alcohol in a public place within the designated area. Any person so required, but who refuses to stop, commits an offence which could result in them being arrested. Drinking alcohol in a designated area is not in itself an offence. The offence is created if any person refuses to stop drinking once required to do so by a Police Constable. Any enforcement of this law is carried out entirely at the discretion of the police.
The Parish Council are asking for people to stop driving across and around the recreation ground in Elvington. Mounting the kerb and driving onto the grass is not providing a safe environment to live in. If you witness cars or motorbikes on the grass please pass on any information to the Community Warden Julliette West, PCSO Tom Tucker-Smyth or the Clerk, so that together we can keep the village safe.
The Parish Council have recently been given the following information from Coastal Oil and Gas regarding exploratory boreholes:
"...Guston, Shepherdswell and Woodnesborough have all been surrendered but we have retained Tilmanstone area. I need to go through the process of telling Kent CC and the District and Parish Councillors as a matter of courtesy before holding a public meeting. Our intention is to drill an exploration hole in the coal measures. There are 14 main coal seams in Kent, Numbers 1-7 were fairly well worked but 8-14 are more or less unworked so we want to sample these lower seams."