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KCC’s Proposed 2018/19 Budget

To balance KCC’s budget for 2018/19 they have to find an estimated £66m of savings in response to additional spending demands and reduced government grant. The consultation includes plans for £56m of savings with a further £9m yet to be identified.

Leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter said in a recent press interview that “the consequences for next year’s budget are really very significant”

KCC plans to increase Council Tax by the amount permitted under the referendum principles, including the additional social care levy.  The estimated increase for 2018-19 is 3.99% (£41.84 per year for a band C property.) This will increase KCC’s share of the Council Tax bill for a band C property to £1,089.68 in 2018/19.

Since 2011-12 KCC has saved £589m in response to the financial challenge.

Please visit: www.kent.gov.uk/budget to have your say on the proposals to fix the 2018/19 budget gap.


Welcome to New Parish Councillors

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Patricia Wiles and Paulette Butcher who were co-opted onto the Council at the September meeting.



DDC Press Releases

DDC regularly release news items about what is going on in your District.

To view the latest news, please click here


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

To read the latest update on the Kent Mining Museum at Betteshanger, click here

To read the August newsletter, click here


Power Cuts

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.



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)


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.

Crowded Places

Project Griffin

Citizen Aid

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


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.


Speed Watch

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.