Open Farm Sunday - 9th June
Celebrate farming and farmers by visiting Mote Farm, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT from 10am until 4pm.
Ightham Spring Clean
Many thanks to all those who helped with the village spring clean on Saturday 30th March.
Community Speed Watch Scheme Co-ordinator
As village residents will know, the Parish Council have commissioned a traffic consultant to advise on village-wide traffic issues, namely road speeds throughout the village. The aim is to make the entire village a 30 mph, with specific areas such as Oldbury Lane around Ightham School, a 20 mph zone.
Be Ready - Business Continuity Checklist
Household Emergency Plan
Ivy Hatch - Fibre Broadband Community Project
Public Consultation - Bus Service 404 / 405
I wish to make you aware of a Public Consultation exercise that has launched today in respect of bus service 404 / 405 which operates; Edenbridge – Ide Hill – Sevenoaks – Ivy Hatch – Shipbourne - Plaxtol. The proposals have been developed in conjunction with Go Coach and seek to materialise a reduction in the subsidy provided by the County Council to support the service.
Reuthe's, the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks
Reuthe’s in Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, has opened its gates after months of renovation work to the historic gardens.
Reuthe’s welcomes visitors to explore the woodland, jungle-like pathways and walks up through the Hidden Valley. Here they will find plants and trees so rare they are the only ones in this country and discover hidden pockets of wild mushrooms, wild garlic and blueberries. The family friendly site is fantastic to go exploring with children and well- behaved dogs. Entrance is free.
Borough Green Garden City Site
TMBC's Draft Local Plan proposes 3000 houses in the valley between Borough Green and Wrotham, including the provision of a "Relief Road" from Darkhill roundabout at Ightham, to the A20 at Nepicar. This number of houses is 40% of the total TMBC requirement for housing needs as determined by government in the current Local Plan.
Kent Police Online Reporting
Flood Risk Management Strategy (Local Strategy)
Kent County Council (KCC) has launched a consultation on the draft of its latest Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (Local Strategy). The Local Strategy sets out how KCC and our partners will work together to manage local flood risk (flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses).
Housing white paper
This is the link for anyone wishing to comment on the Housing white paper that Councillor Robin Betts (Ightham, Wrotham & Stansted) reported on recently. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-white-paper
The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme
Following the flooding in June 2016, Parishioners may find the following websites useful:
Living on the Edge - A Guide to your rights and responsibilities of riverside ownership
Alan Ball Award - Ightham at the Crossroads
We are pleased to announce that Ightham at the Crossroads, by Jean Stirk and David Williams, (Ightham Parish Council) has won the Alan Ball Award 2016 for a hard copy Local History publication.
J5Slips - November 2016 update
The campaign to see the re-instatement of the missing Sevenoaks slip roads in the vicinity of M25 J5 has taken another positive step forward for our West Kent community with the final publication the ‘Economic Feasibility Study’ .Our long campaign for Slip Roads at an appropriate location in the vicinity of J5 M25 Sevenoaks to take 1000s of vehicles a day out of our villages needs the support of this publication.
KCC Warden Volunteers - vacancy
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, interested in their local community and enjoys engaging with people. You'll be friendly and happy to approach people. You'll be someone who is patient, a good listener and likes to make a difference to the people around you. You'll be keen to learn new skills.
Bus service from the centre of the village to Bluewater, every Tuesday
How Roadworks are Managed - A short guide from the KCC
This short guide explains how Kent manages work to the highway and the pipes and cables below and above it. It covers the basic legislation and how quality of the finished work is monitored. The guide explains how Kent works within national legislation to minimise the impact of road works.
What should I do in an Emergency? Advice on Flooding from KCC & the Kent Resilience Forum
Ightham Village Defibrillator
A Defibrillator has now been installed on the outside wall by the main door to the Village Hall. It is available for use by any member of the public with or without training from Thursday 4th December. It will be registered with South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) so that if someone calls 999 about a possible heart attack they can direct the caller to the defibrillator. Please contact Sarah Huseyin, Parish Clerk via email@example.com if you would be interested in a small training group.