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). The draft Local Strategy can be found on the consultation page www.kent.gov.uk/localfloodrisk, there is also a questionnaire to respond to this consultation.
Housing white paper
Below 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
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Brewer as our new Parish Councillor.
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. The judges thought it was an excellent, informative and well-illustrated publication and also reflected the spirit of the award through the participation of local people in addition to the local authors. Many congratulations, the award is richly deserved.
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.
Free Kitchen Caddy
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council have a supply of kitchen caddies that can be provided free to residents. Kitchen caddies are useful to help store food waste before putting it into your green-lidded bin.
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.
As a Volunteer Support Warden you'll work alongside the Community Warden getting to know your local community, making a difference to residents and creating resilient neighbourhoods.
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.