Summary of upcoming closures on the M20 J3-5 smart motorway scheme for November

Household waste & recycling consultation

Download a summary of upcoming closures on the M20 J3-5 smart motorway scheme for November.

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Reuthe's, the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks

Household waste & recycling consultation

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.

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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.

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Weekend Closures: J4-6: pm Fri 9 Nov to am Mon 12 Nov.

Household waste & recycling consultation

From Highways England: We can now confirm these new dates for the weekend closures of the M20 to demolish and then rebuild Teapot Lane Footbridge, which crosses the M20 close to Aylesford Station. We need to replace the footbridge deck to increase its height. This is because we are converting the hard shoulder to a running lane and we need to allow space for vehicles travelling on this lane.

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National Recycling week - 24th Sept

Household waste & recycling consultation

Look out for leaflets with lots of useful information arriving on your doorstep week beginning 24th September.


Household Waste and Recycling Centre – Waste Consultation

Household waste & recycling consultation

Kent County Council’s ‘Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Consultation’ launches Thursday 6 September 2018.

The 8 week consultation is available until Thursday 1 November 2018, and we would like to invite you to comment.

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Rights of Way Improvement Plan - Have Your Say

Big conversation on rural transport

Kent County Council is consulting on our draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan which outlines our objectives for Kent’s Public Rights of Way network and wider public access for the next 10 years.

This consultation closes on 12 September 2018. Visit www.kent.gov.uk/rightsofwayimprovementplan to find out more and take part.

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An Advent recital given by Voce Sacri

1st December 2018 at All Saints’ Church, Tudeley - 6.30pm-7.45pm

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Join the big conversation on rural transport

Big conversation on rural transport

It’s your opportunity to help shape the future of rural transport in Kent and to share your views. For more information, to take part in the questionnaire and for all our public event dates visit kent.gov.uk/bigconversation

Thursday, July 5th - 7-9pm

Borough Green Village Hall
Borough Green
TN15 8DG

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Highways England - Operation Stack Listening Exercise

Highways England have publicly launched their listening exercise on Operation Stack. According to the Government press notice (see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/operation-stack-listening-exercise-starts-today), the exercise is part of a completely fresh look at how traffic can be managed better when there is disruption to services across the English Channel.

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Ightham Football Club Scores a Goal!

Ightham FC won the Sevenoaks Charity Cup Senior Final on Friday 30th March 2018.

Ightham Football Team

 

 

 

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Busty Tidy Up Day – Saturday 14 April 2018

Road closed
Sunshine and enthusiasm were in evidence for Ightham Flood Group’s first "Busty Tidy Up Day". Organised jointly by Ightham Parish Council, Ightham Flood Action Group and supported by TMBC, this Saturday morning gathering was a village first.

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Kent Carers

How roadworks are managed - a short guide from the KCC




1 in 9 adults (151,000 people) in Kent are Carers, looking after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who due to physical or mental illness, disability, age related difficulties or addiction cannot cope without their support. Being a Carer can be a positive experience but it can also be challenging and exhausting, which can impact on a Carer’s mental and physical health or well-being. Five Carer organisations in Kent (Carers FIRST, Carers’ Support – Ashford, Shepway, Swale, Carers’ Support – Canterbury, Dover & Thanet, Crossroads Care Kent and Involve Kent) have joined together to launch Kent Carers Matters.

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Kent Police Online Reporting

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Temporary Road Closures - Tonbridge & Malling

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See various road closures coming up in the Tonbridge and Malling area.

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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).
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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

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

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Councillor

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
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Information about Insurance for properties that are in a flood risk area
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Download the Flood Report from Ightham Flood - 25 June 2016 (10Mb PDF)
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Alan Ball Award - Ightham at the Crossroads

Ightham at the CrossroadsWe 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.

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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.

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Free Kitchen Caddy

Road closed 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.


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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.

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Bus service from the centre of the village to Bluewater, every Tuesday

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Tuesdays - Shopper bus service to Bluewater that starts in Ightham. It starts in the village at the bus stop outside the George & Dragon at 09:30 and takes approximately 45 minutes to get there. It runs via Culverstone & Meopham and then via the A2. It returns from Bluewater at 2pm.

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How Roadworks are Managed - A short guide from the KCC

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.

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What should I do in an Emergency? Advice on Flooding from KCC & the Kent Resilience Forum

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Homes and businesses across Kent are being urged to make sure they are ready for flooding this year.

In order to help residents and employers prepare for flooding the Kent Resilience Forum - made up of rescue services and local authorities - has published a handbook and KCC has created a one-stop online information point.

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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 ighthamclerk@btinternet.com if you would be interested in a small training group.

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