Summary of upcoming closures on the M20 J3-5 smart motorway scheme for November
Download a summary of upcoming closures on the M20 J3-5 smart motorway scheme for November.
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.
Weekend Closures: J4-6: pm Fri 9 Nov to am Mon 12 Nov.
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.
National Recycling week - 24th Sept
Look out for leaflets with lots of useful information arriving on your doorstep week beginning 24th September.
Household Waste and Recycling Centre – Waste 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.
Rights of Way Improvement Plan - Have Your Say
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.
An Advent recital given by Voce Sacri
1st December 2018 at All Saints’ Church, Tudeley - 6.30pm-7.45pm
Join the 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
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.
Ightham Football Club Scores a Goal!
Ightham FC won the Sevenoaks Charity Cup Senior Final on Friday 30th March 2018.
Busty Tidy Up Day – Saturday 14 April 2018
Kent Police Online Reporting
Temporary Road Closures - Tonbridge & Malling
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
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.
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.
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.