Broadditch Duck Pond – Concerns with speeding vehicles

Update 16th July 2018 The Parish Council is aware of resident’s concerns with speeding vehicles in the area and the safety of pedestrians and the ducks, and has pressed for action from the Police who are responsible for speeding vehicles and KCC Highways who are responsible for the Highway to investigate the situation. . The […]

Pepperhill Waste Unit

The Parish Council met with representatives from KCC Waste and Environment on Monday 2nd July for an update on the Pepperhill Waste Unit. The PC and residents have particular concerns over the length of time it is being closed, the arrangements for domestic waste collection and increased flytipping. Statement from KCC – The site is […]

“The Big Conversation” – Protecting our rural bus service.

What is the Big Conversation? KCC want to find out if there is a better, more sustainable way of providing transport to rural communities not currently served by commercial operators. They want to explore this in conversation with a number of stakeholders. KSS Statement We are working with transport and technology providers, District/Parish/Town Councils, stakeholder […]

Garden Bonfires

Bonfires can be very irrating to neighbours, the smoke and smell they cause are the subject of many complaints to local authorities. Weather conditions can make matters worse. If the air is still, particularly in the afternoon or late evening, smoke will linger in the air. A dry blazing fire will help to lift smoke […]

Road closures 2018

Highcross Road – the road is closed from the 11th of June for 3 days for highway works. Hook Green Road is closed from the 3rd of July for up to 5 days for BT works Sandy Lane is closed from the 10th of July for up to 5 days for BT works. Red Street […]

Bus Services

Working with MP Gareth Johnson, your Parish Council has helped to persuade Kent County Council not to impose serious funding cuts on subsidised bus services in January 2018 including the Bluewater Service. Instead KCC will now complete an in depth survey with Parish Councils to properly determine where services need boosting: and others need adjusting. […]

Fouling of Footpaths

It has been reported by walkers that dog fouling of the footpaths, village hall and farmland is increasingly becoming a problem. This is not only unpleasant but can be a health hazard. Please when you are walking your dogs, be considerate to others and take bags with you to clear up any mess. There are bins provided […]

Prepare for the Winter

For more information on Kent’s winter preparations, including salting routes, where to find local salt bins and details of how to sign up for school closure alerts, please visit: http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/what-we-look-after/winter-service   Keep warm and only travel if necessary. If you are aware of any resident who may need assistance, please email the Clerk who has a […]

Use of the Parish Defibrillator

The parish defibrillator is located in the centre of the village by Sedley’s School. Below are some basic instructions of what to do if someone stops breathing. Step 1 – check if the person (casualty) is breathing Step 2 – call out for someone to help you and get them to call 999 – they should say […]