Annual Bulb Planting

For the past 20 years the Parish Council has been planting daffodils bulbs, crocus and trees around the parish to enhance the environment and create a beautiful display of colour in the Spring. In 2017 “In the Green” English Bluebells were planted and we look forward to seeing them bloom late April – May. This year the Parish […]

Allotments to rent!

The Allotment rental period commences on the 1st of October and we do have some plots available. The cost to rent a whole plot is £12 per year or a half plot at £6 per year. The plots are south facing and there are 2 water troughs available. Rental is based on a strict lease […]

Kent Household Waste Recycling Centres

Kent County Council (KCC) is seeking the views of service users, members of the public and other interested parties, on a proposal to charge for the disposal of non-household waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), sometimes known as the ‘tip’. In recent years the amount of waste from household alterations and building works […]

Dartford Borough Councils Stragegic Housing land availablity assessment 2018 Update

6th September 2018 – Update Dear Resident As promised at the Parish Council meeting on Monday evening, I have contacted Dartford Borough Council voicing your concerns and requesting a Statement regarding the Southfleet sites that have been offered by Landowners and advertised on social media. Please find attached their reply. The Parish Council hopes this […]

Pepperhill Waste Unit

KCC HAVE ADVISED THAT THE WASTE UNIT WILL BE RE-OPENED ON Saturday 11th OF AUGUST 2018. To assist with the possible influx of customers, there will be extended opening hours on Wednesdays until 6.30pm and Thursdays until 6.00pm in line with the other sites extended hours. This arrangement will continue until the end of September […]

Broadditch Duck Pond – Concerns with speeding vehicles

Update 23rd July 2018 The Parish Council sympathises with resident’s concerns with speeding vehicles in the area and the safety of pedestrians and the ducks, however despite this Council seeking proactive highway measures from KCC and the Police who are the Authorities responsible, progress is slow. The Parish Council met with KCC Highways on Tuesday […]

Road closures 2018

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL Warren Road, Southfleet TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14 (2) as amended by The Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991 Kent County Council gives notice that Warren Road, Southfleet will be closed to through traffic, on or after 10 August 2018 for up to 2 Days. […]

“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 […]

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. […]