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

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

Information about Insurance for properties that are in a flood risk area

Download the Flood Report from Ightham Flood - 25 June 2016 (10Mb PDF)

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. 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.

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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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Road Closures - M20 & M26 from 31st December for 5 months

Road closed Temporary road closures will be taking place overnight on the M20 and M26 from 31st December for 5 months. Please check for current and planned roadworks information at http://roadworks.org/

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.

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.

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

How roadworks are managed - a short guide from the KCC

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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