Road closure: Harris lane High Halden

HARRIS LANE, HIGH HALDEN
(PROHIBITION OF DRIVING)
TEMPORARY ORDER 2017
To allow works to provide a new water connection to be carried out, Kent County Council has made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on part of Harris Lane, High Halden, near Tenterden. A closure is planned from Monday 27 February 2017 for an estimated period of up to 5 days.
Harris Lane will be closed to the south of Springbourne Farm, with access from either direction up to where the road is closed, but no through access.
The alternative route is via High Halden Road, Bush Lane, High Halden Road and Thurston’s Lane.
Due to the nature of these works, it will not be possible to re-open the road outside the working hours.

Can the BBC2 Repair Shop programme help you?

The Repair ShopThe BBC2 is making a new television show called “The repair shop”; the show looks into repairing beloved and interesting possessions for people who would like to see them restored or repaired back to their original working order.  The kind of items we have come across so far have ranged from inherited pocket watches to grandfather clocks, from rocking horses to drawn carriages, even from toy cars to VW campers. We have a team of experts who cover all trades such as blacksmithing, ceramics, clockmakers, upholsterers and carpenters

Additionally, as well as sentimental/interesting items belonging to individuals….we’d really love to feature and repair a few items in the show  that have a community value, something treasured or something essential to communities that has fallen into disrepair, perhaps has an interesting story and purpose to the village/town that can be restored.

For example some towns, villages and communities have certain items that are important to them; they could be memorial plaques,  eroded statues, snapped weather vanes, broken sun dials, cracked gargoyles,   fading carvings, or maybe the paint is peeling on your local pubs swing sign and can let them know we could them

Please note that although a lot of things can be moved, items would need to not be permanently stuck in situ, for example some larger statues or water fountains are grand logistically feats to move. The item would be repaired at our repair shop (a barn outfitted for our experts) and given back to the community at no expense to the owner additionally there would be broadcasted tv coverage from start to finish of the item, in the work shop and also when the item is revealed to the owner or community.

Please also note that we are receiving a lot of items and interest across the country, and sometimes they can be too big and take too long to fix, so please don’t be disheartened if we can’t repair it this time

If perhaps you might have something you’d love to be repaired, then please get back in touch with us at repair@ricochet.co.uk or call us on 01273 224800

Village Envelope/Confines Process

  1. The Parish Council is setting out the conditions to ascertain the viability of the Village
    Envelope/Confines Process and what they would expect the outcome to look like, i.e. a
    potential scale of development that could be expected to come forward as a result of the
    drawing on the’envelope/confines.’
  2. Assuming a village envelope exercise is appropriate, ABC officers will undertake a desktop
    exercise to assess planning history and likely areas of debate using for example, GIS data,
    aerial pictures, Google Street map imagery, etc.
  3. ABC officers willthen conduct a site visit.
  4. ABC officers will then produce some options as a ‘starter for 10’ for discussion with the
    Parish Council. The number of options is likely to depend on the complexity of the
    geography. and layout of the settlement and whether any ‘outlying’ groups of buildings
    should be included or not.
  5. The Parish Council undertakes a local public consultation exercise which will be supported /
    facilitated by ABC officers. The precise nature and scope of this may vary from place to place
    but should provide an opportunity for all local residents to feed comments into the process.
  6. Both the PC and ABC officers consider the responses made during the public consultation
    and decide on a preferred option.
  7. ABC officers prepare a report to Cabinet (or Planning Committee) setting out the process
    undertaken, options considered, public comments received and the responses to such
    comments with a recommendation that the preferred option be adopted for development
    management purposes. lf agreed, this would then be applied as the ‘built confines’ for
    purposes of interpreting adopted Local Plan policy for that settlement.The principal benefit of establishing a map-based village envelope is that it can provide greater
    clarity for local residents, landowners, developers and decision-makers (whether that is the Borough
    Council or the Planning Inspectorate in appeal scenarios) as to where the Local Planning Authority
    and local community generally regard the built up part of their settlement begins and ends. This can
    identify infilling opportunities in settlements or where ‘exception’ policies (such as those for Local
    needs housing) might apply.
    Whilst it is no longer the case that development proposals outside a village ‘envelope’ can be
    automatically regarded as unacceptable in principle, as such an approach is not supported by
    government policy in the NPPF, the greater clarity afforded by a defined ‘envelope’ may be a
    material factor in the overall balance.
  8. http://www.ashford.gov.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n5677.pdf&ver=8520  for further information on the terms used .

Feb 11 2017

Road closure: Harris lane High Halden

HARRIS LANE, HIGH HALDEN
(PROHIBITION OF DRIVING)
TEMPORARY ORDER 2017
To allow works to provide a new water connection to be carried out, Kent County Council has made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on part of Harris Lane, High Halden, near Tenterden. A closure is planned from Monday 27 February 2017 for an estimated period of up to 5 days.
Harris Lane will be closed to the south of Springbourne Farm, with access from either direction up to where the road is closed, but no through access.
The alternative route is via High Halden Road, Bush Lane, High Halden Road and Thurston’s Lane.
Due to the nature of these works, it will not be possible to re-open the road outside the working hours.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/02/11/harris-lane-high-halden/

Feb 05 2017

Friends of St Mary`s – Wine and Wisdom Quiz Saturday 25 February 2017

 

poster-for-friends-quiz-2017

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/02/05/friends-of-st-marys-wine-and-wisdom-quiz-saturday-25-february-2017/

Jan 31 2017

Can the BBC2 Repair Shop programme help you?

The Repair ShopThe BBC2 is making a new television show called “The repair shop”; the show looks into repairing beloved and interesting possessions for people who would like to see them restored or repaired back to their original working order.  The kind of items we have come across so far have ranged from inherited pocket watches to grandfather clocks, from rocking horses to drawn carriages, even from toy cars to VW campers. We have a team of experts who cover all trades such as blacksmithing, ceramics, clockmakers, upholsterers and carpenters

Additionally, as well as sentimental/interesting items belonging to individuals….we’d really love to feature and repair a few items in the show  that have a community value, something treasured or something essential to communities that has fallen into disrepair, perhaps has an interesting story and purpose to the village/town that can be restored.

For example some towns, villages and communities have certain items that are important to them; they could be memorial plaques,  eroded statues, snapped weather vanes, broken sun dials, cracked gargoyles,   fading carvings, or maybe the paint is peeling on your local pubs swing sign and can let them know we could them

Please note that although a lot of things can be moved, items would need to not be permanently stuck in situ, for example some larger statues or water fountains are grand logistically feats to move. The item would be repaired at our repair shop (a barn outfitted for our experts) and given back to the community at no expense to the owner additionally there would be broadcasted tv coverage from start to finish of the item, in the work shop and also when the item is revealed to the owner or community.

Please also note that we are receiving a lot of items and interest across the country, and sometimes they can be too big and take too long to fix, so please don’t be disheartened if we can’t repair it this time

If perhaps you might have something you’d love to be repaired, then please get back in touch with us at repair@ricochet.co.uk or call us on 01273 224800

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/01/31/bbc2-repair-shop-programme/

Nov 18 2016

Village Envelope/Confines Process

  1. The Parish Council is setting out the conditions to ascertain the viability of the Village
    Envelope/Confines Process and what they would expect the outcome to look like, i.e. a
    potential scale of development that could be expected to come forward as a result of the
    drawing on the’envelope/confines.’
  2. Assuming a village envelope exercise is appropriate, ABC officers will undertake a desktop
    exercise to assess planning history and likely areas of debate using for example, GIS data,
    aerial pictures, Google Street map imagery, etc.
  3. ABC officers willthen conduct a site visit.
  4. ABC officers will then produce some options as a ‘starter for 10’ for discussion with the
    Parish Council. The number of options is likely to depend on the complexity of the
    geography. and layout of the settlement and whether any ‘outlying’ groups of buildings
    should be included or not.
  5. The Parish Council undertakes a local public consultation exercise which will be supported /
    facilitated by ABC officers. The precise nature and scope of this may vary from place to place
    but should provide an opportunity for all local residents to feed comments into the process.
  6. Both the PC and ABC officers consider the responses made during the public consultation
    and decide on a preferred option.
  7. ABC officers prepare a report to Cabinet (or Planning Committee) setting out the process
    undertaken, options considered, public comments received and the responses to such
    comments with a recommendation that the preferred option be adopted for development
    management purposes. lf agreed, this would then be applied as the ‘built confines’ for
    purposes of interpreting adopted Local Plan policy for that settlement.The principal benefit of establishing a map-based village envelope is that it can provide greater
    clarity for local residents, landowners, developers and decision-makers (whether that is the Borough
    Council or the Planning Inspectorate in appeal scenarios) as to where the Local Planning Authority
    and local community generally regard the built up part of their settlement begins and ends. This can
    identify infilling opportunities in settlements or where ‘exception’ policies (such as those for Local
    needs housing) might apply.
    Whilst it is no longer the case that development proposals outside a village ‘envelope’ can be
    automatically regarded as unacceptable in principle, as such an approach is not supported by
    government policy in the NPPF, the greater clarity afforded by a defined ‘envelope’ may be a
    material factor in the overall balance.
  8. http://www.ashford.gov.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n5677.pdf&ver=8520  for further information on the terms used .

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2016/11/18/village-envelope/

Nov 08 2016

Parish Council Planning Committee 14th November

Please note that this meeting has been cancelled.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2016/11/08/parish-council-planning-committee-14th-november/

Oct 27 2016

Unwanted firearms amnesty

Please read this poster [PDF]
gun
Kent Police is committed to getting unlicensed or unwanted firearms, imitation weapons or ammunition out of circulation and falling into the wrong hands. To support this ongoing work, we are launching of a two-week firearms surrender, running from Monday 31 October (8am) to Friday 11 November (5pm).
Please take this opportunity to safely dispose of unlicensed/unwanted firearms, imitation weapons or ammunition by taking them to the front counters at one of the following locations, without being prosecuted for having them:

  •  Ashford Police Station
  •  Canterbury Police Station
  •  Dover Police Station
  •  Folkestone Police Station
  •  Maidstone Police Station
  •  Margate Police Station
  •  Sittingbourne Police Station
  •  Swanley Police Station
  •  Tonbridge Police Station
  •  Tunbridge Wells Police Station

If there are residents unable to attend one of the above front counters, please call 101 to arrange for a firearm trained officer to visit them to collect unwanted weapon(s).
Most importantly we ask anyone planning to transport a weapon to ensure it is safe before moving it. If anyone is in any doubt, please call 101 for assistance.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2016/10/27/unwanted-firearms/

Oct 14 2016

Aspire landscape management

aspireFrom October Ashford Borough Council will be bringing the responsibility for grounds maintenance across the Borough back in-house.

The new service, called Aspire Landscape Management, will cover the day-to-day work of mowing, pruning, planting, clearing and litter picking on various spaces owned by the Council including open green space, parks, floral beds, cemeteries, areas around housing sites, hedges, sports pitches and associated footpaths.

Please find attached an information leaflet [PDF] we have designed with further information about the service, along with some copy for any websites, newsletters or social media sites you manage. There is also a link below to a webpage on the Ashford Borough website: http://www.ashford.gov.uk/aspire-landscape-management

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2016/10/14/aspire-landscape-management/

Sep 19 2016

Annual Return of the Parish Council’s accounts

The Annual Return of the Parish Council’s accounts  – for the year 2015-16 is now available.

This has been approved by the external auditor.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2016/09/19/annual-return-2015-16/

Sep 02 2016

Life is not an Xbox – video of the Moroccan adventure 2016.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2016/09/02/life-is-not-an-xbox-video-of-the-moroccan-adventure-2016/

Aug 23 2016

Aged Veterans Healthy Living Project

The Royal British Legion will be holding an Information and Advice day for these veterans at Chamberlain Manor Residential Care Home, Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford on 26th October from 10.30-3pm.

More information can be downloaded here:  RBLI Aged Vets Leaflet. V6

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2016/08/23/aged-veterans-healthy-living-project/

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