Wrens Nest Lane – closure for roadworks

Kent County Council will be working to improve the road surface of Wrens Nest Lane, High Halden, between
Thurstons Lane and Shawlands Lane.
These surface treatment works will start on Thursday 21st September and should take no more than 1 day
to complete, with working hours between 7am and 7pm.
This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not possible for KCC to carry it out at this time, KCC
will arrange a new date. KCC will also put up signs along the road before it starts showing the date on which KCC plans to start work.
During these essential works it will be necessary to close the road completely so that  the work can be carried out safely for both the workforce and road users. The diversion route will via Thurstons Lane, Shawlands Lane and vice versa.

Dementia – Ask the Experts Day

On September 8th, 10am-1pm at  Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, CT1 2BT

An event hosted by Dementia Action Alliance Canterbury & Ashford in association with Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to 4 specialist speakers (between 11-12.30am) including keynote speeches from Dr Jamie Bilsland, Head of Neurodegeneration at the Drug Discovery Institute UCL and Reinhard Guss, Clinical Psychologist and Co-Chair of England’s Dementia Action Alliance. There will be time for questions and answers to the panel.

Alongside speaker sessions, there will be a drop-in exhibition of local dementia services open between 10am and 1pm.

All are welcome to this event – general public as well as interested professionals from health and social care.

For more information and to book, click here

100 miles for 100 years free First World War Heritage Trails – your opportunity to share memories of a relative or place from 1914-1918

Do you have a First World War relative who lived in any of these towns Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Gravesend, Herne Bay, High Brooms, Maidstone, Minster, Sheerness, Sevenoaks, Southborough, and Tenterden? Then this is your opportunity to have them remembered on a First World War self guided heritage trail.

100 miles for 100 years, a Heritage Lottery Fund funded project, are developing heritage trails in all of these areas to be available with the ones we already have developed in Appledore, Harbledown, Lydd, Ramsgate and Tonbridge where we already feature family memories- see our website www.kentww1.com for the 100 miles trails.

So if your relative was a local footballer like Herbert Silver from Southborough, who survived the War and is remembered by his grand daughter.











Or a special constable like Harry Mittell from Lydd who is remembered by his great niece.

We want to hear from you.









Have you got a photo of the Peace Celebrations like this one from Dover or do you have any family stories about the Peace Celebrations?










Or a military wedding like this one in Southborough on the 12th November 1918 when a nurse married a soldier the day after Armistice?













Perhaps you have a Death Penny like this one for Raymond Turner of Lydd who died aged 22 on 13th July 1916 at the Somme.









Even if all you have is a local postcard from the period this will show where those people from 100 years ago lived, worked or went to school.


To share any images or stories with us you can upload via the website www.kentww1.com or you can send by e-mail to info@kentww1.com. For any queries or if you have a story you want to share you can also e-mail darrienne.price@screensouth.org


Jul 06 2017

Weald Beekeepers Association Honey Show

Honey Show

Honey exhibits, live observation hive, candle making, trade stalls, competitions, talks, refreshments and everything related to bees. Entry is free of charge.  Come and talk to your local beekeepers.

The Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

10.00 am to 3.30 pm

Saturday 30th September 2017


Download the Bee Poster flyer

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/06/weald-beekeepers-association-honey-show/

Jul 06 2017

Local Plan to 2030 – exhibition


Come along to a drop-in session at the hall on Tuesday 25th July from 4-7pm.  Officers from Ashford Borough Council will be on-hand to answer questions and there will be plenty of information available, plus the chance to comment on the proposals

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/06/local-plan-to-2030-exhibition/

Jul 03 2017

Parish Council meeting

The Parish Council meets on Monday July 10th at 7.00pm in the Memorial Hall, please note there will not be a Planning Committee meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/03/parish-council-meeting/

Jun 21 2017

Oak Grove Lane – closure

Oak Grove Lane will be closed for urgent road repairs from 4th July for up to 3 days.  It is planned that the road will be closed between 0700-1700.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/06/21/oak-grove-lane-closure/

Jun 16 2017

High Halden Herald – June 2017

Click on the image below to download the latest edition 
high Halden Herald

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/06/16/high-halden-herald-june-2017/

Jun 05 2017

Police advice in the event of a terror attack

Click here to download the latest advice from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, and circulated by Kent Police

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/06/05/police-advice-in-the-event-of-a-terror-attack/

Jun 05 2017

Annual Return of the Parish Council’s accounts

These are now available to view on the website, go to the Community Page Parish Council’s standing orders and annual returns, click here

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/06/05/annual-return-of-the-parish-councils-accounts/

Apr 25 2017

High Halden Brownies

We currently have a few spaces for girls to join our village pack. We meet for fun, games, adventure and outdoor activities every week during term times. Brownies is for girls aged 7 to 10 years old and is part of the worldwide Guiding movement.
Girlguiding empowers nearly half a million girls in this country to be their best and face the challenges of growing up in the world today. To find out more about what we do go to www.girlguiding.org.uk or phone Brown Owl, Marianne Ball on 01233 850229.

We are also looking for another volunteer to join our team of Guiders and helpers. It’s great fun and very fulfilling to work with girls to deliver our programme. Girl guiding offers full training with support. Contact Brown Owl if you want to know more.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/04/25/high-halden-brownies/

Apr 19 2017





There are proposals at a very early stage by developers to create a  residential development on Church Hill which would have a dramatically negative effect on the village



Please email Charles.robinson@dlpconsultants.co.uk

or write to Charles Robinson, DLP Planning, 18 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN

stating that you



If you are happy to, please copy cdr1969@btinternet.com into your email to DLP as proof of correspondence

Any queries please phone Amanda on 01233 851107




Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/04/19/save-church-hill-field-action-group/

Apr 11 2017


Don’t miss the chance


Closing date for submission –  30th April

Don’t miss the opportunity to put forward your views and ideas in an easy to complete survey. The survey is available online – just follow the link on the village web page at  http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/high-halden-strategy-group/

Paper versions were delivered last month with the Spring edition of the Halden Herald. Additional copies can be obtained at the “One Stop” shop or upon request by emailing or phoning the strategy group co-ordinator, Paul Buggins, at bugginssunnymead@btinternet.com or on 01233 860335.

Completed paper surveys should be posted into the secure letter box at the Memorial Hall on the wall by the entrance door or into the collection box at the “One Stop” Shop.

The choice of online or paper survey is yours but the important thing is for you to complete the survey to help shape the future of our village – your views and ideas really matter.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.high-halden.co.uk/index.php/2017/04/11/high-halden-survey-2017-closing-30-april/

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