Kingsnorth Teddy Bear Picnic

Posted by on Aug 18th, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on Kingsnorth Teddy Bear Picnic

Left to right: Maureen (organiser), Carol (volunteer), Fionna (organiser), Sheila (volunteer), Glynis (volunteer), Lesley (volunteer), Children: Zac, Charles, Austin.

The Teddy Bear Picnic which was held at the Kingsnorth Community Cafe last Wednesday, proved to be a huge success. Plenty of parents, children and Teddys enjoyed their blanket picnic on the grass outside the Cafe.

Picnic boxes could be purchased on the day. Entertainment included a puppet show, story time, pass the parcel, make a teddy craft stall.

The Picnic was gratefully supported by Park Farm Tesco, who kindly donated fresh fruit and some of the raffle prizes.

£150.20 was raised on the day, and the proceeds will be divided between the Cafe and an “Over 75’s event” which will be held in September, dates to be arranged.

The Event, which was organised by 3 of the Cafe volunteers, Maureen, Fionna and Glynis, has received a very positive feedback, and already had requests to be repeated next year!

The organisers would like to express their gratitude to the parents and members of the local Community for their continued support.

Contract for delivering the park at Bridgefield

Posted by on Aug 9th, 2017 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Contract for delivering the park at Bridgefield

Contract for delivering the park at Bridgefield

Dear Resident,

On behalf of Ashford Borough Council, idverde Ltd has won the contract delivering the park at Bridgefield.

The works will commence on site from week commencing the 7th August 2017.  The works (weather depending) will be completed by Christmas 2017.

Over the next few weeks we will unfortunately, have to restrict access to the Bridgefield Park area whilst construction and improvements commence.

Contacts and staffing

All staff working on or visiting will be wearing high visibility vests displaying our company name and logo – idverde Ltd   

The areas where we will be working will be protected by barrier systems and/or heras fencing.  We request that you do not enter the fenced‐off areas.  

If you need to speak to us, please either visit our office or email

We aim to keep disruption to a minimum so please do not hesitate to make contact if you have any concerns about access, safety or any other matter.

Although we strive to keep disturbance to a minimum a certain amount of noise cannot be avoided in order to complete the works.  Our working hours are 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.  There may be the occasional time when we may need to work outside of these hours, if this is the case, we will keep you informed.

Site Office

For the duration of the project, idverde Ltd team will be occupying a site office on site at Bridgefield Park, which will operate as the main Project Office.

In this space we will display information and plans for the works at each stage and be available to answer your questions.

Project Manager –   Thomas Differ

Site Engineer –         Kris Mc Closkey

Site Supervisor –     Colin Bayford

Yours faithfully

Tom Differ

Ashford Local Plan – Help shape our Local Plan to 2030

Posted by on Jul 10th, 2017 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Ashford Local Plan – Help shape our Local Plan to 2030

Ashford Local Plan – Help shape our Local Plan to 2030

‘Main Changes’ consultation. Ashford Borough Council is currently consulting on a number of ‘Main Changes’ to the draft Local Plan for the borough, which sets out the land that needs to be provided in the borough to accommodate new homes and jobs up to 2030.

Adoption of Telephone Boxes

Posted by on Jun 8th, 2017 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Adoption of Telephone Boxes

Adoption of Telephone Boxes

Kingsnorth Parish Council has been given the opportunity to adopt 3 telephone boxes in the Parish which are being de-commissioned by BT. One is a traditional red kiosk in Steeds Lane opposite Stumble Lane, the other 2 are glass, one outside Queens Head public house the other opposite Stubbs Cross Post Office. The Parish Council is looking for suggestions from the local community for use of these boxes. Ideas could cover:-

  • Defibrillator
  • Library/book exchange
  • Local information point – maps, footpaths, local businesses etc.

Occasional/Short term uses :-

  • Mini art gallery
  • Seasonal plant/seedling exchange
  • Donation point for foodbank

Please contact the Parish Office with your suggestions via the contact page here

Play Area Vandalism at Moat Park Friday 19th May

Posted by on May 20th, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on Play Area Vandalism at Moat Park Friday 19th May

Once again our children’s play equipment has been vandalised with an arson attack on a climbing apparatus in Moat Park which is situated at the junction of Bluebell Road and Sheepfold Lane, Park Farm, the apparatus was located on the eastern side of the moat.

The incident occurred on Friday 19 May 2017 between 2100 – 2230 hours. You will be pleased to know that the police have a witness who took the registration number of a car seen speeding away from the scene. Any further information leading to the arrest of the culprits would be grateful received and should be reported to the police on Tel: 101 and quote Crime Ref: ZY/20370/17.

Please protect our community from Anti-Social Behaviour by reporting ALL incidents, no matter how small by using the REPORT IT function on the Ashford Borough Council Website: and / or by phone to the Police on 101.

Bridgefield Park Planning Approved

Posted by on Mar 1st, 2017 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Bridgefield Park Planning Approved

Bridgefield Park Planning Approved

Ashford Borough Council Cultural Projects team is delighted that the council’s planning committee has accepted and agreed on the park proposed at Bridgefield. The aim is to have the park available for all ages opened during the course of this year. Further details on the park will follow once a contractor to carry out the works has been agreed.

For Bridgefield Phase 2 Residents

Posted by on Mar 1st, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on For Bridgefield Phase 2 Residents

If you have a maintenance contract with Chamonix you might like to know they are holding an open meeting at the Kingsnorth Primary School, on Wednesday 15th March 18:30-19:30.

This is to inform you in case you didn’t receive the letter through the post.

Bridgefield Update / Councillor Vacancy

Posted by on Jan 13th, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on Bridgefield Update / Councillor Vacancy

Dear Residents,

In a recent article in the Kentish Express a resident at Bridgefield incorrectly implied that Bridgefield residents do not have any direct representation on the Parish Council.

Bridgefield falls within the village ward so have the same level of representation as any other resident within that ward & two current members of the Parish Council live in Bridgefield and a former member of the Parish Council lives in Bridgefield.

Bridgefield also has a Borough and County Council representative as well as a local MP.

Topics relating to Bridgefield have dominated discussions at the Parish Council’s annual forums and unlike other parts of the Parish residents have received newsletters, surveys and updates on plans for Bridgefield.

Clearly for some residents this is not enough but as Parish Councillors are volunteers, 9 members representing over 11,500 residents and we have to work within our means.

We still have a vacancy in the Brisley Farm Ward but as no one has come forward to take on this role this places additional pressure on the other Members.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk, Len Bunn, for further details.

Parish Councils are an arm of Local Government and there is a requirement for Parish Councils to provide allotments for residents where there is an identified need. Kingsnorth Parish Council has an allotment waiting list so they are duty bound to identify suitable sites to meet this demand.

Sites across the Parish have been identified and dismissed for a variety of reasons but we continue to identify and evaluate opportunities as and when they arise and Bridgefield is one such opportunity.

Best regards


Chairman Kingsnorth Parish Council

Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway

Posted by on Nov 23rd, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway

Today (23 November 2016) NHS, social care and public health leaders in Kent and Medway launch our draft Health and Social Care Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) that sets out how we think services need to change over the next five years to achieve the right care for people for decades to come.

A work in progress, it focuses on improving:

  • prevention of ill-health
  • local care – giving better access to care and support in people’s own communities
  • hospital care
  • mental health care.

To find out more, please read the attached summary document, Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway, which sets out more about what we want to achieve and our areas of focus. The full draft plan, a set of frequently asked questions, and a glossary are on all the CCG websites. Over coming months, the websites will also have information about engagement events and other ways that people can make their voices heard.

There is a survey for the public – Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Plan survey Ashford, Tenterden and rural area Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay, Sandwich and Ash, Whitstable the boroughs of Dartford and Gravesham and the northern part of Sevenoaks district including Swanley town Medway Council area Deal, Dover and the district of Shepway, including Folkestone and Romney Marsh Sittingbourne, Sheppey and surrounding villages the district of Thanet the boroughs of Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells, and the southern part of Sevenoaks district.

Design proposals for Bridgefield Park – Questionnaire

Posted by on Nov 1st, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Design proposals for Bridgefield Park – Questionnaire

Design proposals for Bridgefield Park – Questionnaire

Please view or download the design proposals for Bridgefield Park here;
To view, click here.

To download:

We want to know what you think of them and would be very grateful if you could fill out the short questionnaire below. Alternatively download a paper copy of the questionnaire, complete it and send it to Bethany Gale, BDP, 16 Brewhouse Yard, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4LJ;


If you are interested in getting involved in the project moving forward please let us know your name and email address below. Your details will not be passed to any third party and your answers will be treated in confidence.

Name (required)

First Name

Last Name

Email Address (required)

1. Please tell us your thoughts on the overall layout and character areas

2. Please tell us your thoughts on the proposed functions and activities

3. Do you have any other general comments?

4. Are you interested either now, or in the future, being involved in a community garden or having a place to grow food?

We want to hear views from people of all ages – please could you fill out the boxes below?