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Halloween Spooktacular!

Posted by on Oct 16th, 2018 in Community News, Latest News | Comments Off on Halloween Spooktacular!

Halloween Spooktacular!

WEDNESDAY 24TH OCT 2018
11AM – 4PM

LUNCH BOX £2.50 (OPTIONAL)
PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES, PASS THE PARCEL
DECORATE BISCUITS, PIN THE PUMPKIN
GUESS THE NUMBER OF MARSHMALLOWS
MONEY RAISED WILL GO TO THE CHARITY MIND

SELAH Christmas Concert

Posted by on Oct 16th, 2018 in Community News, Latest News | Comments Off on SELAH Christmas Concert

Come and hear/sing-along to over 30 of your Christmas favourites

SELAH

Christmas Concert

Saturday 8th December 2018

7.00pm at Kingsnorth Church

  • Free entry 
  • Refreshments

M20 J3-5 Smart Motorway Scheme Update: Headlines

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2018 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on M20 J3-5 Smart Motorway Scheme Update: Headlines

  • New Dates: M20 Weekend Full Closure: J4 (Leybourne) – J6 (Maidstone): 10pm Fri 16 Nov to 6am Mon 19 Nov 2018
  • Gantry Removal: overnight M20 closures
  • Renewing Lighting: M20/M26 Junction
  • Installing Temporary Road Signs

The purpose of this letter is to update you on the next steps for the M20 J3 (West Malling) – J5 (Aylesford) smart motorway.
New Dates: M20 Weekend Closure J4-6 and J7 Westbound Entry Slip: 10pm Fri 16 Nov to 6am Mon 19 Nov 2018

The full weekend closure of the M20 J4-6 and J7 Westbound entry slip for the installation of Teapot Lane Footbridge has been moved to Friday November 16 10pm through to Monday November 19 6am. This is due to concerns that our works would disrupt the WW1
centenary Remembrance Day events.

Following the demolition of Teapot Lane Footbridge in September, we now need to install the new, slightly higher footbridge deck.

The local approved diversion route of the A228/M2/A229 is included on the scheme website. The long-distance diversion route will be signposted on the M25 and elsewhere as the A2/M2. In response to learnings from September’s closure, we are also closing the M20 J7 westbound entry slip to avoid the severe congestion in this area.

As previously, we will publicise the closures through local media, letters and leaflets as well as signs across the south east road network

Removing Gantries
Starting in early November, we will be removing some gantries. This work will involve overnight closures of the M20 between J2 (Wrotham) and J4 on some nights and J4 and J6 on other nights. We will be updating our website with closure dates. New gantries are due to be installed in early 2019.

Piling Works for New Gantries
To prepare for the installation of 27 new gantries across the scheme, we will be starting piling work at the end of October. We are using techniques that reduce the noise impact on our scheme neighbours. The new gantries will provide information on variable speed limits and lane closures as well as directional signage.

 

 

 

Renewing Lighting M26/M20 Junction 
Between October and the end of the year we are modernising the lighting at the M26/M20 Junction by installing new LED lights. These better target light onto the motorway, produce less light pollution and are 50% more energy efficient than the sodium version. Temporary lighting will be in place whilst we do this work.

If you have any questions about the scheme or need further support to share this information, please email us at M20.J3-5Smart@highwaysengland.co.uk. If you would like to keep up to date with the progress of the scheme and motorway closures and diversion routes, please sign up for updates on the scheme website: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m20-junctions-3-to-5-smart-motorway/

This scheme is part of the Kent Corridor Co-ordination Group: Highways England’s commitment to improve the Kent Corridor – M20 and M2- to the M25.

Parish Council Meeting 13th November 2018 at 19.00

Posted by on Oct 11th, 2018 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Parish Council Meeting 13th November 2018 at 19.00

Open Forum – This is an opportunity for Parishioners to speak or ask questions. If you wish to speak, please contact the Parish Manager on 01233 502969 at least four days in advance of the meeting. Please give details of the subject you wish to raise.

Temporary Vacancy

Posted by on Oct 5th, 2018 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Temporary Vacancy

Temporary Assistant Part Time Caretaker / Handyman / Key Holder

Due to the continued growth of the Kingsnorth Parish a Temporary Part Time Assistant Caretaker (with the possibility of becoming permanent) is required to assist the Caretaker in the management and running of the Kingsnorth playing fields, sports Pavilion and other Kingsnorth Parish Council assets.

The core hours for this position are 24 hours a week with additional hours on a flexible basis.

Hourly rate £9.40 per hour subject to experience.

Applicants must live in the Kingsnorth Parish.

Job description available from kingsnorth.manager@btconnect.com

Closing date for this position is the 14th October 2018. To apply, please forward a CV and application letter by email to kingsnorth.manager@btconnect.com or in writing to:

Len Bunn
Kingsnorth Parish Manager
Kingsnorth Parish Council
Kingsnorth Recreation Centre
Field View
Kingsnorth
Ashford
Kent TN23 3NZ

Ladies Only Fashion Show Update

Posted by on Oct 5th, 2018 in Community News, Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Ladies Only Fashion Show Update

Ladies,
We raised over £1,000.00 at our ‘Ladies Only Fashion Show’ in aid of Breast Cancer Care Kent and Headway East Kent.
 
Donations are still coming in and pledges of support, so we hope to reach our target of £2,000.00.
 
We still have some dresses to sell so watch this space for notifications of how, when and where.
 
A big “Thank You” to all of you who made donations of dresses / accessories and to all those involved in organising the event and volunteering on the night.
 

Temporary Road Closures- Tally Ho Road, Kingsnorth, 22nd October (5 Days)

Posted by on Oct 5th, 2018 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Temporary Road Closures- Tally Ho Road, Kingsnorth, 22nd October (5 Days)

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

TALLY HO ROAD, KINGSNORTH

(PROHIBITION OF DRIVING)

TEMPORARY ORDER OCTOBER 2018

To allow drainage improvement works to be carried out for a forthcoming development, Kent County Council has made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on part of Tally Ho Road, Kingsnorth, near Ashford.

A closure is planned from Monday 22 October 2018 for an estimated period of up to 5 days.

Tally Ho Road will be closed in the general vicinity of the junction with Magpie Hall Road.

Local access to the remainder of Tally Ho Road continues from a Shadoxhurst direction up to where the road is actually closed, but there will be no through access during these works.

The alternative route is via Magpie Hall Road, Ashford Road and Hornash Lane.

Due to the nature of the works, the road will need to remain closed outside the working hours.

Access for any residents affected will be maintained when it is safe to do so, but there are likely to be delays and certain times when this is not possible for safety reasons.

Temporary Road Closures – Ashford & District 10 & 5 Mile Run – Sunday 28 October 2018

Posted by on Oct 5th, 2018 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Temporary Road Closures – Ashford & District 10 & 5 Mile Run – Sunday 28 October 2018

In the interests of road safety during the Ashford & District 10 & 5 Mile Run on Sunday 28 October 2018, Kent County Council has agreed closures of certain roads in the Ashford area.

Closures are from 10.00 am onwards, with roads re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so, with the expectation that all roads should be open by 12.30 pm.

The following roads will be closed on a rolling basis as the race progresses, in the order shown below, starting and finishing with Eastwell Lane and Lenacre Street.

  • LENACRE STREET, ASHFORD / EASTWELL – closed for its entire length
  • EASTWELL LANE (Tumbledown Hill), WESTWELL – closed for its entire length
  • THE STREET, WESTWELL – closed between the junctions with Westwell Lane and Gold Hill
  • WESTWELL LANE, WESTWELL – closed between the junctions with Gold Hill and Wicken Lane
  • PETT LANE, CHARING – closed between the junctions with Westwell Lane and Toll Lane
  • TOLL LANE – closed for its entire length
  • PILGRIMS WAY, CHARING – closed between the junctions with Toll Lane and the Pilgrims Way / North Downs Way Footpath
  • PILGRIMS WAY, WESTWELL – closed between the junctions with North Downs Way and Westwell Lane
  • WESTWELL LANE, WESTWELL – closed between the junctions with Pilgrims Way and Eastwell Lane

Marshalls will be on site to allow managed access for any residents affected when it is safe to do so, but there are likely to be delays and certain times when this is not possible for safety reasons.

Find a Voice – September 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 17th, 2018 in Community News, Latest News | Comments Off on Find a Voice – September 2018 Newsletter

Download the PDF copy of this newsletter here.

Opus 32 Juke Box Concert

Posted by on Aug 10th, 2018 in Community News | Comments Off on Opus 32 Juke Box Concert

A Juke Box concert is a concert with a difference, Opus 32 (which includes Rhiannon Holmes and Fred Webb) have a list of 100 songs on the evening ranging from Show songs such as Bring Him Home from Les Misérables, through Gospel numbers, popular songs such as ‘Something Inside So Strong’ to folk and humorous numbers.

The audience get to choose which song they sing next, by voting and making a small donation to hear them perform a favourite!