Police Crime Commissioner to sell Edenbridge Police Station
Posted on Nov 6, 2018
Police Crime Commissioner to sell Edenbridge Police Station
‘PCC announces closure of Edenbridge Police Station. The announcement was included as one line in a press release entitled ‘Kent Police to move Deal front office’. Click here for press release. The additional information states that the police office in the High Street is to be sold as the building has not served as an operational police station for more than a decade. The town PCSOs who work at the office will, in future, be able to use the fire station in the High Street instead. Disposing of the site will save Kent Police around £22,500 a year in running costs. The money received from the sale of the building will be available in future to spend on policing.
Edenbridge Town Council is extremely disappointed and will be discussing what action to take at the Council meeting on Monday night (12 November). The Police Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott has been asked to come to Edenbridge to explain his reasons to the residents. Details of this meeting will be publicised once a reply has been received from him.
Hever Parish Council will be discussing this news at their next meeting on 21st November 7.30pm Four Elms Village Hall, all welcome.
Sevenoaks District Council is now offering grants of up to £5,000 to local voluntary and charity organisations to provide vital services that benefit the most vulnerable residents in the District.
The main aim of the Council’s Community Grant Scheme is to support volunteer-led projects that boost the health and wellbeing of people who live in the District.
Cllr Roddy Hogarth, Sevenoaks District Council Cabinet Member for Community Grants, says: “Our community grants have enabled voluntary and charitable groups the chance to improve the quality of life for many, especially our vulnerable, older and younger residents.”
“I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity. If you are interested, or need extra advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.”
The deadline for applications for grants between £100 and £5000 is Friday 23 November. Successful applicants will receive their funding in April 2019.
Kent County Council Road Safety Team Leader Vicky Harvey said: “This campaign aims to highlight to drivers that using your mobile phone hands-free is not as safe as you may think, even though its legal.
“Even an unimpaired driver travelling at 70mph will travel at least 31 metres whilst reacting in an emergency but at the drink-drive limit, due to the impairment, this extends to at least 35 metres.
“However, driving while talking on your hands-free mobile phone means you will travel at least 39 metres, a further eight metres before touching the brake pedal – that’s as long as a double decker bus.
“If it’s a hand-held phone, the impairment is even worse.
“Of course, delaying your reactions will extend your stopping distance so, working with our partners, this campaign seeks to highlight the additional risks drivers who use a mobile phone face.
“My advice is to delay the call, not your reactions.”
SEVENOAKS DISTRICT COUNCIL DRAFT LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION (JULY 2018)
We are launching our Draft Local Plan consultation on 16 July 2018 and this will run until 5pm on 10 September 2018. For further information, please see the Council’s website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/draftlocalplan
We would love to hear your views!
The Local Plan is important planning policy that says what can be built and where and will guide housing, employment, retail and other infrastructure needs up to 2035.
Last year we sent a survey to every home in the District asking for your views on the ‘Issues’ facing the area over the next twenty years and our suggested ‘Options’ for dealing with them. We had a magnificent response – over 15,000 of you took part – and overwhelmingly you supported our ideas, which have been incorporated into this draft of the Local Plan.
This is now your opportunity to make your views known on policies and sites within the Plan and to contribute to what we hope is an ambitious and appropriate plan for the District.
How can I have my say?
Explore our interactive map to view and comment on sites in your area simply by typing in your town or village (or postcode).
We would prefer you to comment on our sites and policies using the above links, but alternatively you can complete a consultation form and send it to us at email@example.com or Planning Policy, Sevenoaks District Council, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HG (clearly stating the site or policy reference please).
Come and see the plans in Edenbridge Tuesday 14 August 2pm-8pm Waitrose Edenbridge, Mont St Aignan Way, TN8 5LN
There are no sites proposed in the local area that have made the short list for development. Main issues for residents will be the siting of the Edenbridge Medical centre, so please comment to SDC where you want it! – Four Elms road or Crouch House road. If anyone wants to see a paper copy of the main document (which does not include maps) or further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As discussed at the most recent Hever Parish Council meeting – Kent County Councillor Peter Lake, would like to hear from any residents who feel they have valid grounds to appeal a refusal of home to school transport costs. Please contact Cllr. Lake directly on email@example.com
Paddington 2 – This film needs no introduction really. It scores 100% on one film review website and is loved by the immature and the mature alike. It features the voices of Hughs Grant and Bonneville with Ben Whishaw as that bear.
The films (all less than two hours long) start at 8pm and doors open at 7pm for the pre-show meal and bar – with ice cream and popcorn in the interval.
Tickets are a suggested donation of £5 for the film or £13 to include the meal. You can book with Bridget Harris on 01732 700986 or firstname.lastname@example.org or buy tickets at the door. However please pre-book your meal by the Wednesday before the show if you would like to eat.