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Community Litter Picks – This Saturday 11th March!

Please join us for our Community Litter Pick this Saturday. It is great fun, with free refreshments and good exercise. If possible, please bring own gloves and wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Hi visibility vests and litter pickers can be provided, however if you have your own please do bring them. Refreshments and a warm welcome will be provided!
Litter Pick details are as follows:
Four Elms Village Hall – Saturday 11th March 9.30 am
Hever Village Hall – Saturday 11th March 9.30 am
Markbeech Village Hall – Saturday 11th March 1.00 pm

Hever Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 7th March 2023

The next Hever Parish Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th March in Hever Village Hall 7.00 pm for Planning and 7.30 pm full Council Meeting.

The Agenda can be found here:http://hever.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/HPC-Meeting-Agenda-March-23-7.pdf

The minutes from the January meeting can be found here: http://hever.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023-12-1-23-Draft-Minutes-12th-January-Meeting.pdf

All are welcome to attend.

Back of the net!

Sevenoaks District Council has teamed up with The Millwall Community Trust to offer 12 weeks of free football sessions for 8 to 16 year olds.

Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome to join the sessions in Edenbridge, Hartley, New Ash Green and Swanley.

The sessions will be run by a professional coach from The Millwall Community Trust and no booking is required.

Cabinet member for People and Places, Cllr Lesley Dyball says: “We’re delighted to be able to offer these inclusive sessions across the District. It’s a great opportunity for children to meet new friends, socialise and keep active.

“We’re really grateful to The Millwall Community Trust for delivering the sessions and the Parish and Town Councils for providing the venues.”

The sessions will take place in the following locations and dates:

 

Edenbridge – Recreation Ground, Coomb Field, Edenbridge, TN8 5HL

Wednesdays from 1 March 2023.

Ages 8 to 11 – 5pm to 6pm

Ages 12 to 16 – 6pm to 7pm

Hartley – Woodland Avenue, DA3 7DB

Thursdays from 2 March 2023

Ages 8 to 11 – 5pm to 6pm

Ages 12 to 16 – 6pm to 7pm

New Ash Green – The Minnis, DA3 8HH

Mondays from 27 February 2023

Ages 8 to 11 – 5pm to 6pm

Ages 12 to 16 – 6pm to 7pm

Swanley – St Mary’s Recreation Ground, St Mary’s Road, BR8 7BU

Fridays from 3 March 2023

Ages 8 to 11 – 5pm to 6pm

Ages 12 to 16 – 6pm to 7pm

 

For more information visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/kidsfootball

Community Litter Picks – Saturday 11th March 2023

Several community Litter Picks have been arranged across the Parish on Saturday 11th March. Come and join in! It is great fun, with free refreshments and good exercise. If possible, please bring own gloves and wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Hi visibility vests and litter pickers can be provided, however if you have your own please do bring them.
Litter Pick details are as follows:
Four Elms Village Hall – Saturday 11th March 9.30 am
Hever Village Hall – Saturday 11th March 9.30 am
Markbeech – Saturday 11th March 1.00 pm
Any queries, please contact clerk@hever.org
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Home to School and Post 16 Transport for Mainstream and SEND Pupils – Public Consultation – Kent County Council

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched a public consultation on its proposed new Home to School Transport Policy.

KCC’s transport policies are currently expressed through a combination of formal statutory duties, Member decisions and parental guidance. The new policy will combine these into a cohesive transport policy, to ensure full transparency and provide a single point of reference, making it easier and more convenient for parents and students.

For post-16 students, no changes are planned for 2023-24, but KCC is required by the Department for Education to consult each year, regardless of any changes, to ensure the Policy provides a full picture of the available transport and support.

For ages 4-16 a number of changes would come into effect from September 2024, and the new policy’s aims include:

  • Reducing the administrative burden that parents face when securing transport for their children;
  • Explaining how KCC takes a family’s personal circumstances into consideration and how decisions for additional support are made;
  • Highlighting alternatives to placing entitled children in KCC-provided vehicles; and
  • Explaining the appeal process for occasions when applicants disagree with their child’s assessment.
    The policy also brings together existing guidance and information on how procedures work and details how KCC fulfils its legal duties to identify pupils who are entitled to free school transport and provide them with suitable arrangements.

Other changes under consultation for introduction in 2024 include the way KCC fulfils its statutory duties to support 16+ learners, including those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Parents and students should consider these when making decisions about education for that year.

The main changes proposed are to:

  • Introduce greater flexibility for transport to an alternative address, making it quicker and easier in many cases for the applicants to obtain a decision;
  • Remove the non-statutory provision of wholly free post-16 transport for learners with SEND;
  • Remove the non-statutory provision of additional drop-off and collection times for post-16 learners to accommodate partial attendance; and
  • Introduce qualifying criteria for learners seeking transport for new education courses starting after their 19th birthday

The survey can be accessed via:  https://letstalk.kent.gov.uk/school-transport-policy Anyone who needs help taking part in the consultation, have a question or need paper copies of the consultation material, can email schooltransportconsultation@kent.gov.uk or phone 03000 418 796.

The survey runs until 21 March 2023.

Bulk Refuse Freighter – Saturday 18th February 2023

The Bulk Refuse Freighter will next be in the Parish on Saturday 18th February 2023.  Details are as follows:

09:15-10:00 Four Elms Village Hall
10:15 – 11:00 Hever Bottle bank area next to Henry pub in coach car park
11:15 – 12:00 Markbeech Village Hall

The Freighter cannot accept white goods, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges, freezers, cookers, cast iron boilers or baths, long metal poles, building materials, manure, large parts of engines or vehicles or hazardous waste or compostable garden waste.

Hazardous waste now includes items like fluorescent tubes, televisions & computer monitors, batteries, oil tins and filters, paint and paint tins and chemical containers. These items cannot be accepted on the Saturday Freighter service and must be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Please do not leave any rubbish unattended. Please DO NOT arrive early or leave items on site, otherwise will be classed as fly-tipping and information passed to the police, thank you.

This is a service free to residents, funded by Hever Parish Council and provided by Sevenoaks District Council.

 

Further dates are as follows:

20th May, 22nd July and 30th September.

Last chance for residents to comment on the new Local Plan

Residents have until 11.59pm this Wednesday (11 January 2023) to comment on the proposals for a new local plan.   The plan includes proposals for new homes, protecting business space and supporting our high streets. It also proposes new facilities such as schools, health centres and transport. Crucially it aims to protect the District’s character and natural and historic environment.

 

The scheduled drop in events have all taken place, but there are still a number of ways in which residents can have their say:

By completing the survey on line at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/plan2040

 

By requesting paper surveys by calling Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000 or collecting them from:

  • The Council Offices at Argyle Road,
  • Local town or parish council offices, or
  • Libraries within Sevenoaks District

 

When the consultation ends, all comments will be reviewed and there will be a further consultation on a revised Plan in autumn 2023. A final draft plan will be published in spring 2024 for further comments before it is examined by a Government appointed Planning Inspector later in 2024.

Hever Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 12th January 2023

The next Hever Parish Council Meeting will be held on Thursday 12th January in Markbeech Village Hall 7.00 pm for Planning and 7.30 pm full Council Meeting.

The Agenda can be found here: http://hever.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/HPC-Meeting-Agenda-12th-January-23.pdf  and Minutes from the November meeting here:  http://hever.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/2022-10-11-22-Draft-Minutes-10th-November.pdf

All are welcome to attend.

 

 

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