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Gatwick + 40%?! A meeting in Penshurst Friday 1st November 8pm

 
Penshurst Church
 
Tom Tugendhat MP will be joining us.
 
Gatwick recently announced plans to increase traffic by close to 40%. Partly through advances in technology, partly by bringing in their existing ‘standby’ runway for more frequent use.
 
And they want to ringfence land for a 3rd runway.
 
We have a plan.
 
Please come and hear what that is, give your feedback and help us in this mother of all contests for our skies. Makes everything we’ve done before feel like a skirmish in the foothills.
However with the help of the shifting sentiment towards air travel and airport expansion, I do believe we can win this. Well, not lose it.
 
The Reverend Tom Holme has graciously allowed us to use his church for the evening.
 
The agenda will be strictly aviation!
 
Martin Barraud & Crew
 
www.gatwickobviouslynot.org
ask@gatwickobviouslynot.org

Draft minutes from Hever Parish Council meeting 17.09.19

THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HEVER PARISH COUNCIL.

Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 7.30PM.  Held at Markbeech Village hall.

There was no planning meeting due to lack of applications within the timetable.

Present:  Cllrs., John Hodson (JH) (Chair), Angela Haydon (AH) Bonnie White (BW), Christine Thompson (CT), Anita Sebastian (AS), Rick Brookes-Smith (RBS), Stephen Lark (SL), Stephen Sadler (SS)

Also in attendance: Charlotte Cole (CC, Clerk) and 2 members of the public. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.

 

1.To receive apologies – Joanna Wade (JW) working, Matthew Dickins (MD) Sevenoaks District Councillor working at SDC.  These apologies were accepted and noted.

To receive declarations of interest in respect of items on the Agenda. To be specified per item.

  1. To approve accuracy of minutes from the previous meetings (Minutes from 16.07.19). Previously circulated draft minutes approved by all and signed by JH.
  2. Public Forum.
  • Four Elms resident JS attended to express concern regarding rumble strips (previously installed

safety measure) on roads leading out of village from the crossroads and the reported noise and vibration impact.  Has independently completed survey of residents to share with HPC and KCC.  KCC have already responded that if / when surface renewed (next financial year at earliest) then will review.  HPC have already completed their Highway improvement plan (HIP) to KCC for 2020 – 21 with item #2 being renewal of red friction surface. At that time, all the options for surfacing can be considered.  The reasons for the installation of the rumble strips discussed.

  • Another resident (JP) expressed concern at the speed of drivers through the village and lack of

police speed checks.

  • Four Elms resident Dave de Waal was unable to attend the meeting as planned and sent apologies

and notes for the Clerk to read out with more details of his proposed school holiday sports camp, with possible use of Four Elms recreation field.  Requesting access to ground for 2 days in October half term, ~ 3 hours a day, ~ 15 children, bring all own equipment, local children and employment, mindful of total public access and use at all times, insurance details submitted.  This was discussed at length – maintenance of grass (is by gardeners contracted by school) and playground / goal (HPC maintain), access for locals etc. whilst supporting local families who require childcare, local business and a healthy activity.  It was agreed that HPC would allow and support the 2 days in October half term, with a local Cllr. visiting the site and review future requests at the Nov. Mtg.

Noting MD apologies for this and Nov mtg. and his new position Continue reading

Is there a stile that needs replacing?

 

Hever Parish Council have considered and acted on a number of occasions in recent years, in response to residents and walkers’ requests, how to further promote and enhance the experience of walkers by having dog and user friendly pathways with clear access and signposting. This supports a positive, health, active lifestyle and local tourism. We have worked with local landowners, tourist attractions, walking groups and Kent County Council public rights of way officer.

 

Landowners are responsible for maintaining stiles and gates in a safe condition and to the required standard of repair in accordance with Section 146 of the Highways Act 1980.

 

Kent County Council are obliged to contribute a minimum of 25% towards the reasonable cost of maintenance.

This contribution has traditionally been through the provision of the materials necessary for the repair.  To assist in reducing the burden on landowners the County Council is willing to provide a self-closing gate (cost price £130.00) for the landowners’ installation. Continue reading

HPC / HRA report on how to spend £30,000 at Hever station.

GTR report on how to spend £ 30,000 at Hever station.  August 2019 GTR report Hever 2019

Completion of the limited assurance review for the year end 31 March 2019

Please find the external auditor report and certificate for the financial accounts of Hever Parish Council.  Details of the rights of inspection attached.

Audit complete Aug 2019

DRAFT minutes from Hever Parish Council meeting 16th July 2019

The planning meeting was held at 7 – 7.50 pm with Cllrs. RBS, CT, AH, AS in attendance plus 3 members of the public and JH Chair.

 

FULL Council meeting; Continue reading

Updated Hever Parish Council planning meeting 16th July 7pm Hever Village Hall

2019 July Planning meeting

Hever Parish Council Planning and Full meeting agenda Tuesday 16th July, Hever Village Hall

Note planning meeting is 7pm.

Full meeting 7.30pm

Please contact clerk@hever.org with any queries.

2019 July HPC agenda final

2019 July Planning meeting

 

2019 May Assembly draft

2019 May AGM minutes draft

2019 July planning update

 

 

Council dates and FREE family fun days

FREE FAMILY FUN DAYS;
Wednesday 31st July 10 – 2pm Markbeech village hall
Monday 12th August 10 – 2pm Hever village hall

NEXT COUNCIL MEETINGS;
Tuesday 16th July 7.30pm Hever village hall.
Tuesday 17th September 7.30pm Markbeech village hall.Thursday 21st November 7.30pm Hever village hall.
All most welcome.

 

  • Happy to report that a new bus shelter (with proper bench seating) has been ordered to replace the one damaged last year in Four Elms.
  • Thank you for voting for Four Elms playground in the Waitrose green token scheme – we have been able to purchase more toddler equipment for the playground.

BULK refuse freighter for locals….29th June

COMING UP – BULK REFUSE FREIGHTER FOR LOCALS;

Saturday 29th June 2019
Four Elms VILLAGE HALL 8 – 9.15am then
Hever Bottle bank area next to Henry pub in coach car park 9.30 – 10.45am

It cannot take Continue reading

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