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Spotted a pothole? Salt bin empty? Road sign missing or damaged? Report direct to Kent County Council Highways – fault reporting tool

Spotted a pothole? Salt bin empty? Road sign missing or damaged? Report direct to Kent County Council Highways – fault reporting tool


• It’s the quickest and easiest way to tell Highways about issues
• See existing faults (raised by customers and highways staff) and highways assets such as streetlights, salt bins, bollards, trees and grass verges. Traffic Signals, roadside drains and structures will be added shortly.
• You are able to give us specifics about how bad a fault is and exactly where it is without having to get someone on the other end of a phone to understand it first
• You can upload photos or videos to show how bad things are and help us to prioritise repairs
• It saves the council £5 on every enquiry logged online as that’s what it costs KCC to manage a phone call and faults go directly to the relevant Highways team rather than having to be triaged first
• You can input your contact details for any updates to be provided and can track your enquiry through to resolution using the details that are automatically emailed to you.
• The reporting tool can be easily accessed from all kinds of devices (its optimized for smartphones and tablets) and can use local KCC libraries or gateways if you don’t have internet access at home
• It frees up our Contact Point staff to handle emergency and complex enquiries

HPC Meeting November – draft minutes attached

Headlines from the last meeting are; (1) HPC to work with other groups to comment on the new planning application (that appeared at the last minute in the SDC Local Plan) for 300 homes between Hever and Hartfield road (2) Budget for 2019 – 2020 was agreed and will be a REDUCTION in household council tax (by 7.4%) – thanks to careful spending & successfully obtaining grants for the Four Elms playground. (3) the Council agreed to work with English Rural Housing Association to study further any LOCAL affordable housing needs.😃



2018 Nov minutes draft

Christmas rubbish and recycling collections

Christmas rubbish and recycling collections

This year, Sevenoaks District Council’s staff will be working extra days over Christmas and New Year so you don’t miss out having your waste and recycling picked up.

Most collections will take place a day later than usual except the Christmas Eve collection, which takes place EARLIER on Saturday 22 December, and the Christmas Day collection, which takes place a day EARLIER on Monday 24 December.

Your normal day Your revised collection day
Monday 24 December Saturday 22 December
Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) Monday 24 December
Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day) Thursday 27 December
Thursday 27 December Friday 28 December
Friday 28 December Saturday 29 December
Monday 31 December Normal collection day
Tuesday 1 January Wednesday 2 January
Wednesday 2 January Thursday 3 January
Thursday 3 January Friday 4 January
Friday 4 January Saturday 5 January
Monday 7 January Normal collection service resumes


Please put your sacks and bins out at 7am on your revised collection day.

To view your collection days online, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/collectiondays


Free Christmas tree collections

After this year’s festivities have ended, Sevenoaks District Council will collect and recycle your real Christmas tree for free.

From Wednesday 2 January until Friday 1 February, the Council will collect any tree with a trunk of up to 90mm (3.5 inches) in diameter.

Simply leave your tree at the boundary of your property, and visible from the road, by 7am on the day the Garden Waste Collection Service visits your road.

If you’re not sure when the service is scheduled for your area, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/collectiondays and search for your road.

All the trees collected are turned into environmentally friendly compost and for this reason, the Council cannot take trees which are decorated or in pots or stands.

If your tree is too big for this service, you can take it to one of Kent County Council’s (KCC) Household Waste Recycling Centres. Visit www.kent.gov.uk or call KCC on 03000 417373 for locations and opening times.

Parish Council elections coming up – maybe you’d like to get involved in shaping your local area!

It’s District and Parish Council elections in May……maybe you would like to get involved in shaping the local community too?
More information on what is involved to follow…watch this space.

Agenda for HPC meeting Wednesday 21st November 7.30pm (planning at 7.15pm) Four Elms Village hall

2018 Nov HPC agenda final


2018 Sept draft minutes

GDPR October 2018


finance and planning applications update to be provided at the meeting.


Hever Parish Council thanks all those who served, sacrificed and changed our world 1918 – 2018.

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Police Crime Commissioner to sell Edenbridge Police Station

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.

Preferred location for new, combined hospital and GP surgery in Edenbridge

Edenbridge News Release 01.11.18

Sevenoaks District Council’s annual Community Grants Scheme

Sevenoaks District Council’s annual Community Grants Scheme is now open for voluntary and community groups to apply. Successful applicants will receive their funding in April 2019.


Other funding advice

Voluntary and community organisations can contact the following organisations for information and advice about funding:

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