Parish Clerk: Alison Swannick, 18 Lime Trees, Staplehurst TN12 0SS - Email: clerk@biddenden.gov.uk Tel: 07783 223450

Parish News

PARISH MATTERS - JUNE 2024

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PROGRAMME FOR D-DAY CELEBRATIONS - 6 JUNE 2024

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PARISH MATTERS - MAY 2024

The May edition of Parish Matters

CLOSURE OF MILLENNIUM FIELD CAR PARK 7 - 9 MAY 2024

Resurfacing of the top half of the car park is taking place from 7-9 May, so the car park will be closed. Please park in the Gordon Jones Car Park as an alternative. For those wishing to access the school and the Pre-School, please use the multi-purpose trail on the Gordon Jones playing field going in front of the squash club and exit through the gate the other side of the squash club or by the bowls club. You can then walk safely across to the footpath to the school.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - 23 APRIL 2024 AT 7.00 PM

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PARISH MATTERS - APRIL EDITION

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GRIBBLE BRIDGE LANE CLOSED 3 APRIL 2024

Public notice regarding the closure of Gribble Bridge Lane

ASIAN HORNETS

There have been sightings of the Asian Hornet in Kent since 2023. They cause devastation to British Bees, destroy crops and fruit for farming and are more likely to cause dangerous side effects for people if stung than our native wasps. Please see the attached poster. There is an information page on Ashford Borough Council website at Find out about how to deal with Asian Hornets and to report any sightings: https://www.ashford.gov.uk/environmental-concerns/pest-control/asian-hornets/

HIGH HALDEN ROAD CLOSURE - 13 - 17 MAY 2024

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PARISH MATTERS - MARCH 2024

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BENENDEN ROAD CLOSURE - 25 MARCH 2024

Closure of Benenden Road on 25 March - click here

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Due to the resignation of a councillor a vacancy has now arisen. Please click here to see the notice of the vacancy

ENGLISH RURAL HOUSING: SHARED OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN BIDDENDEN

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PARISH MATTERS - February 2024

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PARISH MATTERS - JANUARY 2024

The January edition of Parish Matters

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC - BENENDEN RD - 29 JANUARY 2024

Temporary Prohibition of vehicles on part of Benenden Road, Biddenden - 29 January 2024 between 0930 and 1530

PARISH MATTERS - NOVEMBER 2023

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STORM CIARAN - 2ND NOVEMBER 2023

UK Power Networks have sent the following information so that residents can get up-to-date information and are able to report any problems with electricity supply:

Both you and your constituents will be able to find regular updates and information about individual power cuts on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk . We will also be posting general updates on @UKPowerNetworks .

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
• Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk to view our live power cut map, with details of individual power cuts or to report a power cut
• Call 105 free of charge to report damage to the network or speak with our customer service team
• Tweet @UKPowerNetworks to report a power cut or to receive updates

We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with people of pensionable age, those with a health condition, have children under five living with them, or someone in the household who uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity, as well as those who may be in vulnerable circumstances during a power cut, can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority .

If you would like to share information with your residents about preparing for the storm or registering for the Priority Service Register, you might like to share the following on Twitter or to your local Facebook pages:

As a result of #StormCiarán, heavy rain and high winds are due to arrive on Thurs 2 November. @UKPowerNetworks has extra field engineers and call centre staff on hand to support any customers affected. Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk or call 105 for any issues regarding your electricity supply #ukpnnews


POLICE NEWSLETTER - RURAL SOUTH

October Police Newsletter

2023 - 24 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR RECYCLING AND WASTE COLLECTIONS

2023-24 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR REFUSE AN RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

PARISH MATTERS - OCTOBER 2023

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JOIN THE MILLENNIUM FIELD VOLUNTEERS

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POLICE NEWSLETTER - RURAL SOUTH

Please see the latest Kent Police Newsletter for our area.

PARISH MATTERS - 7 SEPTEMBER 2023

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2023 HIGHWAYS IMPROVEMENT PLAN

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PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY - deadline 28 September

If you would like to apply for co-option to the Parish Council, click here

PARISH MATTERS - 1 AUGUST 2023

Parish Matters following the Parish Council meeting of 1 August 2023

POLICE NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2023

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COUNCILLOR EILEEN CANSDALE

It is with great sadness that the Parish Council wishes to announce the passing of Councillor Eileen Cansdale, its longest serving councillor.

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