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

Parish News

LOCAL ELECTIONS IN MAY 2023 - VOTER ID NOW REQUIRED

This year will see the introduction of Voter ID for elections in May. Follow the link to the Ashford Borough Council website for further information about the type of ID etc. Remember to register to vote - this can be done online. The deadline to register is 17th April.


https://www.ashford.gov.uk/news/latest-news/you-will-need-photo-id-to-vote-in-polling-stations-at-local-elections-in-may/

POTHOLES AND GRITTING

A KCC Highways briefing addressing Potholes and gritting

123 Bus Service Survey

Smarden, Pluckley and Egerton are running a survey on residents' usage of the 123 bus service. Attached is a letter giving details and a link to the survey. Biddenden was not approached to join the survey, but you can still participate, but you will need to choose a parish, so it is suggested that you choose the nearest parish.

PARISH MATTERS - 6 JANUARY 2023

The latest news following the Parish Council meeting held on 3 January 2023

WATER

A delivery of drinking water has just been made to the High Street Car Park to help those with little or no water in the parish.

GLADMAN APPEAL - DECISION

Further to the Appeal Hearing held on 1 and 2 November 2022, the Planning Inspector has allowed the Appeal by Gladman to build 50 houses in Biddenden. The Decision document is attached.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2022-23 WASTE COLLECTIONS

Ashford Borough Councils Waste Collection arrangements for Christmas/New Year 2022-23

CO-OPTION VACANCY

A vacancy has arisen for a parish councillor. If you would like to apply, please see the document attached. The deadline is 30th November 2022.

PUBLIC SATISFACTION SURVEY ON HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION

KCC is taking part in the National Highways and Transport Survey. Please read the attached and find out how you can take part

PARISH MATTERS - OCTOBER 2022

This is the Parish Matters following the Parish Council meeting held on 4 October 2022

GLADMAN VIRTUAL HEARING - 1 NOVEMBER 2022

Attached are details of the virtual appeal hearing on 1 November 2022 and how to participate. or view the hearing.

PARISH MATTERS - 12 SEPTEMBER 2022

Parish Matters following the Parish Council meeting held on 6 September 2022

READING OF PROCLAMATION

Proclamation Reading

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II - 1926 - 2022

PARISH MATTERS - 3 August 2022

Click the link to Parish Matters - 3 August 2022. This follows the Parish Council meeting of 2 August 2022

ENGLISH RURAL - SHARED OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

An 80% share of a house in Sandeman Way has become available with English Rural Housing.  Deadline: 2nd September 2022

SOUTHERN HOUSING - SHARED OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Attached is a poster giving details of a shared ownership property in Biddenden for sale.  Deadline 22 August 2022

SOUTH EAST WATER ISSUES

If your home is affected by lack of water or water pressure, here are details of how to contact South East Water. If you are a vulnerable or know someone who is vulnerable, there are details of the priority service in the document

PARISH MATTERS - July 2022

A newsletter detailing matters discussed at the Parish Council meeting held on 5 July 2022 and any issues of interest

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

A notice explaining public rights to view accounting records and giving details of how to do so.

PARISH MATTERS

The June edition of Parish Matters was produced following the parish council meeting held on 7 June 2022.

Police News - February

Police News for February

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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