Category: Community

Waste Collections Update

Dear Residents I hope that you are keeping well during this weather. Most bins in the North Downs are being collected on Thursdays and with any luck the temperatures will return to something more normal. However, there may still be some legacy disruption to our waste collections due to the extremely hot weather at present. …

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Broadband Project Remains On-Track

An update from OpenReach this morning has confirmed that the fibre-broadband project remains on track and should be finished by March or April 2023. OpenReach have been more visible in the villages recently undertaking survey work (and of course tending to the never-ending problems with the old copper lines) and will likely start the engineering …

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Defibrillator news

Great news! Kate Joy has taken this on and has got a KCC members grant from Shellina Prendergast for the full cost. It will be installed in the old telephone box and should be installed around October, all being well. We will in future years have to fundraise for maintenance but this should not be …

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Highsted Park update

Attached are some notes of the meeting at the village hall on the 29th July. Since then, the planning application has been completed and can be found on the Mid Kent website. There is a Facebook post from Monique Bonney, a Swale Councillor, on the following link. We have until 17th September to respond although …

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Park Farm agricultural building

Here again is an application for an agricultural building at ‘Park Farm’. Unlike the Ringlestone application there has hitherto been no evidence of farming carried out there recently. The application is 21/503270/AGRIC.

Monthly newsletter from our MBC ward councillor

Patrik writes a regular column in his own inimitable style! He is a great supporter of Wormshill. Read all about what he and MBC have been doing in his download.

Kent Rural Police update

These arise rather sporadically but are always interesting and contrary to popular perception, show the police are very active in the area capturing various ne’er-do-wells… They are often a good read – it would seem often that ‘its the usual suspects’…

Planning consultation – Ringlestone Meadow Ringlestone Road Harrietsham Kent ME17 1NX

My first post for 15 months! There is a planning application for the above – 21/501981/FULL – behind the Ringlestone Inn. Whilst not quite in our parish, I’m sure people will be interested. The applicant is a legitimate farmer and all the details are set out in the application.

Chicken Farm refused planning permission

The application to build a chicken farm and associated mobile home has been refused on two grounds:ropr Inappropriate development in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty failure to demonstrate how ammonia emissions from this development would be insignificant in areas of ancient woodland nearby Full details are here:- https://pa.midkent.gov.uk/online-applications/files/B15BE7B3BDE782BEF3FC929900EFECAC/pdf/19_500736_FULL-Refusal_FULL-4626957.pdf Hopefully this is the last we …

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Shellina Prendergast annual report – 18/19

Here is a Shellina’s review of Kent County Council for 2018/19. She is our county councillor and a good supporter of the village.

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