Open Spaces Improvements
The Parish Council has now completed much of the Open Spaces improvements in Parsonage Meadow and Hoggs Bridge Green. These include: new picnic benches; new seating benches; new goal posts and a new multi-use games activity unit. It is hoped that everyone will enjoy and value these new additions.
Sadly our team of volunteers for Speedwatch has reduced to just one individual. If our community is to be able to use this means to tackle speeding vehicles then we need more volunteers. At the very least the data that is produced contributes to evidence-building for appeals made to KCC Highways for improvements.
If you are concerned about speeding in Headcorn and would like to do something about it then please get in touch with the Parish Council to help.
Just a brief update that the Parish Council has now submitted its application to the Public Works Loan Board for the Methodist Church building loan and awaits its response.
After so many years of campaigning - too many - the Lenham Road footpath is now pretty much completed, making safer walking between the village and Woollen Way/Artisan Road and The Weavers.
No matter that summer is here we have turned our attention to planning some festive events for December. It is our hope to build on the success of the Christmas Tree festival and last year's Christmas market in the Church with additional attractions this year. Our focus is currently on Saturday 3rd December and Friday 9th December. If you'd like to help our plans take shape then do get in touch.
The Parish Council has been approached by MBC to advise of potential new youth activities that might be made available in Headcorn.
We are pursuing the opportunity to explore the options and will advise when more is known.
The Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Derek Mortimer, extends a warm welcome to all Ukrainian refugees currently taking up residence in the borough of Maidstone and invites them to meet up with friends and families in a similar situation as themselves at a reception at the Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone, ME14 1TF, between 6pm-8pm on 16 or 17 August.
The Mayor hopes to meet as many of them as possible and would be pleased if you could forward on this invitation to Ukrainian refugees within your Parish and ask that they RSVP with their preferred date by 12 August to: firstname.lastname@example.org.