We’re pleased to report that the roadway along Dawkes Meadow (adjacent to the George & Dragon) has now beed resurfaced. This project was funded by CIL revenue, with some support from KCC. Any future maintenance and repairs will be the collective responsibility of the owners of this access road/area.
We love Responsible Dog Owners!
There are a small minority of irresponsible dog owners in the Village who continue to leave their pet’s mess behind, expecting others to clear it up. This is not just antisocial but it is unpleasant and dangerous too. Maidstone Borough Council has updated the Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control which enables them to issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £100 to irresponsible dog owners. They ask you to report dog fouling, nuisance dogs, dog attacks, or dangerous dogs to them or to Kent Police. You can report using the link here.
Hoggs Bridge Green
Did you know that Hoggs Bridge Green is a shared space and that there is designated space for children to play on equipment where dogs are excluded, whilst the remaining area is where dogs are free to exercise? What’s important is that everyone gets along and is kind & respectful towards one another.
A new Resource at Parsonage Meadow
Many thanks to those who answered our survey about the potential building at Parsonage Meadow. The results are available to view on the Village website using the link below. Whilst these results do not themselves determine outcomes they give us some insight to guide what options might be preferred.
What do you think?
The Parish Council is always keeping an eye on potential enhancements of the resources and spaces we have and we understand some in the community would like to see a running track - to make running in the community safer for all - and/or outdoor table tennis tables. Such facilities are likely to be supported by grants for fitness and healthy living which we could explore. Let us know what you think of these ideas by emailing the Clerks’ office.
Moat Road Planning Application
The previous application for the 120-home development off Moat Road has been replaced with a new one. Any comments submitted will need to be re-submitted. To read the details about the plans and to make a comment use the link below and search for planning reference 23/504471/OUT
Headcorn's Police Presence
There have been changes made to Headcorn’s police presence over recent months. Our two PCSOs left in June and were replaced by two Kent Police Officers and their Sergeant. This team of three not only covers Headcorn but a wider local area too. The essence of this change is that these Officers
have arresting powers.
These changes do not affect our Community Warden Stuart Ellesmere or the
MBC Community Protection Team.