Kent County Council launched its 2017 pothole blitz on 3 April. We are spending an extra £2.4million to repair local roads in Kent throughout spring and summer.
We used a team of local contractors for last year’s pothole blitz and they successfully delivered more than 1,300 individual pothole repairs and 56,510 square meters of larger road repairs. We have made an early start on this year’s pothole blitz by using the same contractors to repair potholes in April.
We would really value your local knowledge and support to help us make sure that we target roads that are important to your community. The quickest way to do this is to use our new online fault reporting tool available on our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways. We’ve made the form simpler and quicker to use, especially from mobile phones and tablets.
You can keep in touch with us and find out what repairs are being carried out by following our new KCC Highways Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KentHighways) and on Twitter (@KentHighways – we’ll be tagging all our pothole posts with the hashtag #Kentpotholes).
We will be publishing updates throughout the campaign, including ‘before and after’ photographs (taken as proof of quality workmanship), films of the crews showing how they repair both individual potholes and larger road repairs as well as live information about the whereabouts of crews so that you can spot our crews in your area.
The pothole blitz work is being carried out in addition to our normal maintenance work, and we are still continuing with our Keep Kent Clean campaign, which has seen our crews out across the county cleaning signs, re-painting white lines and maintaining shrubs. You can find out all about our Keep Kent Clean campaign on Facebook www.facebook.com/KeepKentClean or using searching #keepkentclean on Twitter.
The Chairman and Parish Councillors invite all residents to the Annual Parish Meeting to be held on Monday 24 April 2017 in the Memorial Hall, 7.30pm for 8pm start. Refreshments provided.
There will be a special presentation from the Community Warden on her work in the area. Any other questions relating to the Parish may also be raised by the public.
Chairman, Plaxtol Parish Council
The Friends of Plaxtol Church Present
“The 2017 Duck Race”
At the Spoute Recreation Ground
2.30pm Monday 1 May 2017
Best Dress Duck Competition:
HEROES AND VILLAINS
Your decorated duck can be from the world of film, literature or even politics!
Drinks & BBQ
Buy your ducks from end March at Plaxtol Stores
£3.00 per duck
Prizes for adults and children
Basted Mill Public Open Space Committee AGM (followed by the regular quarterly meeting) will be held on Wednesday 19th April at 8 pm at Potters Mede. Local residents welcome to attend.
Book a talk about our life-saving work
The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is inviting local groups, clubs, societies and other organisations to book a talk (free of charge) to find our more about the work of the charity.
By inviting one of our volunteer speakers to your group, you will be helping to raise awareness of our work and therefore ensuring we can be there for those who need us, now and in the future.
For more information or to book a talk, please contact us on:
01622 833 833
Plaxtol Pirate training sessions for this summer are:
Under 9’s Saturday 6th May – Saturday 15th July 9:00 -10:30
Under 11’s Saturday 6th May – Saturday 15th July 10:30-12:00
Under 13’s Monday 1st May – Monday 17th July 18:00 – 20:00
Under 15’s Monday 1st May – Monday 17th July 18:00 – 20:00
Girls Cricket Friday 5th May – Friday 14th July 18:00 – 19:15
The road will be closed outside Tillys Barn.
The alternative route is via Grange Hill, Yopps Green, Sheet Hill, Crowhurst Lane, Winfield Lane and vice versa.
The closure is to enable a new connection to the water main to be carried out by South East Water.
Comprising three fields.
Access to water and a field shelter.
£20 per horse per week.
Please contact Susie 07899930752.
Applications for two grants have been made on behalf of the Church modernisation appeal, one to Garfield Weston and the other to Veolia Trust. If successful, these would make a significant contribution towards the Church refurbishment appeal. We would like to extend a massive thank you to Tom Hogg who has led this work and spent countless hours researching and completing the application forms. We will give a further update once we know the outcome.
Can we also say a big thank you to all those Villagers who have sold items on the Plaxtol Facebook page and donated the proceeds to the Church appeal. It’s very kind of you all and a welcome boost to the fund.