To balance KCC’s budget for 2018/19 we have to find an estimated £66m of savings in response to additional spending demands and reduced government grant. Our consultation includes plans for £56m of savings with a further £9m yet to be identified.
We would really welcome your comments on these plans as well as suggestions as to where you think savings can and should be made.
Leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter said in a recent press interview that “the consequences for next year’s budget are really very significant”
KCC plans to increase Council Tax by the amount permitted under the referendum principles, including the additional social care levy. The estimated increase for 2018-19 is 3.99% (£41.84 per year for a band C property.) This will increase KCC’s share of the Council Tax bill for a band C property to £1,089.68 in 2018/19.
Since 2011-12 KCC has saved £589m in response to the financial challenge.
Please visit: www.kent.gov.uk/budgetconsultation to have your say on our proposals to fix the 2018/19 budget gap and tell us your priorities.
Kent County Council
Come along to The Chaser to learn how to use this life saving equipment.
Training is FREE and very straight forward. You never know when it could save someone’s life!
Kent County Council have received an application to divert part of the public footpath MR337 which runs south of Roughway Lane as shown on the map below.
The dashed line is the proposed diversion; the solid line is existing route.
Before the Parish Council submits its view of this proposal, we would be interested to hear any comments from users of the footpath about the proposed new route.
The Ramblers Association has no objection to this diversion.
Please contact the Parish Clerk on 01732 810600 if you have any comments.
There is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.
If you are interested in being co-opted onto the Parish Council, please contact either the Chairman, Patrick Thomas, or the Parish Clerk, Linda Thomas, on 01732 810600, email@example.com, for further details.
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