INFO & FACTS

TRAVEL

ROADWORKS – Parishioners should go to www.kent.roadworks.org to find details of proposed roadworks.

HIGHWAYS A257 Plan – read the full plan here (post updated Oct 18)

PARKING: Incidences of dangerous parking (ie the obstruction of emergency vehicles) may be reported to the Police by dialling 101.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORT FORM

PROBLEMS WITH HGVs : KALC representatives are meeting regularly with Kent MPs to find solutions to problems / damage caused by HGVs and the effect on the quality of life in our towns and villages. Please contact the Parish Clerk via the CONTACT page of this website if you have been affected by, or have seen incidents involving, HGVs in recent months. Rural Grants – please click here for details of an opportunity to obtain funding to help you achieve your growth plans.

HIGHWAY FAULTS: highway faults such as pot holes, flooding, drainage, traffic signs, lighting can be reported to the KENT HIGHWAY SERVICES 24 hour helpline on 08458 247247. Further information can be found here (updated Oct 18)

HEDGES AND VEGETATION: Information regarding the reporting of dangerous vegetation can be found here

CYCLISTS WARNING: there have been several reported accidents at the ford in Drill lane, due to algae. Use Wickham Lane instead to travel between Ickham and Nargate Street.

TRAVELLING BY BUS IN KENT: please click here for information about planning your journey

FINANCE

The PARISH ACCOUNTS 2018-19 EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE is available here. For more details, please contact the Parish Clerk at IckhamPC@aol.com.

ICKHAM AND WELL PARISH ACCOUNTS: Please click here for the PARISH ACCOUNTS 2017-18 EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE .
ICKHAM AND WELL PARISH ACCOUNTS: please click here for the 2016-17 annual accounts.
ICKHAM AND WELL PARISH ACCOUNTS: please click here for the 2015-16 annual accounts.

CONSULTATIONS

All Canterbury City Council Consultations can be found on their website.

2026 deadline to establish the definitive map of all rights of way paths There may be footpaths that are known by and walked by local people but are not in the current definitive map or are dead ends or cut off by roads. Please contact Neville Machin if you know of any such paths so that the right of way is preserved (nevillelostwayskentramblers@btinternet.com)

CANTERBURY CORPORATE PLAN: the Corporate Plan for 2016-20 is available here.

CANTERBURY PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: an interesting article on proposed development at Canterbury is available here.

HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE CONSULTATION: following a consultation run by KCC Waste Management it has been decided to charge for non-household waste materials including rubble, soil, hardcore and plasterboard delivered to Household Waste Recycling Centres from 3 June 2019.

Last week, the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner published his Annual Policing Survey. As in previous years, it asks for views on policing in Kent and for initial thoughts on whether people would be willing to pay a little more council tax next year to fund additional police resources.
The link is www.kent-pcc.gov.uk/haveyoursay.

Kent and Medway have just launched a consultation on a draft Energy and Low Emissions Strategy.
The draft strategy and consultation questionnaire can be accessed online until 23rd September.
www.kent.gov.uk/energyandlowemissionsconsultation.

A 12 month trial scheme to close five of the eight entrances into the Dane John Gardens at night begins on Wednesday 17 July 2019. This trial aims to reduce the amount of anti-social behaviour that occurs in the park overnight, and the gates at five of the eight entrances will be closed between 10am and 4am every night.
You can read more about the trial and view a map showing which entrances are affected on the council’s website at https://news.canterbury.gov.uk/trial-night-time-closure-of-dane-john-gardens-gates/.
Canterbury City Council are very keen to hear views on the trial. Comments can be emailed to transportation@canterbury.gov.uk or sent in writing to Transportation, Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YW. The deadline for making comments is 17 January 2020 and responses received will be reported to councillors later in 2020.

HEALTH

BETTER HEALTH AND CARE IN EAST KENT: please click here for leaflet

UTILITIES

BINS: Serco have advised that bins must be left outside each week by 6 am, (not 7 am as before) so that collections are completed on schedule.

If you see anyone dumping rubbish , please call Adrian Stewart on 07860 917218. He is from the Enforcement Dept. at Canterbury City Council and is in charge of fining people who flytip.

CHECKING FOR POSSIBLE POWER CUTS: please click here for an interactive map showing possible power cuts.

SAFETY

COUNTRY EYE: KEEPING THE RURAL COMMUNITY IN KENT SAFE click here for more information.

DATA PROTECTION: details of the Data Protection Registration can be found here.

EMERGENCY PLAN: click here for useful numbers in an emergency.

FLOODS PREPARATION: be prepared for floods – just in case! Click here for information.

WINTER ADVICE: with winter here, please click here for some useful pieces of advice.

Care should be taken when trades people call at your home offering building, gardening or other work. Canterbury City Council advise checking all potential tradespeople with Checkatrade.com before agreeing to any work. Unfortunately there appear to be many incidences of SCAMS.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: details of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and how you can make a request to us can be found here