Road Closure – Leacon Road, Ashford – 10th April 2017

Urgent Road Closure – Leacon Road, Ashford – 10th April 2017

Kent County Council gives notice that Leacon Road; Ashford will be closed to eastbound traffic, from 10 April 2017 for up to 4 days.

The road will be closed eastbound only, between the junctions with B2229 Brookfield Road and Beaver Lane (cul-de-sac).

The alternative route for eastbound traffic is via B2229 Brookfield Road, Beaver Lane, Norman Road, A2042 Romney Marsh Road, Avenue Jacques Faucheux, and Victoria Road to Leacon Lane.

Westbound traffic is unaffected.

The closure is necessary to enable UK Power Networks to carry out urgent electrical works.

This Notice applies when the relevant signs and barriers are on site, and is valid for a period of no more than 5 days.


Nextdoor.co.uk – Pluckley’s community network

Pluckley’s private community network

Nextdoor.co.uk

Please take a look at this and consider signing up.  It was launched in September 2016.  It covers crime and safety, lost and found, recommendations as well as a calendar of events. All members are able to add items or comment.

You must verify your address to join Nextdoor Pluckley.  This means that this network contains only Pluckley residents and is a real community asset.

It was launched for Pluckley in October 2016 and we have (in January 2018) almost 400 members which represents 58% of the village.

With our neighbouring villages (Egerton, Bethersden, Smarden, Charing, Hothfield, and Little Chart) we have over  2000 members.

For instructions on how to sign-up as well as details of apps for smartphone and tablets,

  • for the Apple iPhone app click here
  • for the Android app click here.

Take part and invite new neighbours

If you are already a member, then please do your best to get your neighbours on board.  Simply click on the ‘INVITE’ button (circled in the image below) and follow the instructions.

Any questions, submit the contact form here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Quiz Night

May 13th

Village Hall Quiz Night

For further information please contact [email protected]net


Pluckley Brickworks PC Meeting

The formal application for the Pluckley Brickworks development will be considered at the PC meeting, Tuesday 4th April at 7.30 PM in the Village hall. Diagrams of the development will be available to view.

Full details are also available on the Ashford planning website here:


Temporary Road Closures – Egerton Road, Charing 3-12 April

Off-peak closures of part of Egerton Road, Charing, near Ashford are planned from Monday 3rd April 2017, with estimated completion by 12th April 2017.

Egerton Road will be closed between the junctions with Church Hill and Tile Lodge Road, with no through access.

Access to the remainder of Egerton Road continues from either direction up to where the road is closed.

The alternative route is via Vicarage Lane, Church Hill, Lenham Heath Road, Lenham Forstal Road, Forstal Road, A20 Ashford Road / Maidstone Road, Charing Heath Road, Tile Lodge Road and Wind Hill Lane

Closures are between 9.30 am and approximately 3.30 pm each day.

The closures are to enable cabling works in connection with the installation of broadband to be carried out by Morrison Utility Services, working with Openreach.

The works have been timed to be carried out during the school holidays to reduce their impact

There is a possibility that the works may over-run for various reasons including adverse weather conditions or unforeseen engineering difficulties.

 The Kent County Council Highway Helpline phone number is 03000 418181

For details of roadworks, please see www.roadworks.org


Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum 9th March – Result

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Pluckley votes Yes.

Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan Declaration of Results

In the referendum yesterday, 88.2% of residents voted in support of the Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan being used to help Ashford BC make decisions on future planning applications. It will now go before Ashford’s full council to be adopted.

PLUCKLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

Information Statement for Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan


Parish Councillor Vacancy – Co-option

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY
TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION

PLUCKLEY PARISH COUNCIL

Notice of Casual vacancy to be filled by co-option.

The Returning Officer at the office of the Borough Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors has not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may be apply.

  • They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
  • Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it

They must also be 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election.

Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Clerk of the council within 21 days of the date of this notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays).

The closing date for the written submission interest is 3rd March 2017 and following that date the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

Date 2nd February 2017

 

Caroline Levett, Clerk to Pluckley Parish Council

Email : [email protected]

Address :9 Ashenden, Smarden, Kent, TN27 8RT


Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum 9th March

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Pluckley votes Yes.

In the referendum yesterday, 88.2% of residents voted in support of the Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan being used to help Ashford BC make decisions on future planning applications. It will now go before Ashford’s full council to be adopted.

PLUCKLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

Information Statement for Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan


Temporary Road Closure – Charing Heath Road & Egerton Road, Charing – from 15 February 2017

Temporary Road Closures – Charing Heath Road & Egerton Road, Charing, Ashford – from 15 February 2017
 
It will be necessary to close sections of Charing Heath Road and Egerton Road, Charing, near Ashford, from 15th February 2017 onwards, as shown below.
 
Road Closed Sign  CHARING HEATH ROAD, CHARING will be closed between the junctions with Wind Hill Lane and Hook Lane
calendar_icon[1]  Closure from Wednesday 15 February 2017 with estimated completion by 23 February
 
Road Closed Sign  EGERTON ROAD, CHARING will be closed between the junctions with Tile Lodge Road and Wind Hill Lane
calendar_icon[1]  Closure from 24 February 2017 for up to 3 days
 
  The alternative route for both closures is via Tile Lodge Road, Charing Heath Road, A20 Maidstone Road and Hook Lane
 
  Access to the remainder of each road continues from either direction up to where the road is actually closed, but there will be no through access during the works.
 
clock-icon[1]  Due to the nature of these works, it will not be possible to re-open either road outside the working hours.
 
calendar[1]  The timing of the phases is approximate and may possibly be affected by weather and ground conditions.  Any changes to dates will be notified to local residents and signposted on site.
 
  The closures are to enable poling and cabling works to be carried out in connection with the installation of broadband on behalf of Openreach.
 
clock-icon[1]  Due to the nature of these works, it will not be possible to re-open the roads outside the working hours.
 
Calendar-Planning-photo[1]  It is possible that the works may over-run for such reasons as adverse weather conditions or unforeseen engineering difficulties.
 
  The Kent County Council Highway Helpline phone number is 03000 418181

Pluckley Brickworks Site

The developers who secured outline planning permission to build 25 homes on the Brickworks site have advised the Parish Council today that they will be commencing work Monday 23 January. This will involve site clearance and cutting back along the frontage. To secure the site, they will be installing hoarding along the frontage and asking cars not to park there.