Aylesford Parish Council

Any events that are listed below are in date order  

 Kent County Council have informed us of a Temporary Road Closure - the High Street Aylesford will be closed on 20 January 2019 for up to 1 day.
The road will be closed from Rochester Road to The Friars. The alternative route is via Rochester Road, Pilgrims Way, Bull Lane and vice versa. The closure is to enable carriageway repairs to be carried out by KCC Highways.
  Temporary Road Closure - Hall Road & The Avenue Aylesford will be closed because of gas mains replacement works. Kent County Council have made an Order prohibiting through traffic as follows.
25 January 2019 for 3 weeks - Hall Road - between Station Road and number 138. The alternative route is via Station Road, A20 London Road and vice versa.
4 February 2019 for 2 weeks - junction with Sycamore Drive. The alternative route is via Sycamore Drive and vice versa.
 The Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford are holding "Volunteer Open Mornings" throughout the year. The next one is on 9 February 2019 and then on 9 March 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00. Thereafter they will be on the second Saturday of each month up to and including November. Why not go along and find out about the amazing contribution you could make by giving the gift of time regularly or on an ad hoc basis. There are many roles available in their shops, with patients in the community or in the In-patient unit or at their regular Living Well Sessions.
To find out more please call the Volunteer Services on 01622 792200 or email volunteers@hokh.co.uk or just drop in at one of the sessions. 
Kent County Council have advised us of an "Advance Notification of Planned Works" on the A229 Blue Bell Hill. They will be undertaking carriageway strengthening and resurfacing. Therefore there will be various road closures between January 2019 and March 2019, please see here 
 "Wheels 2 Work Kent" is a charitable project run by East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership, supported by County Council. Their aim is to assist people living in rural communities get to work, or educational placements by offering the use of mopeds or bicycles, on loan, at very affordable rates. Please see the Wheels 2 Work Kent leaflet for more information.
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council have published their Local Plan - Aylesford Parish Council have put together a few key details to assist you in obtaining the Local Plan documents including how to respond with your comments which can be found here  
Are you interested in a specialist Tree Pack? If so see this Kent Downs poster
The Domestic Abuse Volunteer Service (DAVSS) are in need of Volunteers. If you are interested please have a look at this poster to find out more.
TMBC have given the Parish Council a limited number of Kitchen Caddies that we can give to residents for free. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like one, you can find our contact details at the top of the page.
Currently there are vacancies for Flood Wardens in the Aylesford Parish. You can read the flood plan by following this link then if you are interested please contact us on 01622 717084 or info@aylesfordparishcouncil.org.uk.
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor for the Aylesford South Ward. Please click here for more information.   
Help make the Junction of Bull Lane/Pilgrims way better. Click Here to see the poster 
Debbie Foreman - Community Warden has set up a Food Bank. Please see this poster for more information  
Did you know the Heart of Kent Hospice has a "Heart of Flavour" Cafe/Bar at 13 King Street Maidstone, ME14 1BA. For £5.95 you can have a mid week roast with a choice of 2 meats and all the trimmings between 12pm and 3pm every Wednesday, or if you are feeling hungrier why not enjoy 2 courses for just £8.00. 100% of the proceeds from the cafe go to the Heart of Kent Hospice so you can enjoy great food while supporting a worthwhile cause. 
Heart of Flavour is open every day except Sunday, so whether you want to meet friends for a coffee and a deli platter or have a hot meal please pop in to their bright and airy cafe where Scott and his team will be delighted to welcome you. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday & Saturday 8am to 8pm. 
Eccles Skateboard Park was looking very tired so the Council decided it was now time to replace it as it was felt that no more repairs could be carried out. It was after all 10 years old and very well used. After a site meeting with Urban Ramps to view the existing equipment and size of the site they drew up some designs for us. The Council picked one that they thought was best suited to those who would be using it and then carried out a consultation on site with the proposed plans so local users could have some input as well and this way the Council could make sure that the proposed new Skateboard Park was the type of thing they want. It is now finished and feedback from local users has been extremely positive. The Council received a "Thank You" card from local users, which was a lovely gesture.
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Voter Registration Process
To register to Vote please follow the link for Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council www.tmbc.gov.uk/voting
On sale at the Parish Office is author Ray Sturgeon's 'Snippets of the three Villages' priced at £5.00.
All profits go to Demelza Hospice Care for Children & the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
Information Notice: Aylesford Sandpit
Please be aware that it is dangerous and illegal to trespass into Aylesford Sandpit area and particularly dangerous to swim or use floatation devices in the flooded pits.

Local Police and CEMEX security are aware and will take action against trespassers and those parking inconsiderately in Rochester Road and Bull Lane.

There have been deaths in other parts of the country from this type of activity – don’t let it happen in Aylesford!!!!!

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