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URGENT ROAD CLOSURE

Urgent Road Closure – Lurkins Rise, Goudhurst – 18th June 2020

It will be necessary to close Lurkins Rise from 18th June 2020 for up to 2 days.

There is no alternative route. Every effort will be made to maintain access for residents whenever it is safe to do so.

This is to enable carriageway patching to be carried out by Kent County Council.

Village Green works complete!

Works to improve the surface of the Village Green are now complete. The large section, to the east of the Green, was stripped of grass in the autumn before being levelled, rolled and reseeded. To complete the works, a new set of goalposts have been installed. We hope that these works will encourage even more people to get out in the fresh air and enjoy our beautiful village. Our thanks go to our contractors, Capel Ground Care, for their tenacity and hard work which has made this project such a success.

View of the Village Green with new goalposts, facing east.

Important Information 5G

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM HIGHWAY ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATION:

‘It’s been brought to our attention that ‘anti-5G’ protesters have been sticking posters on various street furniture including telephone infrastructure, electricity cabinets and lamp posts. Some of these posters have blades or other ‘sharps’ placed behind them, in a deliberate attempt to injure anyone who attempts to remove them.

If any posters or stickers with ‘anti-5G’ messages are found stuck to any street furniture, infrastructure, lamp posts, etc., DO NOT attempt to remove them.  

If such a poster is found report it to the Police.’ There was a suggestion that the Police may not wish to be informed of all posters unless they do appear to be ‘boobytrapped’.  

Yours sincerely

Graham Smith | MIET MInstCS MHEA ProfReg | Chief Executive
Highway Electrical Association (HEA)
01903 705140 | 07887 692554 | www.thehea.org.uk

Highdown House | Littlehampton Road | Ferring | West Sussex | BN12 6PG

Parish Magazine June 2020

In current circumstances it isn’t possible for the Parish News to be printed and distributed in the normal way. The wonders of technology however mean that is available online from the Church website. It contains all the usual news, information and articles.

Please pass this on to any regular readers or anyone who would appreciate the opportunity to read it.

Bedgebury to reopen

The team at Bedgebury are making preparations to re-open in line with government guidance around coronavirus. Bedgebury will open at 10am on Friday (22nd May) in several phases to help manage initial visitor numbers.

Over the public holiday weekend many facilities will remain closed with only the car park, toilets and trails open. From Tuesday 26th May facilities such as the café and cycle hire will begin to open in line with government guidance.

The management are being clear that people visiting Bedgebury have the responsibility to follow the new guidance on “staying safe outside your home” and they will share messages to encourage responsible parking. The Bedgebury website will be kept up to date with advice for visitors and what to expect during a visit – www.forestryengland.uk/bedgebury

TWBC Launches new website to combat isolation and LONELINESS

Tunbridge Wells Social has been created to establish an online sense of community across our borough and to help combat the social isolation and loneliness we can all feel sometimes. Tunbridge Wells Social offers something for everyone – entertainment for all ages, tips and workshops for healthy living and helpful information on where you can go to get more support if you are feeling anxious or lonely. Plus Tunbridge Wells Talking, our weekly podcast, provides a light-hearted round up of local news, views and music, with contributions welcomed from the Tunbridge Wells community. Please join us.

Visit the Tunbridge Wells Social Website

Garden waste collections to resume

We have been informed by TWBC that, following the temporary suspension of the garden waste service due to the impact of coronavirus on staff numbers, collections will resume from Monday 18 May.

Please put your garden waste bin out for collection before 7am on your scheduled collection day, as you did before the service was suspended.

Although you may have been gardening more in recent weeks, please do not leave extra garden waste on top of, or around your bin, as it will not be collected. Please store any extra garden waste and add it to future garden waste collections.

Garden waste subscriptions will automatically be extended to cover the period during which we have been unable to provide the garden waste service.

Parish Magazine – May 2020

In current circumstances it isn’t possible for the Parish News to be printed and distributed in the normal way. The wonders of technology however mean that is available online from the Church website. It contains all the usual news, information and articles.

Please pass this on to any regular readers or anyone who would appreciate the opportunity to read it.