Rural Conservation Areas – Article 4 Surveys Summer 2018

During the coming months, Gravesham Borough Council) will be carrying out surveys of properties within the rural conservation areas in order to update the Article 4 Directions.  This includes Thong, Shorne, Chestnut Green, and Queens Farm conservation areas. The surveys will entail noting existing external elements; windows, doors and roofing materials etc. and taking external […]

Lower Thames Crossing Helicopter Surveys June 2018

Lower Thames Crossing are planning to undertake Aerial LiDAR (Light, Detection & Ranging) Surveys, week commencing 11 June. This will involve a helicopter flying over local areas for three days along the proposed LTC route corridor – this will include areas outside of the development line boundary. The aerial surveys are required to provide information […]

Trees and Shrubs Obstructing Footpaths or Highways

Residents are reminded to check and cut back any garden hedges, trees, or other vegetation that overhangs or otherwise obstructs roads, pavements, or footpaths. It is worth noting that property owners are legally obliged to ensure that their garden vegetation is kept trimmed so that it does not obstruct the passage of pedestrians or vehicles, […]

Highways England Drops Plans for A226 Junction

Highways England’s latest thinking, announced on 1st November 2017, is to remove the proposed junction from the A226 between Chalk and Shorne, in order to reduce the traffic impact on local roads. However, the new plan indicates that the link roads will now be 3 lanes in each direction, and entails the widening of the […]

Volunteers Litter Patrol 21st October 2017

Many thanks and congratulations to all those who joined our Litter Patrol on 21st October. Over 30 people participated, including 5 residents who weren’t able to make it on the day but did their litter picking separately. Fortunately the weather started out okay, although there was a downpour later which dampened spirits a little! As […]

KCC Award Grant for CCTV System

As many of you may be aware, Shorne Parish Council has recently installed a CCTV system in the centre of the village. This is to help deter crime and antisocial activity in order to provide a safe and secure environment and to prevent the loss or damage to property. We are pleased to report that […]

Parish Survey 2017

The Parish Council is carrying out a survey inviting parishioners to let us know your opinions about Shorne Parish (good or bad!) and any other issues or priorities you may have.  The survey form can be downloaded below. We would be very grateful if parishioners would take the time to fill this in and send […]