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 […]

Government chooses Option C with Western Southern Link road (WSL)

On 12th April 2017, the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP announced the Government’s decision to locate the Lower Thames Crossing east of Gravesend. The Parish Council is very disappointed, although not entirely surprised by this decision, since variations of Option C were the only choices option offered during the consultation.  Perhaps the […]