ITEMS OF INTEREST:
MARDEN PARISH COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS: The Parish Council Office is open 10am to 12noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays (excluding Bank Holidays) however if these times are not convenient to any resident the Clerk welcomes anyone to contact the office to make an appointment (Alison works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am to 4pm). Alison and Erika can be contact via telephone: 01622 832305 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT THE PARISH COUNCIL MOBILE NUMBER IS NOW 07376 287981
POWER CUT: If you have a power cut call 105 or 0800 6783 105
MARDEN PARISH NEWSLETTER The Winter edition of the newsletter is now available online. It will be delivered shortly to properties in the Parish and can also be downloaded by clicking here.
NAPOLEON DRIVE PLAY AREA Marden Parish Council are upgrading this play area. There is a consultation on 27th February 2017 in the John Banks Hall between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm where you can see the three proposals and select your favourite one. There will be councillors and supplier representatives on hand to answer any questions.
OVERHANGING VEGETATION Under the Highways Act 1980, Section 154, property owners are responsible to keep the vegetation on their property under control. KCC can service notice on a property owner if such vegetation poses a danger on footways or road. There should be a minimum height clearance of 5.2m (17 ft) above the road; 2.4m (8ft) above the footway and minimum width clearance of 0.5m (1.6ft) past the edge of the road. Vegetation must be cut back to the boundary of the property so that the full width of the footway is revealed.
ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR If you witness any anti-social behaviour around the village please telephone 101 and report the incident as it happens
NEW RESIDENTS - have you just moved into the village? have you new neighbours? If so, Marden Parish Council provides a welcome pack to new residents so please contact Alison or Erika on 01622 832305 / firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the address and a copy will be delivered.
SOUTHONS FIELD & MARDEN PUBLIC CONVENIENCES - Opening Times are now: November to March - 8.00am - 4.00pm. If you witness any vandalism or wish to report on the cleanliness please ring/email the parish office. If you witness anti-social behaviour please ring 101 to report.
KENT FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE - Chimney Fire Safety Campaign - Clean Sweep Alert can be viewed and downloaded http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/campaigns/clean-sweep-alert/
KENT RESILIENCE FORUM - Document "What To Do In An Emergency" can be viewed and downloaded here
FLOODING - For information regarding reporting flooding please click on: Telephone numbers
RURAL FIRE HYDRANTS - Please click on the following to see information about rural Fire Hydrant checks and markings. Please click here for a map of Fire Hydrants in Marden. For further information or to volunteer please email Erika.
Following a request from Kent Fire & Rescue Service, should you have a fire hydrant near your property, please could you check for the following:
1. Damaged/missing or covered hydrant posts and indicator plates, or if they need repainting.
2. Dangerous/cracked hydrant covers and frames.
3. Visible leaks from fire hydrants or on the water network
Should you notice any of the above please can you contact the Clerk or Assistant Clerk who will report it to Kent Fire & Rescue Service or, report direct to them on 01622 692121 ext. 2391.
Should you notice illegal use of fire hydrants or parking on fire hydrants please report this direct to KFRS on the above number.
SOUTHEASTERN TRAINS - Major changes to services 29th August 2016 to January 2018 - full details under "NEWS"
Page last updated: Tuesday 17 January 2017