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Hawkenbury Road Closure from 9th March

Kent Highways have advised that Hawkenbury Road Headcorn from Four Oaks Road through to Sweetlands Lane will be closed on Monday 9th until Friday 13th March for carriageway patching on both sides of the bridge.  Two-way traffics light will operate from Monday 16th until Friday 20th March for work on potholes throughout the road.

Proposed Solar Farm Community Consultation Exhibition on 11th March

Novus Solar Development are holding a community consultation drop-in exhibition at Frittenden Memorial Hall, The Street, Frittenden from 2.00pm until 8.00pm for you to view their proposals and ask questions on a proposed solar farm project at Pullen Farm, Staplehurst Road, Frittenden. For further information Tel: 0203 667 3544 Email:

Future Parish Councillor Events

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor in May 2015 you are invited to come along to one of the Future Councillor Events being held by Staplehurst Parish Council. The events are on Monday 9th March from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at Staplehurst Village Centre in the Upstairs Committee Room and Saturday 14th March from 10.00am to 11.00am at Staplehurst Youth Club. There will be a short introductory talk followed by any questions and a chance to chat with current Parish Councillors. Please come along to find out what it means to be a Parish Councillor and how to stand for election.

Annual Village Clean-Up Saturday 21st March

This year's Annual Village Clean-Up will take place on Saturday morning 21st March and will start at 10.00am from the Youth Club, next to the Village Centre, High Street.  Come along and help make Staplehurst a tidier place. Equipment and refreshments provided.  Contact the Parish Office to register in advance or just turn up on the day.

Consultation on future delivery of Library, Registration and Archive services in Kent

Kent County Council has launched a public consultation about the future delivery of the Libraries, Registration and Archive (LRA) services.  It wants to make financial savings at the same time as maintaining customer-focused services.  Its preferred approach is to set up a charitable trust to deliver the services and it wants to know what people think of the idea.
The consultation runs from 12th January until 8th April 2015.  More details about the proposals and a questionnaire can be found at and in all Kent libraries and registry offices.
Questions can be raised by e-mailing or telephoning 03000 413131.