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Posted Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 10:02 AM


There will be a number of open public drop-in events taking place that you are also very welcome to attend. These events are open to all and will include presentations from the consultant team at each of the sessions, giving more details about the design and planning process.

Thursday 22 June 2017 2:00pm – 5:00pm
(Presentations at 3:00pm)
Tin Tabernacle, Hythe
Portland Road
CT21 6FL

Thursday 22 June 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm
(Presentation at 7:30pm)
Lympne Village Hall
Aldington Road
CT21 4LE

Friday 23 June 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm
(Presentation at 10:30am)
The MACH at the Marsh Academy
Station Road
New Romney
TN28 8BB

Friday 23 June 2017 2:00pm – 5:00pm
(Presentation at 3:00pm)
Sellindge Sports & Social Club
69 Swan Lane
TN25 6HB

Saturday 24 June 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm
(Presentations at 10:30am & 12:30pm)
Folkestone Library
2 Grace Hill
CT20 1HD

We would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend so please free to forward the details of the public engagement events on to those who may be interested within your organisation or neighbourhood.

This was sent by Shepway District Council and Cozumel Estates


Posted Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 09:45 AM


With regret but due to unforeseen circumstances, the Tea Dance at the Castle on 9th July has had to be cancelled.

From The St Stephen’s Church Organising Team. ’’


Posted Monday 12 Jun 2017 10:53 AM

"Following on from our previous emails in regard to the works planned at A261 Hythe Road, Pedlinge, I unfortunately have to inform you that due changes in weather conditions it was necessary to postpone the works from 8th June 2017 until a later date. An update will be sent with a reprogrammed date.
I apologise for any inconvenience that this late change may have caused, we will however do all we can to minimise any disruption"

Hayley Dawson | Technical Support Officer– Road and Footway Asset Team | Highways, Transportation & Waste | Ashford Highway Depot | Javelin Way, Henwood Estate, Ashford, Kent TN24 8AD | External: 03000 418181 Internal: 7200413858| www. Kent. Gov. Uk/resurfacing

Parish Council meeting

Posted Tuesday 06 Jun 2017 12:42 PM

The next Parish Council meeting will be held at the Village Hall Committee Room at 7pm on Wednesday the 7th June. All welcome.

Planned Road Works Pedlinge Hythe

Posted Monday 05 Jun 2017 13:13 PM

Road Maintenance in Your Area
Road Surface Improvement
When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take
This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network,
Kent County Council will be working to improve the road surface of A261 Hythe Road, Pedlinge between
Ashford Road and Pedlinge Court
These road surface improvement works will start on 8th June 2017 and should take 1 day to complete, with
working hours between 7am and 7pm. This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not
possible for us to carry it out at this time, we will arrange a new date and let you know via a letter drop to your
home. We will also put up signs along the road before we start showing the date we plan to start work.
During these essential works it will be necessary to close the road completely so that we can carry out the
works safely for both the workforce and road users. During this closure, a diversion route will be in place via
A259 Military Road, Rampart Road, Prospect Road, East Street, Seabrook Road, Sandgate Esplanade,
Sandgate High Street, Sandgate Hill, Sandgate Road, Earls Avenue, Shorncliffe Road, Castle Hill Avenue,
A2034 Cheriton Road, B2064 Cheriton High Street, Cheriton Interchange, A20 Ashford Road, Sandling Road,Stanford Intersection and Ashford Road
If you need more information, please call us on 03000 41 81 81
You can also visit our website www. Kent. Gov. Uk/highways to find out how we look after the roads throughout
Kent or report any faults you find on our roads.
For your safety and the safety of our workforce, please drive carefully and slowly through the

Public Engagament Postponed

Posted Friday 28 Apr 2017 20:27 PM

I am sorry to report that the Otterpool Park community engagement events scheduled for 18-20 May have had to be postponed as Shepway District Council will be in a period of restricted publicity in advance of the General Election to be held on 8 June. The Council is subject to pre-election restrictions set out in Section 2 of the Local Government Act 1986, as amended in 1988.
This is the same reason why we were unable to hold events in the run-up to the May 4 County Council elections – we were obviously unaware that a general election would be called when we announced the new dates.
We will reschedule the events to happen as soon as possible after the election is held but that will be subject to venue availability. We will send further details of the schedule of events once these have been finalised. ”

Public Engagement Otterpool Garden Town

Posted Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 13:07 PM

Otterpool Park engagement events 18-20 May 2017
We are pleased to inform you that our next public engagement events will take place between Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 May in a range of locations around Shepway, set out below. These events will include presentations from the consultant team at each session.

These are all public events and everyone is welcome to attend at any time.

Location Date Time
Sellindge Sports and Social Club
69 Swan Lane
TN25 6HB Thursday 18 May 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm
(Presentations at 1:30pm and 3:30pm)

Lympne Village Hall
Aldington Road
CT21 4LE
Thursday 18 May 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
(Presentation at 7:30pm)
The MACH at The Marsh Academy
Station Road
New Romney
TN28 8BB
(NB please park in the school car park) Friday 19 May 2017 10:00am- 12:00pm
(Presentation at 10:30am)

Tin Tabernacle, Hythe
Portland Road
CT21 6FL
Friday 19 May 2017

2:00pm – 4:00pm
(Presentation at 2:30pm)
Folkestone Quarterhouse
Mill Bay
CT20 1BN
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00am – 2:00pm
(Presentations at 10:30am and 12:30pm)

For further details or queries about the events please contact:
Jas Atwal, Kevin Murray Associates
jas@kevinmurrayassociates. Com


Posted Thursday 13 Apr 2017 13:03 PM

Lympne Parish Council have received notification that Stone Street junction with Aldington road will reopen today. However the road works will return during the Summer to install the long awaited traffic calming measures. We will update you with details as soon as we have the full information

Otterpool Garden Town Update

Posted Monday 10 Apr 2017 16:55 PM

Lympne Parish Council continues to monitor regularly the situation about the proposed 12,000 home town which Shepway District Council wishes to build next to our Village.
On Wednesday 5th April to receive an update as a Parish for our residents we held another meeting with Shepway District Council as the Landowners, represented by Julia Wallace and Andy Jarrett from Shepway, and the Company Arcadis, commissioned by Shepway to report on the “feasibility and capacity” of such a new town.
The representative from Arcadis, a huge International firm with its headquarters elsewhere in Europe, outlined that there are 3 stages to their work and at present they have a team of 50 professionals working on assessing the area outlined to be developed. A Stage 1 report is due for publication, a very thick document with a 40-page summary apparently. This will be available to the public to view on the “Otterpool Park” area of the Shepway District Council (SDC) website soon we were told.
We were assured that Arcadis reports back to SDC based on a neutral stance in its assessment of what is possible and what development should and should not take place in certain areas.
SDC are apparently talking to other landowners in our area, no further details were provided. The owners of the racecourse, Messrs Reuben, remain unchanged and under the name Cozumel Estates continue to work with Shepway.
Another round of Public Engagement events are apparently planned for mid May, we pointed out that we require more notice than this in future to ensure we can inform residents of such events in our Newsletter.
A colour leaflet produced by SDC should have been delivered to all homes in Lympne, a Questions and Answer Leaflet the details of which are also on Shepway’s website. This does not appear to have been successfully delivered to our residents, as Shepway thought, so Ms Wallace will ensure this is investigated.
It would appear that a “master plan” for the actual planning application which would need to be considered in the normal planning applications process may be ready in Spring 2018.
SDC as the relevant Planning Authority would then consider any planning application for the proposed new town and agree it or not.
We asked a number of questions around infrastructure, where employment was going to be found for such a huge influx of new residents, heritage considerations, the impact economically and socially on the existing towns of Hythe and Folkestone, the Airfield in Lympne and so on.
We pointed out the growing evidence of the impact on human health by diesel emissions and questioned whether the extension to the Stop24 lorry park and the proposed gargantuan lorry Holding Area to ease Operation Stack had been seriously considered in the context of new homes being built next to it. We also pointed out that this sort of point was constantly changing as new evidence is produced and requested that this was given serious consideration and new information constantly reviewed. We were told the proposed town and lorry parking are two separate matters; we advised the meeting the two could not be separated and doing so does not make sense and that they should be considered alongside each other. We confirmed that Aldington Parish is now being included in the information sharing process and discussed the spread of housing in Ashford towards the Shepway boundary and the impact of the proposed town on urban spread across our countryside.
We received confirmation that other Parishes are in communication with this team whom we met. We want to ensure we have the latest information and we share any details of our meetings with our residents and feel the best way forward is to meet regularly with Shepway representatives to do this.
We are in the process of trying to arrange a meeting with Kevin Murray Associates, a Scottish based firm employed by Shepway Council to deal with Communications Strategies surrounding the town proposal, and will hopefully update you soon.
This in no way endorses any plans of Shepway District Council.
Please find below the website details for “Otterpool “Park”.

https://www. Shepway. Gov. Uk/otterpool-park


Posted Thursday 06 Apr 2017 19:56 PM

Pothole Blitz Launch 2017
Kent County Council launched its 2017 pothole blitz on 3 April. We are spending an extra £2. 4million to repair local roads in Kent throughout spring and summer.
We used a team of local contractors for last year’s pothole blitz and they successfully delivered more than 1,300 individual pothole repairs and 56,510 square meters of larger road repairs. We have made an early start on this year’s pothole blitz by using the same contractors to repair potholes in April.
We would really value your local knowledge and support to help us make sure that we target roads that are important to your community. The quickest way to do this is to use our new online fault reporting tool available on our website www. Kent. Gov. Uk/highways. We’ve made the form simpler and quicker to use, especially from mobile phones and tablets.
You can keep in touch with us and find out what repairs are being carried out by following our new KCC Highways Facebook page (www. Facebook. Com/KentHighways) and on Twitter (@KentHighways - we’ll be tagging all our pothole posts with the hashtag #Kentpotholes).
We will be publishing updates throughout the campaign, including ‘before and after’ photographs (taken as proof of quality workmanship), films of the crews showing how they repair both individual potholes and larger road repairs as well as live information about the whereabouts of crews so that you can spot our crews in your area.
The pothole blitz work is being carried out in addition to our normal maintenance work, and we are still continuing with our Keep Kent Clean campaign, which has seen our crews out across the county cleaning signs, re-painting white lines and maintaining shrubs. You can find out all about our Keep Kent Clean campaign on Facebook www. Facebook. Com/KeepKentClean or using searching #keepkentclean on Twitter.

Lympne Tree Wardens Walkabout

Posted Monday 27 Mar 2017 20:39 PM

The tree wardens are planning a walk around Lympne village on Saturday 6th May at 10. 30am. We will meet at the village hall car park,so bring your dogs & children, all are welcome & lets hope it is a nice day. The walk is about 1hour so not too long
Hope to see you on the 6th May.
Iona watts tree warden


Posted Monday 27 Mar 2017 11:06 AM

Urgent Road Closure - High Street, Hythe – 29th March 2017 (Shepway)It will be necessary to close High Street, Hythe from 29th March 2017 for up to 2 days. The road will be closed between the junctions of Bank Street and Malthouse Hill. The alternative route is via Bank Street, Prospect Road and Rampart Road.
The one-way Traffic Order in respect of Bank Street will be reversed so that traffic flows southwards from Bank Street into Prospect Road. This is to enable urgent pipe repairs to be carried out by Affinity Water South East. Enclosed is a copy of the Traffic Notice in confirmation of this. This bulletin contains public information and can be freely forwarded to any other road users who may be affected. Every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, but no liability can be accepted for any changes or errors. For details of roadworks, please see www. Kent. Roadworks. OrgKCC Highways, Transportation & Waste: keeping you up to date with what’s happening on our roads - for more information visit http://www. Kent. Gov. Uk/travel or http://www. Kent. Gov. Uk/highways or follow us on https://twitter. Com/KentHighways
Streetworks East Team
Kent County Council – Highways, Transportation & Waste

E PetitionPlay ground funding

Posted Friday 24 Mar 2017 13:48 PM

The following may be of interest for some-

Following reports of likely cuts to funding for maintenance and provision of Children's play areas by Local Authorities, I have started a Government e-petition which proposes a levy on the Professional Football Clubs for some of their wealth to be used to provide play areas for our children.
As well as helping to provide an essential facility for young children the money invested in this manner, to help keep our children fit and active, could also increase the potential for those very children to go on to participate in football (as well as other sport of course).
I would be extremely grateful if you would consider passing the link onto your members in order that they may be able to hopefully support the campaign, and publicise the petition to residents within their respective areas.

The link is -
https://petition. Parliament. Uk/petitions/185162

Please support the proposal, our children deserve these areas.

Roger Hurst,


Posted Friday 24 Mar 2017 11:50 AM

Some good news today:

Iceni 2 has just withdrawn its planning application for a 45 MWe biomass power station in Lympne (near Folkestone), which would have burned 300,000 tonnes of virgin wood chips a year, much of it imported. The application had been opposed by several Parish Councils, many local residents, and the Kent Downs AONB. The developer withdraw the application just days before it would have been determined - and most likely rejected - by Shepway District Council's planning committee. The Planning Officer had recommended refusing the application.


Posted Monday 13 Mar 2017 13:07 PM

To allow water mains replacement works and junction modifications to be carried out, Kent County Council has made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on part of Aldington Road and Stone Street, Lympne, near Folkestone.
A closure is planned from Saturday 1 April 2017 with estimated completion by 21 April 2017.
Aldington Road and Stone Street will be closed in the vicinity of the junction where they meet each other.
The alternative routes are
Aldington Road, B2067 Otterpool Lane, A20 Ashford Road and Stone Street
~ or ~
Aldington Road, Lympne Hill (note 6’ 6” width restriction), West Hythe Road, Lower Wall Road, Botolph’s Bridge Road, A259 Dymchurch Road, A261 Scanlons Bridge, London Road, Hythe Road and Stone Street
East to west traffic on Aldington Road will need to use a combination of both the above routes.
Stone Street will also be closed between the junctions with Aldington Road and Berwick Lane. Managed access will be maintained for residents from the northern (Newingreen) direction.
Due to the nature of these works, it will not be possible to re-open the road outside the working hours.

StageCoach Bus Servcice during Planned Road Works

Posted Wednesday 08 Mar 2017 16:59 PM

Road Closure - Stone Street, Lympne
20 Feb 2017 to 22 Apr 2017
Due to planned water works between 1 - 21 April, our 10/10A/18A/994 services will be unable to serve Lympne during the closure. 10 services will operate via the A20 and Otterpool Lane to serve Port Lympne Animal Park.
Please follow @StagecoachSE on Twitter for regular service updates.


Posted Monday 06 Mar 2017 11:16 AM

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Lympne Guides Quiz Night

Posted Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 09:42 AM

Lympne Guides are organizing a quiz night to raise funds. It is due to take place between 730pm and 930pm on FRIDAY 31st MARCH at LYMPNE VILLAGE HALL.
A maximum of 6 people are required for each team and there is a raffle. Please bring your own food and drink.
The entry fee will be £1 per person plus any donation you wish to make in aid of the Guides.

Great British Spring Clean

Posted Monday 27 Feb 2017 10:56 AM

The Great British Spring Clean takes place between 3rd and 5th of March. Local events are taking place. Visit www. Greatbritishspringclean. Org. Uk to find events near you and get involved.
If there are no events please support our band of volunteers who work tirelessly to keep our village clean.
Take your litter home with you or dispose of your litter in appropriate locations.


Posted Saturday 25 Feb 2017 09:40 AM

Lympne Church of England Primary School
Appointment of new Headteacher

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Steve Owen as Headteacher from 1st September 2017.
Mr Owen has been Headteacher of Sholden Church of England Primary School near Deal since April 2014; and has worked very effectively to raise standards and the outcomes for pupils. We are confident that he will be a great fit in our school and that he has the leadership qualities we will need to maintain the Christian ethos and happy atmosphere of the school.
We look forward to welcoming him properly in September.
Julie Lowe
Chair of Governors

Lympne Village Hall Committee

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