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NEW WEBSITE

The Longfield Parish Council will be moving to a new website on the 15 August 2020.

The new website is longfieldpc.org.uk 

The current website will work concurrently until the 31st of August before all announcements move solely to the new website.

Annual audit process:

The internal audit forms and the exercise of pubic rights to view the accounts of the Parish Council are now available on the minutes and agendas page of this website. They are also on the new website mentioned above.

 

BRACELET FOUND

We have had a bracelet and a necklace handed in to the Parish Clerk’s office.

This was found in the vicinity of the Parish Hall, if you have lost one and think this may be yours, please contact the office on

01474 707290

 

JULY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The above meeting shall once again be on-line via the Zoom system.

It will be held on Tuesday 28th July 2020 at 7pm.

If any member of the public would like to join the meeting on-line, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01474 707290 before Monday 27th July.

Thank you.

 

Longfield & New Barn PPE Discretionary Small Business Grant (DSBG)

The DSBG process has now closed and the Parish Council are deciding upon which grants will be awarded. We will endeavor to inform everyone who applied of the result asap.

Temporary Road Closure – Station RoadLongfield

Station Road, Longfield will be closed at the junction with B260 Main Road.

The alternative route is Main Road, Hartley Road, Station Road, Kent Road, Fawkham Road and vice versa.

The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while a crane operation is undertaken by Thanet Crane Hire.

For information regarding this closure please contact Thanet Crane Hire on 01622 858200, who will able to assist with the scope of these works.

 

Longfield & New Barn Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 7:00pm

The Parish Council was held via the on-line ‘Zoom’ meeting facility on the above date. The previous meeting was also held on line due to social distancing rules and the minutes and agenda are in the documents section of this web site.

 

‘Free’ Phone a Community Friend service

The Kent Equality Cohesion Council have over the past couple of weeks been working with DBC and voluntary sector partners to help tackle some of the issues which have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  One of the key issues highlighted locally has been the sense of isolation and acute loneliness experienced by many who are cut off from friends and family.   As a result of this, KECC and Cohesion Plus have launched the ‘Phone a Community Friend’ scheme.  The free phone service offers individuals a chance to have a friendly chat with a likeminded, local people.    

Currently to access the service, people will simply need to visit http://www.kentecc.org.uk/phone-a-community-friend/ and complete the short, easy form.  A volunteer will aim to be in touch within 24 hours.  

Gurvinder Sandher
CEO

Kent Equality Cohesion Council
Basement Office, 8 Wrotham Road, Gravesend

 
Assistance initiative
 
We are going through an unprecedented time as a community with the spread of the Covid-19.  It is during this critical time that vulnerable members of our communities will need our support the most.  We are pleased to be supporting the local initiative led by Dartford Borough Council.   The Dartford Together Initiative aims to help the most vulnerable individuals in the local community over the coming weeks.  If you or someone you know can help and support where possible please complete the link below.  
 
 
I believe we as a community need to come together in a safe and responsible way so that our elderly, less able and isolated neighbours aren’t impacted in a negative way during this difficult time.  As such, I urge you to take a look at the link above and look at how you can be of service during what will be a trying time for everyone.  Please feel free to share this link with any partners that you feel will be able to contribute towards this vital initiative.  
 
I hope you take care and stay safe. 
 
Best wishes,

Gurvinder Sandher CEO
01474 369329
Kent Equality Cohesion Council
Basement Office
8 Wrotham Road
Gravesend DA11 0PA

 

Allotments available

Please note that there are a few allotments at both the Whitehall Road site and the Nurstead Lane site. Please contact the parish office for more information.

The Longfield Festival has been cancelled 

The Longfield Festival was to have been held on the 28th June 2020, however due to the Corona Virus situation this has now been cancelled for this year. 

Long Valley Hall closure for renovation

The Long Valley Hall will be closed from the 4th May 2020. This was initially until August, but due to the Corona Virus out-break this may push the re-opening date back by some time.

The urgent repair works in the hall includes under-pinning of three walls and a new suspended floor inside the building. We will keep parish residents up to date with events.

Bonfires & Corona Virus out break

Please can we ask all Parish residents to be mindful of persons with breathing problems during the outbreak of Cov-19 aka Corona Virus.

This also applies to the use of bonfires on our allotments. People with breathing problems are at extra risk from the virus and smoke from bonfires could exacerbate this problem.

Problems with Bees?

One of our allotment holders is a bee keeper.  If you have any problems with unwanted bees, please call Jason for assistance and advice 07973 343554 or 07966 345445

 

 

 

Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

If you would like to start a neighbourhood watch scheme in your road, please contact the Parish Office for more information