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Road closures will be in effect while water mains are replaced – Feb to Nov 2024

SES Water will be carrying out a series of road work schemes in Edenbridge to replace water main pipes that have reached the end of their operational life – some of the pipes dating back to pre-1930s. This will help to protect water supplies for now and in the future, while reducing the risk of leaks or bursts.

The work is expected to take place between 19 February 2024 to November 2024.

SES Water says: “We’re sorry for any disruption this might cause, but to safely connect the new pipe to our network, we need to put various forms of traffic management in place.”

Road closures – February to November

The work will take place on the following three roads:

  • Lingfield Road – closed from 19 February 2024 to September 2024 *update: to end of July 2024*
  • Springfield Road – closed from 29 April 2024 to October 2024
  • Stangrove Road – closed from 8 July 2024 to November 2024

Each road will need to be closed for the duration of the work for the safety and wellbeing of SES staff and other road users. Diversion routes will be in place and SES Water will ensure the easternmost section of Lingfield Road is cleared of any traffic management prior to the commencement of any closure along Stangrove Road.
PLEASE NOTE these dates may be subject to some change as the trial holes (see further information below) will dictate the exact timings.

TRIAL HOLES & ROAD CLOSURES – JANUARY

Before the work commences, SES will be digging ‘trial holes’ to determine the exact route the water main pipe will run, avoiding other utilities in the ground, and helping to reduce disruption later in the scheme.

In total, four trial holes will be dug, with each requiring two-way traffic lights to be in place on the following dates:

  • 6 & 7 January 2024 – working between 125 and 91 Lingfield Road
  • 13 January 2024 – working between 125 and 91 Lingfield Road
  • 14 January 2024 – working between 71 and 45 Lingfield Road 

For further information visit https://seswater.co.uk/edenbridge

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Notice of Casual Vacancy – Edenbridge South and West Ward

A vacancy has arisen for a councillor at the Town Council for the Edenbridge South and West Ward.

Residents have until 22 December to write to the District Council should they wish an election to be held, and if ten or more do so, an election will be held.  If not, the Council will consider residents who are interested for co-option, and formally consider them at a Council meeting. Click here for Notice of Vacancy

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Notice of Casual Vacancy – Edenbridge South and West Ward

A vacancy has arisen for a councillor at the Town Council for the Edenbridge South and West Ward.

Residents have until 26 September to write to the District Council should they wish an election to be held, and if ten or more do so, an election will be held.  If not, the Council will consider residents who are interested for co-option, and formally consider them at a Council meeting. Click here for Notice of Vacancy

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Neil Miller, Head Gardener, Hever Castle – limited complementary tickets available to hear him talk

Our popular Ready, Steady, Grow competition awards ceremony take place on Tuesday 5 September, 6.00 pm, Rickards Hall. We have limited free tickets available, on a first come, first served basis to see who are the winners (categories below), and a chance to hear the inside storey of Neil Miller, Head Gardener, Hever Castle, talking about continuing the art of Edwardian gardening. This is a rare opportunity to spend an evening with one of the finest gardeners, from one of the county’s national treasures. Apply now to information@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk There are six categories this year:
    • Front or Back Garden
    • Allotment
    • Young Gardener – Tallest Sunflower (11yrs & under)
    • Container (basket, window box, tub or other)
    • Nature Friendly Garden
    • Schools
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Public Notice – new model Byelaws

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that Edenbridge Town Council intends to make updated and amended byelaws which will apply to all of its nine sites across Edenbridge. These Byelaws follow the DLUHC model byelaws for Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces.

Copies of the proposed updated byelaws are available here, or from the Town Council Office (address below, between normal office hours)) or on the website www.edenbridgetowncounci.gov.uk . Any person who wishes to object to the proposed byelaws must send a statement of their objection in writing to townclerk@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk , or in writing to Doggetts Barn, 72A High Street, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5AR.

The Consultation opens 21 August 2023 and closes 20 September 2023, 23:59.

The draft proposed Byelaws, have been submitted to DLUHC, the Secretary of State has informally reviewed the draft byelaws submitted and have not found any blocking issues which might lead to the Secretary of State declining the Council’s application. They’re closely based on the Department’s model set with minor alteration. see the link above to view.

 

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Tender open – Pavilion windows and new shutters

Edenbridge Town Council is looking to replace the windows and two sets of double doors at the Pavilion, Lingfield Road, as well as install new electric shutters to the windows. Details have been published on Contract Finder, click here. The deadline for tenders to be received is Friday 22 September 2023, 5.00 pm. The project is hoped to be completed by the end of 2023 Each tendering firm will be supplied with a specifically marked envelope in which the tender is to be sealed, and will remain sealed until 12 noon the day after the closing date (or other date that is selected to open all tenders received). Electronic submissions will not be accepted as all tenders received will be opened on the same date. Enquires can be made via email: townclerk@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone: 01732 865368.  A site visit is recommended. Edenbridge Town Council is proposing to select one contractor and issue a single works order for the playground refurbishment and creating new teenager area. A full tender specification document will be provided to each contractor expressing interest to tender, together with a marked envelope. Contact the Town Clerk for a tender pack. Electronic submissions will not be accepted, but an electronic specification can be emailed to the tenderer.
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Local Council Clerk Week – Celebrating the work of council officers

10 – 14 July 2023

Council office at Doggetts Barn

The Town Clerk and officers work with your councillors to make sure that Edenbridge Town Council provides the services you need in your town. The Clerk is the proper officer of the council who implements the decisions of the council, ensuring that it acts within the law, and is skilled in a range of disciplines to make sure the council runs properly. Council meetings are facilitated by the Clerk and officers who prepare the agendas and papers which can often entail detailed research into a range of different subjects and areas of expertise; these meetings are held in public and residents are invited to attend.

The Clerk and officers will help make representation on a wide range of issues liaising with the district and county council about changes on highways matters, applying for funding grants for local projects, researching complex planning issues, running the council’s finances and managing community buildings and events. They will also make representation to the local MP. Clerks have to be adaptable, quick thinking and able to manage a wide range of issues as no two days are the same in Clerk World! They need to be good problem solvers, diplomatic, able to manage people and good in a crisis too, such as seen when they helped to coordinate community efforts during the pandemic, handling unexpected incursions or the consequences of extreme weather.

Clerks are professionals and serve around 10,000 local councils in England and Wales. These councils emerged in 1894 to give a democratic voice to local people and they’ve changed enormously in that time, particularly during the last 20 – 30 years. They are real place shapers and, today, many manage and maintain parks, sports facilities, skateparks and recreation grounds, play areas, allotments, community and youth centres, car parks, public toilets, cemeteries, street cleaning, run events and much more. Most of all clerks and councillors are advocates, the voice for their communities.

Whatever your local council is delivering for your community, your Clerk will be at the heart of getting it done. They provide the services that we all notice the most in our neighbourhoods but, disappointingly, they’re often not properly recognised for just how much they do.

Clerks are celebrated in other countries and Local Council Clerk Week aims to help raise the profile of this important profession here and explain the work clerks do on behalf of town, parish and community councils.

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Notice of Casual Vacancy – Edenbridge South and West Ward

A vacancy has arisen for a councillor at the Town Council for the Edenbridge South and West Ward. Residents have until 10 July to write to the District Council should they wish an election to be held, and if ten or more do so, an election will be held.  If not, the Council will consider residents who are interested for co-option, and formally consider them at a Council meeting. Click here for Notice of Vacancy
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Temporary opening arrangements in May

At the end of this month the Council’s office at Doggetts Barn will undergo infestation and redecoration works.

To allow for this, we will need to close the office at times, but a temporary office will be set up in Rickards Hall for the sale of waste bags and garden waste bags (cash only).

Officers will still be available on email and telephone for any enquiries. email: information@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01732 865368

Wednesday 24 May: CLOSED
Thursday 25 May: 9am to 5pm
Friday 26 May: 9am to 5pm
Monday 29 May: CLOSED – BANK HOLIDAY
Tuesday 30 May: CLOSED
Wednesday 31 May: 9am to 5pm
Thursday 1 June: 9am to 5pm
Friday 2 June: 9am to 5pm
Monday 5 June: CLOSED

While it is our intention to have the temporary office open as much as we can, we may have to close with short notice as the works progress. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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