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Stangrove Park all-inclusive outdoor gym and activity area

Stangrove Park inclusive activity and gym area
Stangrove Park inclusive activity and gym area

Edenbridge Town Council is delighted to show you a first look at the new all-inclusive outdoor gym and activity area at Stangrove Park.

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New – Outdoor Gym and Multi Use Games Area with Street Snooker – Stangrove Park. Work to start in September.

Edenbridge Town Council is delighted to show you a first look at the new all-inclusive outdoor gym and activity area at Stangrove Park.

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Hever Road (west of Burnt Oak Farm) update

We are aware that an application has been submitted relating to new fencing and a new entrance at land at Hever Road (west of Burnt Oak Farm). This is the application Sevenoaks District Council was expecting to the made following conversations with the occupier of the land. Regardless of the Article 4 restrictions now on the land, that person still has the right to apply for planning permission on the land and it will be dealt with by an officer in the normal way and should be determined within 8 weeks of being validated. Kent County Council Highways will be consulted on the application due to the fact that a new access from the highway is being proposed.

The application can be viewed on SDC planning portal application number 20/02217/FUL (click application no for link) and all comments regarding this application should be made via the SDC planning portal.

Edenbridge Town Council Planning and Transportation Committee will consider this at its next meeting on 7 September, and make its recommendation to SDC.

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Edenbridge Character Area Assessment – Consultation 12 August to 23 September 5 pm

Edenbridge Character Area Assessment

It is required by national and local policy that all new development should be designed to a high quality and should respond to the distinctive local character of the area in which it is situated. This document outlines the characteristics which make Edenbridge distinctive. By understanding the existing characteristics, this document can be used as a tool to enhance and promote positive development, which is responsive and suited to the local character.

 

The Edenbridge Character Area Assessment will be made available for comment from 9am on Wednesday 12 August 2020 until 5pm on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

You can view and comment on the Edenbridge Character Area Assessment and Interactive Map online at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/edenbridgecaa

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CIL Bids – now open – closing date Wednesday 2 September

Details are available on the website click here 

A copy of the Guidance and Procedures for CIL are on the above link.

Bids can be submitted by the Town Council Councillors, community groups and infrastructure providers for projects that will benefit Edenbridge and meet the requirements in the guidance notes and CIL regulations.

Contact the Town Council for any questions: townclerk@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk  or call 01732 865368

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NEWSLETTER – July

Click here to download a latest copy of the Town Council’s newsletter providing residents with an update during these unprecedented times, as well as something useful numbers.

Remember to follow the government’s latest advice for social distancing and to remain aware!

Stay safe and well

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Stangrove Park outdoor gym equipment

The Town Council is inviting tenders to create a modern, inclusive and exciting outside gym and fitness area incorporating a Street Snooker™ multi-use games activity wall at Stangrove Park. The outdoor gym equipment will cover a range of fitness components, provide variety and suitable for different age groups and physical abilities. Details are available on the Contractfinder website (closing date 3 August).

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‘Edenbridge in Bloom’ Competition

 

Edenbridge Town Council and Coolings Garden Centres have come together to launch ‘Edenbridge in Bloom’. With so many residents busy in their garden or on their allotments during lockdown, we wanted to celebrate the hard work people have put in. There will be three categories:

Best garden

Best hanging basket display

Best allotment

 

 

The winners from each category will receive Coolings Garden Centre vouchers:1st prize £20

2nd Prize £15

3rd prize £10

4th price £5

To enter: send in no more than four photographs with a short description of up to 200 words, your name, address and contact number by Friday 17 July. Entries will be short listed, and may be visited; social distancing and PPE will be adhered to.  The winners will be announced at the end of July.

Send to: Community Warden, Edenbridge town Council, Doggetts Barn, 72A High Street, Edenbridge TN8 5AR or email mailto:communitywarden@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk

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UPDATE ON COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Meetings for the full Council and its Committees will be called as needed and held remotely. For information and guidelines how these will be managed, please click here.

Agendas will continue to published on the Council’s website with the minimum three clear days notice given. Meetings will be published on the Council’s calendar and on the Council or appropriate Committee page.

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend the remote meeting. To obtain details about how to attend the meeting remotely, and
if you wish to comment on an agenda item please e-mail the Town Clerk by 9.00 am of the day of the meeting.

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The current COVID-19 crisis and the Government measures that have been in place since 23 March, has meant that we have all had to adapt and change the way in which we work. As a result the Town Council took the decision to suspend all meetings whilst it swung in to action to co-ordinated the response for Care for our Community and continue with necessary operational business only.

On 2 April, the Government published changes for Council meetings and the way that can be held, as well as removing the requirement to hold an annual council meeting (The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020). Under regulation 4, it says that Councils may alter the frequency, move or cancel such meetings.

This provides that where an appointment would otherwise be made or is required to be made at an annual meeting of a local authority, the appointment continues until the next annual meeting of the authority or until such time as that authority may determine (Regulation 4 (2). This would apply to the election of the chairman, the first business at the annual council meeting. Therefore the current chairman will remain in place until an annual meeting is held (possibly next year) unless the council decide to elect a replacement earlier.

Regulation 5 allows local councils to hold remote meetings using its preferred form of electronic communications.  Edenbridge Town Council will call ‘remote’ meeting(s) when it considers it to be necessary and will publish notice of any public meetings in the usual way under the Local Government Act 1972 sch 12 (10).

All current calendar meetings are cancelled until further notice. The Council will call remote meetings for the full Council and Open Spaces Committee in due course.

The Planning Committee will call a remote meeting where there are potential contentious applications. In the meantime, where it is not viable to hold a meeting applications will continue to be considered under executive powers set out in the Planning Committee Terms of Reference. Responses to consultations are submitted to Sevenoaks District Council.

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Coronavirus – Guidance for businesses reopening

High street shops and stores are set to reopen once they are Coronavirus secure and can show customers they will be kept safe. The High Street will have signage to remind residents to maintain social distancing. Edenbridge Town Council has been liaising with Sevenoaks District Council (SDC) to ensure that the appropriate measures are in place in Edenbridge. SDC has also prepared information packs and will be delivering these to local retailers, or they can be viewed on its website- https://www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/info/20069142/coronavirus_covid-19/526/coronavirus_-_guidance_for_businesses_reopening