TEMPOROARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING & PEDESTRIANS/CYCLISTS – Footpath on St Columba’s Close Through to the Junction with Footpath from Valley Drive to St Dunstan’s Drive – 12 July 2021 & St Hilda’s Way – 31 August 2021Gravesend

To allow gas mains replacement works to be carried out, Kent County Council has made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on part of St Hilda’s WayGravesend. Pedestrians and cyclists will be prohibited on the footpath located on St Columbas Close which links to Footpath From Valley Drive to St Dunstan’s Drive.

The footpath located on St Columba’s Close which links to Footpath from Valley Drive to St Dunstan’s Drive closure is planned from 12th July 2021 for 2 weeks.

The St Hilda’s Way road closure is planned from 31st August 2021 to 13th September 2021.

St Hilda’s Way will be closed outside numbers 32 to 34. The alternative route for any through traffic is via St Hilda’s Way, St Gregory’s Crescent, St Aidan’s Way, Valley Drive and vice versa.

For information regarding this closure please contact SGN, who will able to assist with the scope of these works.


On Monday, June 14 at 12.00 noon. The Mayor of Gravesham, Councillor Lyn Milner met with Higham Parish Council Chair: John Grey. Vice Chair: Liz Jeffery, Councillor David Martin, Councillor Toni Stanton, Councillor Harold Craske and Acting Parish Clerk, Linda Atkinson, to mark the one hundred and fifty first anniversary of the death of the novelist, Charles Dickens at his home at Gads Hill.

The commemorative village sign had been replanted with red geraniums in honour of the author by Oakleigh Nurseries, Buckland Road, Higham.

The mayor remarked on how lovely they looked and how much she always enjoys coming to the village and kindly allowed photographs to be taken by the Councillors.

Liz Jeffery.

Litter Pick by residents and Councillors

As part of the Great British Spring Clean, over just two days last week, we had 36 volunteers out litter-picking who managed to collect 48 bags of rubbish.
Higham Parish Council would like to thank residents and Councillors who helped in the Litter Pick that took place during the first week of Jun 2021.
Higham residents are proud of the village and want to promote keeping the village clean and tidy.
This was an impressive effort and Higham Parish Council would like to send a huge thank you to those who took part.
Higham Parish Council