Nuralite Planning Application Ref 20190290

HAVE YOU SENT YOUR COMMENTS TO GRAVESHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL YET?

PLEASE DO IT TODAY!

If you are having problems with the online form, Gravesham Borough Council have provided us with two additional and dedicated email addresses to send your objections too:

planning.admin@gravesham.gov.uk

and 

planning.reps@gravesham.gov.uk

Please quote Application Reference 20190290 in your correspondence. Don’t forget to request a written receipt for your objection in your email.

If you do not have access to email, you can write with your comments and send them to the following address:

Planning and Regeneration Services
Gravesham Borough Council
Civic Centre
Windmill Street
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1AU

 

For more information, visit the Nuralite Planning Application page on our website by clicking here.

The Parish Council

101 is the Police Non-Emergency Number

101 is the national non-emergency number to contact Police in your area. Residents in the Kent policing area should call 101 to contact their local officer, make an enquiry and to report non-urgent crimes.

REMEMBER  – ONLY dial 999 in an emergency when life is in danger or a crime is in progress.

Examples when to use 101 are:

  • if your car has been stolen,
  • if property has been damaged,
  • if you suspect drug use or dealing,
  • to report a minor traffic collision,
  • to give information about a crime or criminals in your local area.

Each call will never cost more than 15p. Callers will be put through to Force Control Room in Kent and not a national call centre.

Community Policing Volunteers

Kent Police are looking for volunteers to play a new role in community policing. Could this be you? If so, please follow the link below:

Communiity Policing Volunteer

Higham Community Warden – Paul Hassell

Kent’s community wardens are out and about between 7.30am and 10pm every day in 128 Kent communities including ours who covers Higham, Chalk, Cobham and Sole Street.

His name is Paul Hassell and you may have met him at the monthly drop-in sessions held at Higham library or you may have seen him out and about in the village. He is a very friendly and approachable warden (as they all are) and is more than happy to take your calls relating to all manner of issues relating to low-level crime in our village.

As a Community Warden, Paul

  • can tackle low-level crime and antisocial behaviour (such as graffiti, littering, fly tipping and vandalism)
  • can take names and addresses and control traffic
  • is a reassuring uniformed presence
  • is fully trained to the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme before starting their work
  • encourages our community to work together and make things better for everyone
  • works closely with Kent Police and other professional authorities
  • talks with local people, offering information and advice e.g. Paul attends our monthly drop-in surgery at Higham Library (see below for more details)
  • takes part in local community activities e.g. attends Parish Council meetings to provide his monthly report.

Meet Paul

The Community Warden drop-in surgery is held on the last Thursday of the month between 2.30pm and 4pm in Higham Library. Why not meet him at the next drop-in surgery on 28th November 2019? 

If you wish to make a report of a low-level crime that you have witnessed or perhaps you have observed suspicious activity in Higham, you can contact Paul directly:

07811 271256
Paul.Hassell@kent.gov.uk


Want to know more?

Find out more about the Community Wardens in Kent by visiting the Community Wardens website here:

Kent Community Wardens

The Parish Council

Higham Library Information

Library Extra

It is now possible to access Higham Library when it’s not staffed! Wow!

Outside the usual staffed ‘opening’ hours, using a Library Extra registered Kent Library Card and your personal PIN, you can enter Higham Library from 7am until 9pm, Monday to Saturday.

This is ideal for customers who find it difficult to get to the library during its opening hours, to pick up a reservation or return a book for example, but it also provides an opportunity for quiet study and email catch-up, using the public computers for an hour or the free WiFi.

If you are interested in registering for Library Extra at Higham, anybody (with proof of address and DOB and with a current library card) can sign up for this amazing service! You just need to sign a short form accepting the Terms & Conditions of the service and receive a short induction from the helpful library staff.

You do have to pop in during the staffed hours to do this though!

Library hours are as follows:

Higham library opening hours

What is happening at Higham Library and when?

Tuesdays

  • Knit & Natter – Knitting and crochet every Tuesday 6-8pm for beginners and old hands!! (Library Extra card needed)
  • Books & Beverage – Book club meeting 2.30-4pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month discussing books by a chosen author for the month. Refreshments served by Paul, the Community Warden!

Wednesdays

  • Talk Time – Meet up and chat, with refreshments and quiz, every Wednesday 10-11.30am.

Thursdays

  • Higham Library Book Club – Book club meeting 6.45-9pm on the 1st Thursday of the month discussing the chosen book of the month. Very informal. (Library Extra card needed)
  • Higham Quilters – Quilting group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 7-9pm. (Library Extra card needed)
  • Community Warden Surgery  – Last Thursday of the month 2.30-4pm. Raise any issues with Paul Hassell – our friendly KCC Community Warden together with a local Parish Councillor. Free refreshments provided!

Fridays

  • Baby Rhyme Time – Every Friday during school term time, 9.30-10.30am (term time)
  • Parent & Carer Talk Time on Friday 10:30am – 11:30am (term time)

Saturdays

  • Reading Champion  — Every Saturday, 10.15-11.15am, a young volunteer reads with children.

 

What else is on offer at Higham Library?

Home Library Service (HLS) – If you are someone (or you know of someone) who would like to borrow a book (standard or large print) or audio disc (spoken word) but you’re unable to get to the library, we have a volunteer who can visit you fortnightly with books for your enjoyment. There is no charge for this service and you have an extended loan period.

Chess – Why not pop in with a friend to play a game of chess, using our lovely, donated chess set. If you fancy setting up a Chess Club, even better!


Coming Soon!  — Higham Village History Group now has its archive materials stored at the library and a volunteer will be available once a month to help customers with their local history enquiries. Dates/times to be confirmed. Watch this space!

 

For more information on Higham Library (facilities, location, parking etc. ), visit the Kent County Council libraries website:

Kent County Council – Higham Library