Higham Library and Coronavirus
A number of KCC libraries are now open for socially distanced browsing and our Select and Collect service. Sadly, Higham is not one of these. We will update our website and our Facebook page should we be notified of any changes to the current situation.
Please check the Events calendar on the Parish Council website for further details on events that are running or have been cancelled/postponed.
Many thanks for your continued support.
The Parish Council
The following statements have been spotted across various locations in the village including hermitage Lane and the Recreation ground.
Higham Parish Council would like to clarify what the document means.
Higham Speedwatch Group, coordinated by Peter Leakey (Higham resident), is a voluntary group dedicated to making Higham’s roads and lanes a safer place to enjoy. They are now looking for new recruits to join their valuable work in the our community.
Higham Parish Council is lobbying for a weight restriction in the village in Villa Road, Forge Lane and School Lane. We need to look at baseline data and solid evidence of traffic movements (average speeds and type of vehicles) through the village which will help to make our case more robust.
Peter is looking for new recruits to join the valuable work he undertakes in our community. Use the link below to contact Peter Leakey for more information on how to become a Community Speedwatch volunteer:
Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where, in partnership with the police, members of communities use detection devices to monitor local vehicle speeds.
The volunteers report drivers exceeding the speed limit to the police with the aim of educating drivers to slow down.
If the data proves a driver is ignoring repeated warnings police can prosecute them. The aim is to:
Please see the CSW video below for more information on how the scheme works in practice.
For more information on CSW visit the Community Speedwatch website:
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
The Community Warden drop-in surgery is held on the last Thursday of the month between 2.30pm and 4pm in Higham Library.
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:
Want to know more?
Find out more about the Community Wardens in Kent by visiting the Community Wardens website here:
The Parish Council