Report fly-tipping

Moving around the country lanes of Higham, whether on foot, bike or car, can be a most pleasant experience. Take in the sights of the rolling English countryside or the view across the Thames or how about this:

Not a sight that anybody would want to see on their travels around our village. Unfortunately, incidents of fly tipping are becoming increasingly common in the lanes of Higham and neighbouring villages.

How do I report fly-tipping?

It is essential that all incidences of fly-tipping that you see are reported to Gravesham Borough Council (GBC). If you see fly tipping, please report it immediately and do not think that someone else will do it – report it straight away to GBC for it to be removed. We have found that GBC are very efficient at removing unsightly, polluting and dangerous waste so keep up the good work Gravesham!

Fly-tipping can be quickly and easily reported online via the GBC website by clicking on the image below

Have you heard of the Country Eye Mobile App?

The Country Eye mobile phone app has been built to help Kent residents, farmers and countryside users to receive rural information and to report criminal activity / information quickly and efficiently. The mobile phone app allows users to record and share information on crime, suspicious behaviour and damage in their home community or whilst out and about.

The Country Eye app is available to download for free from the Apple Store for Apple devices  and Google Play Store for Android devices .

Click on the image below for more information:

Let’s beat them not join them – Remember, that it’s your responsibility to get rid of your rubbish and waste properly and legally.

Sometimes unlawful traders take rubbish from you for a small fee and then just dump it. This type of environmental crime is a blight on our open spaces, and spoils our area for those who live here and visit.

Only businesses that are registered to carry waste can take away rubbish, this includes our own household waste collection.

Anyone that is visited by a door-to-door rubbish collector or chooses to use a contractor should ask if they are a registered waste carrier and ask for their waste carrier number. You can then ask the Environment Agency to do a validation check.

This will be able to tell you if the contractor is registered. If they’re not please do not use them no matter how reasonable you feel their prices are!

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Reporting an abandoned vehicle

An abandoned vehicle is a vehicle which doesn’t have a known owner. Issues with abandoned or illegally parked vehicles are dealt with by different agencies. Please read the information on the Gravesham Borough Council website to determine who you should contact and then follow their link to report an abandoned vehicle online:

Report an abandoned vehicle


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Report a problem on a right of way

You can report non-urgent issues online including:

  • broken stiles
  • overgrown vegetation or fallen trees
  • damaged or dangerous path surfaces
  • damaged or missing signposts.

Please submit a separate report for each individual problem. This helps us to identify and inspect the correct location and update you on progress more accurately.

Report a problem with a Right of Way

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Report a problem on a road or pavement to KCC Highways

Have you noticed a pothole? A dangerous pavement? A faulty street light? Here is our guide on how to report these issues directly to Kent County Council Highways Division.

You can report non-urgent issues online including:

  • street light faults
  • potholes
  • drainage
  • traffic signal faults
  • overgrown vegetation (including hedges and grass).

You can plot issues using a map or a non-map based address lookup. If you have any visual impairments or use a screen reader, we would recommend using the address lookup.

Report an issue using the following link:

KCC Highways - Report a problem

Problems that KCC Highways do not manage so you will need to contact:

To report any emergency issues to KCC Highways outside of normal office hours (Monday – Friday, 9am till 5pm), please telephone 03000 41 91 91.

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