Borough Councillor Pearton has contacted KCC on the different road closures in Higham.  Please see below the response:

Thank you for emailing regarding the closure on Villa Road and Forge Lane, Higham. 

I have emailed Gravesham Borough Council with further details and did state that no work will start on Forge Lane until Villa Road works are complete and the road is reopened as Villa Road forms part of the Forge Lane diversion route. 

Our contractor ‘merges’ dates so that if they finish one road earlier than expected they can then move to the next and start to prepare the site for work to start.  It does make sense to do that but it also looks contradictory. 

Be rest assured your Councillors listen to concerns and are working on your behalf.