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  • Parish Council Bookings

    BOOKING THE PAVILION AND PARISH ROOM

    If you would like to book either the Pavilion or the Parish Room, please do the following :

    • check the Calendar of Bookings on this website on the Calendar page to see if the date and time you require is free
    • If it is free, to make your booking, please contact the Parish Clerk, Louise Dancy, either :
       

    Hire Conditions for the Pavilion

    Hire Conditions for the Parish Room

    HIRE CHARGES

    For casual hirers the charge is 9 per hour
    For regular hirers 7 per hour
    Payment is in advance and a returnable deposit, (cheque or cash), is required.

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    FACILITIES

    Both halls have minimal kitchen facilities including a fridge, urn and kettle but no cooker. There are also cups and saucers, tables and chairs.
     

  • 2018 Bulk Freighter Service


    2018 BULK FREIGHTER SERVICE

    The dates for 2018 are :

    Saturday, May 19th
    Southdene 9.15pm – 10am
    Station Road 10.15 – 11am

    Saturday, August 11th
    Southdene 9.15pm – 10am
    Station Road 10.15 – 11am

    Saturday, November 16th
    Fort Road 8.am
    Southdene 9.15am – 10am
    Station Road 10.15am – 11am


    PLEASE REMEMBER.   USE IT OR LOSE IT !

  • 2018 Village Clear Up Dates

    VILLAGE CLEAR UP DAYS

    The Village Clear Up Days took place in Spring and Autumn 2017.

    The next date will be in the Spring of 2018 but the precise date has not yet been finalised, so we’ll keep you posted.

  • Beware of Scams

    BEWARE OF SCAMS

    There are numerous scams operating at the moment. Some of these have been around for some time but we all need to ensure that we remember what they are.

    1. Notification could be posted through your door saying that there is a parcel to be delivered by a well-known company, just telephone “this number” to arrange delivery. And you will be charged an astonishingly high amount for the telephone call. Check with people you expect to send a parcel to you before making any calls;
    2. Do not buy from COLD CALLERS.  Do not give any of your details at the door or on the phone, even if they say they are doing a survey about cold callers !
    3. If you are telephoned and told there is a fault on your computer, IGNORE IT !  No one could know if your computer is “not well” without looking into the computer itself.
    4. 'Representatives' of BT may call you, saying that BT will disconnect you because of an unpaid bill. They will demand payment immediately of 31.00, or say it would be 118.00 to re-connect at a later date.
      If you make it clear that you do not believe their story, they will offer to demonstrate that they are from BT. They tell you to hang up and try making an outgoing call.
      The phone line does go dead - no dial tone or engaged tone - until the representative phones back.
      The cutting off of the line is very simple; the bogus BT rep stays on the line with their mute button pressed and you can't dial out - but they can hear you trying. (This is because the person who initiates a call is the one who should terminate it). When you stop trying to make an outgoing call, he can detect this and immediately calls you back. The rep will ask for your credit card details so that you can pay off the unpaid bill.  Do not give your details under any circumstances.
      RING 999 CRIME IN ACTION, or RING 101 TO REPORT A CRIME
  • Buy with Confidence Scheme

    BUY WITH CONFIDENCE SCHEME

    Trading Standards spend much of their time dealing with rogue traders who do not deliver the service they promise, or try and rip off unsuspecting customers.  But now, help is at hand.

    Trading Standards now runs a Good Trader Scheme which promotes businesses you can trust.  Businesses are thoroughly vetted and then admitted to the scheme, which can be found at www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk.  You’ll find everything from Air Conditioning to Insurance Services, Financial Advisors to Will Writing Services.

    Trading Standards are always looking for more companies to add to the scheme, so, if you know of a business you would like to recommend, please contact them on 08454 040506 or email them at buywithconfidence@kent.gov.uk.

  • Community Safety Newsletter

    The Community Safety Newsletter is usually published  every two months by the Sevenoaks District Safety Partnership.

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    June

    August

    October

    December

     

     

    2018

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  • Crime Advice

    CRIME ADVICE

      • Bogus callers and opportunist thieves are active in the village. If you notice anything unusual contact the police on 101.
      • Always ask for ID. Do not let anyone into your home without being sure that they are who they say they are !  ID cards will carry telephone numbers. If the visitors are genuine, they will wait outside your home while you telephone their employers.
      • Do NOT be tempted to have your drive resurfaced by a 'casual caller' who is working in the area and has some tarmac 'left over'.
      • Beware of telephone callers stating that “someone is using your credit card”.  The caller gives you details of your credit card but asks YOU to provide the 3 security numbers on the reverse. The caller will give you a telephone number to ring and check that they are genuine once the details have been given.


      DO NOT GIVE YOUR DETAILS, RING OFF AND CONTACT YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY.

  • Crime Prevention Guides

    CRIME PREVENTION GUIDES

    Kent Police has produced a series of themed guides providing crime prevention advice.

    Current titles are:

    • Home & Garden security;
    • Property marking;
    • Anti-social behaviour;
    • Plant theft;
    • Contacting Kent Police;
    • Bike security;
    • Rural crime;
    • Safe cycling;
    • Vehicle security;
    • Motorbike safety
    • Restorative practice;
    • Bogus callers;
    • Metal theft;
    • Personal safety;
    • Drug dealing and use (spotting/reporting)

    Visit:   www.kent.police.uk/yourguide

     

     

    Or contact: 01622 652162 or 652164

     

     

  • Crime Statistics

    CRIME STATISTICS

    You can get information about crime statistics for Halstead and Knockholt direct from the Kent Police website.

    Click on the link below which will take you direct to the relevant page.

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  • Kent Police Online Reporting

    Kent Police logoYou can now report crimes online with Kent Police

    https://www.kent.police.uk/services/report-a-crime/kent-police-online-reporting/

    This service was introduced to help residents have an alternative to calling 101. To help Police in their investigations when you make the report, please ensure you have (if available):

    • the date and time of the crime/incident
    • details of any stolen or damaged items (i.e., IMEI number for your mobile, vehicle registration)
    • the contact details of any witnesses
    • information about any evidence that could help an investigation

    Currently it is not possible to upload attachments, this function will be introduced later. There are separate sections within the form for you to add the different information required at this stage.

    Once submitted, you'll receive a reference number and a copy of your report (if selected). 

    Please note this service is not to be used for emergencies that is still 999

  • Newsletters

    PARISH NEWSLETTER

    The Parish Council delivers a newsletter to every household in the parish regularly each year. This provides details of councillors, projects that Council is undertaking and other information of interest such as trading standards alerts.

    If for some reason you do not receive this newsletter, please let the Clerk know and she will arrange for it to be delivered either by hand or post.

    NEWSLETTER BACK COPIES

     

     

     

    March 2012

    July 2012

    December 2012

    March 2013

    August 2013

     

    March 2014

    September 2014

    December 2014

    2015

     

     

    April 2016

    November 2016

     

    2017

     

     

    2018

     

     

  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Neighbourhood Watch logoSuzanne Daniell is the Neighbourhood Watch Kent Police co-ordinator for Halstead. She has approached some parishioners who indicated that they would like to be road co-ordinators but many roads still need volunteers to be involved in the scheme. Currently, there are co-ordinators in :

    • Clarks Lane,
    • Stonehouse Road,
    • The Meadows,
    • Church Road,
    • Otford Lane,
    • Kilnwood ,
    • Cadlocks Hill,
    • London Road and Watercroft Road.

     

    The aims of Neighbourhood Watch are :

     

    • to improve the sense of safety, security and community;
    • to encourage greater vigilance;
    • to foster community spirit;
    • to prevent crime;
    • to assist the police in detecting crime;
    • to reduce the undue fear of crime;
    • to improve police and community liaison.

     

     

    Kent Neighbourhood Watch have produced a series of leaflets to help improve domestic security.  They can be downloaded here : -

     

     

    If you wish to get involved with Neighbourhood Watch, please get in touch with the contact for your road.

    If your road is not listed, and you would like to become a co-ordinator, please contact Suzanne Daniell on 01732 379373
    Email:   suzanne.daniell@kent.pnn.police.uk
     

  • SDC Community Plan

    SEVENOAKS COMMUNITY PLAN

    The Community Plan is a document which sets out residents' priorities for the next 15 years.

    This is implemented by an action plan which is delivered by SDC and their partners and updated every three years.

    Residents have been able to input into the plan during a period of consultation so the final document reflects the issues local people care about.

    For progress information view the Community Plan Annual Report

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