Seal Parish Council.

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Parish News

Mrs Lorna J Talbot
Parish Clerk
01732 763488

Seal Conservation Area - Consultation
Information on the public consultation as well as the revised documents can be found via: https://www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/conservationareas. This includes a link to the online questionnaire.

Hard copies of the conservation area appraisal are made available for viewing at the Council Offices Reception, Sevenoaks Library and Seal Library.

All residents and businesses in the conservation area will receive a consultation leaflet informing them about the consultation. We will hold a public consultation event in Seal Library on Saturday 3 November from 10.30am to 1pm where residents and stakeholders can meet the project team for further information and any queries.
Consultation from 22nd Oct and will run until 5pm on Friday 30th November 2018.

The Parish Council welcome Matt Brown and Michael Leahy as new Seal Ward members.

Seal Ward - Councillor Vacancy
If you have an interest in enhancing the area and surroundings where you live then becoming a Parish Council could be just the role for you! Seal Ward covers Seal and Godden Green In the first instance please phone the Clerk 01732 763488 to find out more.

Dates for  your diary

Parishioners are welcome to attend both the Parish Council and Planning meetings. Look under meetings for agendas and minutes.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday 8th November 2018 at 7.30pm in Seal Pavilion on Seal Recreation Ground

Planning meetings
As applications come in for Planning meetings they will be added to the Planning agenda which can be found under Council meetings . The next planning meeting is scheduled for Monday 26th November 2018 at 8pm in Seal Pavilion. However it may be necessary to deal with applications after the full council
above if tight deadlines apply.

55+ DANCE A fun and friendly 55+ Dance Group in Seal Village Hall who meet once a week to enjoy dance/movement to keep fit, have fun and relax. TO FIND OUT MORE USE THE LINK BELOW:- For new class dates

Fly Tipping is on the increase in this area
To report fly tipping ring Sevenoaks District Council 01732 227000
If you see fly tipping in progress ring the police on 101don't forget to take the vehicles registration.

Remember to protect you and your family online see links below:-

Reporting a Highway fault

There are so many blocked drains and other issues that need reporting at the moment.
Below is the link that will take you straight to the KCC highways fault reporting page.
If you log a fault you will be given a fault number so that you can track what is being done about it.
If you opt to report it by putting the location on the map (the easiest way with rural lanes) you will see if someone has reported it before you.
Or telephone the call centre
03000 41 81 81

http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem

New for Seal - Lorry Watch

Due to the large number of lorries using Seal both ways as a short cut (via Pilgrims Way, Childsbridge Lane, Church Street, Church Road and School Lane)
A lorry watch scheme has been set up to record and report lorries. To find out more details on how to help. Please email
lorrywatchseal@gmail.com

If you are near a flower tub in Seal village please water it, even when we have had rain!
Next year we are hoping to increase our flowers tubs and encouraging businesses and householders to make a contribution to tubs outside their properties. We will be giving more details early next year but if you wish to register an interest please let us know.

News!
Sevenoaks Greensand Commons Project
Sevenoaks District Council, working with Kent Wildlife Trust and other local partners, has received a confirmed National Lottery grant of £483,600 for the Sevenoaks Greensand Commons heritage project. This will be a four year project covering the 300ha of Commons that fall under SDC`s management and will include Seal Chart, Fawke Common and Bitchet Common in Seal Parish. Including match funding and volunteer time the project will have a value of £685,274 and aims to restore the landscape, social and natural heritage of the Commons, improve footpaths, bridleways and signage. There will be opportunities for people to find out and share more about the history and wildlife of the Commons and to take a lead role in the on-going management of their conservation and promotion of their heritage.
A project manager and community education and conservation managers will be recruited and it is expected that the project will start this coming autumn. More information will become available on the Kent Wildlife Trust website at https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved/our-projects/sevenoaks-greensand-commons
Thanks must go to the very many people locally who contributed so positively to the consultation walks and surveys carried out as part of the successful bid. There was a strong groundswell of support for the project that enabled the project development officer to put together a comprehensive proposal that can be effectively delivered and improved upon with the continued involvement of so many local people.

Seal Recreation Ground Parking Restrictions

“After a great deal of consideration, the Parish Council has felt that we need to take further measures to control parking in the Pavilion/Recreation Ground car park. As many people will be aware, due to the large number of residents and others parking their vehicles for long periods in the car park, over recent months it has become increasingly difficult for users of the recreation ground (including those that have paid to use the facilities, including parents of children attending Top Banana pre-school and the football clubs) to find spaces. In the past the Parish Council has attempted to improve the situation through informal measures, but as these have not been successful, it has now been decided that formal enforcement is necessary and we will be enforcing a parking restriction as from May 2018 between the hours of 8.00 am - 8.20 am Monday to Sunday and any vehicle found breaching these restrictions will be liable for a fine of up to £100.
The Parish Council recognises the general parking problem in Seal and these new restrictions are not intended to prevent residents parking their vehicles overnight or for short periods during the day.

Halls for hire in the Parish

The Pavilion, Seal Recreation Ground,
High Street, Seal TN15 0AF
01732 763488
Ideal for childrens parties or small meetings.
email:- sealparishc@btconnect.com 

Seal Village Hall 01959 522545

Seal Church Hall 01732 762840

St Lawrence Village Hall, Stone Street
 01732 760552
email:- Andy Smaggasgale
andysmaggasgale@yahoo.co.uk

Underriver Village Hall 
underriverhallbookings@hotmail.com

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