Seal Parish Council.

www.sealparishcouncil.org.uk

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Parish News

Mrs Lorna J Talbot
Parish Clerk
01732 763488

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 March 2018 between the hours of 8.00 am - 8.30 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. Any residents wishing to discuss the new restrictions further are welcome to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council, which will take place at 7.30 pm on 8 February 2018 in Seal Pavilion or email sealparishc@btconnect.com ."

Seal Ward - Councillor Vacancy (Nov 17)
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 cover 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 February 2018 at 7.30pm in The Pavilion, Seal Recreation Ground, Seal.

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 22nd January 2018 at 8pm in Seal Pavilion.

Bird Flu
• Last winter the UK experienced several outbreaks of avian influenza – better known as bird flu – and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is asking for help to share information in local communities. This highly contagious disease affects birds including chickens, ducks and geese, and can be fatal to them, devastating farmers’ livelihoods. It is just as much of a risk to those with a few chickens in a back garden as to commercial farmers and anyone who keeps chickens, ducks or geese. Defra is asking local councils to share their advice on bird flu.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2017-to-2018

At the Annual Assembly took place on the 4th May 2017 where the "KALC Community Award" was presented to Nicky Harvey for her dedication to the Seal Beavers and Cubs and the many other village activiities she is has been part of in the village. As well as a presentation to Nicky the Council said "Thank You" to Mike who leaves the Council this week and will be greatly missed. Everyone wished them well as they move to Hadlow.

Nicky Harvey Award

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

Recycling, Garden and Black Sacks are now available at "Kerrys Pets" in the High Street

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.

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

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

Update on East Facing Slips with M25/M26 Nov 2016

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.

New play equipment Seal Recreation Ground

Reporting a problem on a Public Right of Way (broken stile or dog gate/overgrown/blocked path)

Contact the report line on 03000 41 7171 8am-8pm Mon-Friday.
- http://www.kent.gov.uk/waste-planning-and-land/public-rights-of-way/report-a-problem-on-a-right-of-way

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