Seal Parish Council.

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Mrs Lorna J Talbot
Parish Clerk
01732 763488

Seal February Village Update, new information regarding whats on including "100 Club, computer buddy at the library and much more".

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

Problems with your bus service?

During last summer’s Big Conversation with residents, many people told KCC that they didn’t know who to give feedback to about bus services.

To make this clearer, KCC have launched a Bus Feedback Portal. It includes information about how to make a formal complaint or compliment about bus services and who to contact in the event that bus users experience problems.

It also includes a feedback form for residents to let us know about their experiences of using buses and the quality of service provided.

We will use the feedback that we get a greater understanding of what types of problems bus users experience and to spot trends about the areas or on which services they arise. We will use this information to inform the conversations that we have with bus operators through our Quality Bus Partnerships or more generally and help improve things for bus users.

KCC is encouraging people to use the form to let us know about their experience of using buses and the quality of service provided. A link to the portal if provided below.

www.kent.gov.uk/busfeedback

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.

Flower tubs in Seal
If you are near a flower tub in Seal village please water it, even when we have had rain!

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

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.