Parish Councils are the first tier of local government. They deliver a range of services at a community level. There are around 10,000 parish councils in England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors. These first-tier councillors can respond to the needs of the community - delivering the services or representation it most needs. To do this well the councillors needs to hear from the community about local issues, so please keep in touch.
Mrs Lorna J Talbot
Public survey regarding Sevenoaks Commons which include Bitchet Green, Fawke Common and Seal Chart
Sevenoaks District Council has responsibility for the management of a number of Commons in the area and has been looking at ways in which they can be enhanced for all to enjoy. These special areas of land are owned by the two great estates, Knole and Squerryes and managed under a Scheme of Management going back nearly 100 years. Working in partnership with local organisations, the landowners and the National Trust, SDC is exploring whether or not work is needed to be undertaken at the Commons in order to better manage the area, enable public access and increase local awareness about our natural history and cultural heritage. To this end we would like to hear your views and ask you to complete a very quick and simple survey – it will take less than 5 minutes of your time and the more people we hear from the better. The link to the survey is
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
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.
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.