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2016 News Archive
Policing in Kent 2017 - 2021: Autumn 2016 Survey
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Uplees Gunpowder Works near Faversham
On 2nd April 1916, a massive explosion at the Uplees Gunpowder Works near Faversham killed 106 people.
At least one of the victims is buried in Sandwich.
Faversham Town Council is organising a service to commemorate the centenary of the explosion and they are keen to contact local descendants of those involved.
If you are related to one of the victims, or to any of the Fire Brigade, Police, nurses or other emergency workers who helped that day in 1916, Faversham Town Council would like to invite you to the centenary service and a reception afterwards.
If one of your family was involved, please get in touch with Louise Bareham, Town Clerk of Faversham, on
01795 503288 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Community groups can apply for capital grants - for things like equipment - from the Dover District Neighbourhood Forums by logging onto: http://www.dover.gov.uk/Community/Neighbourhood-Forums/Home.aspx
2016 News Archive
Traffic, Parking, Town Team Notices
Which way for Sandwich?
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sandwich Consultation from July 2 – 31st 2016. The results have been analysed and a Consultation Report is available to view or download at www.kent.gov.uk/sandwichtownreview.
The Consultation Report has been passed on to Rummey Design who have used it to inform their Final Report & Masterplan. This has been presented to Sandwich Town Council who formally accepted it on the 22nd August 2016.
The Final Report & Masterplan explains the process that Rummey Design have undertaken and provides a series of conceptual recommendations that can be looked at in more detail going forward. A copy of this report is also available to download at www.kent.gov.uk/sandwichtownreview.
All proposals will require funding and it is planned for the first bid to be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in November 2016. This will focus on the Guildhall building and surrounding area. If the funding bid is successful, as with any other bid going forward, a detailed design would be drawn up and this will be consulted on with the public to determine a final design.
The Toll Bridge
The consultation process showed support in principle for the majority of the proposals put forward by Rummey Design. However, one option to potentially close the Toll Bridge to vehicles received overwhelmingly negative feedback.
Therefore Rummey Design decided not to proceed with this option in their Final Report & Masterplan.
Tim Middleton | Principal Transport Planner | Highways, Transportation & Waste | Kent County Council | 1st Floor, Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XX | Internal: 412457 | External: 03000 412457 | www.kent.gov.uk |
HAVE YOUR SAY: WHICH WAY FOR SANDWICH?
The consultation is open until 31st July.
Click here to find out more and give your feedback.
4th March 2016 - The Traffic Summit
Press Releaseclick to view PDF Document
Joint Press Release from Sandwich Town Council and the Sandwich Town Team
Sandwich Town Council gave its backing to a White Paper, A Transport Strategy for Sandwich, prepared by the Town Team. The Paper outlines proposals designed to tackle Sandwich’s chronic traffic problems and help kick-start regeneration.
At its meeting on 30th November, the Council gave overall approval to the White Paper. It agreed the first phase implementation programme along with external consultancy to define and facilitate the longer term measures. The Town Team were delegated to take their preferred options forward, with Town Council support, for endorsement by the Kent County Council & Dover District Council Joint Transportation Board. Voting was 15 to 1 in favour.
The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwich, Cllr Paul Graeme, said: “I am pleased that the Council has resolved to back the Town Team’s exciting, forward-thinking and collaborative plan to tackle traffic issues that have been plaguing our historic town for years.
“There’s great momentum behind this White Paper, with support from our local MP, Dover District Council and Kent County Council to get things moving. We know that change is needed. Our community events volunteers and the Chamber of Commerce have already made great achievements in increasing footfall and now traffic management in our town needs to keep up to make sure that Sandwich becomes an even better place to visit, work and live”.
Here is a summary of those first phase measures, all subject to statutory consultation but which we expect to see implemented over the next few months:
- A 7.5-tonne HGV limit throughout Sandwich, except for access.
- “Gateways” at the by-pass roundabouts to announce the new weight limit.
- Traffic calming in High Street and New Street, plus a review of Moat Sole. Reflecting feedback received during consultation, solutions will take the form of parking chicanes rather than speed tables.
- Protection for buildings and pedestrians at Breezy Corner.
Lorries delivering to and collecting from Sandwich addresses will be exempt from the weight limit, as will buses, refuse collection and emergency service vehicles. The restriction will therefore have no detriment to local businesses.
There is a clear demand from residents to tackle speeding cars and buses. Over and over, we hear concerns about the town’s narrow streets and pavements, with the associated dangers to pedestrians and architectural heritage. A sizeable minority of vehicles exceed the town centre speed limit – some by a considerable margin – and it would be unacceptable for a fatal accident to occur before acting.
SANDWICH TOWN COUNCIL
SELF-EMPLOYED WARDEN FOR THE MONKS WALL NATURE RESERVE SANDWICH
Please write to the Town Clerk, Miss Laura Fidler,
if you are interested in this role,
detailing any relevant experience/interests that you have:
The Town Clerk
Kent CT13 9AH
Tel 01304 617197
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 29th February 2016