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 Welcome to Collier Street Parish Council Website

The next meeting of the full Council will take place in the Orchard Room of St Margaret’s School on Monday 9th July at 7.45pm. This meeting will be preceded by a Development Control Meeting scheduled to commence at 7.30pm


ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS (UK Power Networks]

You may be aware that the current cold spell of icy winds and snow may bring ‘freezing rain’. Freezing rain is a very rare weather phenomenon and occurs when very cold rain freezes immediately on landing.

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines, resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, and we have organised for additional staff in our contact centre and more engineers on the ground to be available to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the cold weather.

Both you and your constituents will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.
Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

• Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
• Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates
• Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

If you would like to share information about reporting power cuts or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:

@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of the cold weather. Call 105 to report a powercut or visit http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut

Do you need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. To register visit ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority


HIGHWAYS

DAMAGE TO HIGHWAY NETWORK – Owing to Adverse Weather

Fault Reporting Tool: www.kent.gov.uk/highwaysfaults

Temporary Road Closure – Sheephurst Lane, Marden – from 8 April 2018 for up to 1 day

The road will be closed outside South Eastern Beers.

The alternative route is via B2079 Goudhurst Road/Winchet Hill/Summerhill, Ballards Hill, Goudhurst Road, B2162 Maidstone Road and vice versa.

The closure is to enable works on an overhead structure to be carried out by BT Openreach.

KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste: keeping you up to date with what’s happening on our roads – for more information visit http://www.kent.gov.uk/travel or· http://www.kent.gov.uk/highways


PLAN TOGETHER – DELIVER IN PARTNERSHIP – Medway Flood Action Plan

Available on line at www.gov.uk/environment-agency 

Search: Medway Flood Action Plan


Any suggestions for improvements, or content you would wish to see included, please email The Clerk clerk.collstpc1@btinternet.com


PARISH MAGAZINE TEAM

Parish Magazine Team are in situ :-
The editor is Jacki Fogg and she can be contacted on editorparishmag@mail.com
The account/advertising coordinator is Tracey Bentley 

NEW               Please see the latest ‘Microsoft Phone Scam’ under the Trading Standards Alert Tab


NEW             Please see the latest Trading Standards Alert – Post Code Lottery Scam Alert 


NEW            Please see the latest Trading Standards Alert Council Tax Rebate Scam


NEW           Please see the latest Trading Standards Alert – ROUGE TRADERS


NEW          Please see the latest KCC Resurfacing Kent Roads bulletin.

                 –  Highways and Community Safety Tab


What will motivate you to become a volunteer? Click here for further details


PLEASE SEE THE NEW TAB ON THE WOODPECKER GROUP

New volunteers are most welcome