The Action Group was set up as a result of a questionnaire sent to residents of Crockenhill Parish in 2014, which asked for opinions on a wide range of topics. The questionnaire responses indicated a number of concerns and there were also some suggestions for improvements. Ideas for actions were discussed at a public meeting in February 2015 and these formed the basis of an Action Plan which the Group have been implementing. So far, we have completed the following actions :
A consultation on speed humps for the centre of the village, with 83% of respondents voting in favour of raised humps. A scheme was agreed between Crockenhill Parish Council (CPC) and Kent County Council (KCC) and a final decision on granite setts or imprints is due shortly.
Information has been advertised on the Community Noticeboard to encourage residents to respond to consultations regarding double yellow lines at the Broadway junction and a 20mph zone. There were very few responses, but with a majority in favour both schemes have now been implemented.
All street signs have been cleaned. A list was also provided to CPC of signs which needed repainting and this work has been completed.
Vegetation has been cleared which was obscuring directional signs and some paths have been weeded.
We have asked Community Payback to assist with clearing weeds from the footpaths in Harvestfield and are awaiting a date for the work to be carried out.
We have assisted with advertising the school library and coffee mornings and also provided ideas to extend computer lessons and overcome parking issues.
Leaflets and newsletters have been delivered for CPC.
We have submitted comments to Sevenoaks District Council relating to the proposed Swanley and Hextable Masterplan, because this will affect Crockenhill residents.
Unfortunately, we had no volunteers to help with Gardens in Bloom, Adopt a Street or Field Watch.
In 2016, we will be concentrating on monitoring the Swanley and Hextable Masterplan and submitting further comments as necessary. We will also consider any ideas for improvements suggested by residents and support CPC with any voluntary work they require.
If you have any ideas on how to improve Crockenhill or are interested in volunteering to help, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01322 614674 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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