Headcorn's Neighbourhood Plan June 2017
MBC has been responsible for delays to Headcorn's Neighbourhood plan but now have agreed to work with the Parish to try to progress it. Begun in late 2012 it is currently stalled before reaching referendum stage. The principle of it is that this community should decide on how it grows, in accordance with the concept of Localism. Please continue to support your Parish Council in this protracted battle.
Headcorn in the News
Recently in the Kent Messenger:
New village defibrillator installed. 19 June 2017
This week a new community defibrillator was installed at Headcorn Fire Station. This was kindly donated by the Weald of Kent Rotary Club and property developer Creast Nicholson.
Please be aware you do NOT need to be trained to use this - instructions are provided in use.
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A fabulous Headcorn view. Click to enlarge. Taken September 2015.
And another from July 2017.
© Jane Armstrong 2013
Meet your village shopkeepers...
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Persimmon Homes submits amended plans for Gibbs Hill Site
PLANNING NEWS: If you live in Sharp's Field, Downs Close, Locks Yard, Grigg Lane, Oak Lane etc, you will be directly affected by the planning submission for Gibbs Hill Farm. ONLY ONE RESIDENT in the village appears to have been notified of substantial changes to the application. One of the changes is the layout which has moved the site's road in very close alignment with Sharp's Field. This rings alarm bells with the obvious potential of A274 access
via Sharp's Field which itself might later
facilitate consent for a larger site. The Parish
Council voted to reject this on 9th August... MBC
has already significantly exceeded it's housing
allocation for Headcorn.
Anyone can comment, but please do so by 23 August.
Headcorn has Best Head Teacher in Kent
The Kent Messenger's annual
Teacher of the Year Awards 2017 recognised
that here in Headcorn we are fortunate
enough to have the Best Head Teacher
in the County.
Congratulations to Sarah Symonds.
Headcorn Flood Forum appeals for information...
A question for every Headcorn parish resident please...
are you aware of any drainage and sewage issues in the village?
The Flood Forum is arranging a meeting with key authorities (Southern Water, Environment Agency, KCC, MBC etc) to address the known problems. If you know of any issues you want sorted out then please let them know. If the Forum doesn't know about it they can't ask for it
to be solved, so if in doubt please email and they will ensure it is on the list.
Simply send an email stating the exact location of the problem and
describing it. If you have a photo too that's even better. Send your email to:
The Flood Forum of course has the Moat Road
issue top at the of its list.