WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF HEXTABLE PARISH COUNCIL
Parish Council Established May 2008
Masterplan for Swanley and Hextable
Hextable residents you are invited to have your say!
Come along to the Masterplan Consultation Drop-In Sessions to voice your views on the future of our village.
Hextable sessions are taking place at:
The Community Room at Hextable Village Hall, College Road.
Tuesday 9 February 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Thursday 11 February 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sevenoaks District Council, working with Swanley Town Council and Hextable Parish Council, will soon start work on a new plan to help shape future improvements in Swanley and Hextable.
The plan will identify options for improving Swanley town centre and open spaces, leisure facilities, shops, business space, transport and new homes in both Swanley and Hextable Village. The three Councils are keen to encourage all residents to participate in the consultation to shape how the area will develop in the longer term. The work will lead to a 'Masterplan', which will help identify what could be built and where over the next 20 years and the services needed to support them.
But before work starts on the plan, local people and those with an interest in the area are being asked for their views.
As work begins on a new plan, which will shape the area for many years to come, it is important that local people give their views about the improvements they want to see in their area in terms of shopping, restaurants, retail, leisure, open spaces, transport and new homes.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents to shape the place they live now and into the future so residents are warmly invited to the drop in sessions and have their say on the future of Swanley and Hextable.
Drop-In sessions have been arranged for during the day and evening to try to allow as many residents as possible to attend but if the Hextable Drop-In dates are not convenient then Hextable residents are welcome to attend the Swanley Drop-Ins sessions:
39 Swanley Centre (next to Wilko) every day from 11am to 4pm, Monday 8 February to Saturday 13 February
You will be able to find out about events that are happening in and around Hextable as well as news which affects the residents.
We are also publishing the minutes of various committees and also providing general information concerning the parish.
We hope you find the website interesting and informative.
A report on the facts regarding the Village Hall may be found on the news page
Next Council Meeting: Monday 14th March 2016 at 7.30pm at the Heritage Centre
Next Councillors Surgery: Saturday 12th March 2016, 11:00am at the Heritage Centre.
Hextable is a pleasant place to live, it is an attractive rural village surrounded by beautiful Green Belt. The village is inside the M25 in north west Kent in the Sevenoaks District. It borders the London Borough of Bexley and Dartford. It is a few minutes from the A2, M20 and M25. The population of Hextable is 4,400 with 1,800 homes and covers nearly 2 square kilometres. Hextable is the 5th largest of twenty seven parishes in the district and in the top 10% of the country for size. It gained its own parish council in April 2008, as a result of a public petition that led to a Governance Review. Hextable has plenty of open green spaces including a central Village Green, Hextable Park which is 9 acres, Hextable Gardens which includes allotments, the Avenue of Limes and Claremont Green.
NIne councillors sit on the Parish Council holding 10 council meetings a year. The Council also has a Personnel Committee, an Audit & Finance Committee, an Open Spaces Committee, a Facilities Committee and a Communications Committee. All meetings are open to the public and there is an item for residents' questions at every Council meeting. Councillors' hold monthly residents surgeries where no appointment is necessary. The village holds a yearly 'Beating of the Bounds' organised by the Residents' Association. This old English village tradition consists of a 4 mile walk round the village boundary every September to ensure none of the land of Hextable has been encroached! The village holds a free firework event every year in November and a Remembrance Service in the Memorial Hall at Five Wents. The Parish Council subsidises summer coach outings and a Christmas trip for senior residents. There are a number of clubs and Societies including a Heritage Society.
Hextable has a strong community spirit and it's residents are the village's finest asset.