Hextable Parish Council


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March 21,2019

The notice of election for town and parish councillors can be viewed here

Fitness with Friends @ St. Peters C of E Church Hall, Thursdays 10:30am - 12:00pm
March 19,2019

Planning for the Future @ Emerson Park, Thursday 14th March, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
March 11,2019

Health & Wellbeing with Diana Moran @ Emerson Park, Wednesday 20th March, 10.45am - 2.00pm
March 11,2019

Parish of Hextable Annual Parish Meeting
March 05,2019

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Parish of Hextable will be held at the Heritage Centre, College Road on Monday 18th March at 7.00pm


  1. Welcome & Introduction by Cllr Pat Bosley, Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council
  2. Apologies for Absence.
  3. Minutes from last year
  4. Chairman's Report on the Work of the Parish Council for 2018/19
  5. Report from Kent County Councillor.
  6. Update from Inspector Ian Jones.
  7. Report from Sevenoaks District Councillors.
  8. Report from Kent Community Warden Paul Sharrad
  9. Each year some of the many Hextable clubs or organisations are invited to make a presentation. This is done on a rolling basis so all the different groups are represented periodically. This year there will be reports from:
    Lizzie Fogarty – Simply Lizzie
    James Vaughan – Hextable Charity Run
    Aadil Baig – Emersons Park Care Home
  10. Questions
  11. Close

Darren Kitchener
Hextable Parish Council

11th March 2019

Pop up Tea Room Every Friday @ Hextable Heritage Centre 12.30pm - 3.30pm
February 17,2019

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea: Sunday 31st March @ Hextable Heritage Centre
February 17,2019

Hextable Parish Council - Future of the Parish Complex

It is well known that the parish council has been considering options for the future of the Parish Complex.  The developed site, off Dawson Drive contains four buildings that the parish own, each with different uses and merits.     

The parish council has a duty to ensure that the best use is made of the assets we own, and to consider how the community can benefit from the facilities we have, whilst minimising the financial burden on the tax payer.  

Our recent consultation with residents on some initial ideas for the future of the site, formed the very early stages of this consideration.  The feedback from this exercise will give us some valuable indication as to what the council may decide to do in the future.  The Parish Complex site, and all the council-owned facilities, belong collectively to the community, but the Parish Council manage these on behalf of our residents.  It is therefore essential that we use the feedback to help us in our future decisions.  

It is important to us to ensure that in considering what ever we may do on the Complex site, is of maximum benefit for as many of our residents and user groups as we can, and that there is alternative provision in the community to provide for any users of the existing facilities who may be displaced.  Part of our ambition to improve, and provide sustainable facilities includes the reinvestment of any funds received in the replacement of a permanent pavilion in the park for the many youngsters that use the current dilapidated building.  

The independent research company managing the feedback are working through the responses, and are are on programme to publish their report to be made available for members to review at full council in November, before we make this report available to residents.  

At the last meeting of the council, we resolved to ask our independent research company to compile the report (to be brought to the next council meeting) and for it to be provided to the new elected members of the council in May 2019 when options can be decided.  This is now available to view on the Parish Complex - Your Views page of this website.

Pop in for Craft at St. Peter's Church: 1st Sat of Every Month - 10am till 6pm
February 13,2019

Free Organisational Health Check
February 10,2019

Ellenor Cuppa Events
February 10,2019

Urgent care services in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley
February 7,2019

A review of urgent care services in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley has been ongoing over the past couple of years. This involved plans to create an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) as required by NHS England. A UTC would treat minor illness and injuries for all ages and form a key part of urgent care services. This is part of the national strategy to improve urgent and emergency care and make it easier for people to understand what services are available to them.
The UTC brings services together including:
·         Walk in Centre, which provides urgent GP appointments to people from across Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley. This is currently located at the White Horse GP Surgery at Fleet Health Campus, Vale Road, Northfleet
·         the Minor Injuries Unit at Gravesham Community Hospital
·         GP out of hours services
Last year consideration was given to creating a UTC at Gravesham Community Hospital, relocating the Walk in Centre alongside the Minor Injuries Unit.
It is proposed that the Fleet Healthcare Campus in Northfleet (current home to the Walk-in Centre) be re-designed to increase primary care access over time.

New possibility
There is now an opportunity to explore the option of locating a UTC at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.
To find out more about what local people think about these two possibilities a survey has been launched and plans to hold an event to talk to local people in more detail.
By giving your views in this early stage of exploring options, you can influence the decision making. There is a plan to hold a formal public consultation in spring/summer 2019 and more detailed information will be provided at that time.
In the meantime, NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG would be grateful if you would complete their survey. You can find out more on their website: www.dartfordgraveshamswanleyccg.nhs.uk?

Bereavement and Loss groups in West Kent
February 4,2019

West Kent Mind has two new services:    

West Kent service Brighter Futures is a 1.5 hour workshop for anyone who wants help to cope with bereavement or any other loss such as the loss of employment, a home, your mobility or a pet. The workshops will be facilitated by a qualified Counsellor and offer group support and psychoeducation around grief and loss. Workshop locations and dates:

Tunbridge Wells:       Thursday 7 February  10.30 to 12pm 

Sevenoaks:               Thursday 21 February 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Tonbridge:                 Thursday 1 March 11am to 12.30pm

Tunbridge Wells:       Thursday 21 March 10.30am to 12pm

Sevenoaks:               Thursday 28 March 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Tonbridge:                 Friday 12 April 11.00 am to 12.30 pm

To book a place, make a referral or to find out more please visit: https://westkentmind.org.uk/a-brighter-future#workshops

Temporary Road Closure – St David’s Road, Hextable – from 18 February 2019 for up to 5 days between 09.30hrs and 15.30hrs
Jan 27,2019

The road will be closed outside number 38 to 40. 

The alternative route is via Puddledock Lane, Rowhill Road, Top Dartford Road and vice versa.

The closure is to enable works on the water main to be carried out by Thames Water Utilities Ltd.

For details of roadworks, please see www.roadworks.org

Temporary Road Closure: Lower Road, Hextable - from 4 February for up to 5 days
Jan 14,2019

The road will be closed outside “Wiffins Farm Cottage”.

The alternative route is via B258 Top Dartford Road, Goss Hill and vice versa.

The closure is to enable a new electric supply to be carried out by UK Power Networks.

For details of roadworks, please see www.roadworks.org

Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services: Volunteers Needed
Nov 08,2018

Report Crime Online
Feb 04,2018


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