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Improvement Works and Repairs: Lower Road
June 14,2018


4th Colour Dash Event
May 09, 2018

This is great family fun where adults and children, disabled and non disabled can join in and make the area much more colourful.

Held at Jeskyns Community Woodland on Sunday 8th July 2018. You can run or walk the 5k route and organisers will throw coloured powder at you at each 1km marker. The powder is not harmful and is bio degradable. Disabled access. All ages welcome. All income raised will support Beams disabled children holiday play schemes. Last year over 500 people took part in the event.

Book online https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colour-dash-tickets-41278075836 or

T: 01322 668501 x5.E: fundraising@wearebeams.org.uk


Road Closures
April 24,2018

Temporary Road Closure – Clement Street, Swanley – from 21 May 2018 for up to 3 days between 09.30hrs and 15.30hrs

The road will be closed between Goss Hill and “Northview”.
The alternative route is via Arnolds Lane, A225 Main Road/Hawley Road, B258 Church Hill/High Road/Barn End Lane, Goss Hill and vice versa.

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

Temporary Road Closure – Claremont Road, Hextable – from 4 June 2018 for up to 2 weeks

The road will be closed at the junction with St David’s Road. 

The alternative route is via St David’s Road, B258 Top Dartford Road, College Road, Malyons Road and vice versa.

The closure is to enable gas mains replacement works to be carried out by SGN.


M20 Junctions 3 to 5 Smart Motorway Project
April 24,2018

The busy 6.5 mile stretch of the M20 between Junction 3 near West Malling and Junction 5 near Aylesford is to be improved by upgrading it to an ‘all lane running’ (ALR) smart motorway.

Smart motorways reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability by making the hard shoulder available as a traffic lane, and use variable speed limits to smooth traffic flow. They also add much needed capacity to some of the most congested parts of our network and support economic growth.

This work will be carried out by Kier on behalf of Highways England.

When will works begin?

Preparatory work, such as removing vegetation to allow us a clear and safe work space, has already begun. Initial CCTV works will commence on 30 April 2018 which will be followed by the installation of narrow lanes on 6 June 2018 to allow a safe working space for road workers.  Narrow lanes will be used so that the same number of lanes can be open when the improvement work is carried out, while also allowing additional space at the side of the motorway to provide a safer working environment.      

How will this project affect traffic?

During construction, we will be maintaining three narrow lanes, at speeds of 50mph for safety. 

Lane closures and full closures overnight will be necessary during construction. Full closures will take place between 10pm and 5am and will involve clearly signed diversions. All closures will be subject to change and weather dependent.

All closure information will be advertised on the Highways England project webpage http://www.highways.gov.uk/M20J3to5 and Traffic England http://www.trafficengland.com/   throughout the project.

How will this project affect me?

Construction will inevitably have some impact on the local community, businesses and road users, for example construction noise and vibration or increased traffic on diversion routes.

Highways England will work closely with local authorities and local communities to identity any specific issues and implement measures to address them wherever possible.

The smart motorway design reduces the environmental impact of increasing capacity because additional land is not required, they are also 60% more cost effective compared to traditional widening schemes. 

 If you would like to know more about the scheme and talk to members of the Highways England and Constructor teams please come along to the following Public Information Exhibitions: 

Monday April 30th2018

3pm-8pm

Trottiscliffe Village Hall

Church Lane

Trottiscliffe

ME19 5EB

 

Friday May 4th 2018

3pm-8pm

Aylesford Village Community Centre

 

Wednesday May 9th2018

3.30pm-8pm

Larkfield Village Hall

New Hythe Lane

Larkfield

ME20 6PU

 

 

Friday May 11th

3pm-8pm

Addington Village Hall

Park Road

Addington

West Malling

ME19 5BQ

How long will the works take?

Construction work will start in May 2018 and the scheme is expected to be completed in March 2020.

How will this project benefit journeys?

On completion, the M20 junction 3 West Malling to junction 5 Aylesford will provide four running lanes, increasing capacity, improving journey time reliability and reducing congestion by smoothing traffic flows using variable speed limits.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact the project team M20.J3-5Smart@highwaysengland.co.uk alternatively you can write to Highways England as follows: M20 junction 3-5 Project Team, Highways England, 5 St Phillips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2PW.

You can also find further information about the smart motorway project on at the website http://www.highways.gov.uk/M20J3to5 where you can sign up for updates


Dont Ignore It, Share It
April 19,2018


CCTV issued following multiple thefts of steering wheels
Feb 23,2018

Police have issued CCTV footage as they look to identify two men in connection with the theft of steering wheels from vehicles in areas including Longfield, Sevenoaks and Maidstone.

Since November 2017 a number of offences have been reported, whereby car owners have also discovered components including dashboard computers removed.

Detectives are linking thefts from vehicles including BMW, Mercedes and Audi, with incidents also reported in other parts of the county. They are now keen to locate two men captured on camera during an incident in Walderslade, Chatham. The suspects were filmed during an alleged theft from a BMW in Tunbury Avenue, on 23 November 2017. A steering wheel, on board computer and other valuables were reported stolen. 

If you recognise these men or have any information which may assist the investigation please call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting reference YY/34997/17.  Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Detective Constable Tony Hatcher said: ‘We are urging motorists to remain vigilant and to carry out some simple steps which may reduce their chances of being a victim of crime. These include using a steering lock or ensuring that if you have a garage that the vehicle is locked inside.

‘Thieves are sometimes also able to fool security systems for keyless vehicles. To prevent this we would recommend owners check if their keyless entry fobs can be turned off overnight and to also store them away from any household entry points. Drivers can also store their fobs in special bags, which can be bought from retailers to prevent any unwanted communication between the vehicle and its keys. If you are unsure contact your vehicle manufacturer or local dealer for advice.’

The CCTV can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqgu7k9UuF8&feature=youtu.be


Report Crime Online
Feb 04,2018


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