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A FIRST FOR SISSINGHURST!
Due to the fast changing health situation it has been decided that it would not be prudent to hold the spring flower show at the school this year. Instead, we invite you to join in at home with our Virtual Flower Show by photographing your entries and emailing them to us.
The classes will be as follows:
- A Daffodil or Daffodils
- 3 Tulips
- 1 Camellia
- A collection of spring flowers in a jam jar
- A cactus or flowering pot plant
- Spring bulbs competition (using bulbs purchased at Autumn show)
- Any vegetable from your garden
- Flower arrangement – An Exhibit in a Cup and Saucer
- Cookery – best decorated Chocolate Cake
- Photography – An Old House
- 3 cupcakes decorated for Spring
- A decorated hard boiled egg
Photos of your entries should be emailed to SFSS@Mail.com by 10.30am on Saturday 28th March. They will all be uploaded to the website by the afternoon with informally judged winners. No trophies or prizes will be awarded. Children’s entries should include name, class and age. Free entry for all.
SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Enter from your comfort of your own home!
CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL
Notice of Casual Vacancy
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (SEC. 87(2))
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the SISSINGHURST ward of the Parish of Cranbrook & Sissinghurst following the resignation of Councillor Brian Clifford.
The Returning Officer at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors has not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option. NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option.
The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the co-option, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.
Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may be apply.
• They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
• They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
• Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
• They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it They must also be 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election. Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Clerk of the Council within 21 days of the date of this notice. The closing date for the written submission interest is 15th April 2020. Final selection will be by vote at the Parish Council Meeting to be held on the 14th May 2020.
Dated 16th March 2020.
Clerk to Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council
In computing any period of time for the purposes of this notice a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning, shall be disregarded.
Printed and Published by the Clerk to Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council, The Old Fire Station, Stone Street, Cranbrook,
Kent TN17 3HF – Tel: 01580 713112,
‘CODS are very sad to have to POSTPONE our Sing 100 concert due to current health concerns. We hope to reschedule sometime later in the year. Please check our website (cranbrookods.org.uk) or Facebook pages (facebook.com/cranbrookods/) for updates.’
Notification of gas works
We are planning essential work to upgrade the gas network in the High Street, Cranbrook over the coming months. Our £625,000 project involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.
We have planned this work in close collaboration with Kent County Council, Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council, and Councillor Seán Holden to ensure we minimise disruption to the local community. Our project will start on Tuesday 14 April and will last approximately eleven weeks.
As agreed with the local authority, we’ll be working Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. We are mindful of people who live in the area and will try to minimise noisy activities where possible.
Our project will begin on Tuesday 14 April in the High Street. To ensure everyone’s safety, we’ll need to close the High Street between its junction with the A229 Angley Road and Cranbrook Fire Station. Through network planning and downsizing our pipes, we’ve been able to reduce the road closure from a planned 12 weeks down to two weeks. We’ll also need to close New Road during this phase. A signed diversion will be in place for motorists and access for residents will be maintained.
Once we’ve completed our work in the High Street, New Road will remain closed for two further weeks while we continue to upgrade our gas mains. We will then pause our work for the VE Day celebrations.
From Monday 11 May, we’ll be working in the A229 Angley Road from the war memorial to the junction with Wheatfield Way for approximately seven weeks. We’ll need to install temporary traffic lights around our work area to keep everyone safe and the traffic flowing.
In July, we will then work in Bakers Cross between its junctions with Frythe Way and Dorothy Avenue for approximately two weeks. We’ll need to install temporary traffic lights during this phase to keep everyone safe.
You can find a map of our work overleaf.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Cranbrook residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
If you have any enquiries about our Cranbrook project, please contact our Customer Service team on 0800 912 1700.
Steve Fitzpatrick Project Manager
The next date for anyone wishing to book is March 26th for a 7pm start
Please note that details for the above event which appear in the Parish Cake What’s On Section are incorrect.
There will be a book of condolence in St Dunstan’s church from 9am today (Friday) for anyone to sign and write a message in. It will be on a table near the font and the door to the stairs up the tower where Phil spent many a Saturday welcoming visitors.
Do come in and add your words of condolence and memories of Phil. Thanks.
SATURDAY 28TH MARCH 2020 9.30AM
MEET OUTSIDE WHITE HORSE CRANBROOK
BAGS, GLOVES, HI-VIS AND LITTER PICKERS PROVIDED
STOUT FOOTWARE ADVISED
I am writing to make you aware of the forthcoming upgrade to our gas network in A229/ Hartley Road, Cranbrook. Our project involves the essential replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. Our contractor RHP Pipelines will be undertaking this work on our behalf.
In consultation with Kent County Council, we will start our project on Monday, 27 January. Over the coming 9 weeks our engineers will be working in Hartley Road, starting from the junction with Orchard Way and progressing westwards towards Champion Crescent.
To ensure everyone’s safety, we will need to install temporary traffic lights around our work area. The traffic lights will move with us as we progress westwards along the road.
We are planning a separate project to upgrade the gas network in Cranbrook High Street. We’re working closing with the local authority on our programme of works. We will share all the information with you once details have been confirmed.
We understand that roadworks can be frustrating. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
SGN, St. Lawrence House, Station Approach, Horley, RH6 9HJ
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GRAFFITI WORKSHOP SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 1- 3PM VESTRY HALL CRANBROOK