Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Shorne Parish Council


Robin Theobald chairman
Tel: 01474 823674
Mrs T Martin clerk
70 Colyer Road
DA11 8AY
Tel: 01474 320824
David Hart webmaster
38 Marling Way
DA12 4DN
Tel: 01474 352481
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Welcome to this Shorne Parish Council website which provides residents and those interested in our Parish’s activities with the most up to date information on local news and issues affecting our community. Please follow the "site map" link shown on this page for the latest news stories and to catch up with current developments.

Parishioners are welcome to get in touch with the Parish Clerk or individual Councillors, through the contact details provided on this website, on any matters of concern or where advice or assistance is required.

Alternatively, you can visit our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/shorneparishcouncil


Another Successful Volunteer Litter Patrol!

Following the successful litter patrol carried out on 21st March 2015 as part of National Clear Up Day, a total of 19 volunteers from Shorne and Shorne Ridgeway took part in another successful litter patrol on Saturday morning, 10th October.

Equipped with litter picking wands and 'Shorne Volunteer' hi-viz waistcoats supplied by Shorne Parish Council, the volunteers split into five teams and tackled Pear Tree Lane, The Ridgeway, Brewers Road, Woodlands Lane, Tanyard Hill, The Street, Forge Lane, Green Farm Lane, and Shorne Ifield Road, and collected over 40 sacks of litter.

Councillor Bob Lane said, "Last time out, we found that the residential cul-de-sacs were quite well maintained.  This time we focussed on the 'soft-verge' roads through the village, which suffer from inconsiderate drivers and others who discard their empty cans, bottles, and wrappers onto the side of the road.  It was great to see such a good turn-out of residents prepared to tackle the litter and to help keep our village looking neat and tidy."

Further information about litter patrols can be downloaded here.  If any residents would like to join in on future litter patrols, please email shorne.volunteers@gmx.co.uk, or give Bob a call on 01474 822680.


Footpaths Vegetation Clearance

Ten intrepid volunteers, armed with a variety of shears, scythes, loppers, and secateurs, gathered in Crown Lane on Sunday 2nd August to tackle the overgrown vegetation which was obstructing footpath NS163.  KCC Rights of Way Team were unable to attend until September, so Shorne Volunteers stepped into the breach and hacked their way through 200 metres of brambles, nettles, and bushes, opening the way to the chalk pits and Shorne Ifield.

We still need more volunteers for future footpath clearance outings, so if you are interested in joining the team and would like further information, please press here.

Page last updated:  Sunday 11 October 2015

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