Highways England Drops Plans for A226 Junction

Highways England’s latest thinking, announced on 1st November 2017, is to remove the proposed junction from the A226 between Chalk and Shorne, in order to reduce the traffic impact on local roads. However, the new plan indicates that the link roads will now be 3 lanes in each direction, and entails the widening of the […]

Volunteers Litter Patrol 21st October 2017

Many thanks and congratulations to all those who joined our Litter Patrol on 21st October. Over 30 people participated, including 5 residents who weren’t able to make it on the day but did their litter picking separately. Fortunately the weather started out okay, although there was a downpour later which dampened spirits a little! As […]

KCC Budget Consultation – Have Your Say

To balance their budget for 2018/19, Kent County Council has to find an estimated £66m of savings in response to additional spending demands and reduced government grant. Their consultation includes plans for £56m of savings with a further £9m yet to be identified. KCC would really welcome your comments on these plans as well as […]

KCC Award Grant for CCTV System

As many of you may be aware, Shorne Parish Council has recently installed a CCTV system in the centre of the village. This is to help deter crime and antisocial activity in order to provide a safe and secure environment and to prevent the loss or damage to property. We are pleased to report that […]

Parish Survey 2017

The Parish Council is carrying out a survey inviting parishioners to let us know your opinions about Shorne Parish (good or bad!) and any other issues or priorities you may have.  The survey form can be downloaded below. We would be very grateful if parishioners would take the time to fill this in and send […]

Lower Thames Crossing Drop-In Session 25th July 2017

Staff from the Highways England’s Lower Thames Crossing community team will be available to meet residents informally, on a drop-in basis, between 18.00 and 19.30 on Tuesday 25th July 2017 at Shorne Village Hall.  They will be able to answer general queries, and to outline the next steps for the scheme. This session will be […]

Lower Thames Crossing Meeting with KCC 5th July 2017

Representatives of Shorne, Higham, and Chalk met with senior members and officers of Kent County Council at County Hall on 5th July, to discuss mitigation measures for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing east of Gravesend. The meeting, arranged by Gravesham Rural County Councillor Bryan Sweetland, was attended by Matthew Balfour, KCC Cabinet Member for Planning, […]

Lower Thames Crossing Public Meeting 11th May 2017

A public meeting, attended by around 140 residents, was held at Shorne Village Hall on Thursday 11th May. Bob Lane gave a presentation about the flawed nature of the consultation process, which included directly conflicting information from Highways England and the Transport Ministers, and which discounted the responses from 13,240 people opposed to Option C.  […]

Government chooses Option C with Western Southern Link road (WSL)

On 12th April 2017, the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP announced the Government’s decision to locate the Lower Thames Crossing east of Gravesend. The Parish Council is very disappointed, although not entirely surprised by this decision, since variations of Option C were the only choices option offered during the consultation.  Perhaps the […]