Hawkinge Parish Council news bulletin - 18 April 2008

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2008 - 12:00 PM


You will soon notice something very different about the area in from
of the parade of shops in Canterbury Road.

Councillor David, Callahan gave a report to the
Parish Council saying that the contract had been let and works were
due to start on 6 May 2008. The shopkeepers were to be notified in
preparation for this exciting new venture.

The Parish Council has set aside a sum in its budget to fund these
works and is very pleased they are soon to be progressed. The plans
have been displayed in the Hawkinge Community Office.

This project is running simultaneously with the
highway improvements to Canterbury Road.


The Parish
Council has identified the provision of an Allotment in its Aims and
Objectives and Councillor Tony Hutt has been nominated lead
councillor for this project. He has actively been seeking an
allotment site, working with the Hawkinge Allotment Society and has
gained the support of the District Councillors.

Several possibilities have been investigated and
the Parish Council is very pleased to say that it is making real
progress in respect of a site owned by Shepway District Council in
Stombers Lane.

Steve Walker, from Hawkinge Environmental Group
has suggested some hedgerow planting schemes on the proposed site
which it is hoped would enhance the Parish Council’s chances of the
site progressing.

This is good news and the Parish Council would
like to thank Steve for this exciting offer. A further update will
be given when the Parish Council has more information.


The Parish Council’s Finance and General Purposes Committee has been
working with the Hawkinge Youth Football Club and has resolved to
offer a two year lease of the Sports Ground, off Cricketers Close to
the Club.

The Club is regularly using the ground for
training and match purposes.

The lease is currently being formalised.


Following discussions with Shepway District Council and Kent
Highways, the Parish Council is pleased to be progressing
transportation projects including exploring the provision of a
cycleway and footpath on Spitfire Way.

The Parish Council is hoping to secure £25,000 of
additional funding from Kent County Council Local Transport Fund to
allow this scheme to go ahead in 2009/10 along with other identified
projects including the provision of a footpath and cycleway across
the Village Hall Car Park and rail fence, and a safety audit and
traffic calming measures in Mill Lane.