Tag Archives: Wye Parish Council

PARISH HEADLINES – 24

These are my recollections of the parish council meeting last week. I actually left after 45 minutes because I had another meeting elsewhere.. so most are recollections of someone else who was there. The draft Neighbourhood Plan is now being … Continue reading

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THE COMMUNITY RIGHT TO… (LOCALISM)

Last week our MP Damian Green gave a presentation to the Kent Association of Local Councils (Ashford branch) in which he listed the powers that government has given borough and parish councils through localism: the Community Right to Build the … Continue reading

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SIMON STEVENS AND OUR PLACE

Simon Stevens, the new chief executive of the NHS, has given an interview to the Telegraph in which he has called for a return to cottage hospitals. The current system, he says, is robbing patients of “dignity and compassion”. Care … Continue reading

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PARISH HEADLINES – 17

These are my recollections of the parish council meeting last week: Prior to the Council meeting, Bacchus partners made a presentation of their initial idea for the derelict brick works in Naccolt. Currently they envisage six units in total: a … Continue reading

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PARISH HEADLINES – 16

The following is my recollection of the main points of the parish council meeting on Thursday night: There was a meeting in early February involving the Free School, United Learning, the Department for Education, Wye Parish Council, Ashford Borough Council … Continue reading

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PAY RISE?

I’ve been thinking for a while that I need a pay rise. I don’t want to seem ungrateful to my electorate, and I do realise that my work represents a “calling” rather than a job. But, as a parish councillor, … Continue reading

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PARISH HEADLINES – 8

The new waste contract begins next week (on Thursday 11 July). For more details on recycling please visit the waste page on the Ashford Borough Council (ABC) website. ABC have given permission for the Kempe Centre to be used as … Continue reading

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