GAS MAIN WORKS FOR GLADSTONE ROAD, WALMER

KCC Highways have announced temporary road closures affecting Gladstone Road, Walmer, starting on Monday 24 July and expected to be completed by Friday 1 September. These are to allow gas mains replacement works to be carried out. Gladstone Road will be closed to southbound traffic in two main phases, so that it becomes one-way, northbound only.

Phase #1 closes the southbound carriageway between the junctions with Canada Road and Cornwall Road. The alternative route is via Canada Road, A258 Dover Road and Cornwall Road.
Phase #2 closes the southbound carriageway between the junctions with North Barrack Road and Canada Road. The alternative route is via North Barrack Road , A258 Dover Road and Canada Road.

The timing of the phases will depend on weather and ground conditions, with dates notified to local residents and signposted on site. There's more information on Walmer Parish Council's website at: www.walmerpc.kentparishes.gov.uk/temporary-southbound-road-closures-gladstone-road-walmer-deal-from-24-july-2017.    (July 11, 2017)

 

HAVE A SAY ON FUTURE LOCAL NHS AND SOCIAL CARE SERVICES

There's an opportunity for anyone with an interest in health and care services in this area to attend one of several public meetings happening across east Kent during July. As part of the current "Transforming Health and Social Care in Kent and Medway" process, the events will focus on proposals to improve the range and quality of NHS services available in local communities and GP practices. The idea is to let people find out more about what is involved, provide feedback and ask questions about local plans.

For Deal area, the public meeting is on Tuesday 4 July in The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. To ensure a place e-mail the organisers at nelcsu.engagement@nhs.net. Local health campaigner Rosie Rechter says: "We have asked repeatedly for one of these meetings in Deal or Dover. So we are keen to get a good attendance at this important event for our NHS."

Others meeting are as follows:
Canterbury on 29 June 2017 (9.15am-12.30pm. at St Lawrence Cricket Ground, Old Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3NZ,
Ashford on 6 July 2017 (1pm-4pm) at Holiday Inn Central Hotel, Canterbury Rd, Kennington, Ashford TN24 8QQ.
Romney Marsh on 11 July 2017 (1:30pm-4:30pm) at Marsh Academy Community Hub, Station Road, New Romney, TN28 8BB.
Thanet on 27 July 2017 (time to be confirmed) at (venue to be confirmed).    (June 17, 2017)

 

ALL CHANGE FOR LOCAL BUS ROUTES AND TIMES?

Bus operators Stagecoach South East are consulting on proposed changes to their bus network in the Dover, Deal and Sandwich areas. The public needs to comment by Monday, 26 June. For details, see: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-12/06/2017-16:59:01:189.      (June 16, 2017)

 

CALL FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT SITES IN LOCAL PLAN REVIEW

As part of updating its Local Plan, Dover District Council is asking land owners to suggest sites that they consider have future development potential. The Local Plan covers the period to 2037 and will identify land for housing, employment and leisure development. The call for sites runs for eight weeks from Monday 12 June to 12midnight on Monday 7 August.

The council emphasises that suggesting potential land does not necessarily mean it will be developed. Each site will be assessed and those considered suitable for inclusion in the Local Plan will then be subject to public consultation and referred to an independent Inspector in a Local Plan Examination process. Any subsequent development would require planning permission.

Details and site submission forms are available on the council's website.   (June 10, 2017)

 
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION RESULTS FOR DOVER

Conservative Charlie Elphicke has retained the parliamentary seat for Dover with a slightly increased majority of 143 votes.

In the May 2015 election, Charlie Elphicke received 21,737 votes and, this time, gained 5,474 more. His nearest rival, Labour's Stacey Blair, boosted the 2015 candidate Clair Hawkins' 15,443 total by 5,331 votes. The other three parties all suffered reduced numbers of votes - with UKIP, in particular down from 10,177 (in 2015) to 1,722 this time.

Voting in Thursday's poll for the Dover constituency was as follows:

Candidate Party Votes
BLAIR Stacey Labour Party 20,774
DODD Simon James Liberal Democrats 1,336
ELPHICKE Charlie The Conservative Party Candidate elected 27,211
SAWBRIDGE Beccy Green Party 923
WAUCHOPE Piers UKIP 1,722
The turnout was 69.80% on an electorate of 74564. The number of spoilt or rejected votes was 76. For more details, see:
https://www.dover.gov.uk/Council--Democracy/Elections/Election-Results/Declaration-of-Result-of-Poll-Parliamentary-2017.pdf
(June 9, 2017)
 

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This page was updated on July 11, 2017