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Clerk

Denise Horswell
Parish Office
4 School Lane
Blean
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 9JA
Tel: 01227 470 200

 

Chairman

Barbara Flack
Blean Parish Office
4 School Lane
Blean
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 9JA
Tel:01227 470 200

Any problems with vandalism or anti-social behaviour please email one of the  PCSO Ward Officers below: 

gavin.dodwell@kent.pnn.police.uk 
Amy.Burningham@kent.pnn.police.uk

Day in the life of a PCSO

 Amy Burningham

As a ward Police Community Support Officer that covers Blean, Harbledown and Rough Common Parish, my primary role is to be a highly visible and approachable representative for Kent Police within the local community. I have responsibility for 3 wards so I try to achieve this aim in all of those wards.

Each working day I will review any crime and anti-social behaviour that has been reported on my wards and I will aim to visit appropriate victims and be pro-active in providing reassurance and taking positive action on any issues that are happening or emerging.

I work in partnership with many other agencies to be as effective as possible in dealing with issues and these include housing providers, KCC wardens, social services, mental health workers, youth workers, the Local Authority, and Trading Standards.

This also gives me the opportunity to create valuable contacts within the community and gather valuable intelligence from them.

The demands in policing are very high and as part of the Kent Police organisation I also have to assist with dealing with appropriate calls, assisting with local enquiries regarding crime including CCTV and house to house enquiries. I have to help when needed with preservation of a crime scene, helping with road closure at traffic collisions, serving witness summons, and dealing with various other tasks.

Unfortunately this can take me away from my daily ward business on occasions but I will always try to be out and about on my wards as much as possible.

POLICE
For non-urgent matters call Kent Police on 101

To report a problem regarding street lights, potholes, overgrown vegetation etc please click on the link below to KCC http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem or phone 03000 418 181
Once reported, faults can be tracked by reference number, given at time of reporting, to see the status of the fault.

Welcome to the website of  Blean Parish Council.


  The Parish Council Office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Parish Council meetings are usually on the 2nd Monday of each month except January and August.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday 8th July at 7.30pm in the Committee Room of the village hall.

All residents are invited to attend.


BLEAN PARISH COUNCIL

Notice of Uncontested Election of Parish Councillors

Blean uncontested election 2019

NHW URGENT NOTICE

From a Blean resident:

Yesterday 2 men drove onto my parking area in a white van with “Survey” written on it.
One of the men got out and informed me that they would be working on repairing Blean Road and they had some spare road materials that they could use to resurface my parking area. 
I assured him I was not interested especially when he started to mention £4500.00 plus for this work. I said the only thing I would be interested in would be 2 tons of road plannings if they had them. 
A figure of £250.00 was agreed for the materials and they drove off.
Ten minutes later the second man returned alone saying that his mate had made a mistake and the price would be £500.00. I said in that case I was not interested in having them deliver any materials.

 Later in the afternoon I discovered that the conservatory door lock was damaged and I now believe this to be an attempted distraction burglary by the first male.

Both men were aged late 20s white with Irish accents about 5.9″ tall heavy build. The second male had open sore patches on his face from some type of infection.

Please make other householders aware of this incident.


Gladmans News

There is to be a one day hearing on 12th March.

We will keep you informed as soon as there is any other news.


For Waste Collection dates please click on the link below

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R8a1bLXs88If46g0RSkWYjqDXRf6Wjvb/view


 


Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year ending 31 March 2019

Section 1 Annual Governance Statement 2018-2019

Section 2 Accounting Statements 2018-2019
Annual Internal Audit Report 2018-2019
BPC Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Governance & Accountability Return 2018-2019

TravelHero app

The parishes surrounding Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable and Herne Bay have been selected as the first in the UK to pioneer a new free local transport app. The TravelHero app is designed to provide an easy-to-use tool to compare travel options in the local area for bus and cab journeys.

 Available to download now from the App Store on iOS smartphones, local people can use TravelHero to plan door-to-door journeys by bus or cab, buy tickets by card or PayPal, and enjoy hassle-free travel using mobile tickets. There’s also a dedicated website for information at www.travelheroapp.com and a Facebook and Twitter page @TravelHeroApp.

TravelHero has brought together well-known bus service provider Stagecoach South East and Kent cab company Longley’s Private Hire to make travel easier for customers in the region.

 TravelHero will particularly appeal to people travelling between towns and villages within East Kent, including students and young professionals and those who are occasional bus and cab users. Its features include:

  •  Sophisticated journey planning with easy input of planned start and end points. The app will then calculate and offer different journey options using bus and cab travel, as well as walking
  • Tailored routes for individual needs, which give a breakdown of the cheapest and fastest travel methods to best meet the user’s ideal journey
  • Secure cashless payments through TravelHero can be made using PayPal or debit or credit card, so there’s no need to have cash for the bus or cab
  • Convenient mobile ticketing, as there’s no need to print tickets because they appear on smartphones ready to show the driver
  • Easy group bookings for up to eight people on one mobile ticket, for one price
  • Hassle-free travel with time-saving features such as favourite places which will allow for quick journey planning
  • Trusted suppliers with journeys delivered by well-established travel providers Stagecoach South East and Longleys Private Hire
  • Stagecoach Bus link www.stagecoachbus.com

DEFIBRILLATOR

An automatic public defibrillator is now available within the village of Blean. It is located on the wall of the village hall adjacent to the main entrance to the recreation ground. The defibrillator has been registered with the Ambulance Services and they will also be able to assist you if you need to use it. It is fully automatic and has spoken instructions which are simple to follow. At no time can anyone using it cause any harm to the ‘patient’ as the machine has built in failsafe steps.

Remember to always telephone 999 first.

BLEAN PARISH PLAN

The Parish Plan for 2015 – 2019 is now completed and printed.

Copies are available from the parish office on Tuesdays and Fridays and will be available at the monthly coffee mornings in the village hall or click on the link below to read on-line

/bleanpc/UserFiles/file/BPC%20%20Parish%20Plan%202015%20-%202019.pdf

Blean Speedwatch is up and running again!

Today 18 vehicles were logged in an hour travelling over 30mph!

But, we need more volunteers!

If you are interested and can spare a little time please contact Mike on 07572049446


UNIVERSITY MASTER PLAN

Initial Response from Blean Parish Council September 2016

This first response has been written after consultation with the Parish Councillors and attendance at two presentations held by the University of Kent. Blean Parish Council welcomes the publication of the Concept Master Plan, it has given an opportunity to enter into dialogue with the University and has ended speculation and rumours. At first sight the plan would appear to have severe implications to the village and the Tyler Hill Road, however at this point in the consultation we should be mindful that this is a conceptual plan – not a concrete indication of potential developments in our parish. The Northern Holdings [as named by the University] are, to a greater extent, agricultural in nature and reflect the rural aspect surrounding the village of Blean. Blean Parish Council have, and will continue, to strongly oppose, the building on and the loss of agricultural land in and around the village. The land provides a positive rural border between Tyler Hill village and Blean village. The area is served by a rural road, in places very narrow, named Tyler Hill Road. This road is not able to sustain any further traffic without causing danger to pedestrians, cyclists, farm vehicles and cars. This was illustrated recently with the Stagecoach bus diversion along the road, numerous skid marks, near misses and a considerable disruption to the quality of life for the residents of both villages took place. Blean Parish Council would strongly oppose any development that impacted on the traffic using the road. Due to the conceptual nature of the Master Plan there has been much speculation regarding wordings such as ‘Park and Ride’, ‘shuttle bus services’ and ‘utilising existing public roads’. All of these aspects if taken forward would have to be the subject of discussion with Blean Parish Council, Hackington Parish Council and Canterbury City Council. It should also be acknowledged that any move forward regarding development in this area would have to be accurately tested through Traffic and Transport Assessments, Ecological Impact Assessments, Sustainability Assessments etc. and further public consultations. To summarise, Blean Parish Council do strongly oppose any change in the usage of Tyler Hill Road from its present link between the villages and as a means of access to the agricultural land bordering its sides. We would strongly oppose any development in and around the historic building of St Cosmus and St Damian in the Blean Church. We would also be strongly opposed to any ‘carpet’ development along the boundaries of Tyler Hill Road. We would be strongly opposed to any development, be it building or transport links, that disrupted the ecological balance that exists at present. In conclusion, although the above outlines our potential opposition, Blean Parish Council would welcome the opportunity to continue in an open dialogue with the University of Kent regarding all proposals for the Northern Land Holdings. It is our hope that a balanced expansion of the University which would benefit the community of Blean and open up new opportunities for recreational, cultural, sport, economic and educational activities for all, can be achieved.