Swanley TC

Highlands Hill, Swanley

This is to inform you that following on from our carriageway surface treatment earlier this year Kent County Council will be carrying out adjustment of ironwork (manholes and gully gratings) on Highlands Hill, between its junctions with School Lane and Beechenlea Lane.

Work is due to start on Wednesday 28th June and is expected to last for 3 days.

During these essential works, it will be necessary to close Highlands Hill so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users.

Works will take place between the hours of 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs, and the road will be re-opened when it is safe to do so, but it is inevitable that residents and businesses near the works will experience minor disruption, and we aim to keep this to a minimum.

Access to properties within the site will be maintained at all times although vehicle access to individual properties may be restricted for short periods whilst work is carried out.

If you have any particular access requirements, please let the workforce on site know or call us on the number provided below.

A signed diversion route will be in place during the closure via Highlands Hill, B258, B2173 and Beechenlea Lane.

What you can do to help
We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible.

If your vehicle is usually parked on the carriageway, please could you make sure you park it somewhere else away from the site whilst the works are being carried out.

Please respect our workers space and safety by driving carefully and slowly near where we are working.

Feedback from our workers shows that too many drivers drive too fast.

Our crews work next to moving traffic and risk injury every day, everyone is entitled to a safe workplace.

How to contact us
Please keep this leaflet in a safe place so you can refer to it if you need to contact us or if you have any urgent concerns about how these road works will affect you – call us on 03000 418181. Please also visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways to find out how we look after the roads throughout Kent or report any faults you find on our roads.

If you have any urgent concerns or worries as the work is taking place, please speak to the workmen on site in the first instance.

For your safety and the safety of our workforce, please drive carefully and slowly through the roadworks

Button Street, Swanley

When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take

This is to inform you that following on from our carriageway surface treatment earlier this year Kent County Council will be carrying out adjustment of ironwork (manholes and gully gratings) on Button Street, between its junctions with Wood Street and the M25 Roadbridge.

Work is due to start on Monday 3rd July and is expected to last for 2 days.

How will we carry out the works and how will it affect you

During these essential works, it will be necessary to close Button Street so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users.

Works will take place between the hours of 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs, and the road will be re-opened when it is safe to do so, but it is inevitable that residents and businesses near the works will experience minor disruption, and we aim to keep this to a minimum.

Access to properties within the site will be maintained at all times although vehicle access to individual properties may be restricted for short periods whilst work is carried out. If you have any particular access requirements please let the workforce on

Access to properties within the site will be maintained at all times although vehicle access to individual properties may be restricted for short periods whilst work is carried out. If you have any particular access requirements please let the workforce on site know or call us on the number provided below.

A signed diversion route will be in place during the closure via Wood Street, Ship Lane, A225 and A20.

What you can do to help

We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible. If your vehicle is usually parked on the carriageway, please could you make sure you park it somewhere else away from the site whilst the works are being carried out.

If your vehicle is usually parked on the carriageway, please could you make sure you park it somewhere else away from the site whilst the works are being carried out.

Please respect our worker's space and safety by driving carefully and slowly near where we are working. Feedback from our workers shows that too many drivers drive too fast.

Our crews work next to moving traffic and risk injury every day, everyone is entitled to a safe workplace.

How to contact us

Please keep this leaflet in a safe place so you can refer to it if you need to contact us or if you have any urgent concerns about how these road works will affect you – call us on 03000 418181. Please

Please also visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways to find out how we look after the roads throughout

Kent or report any faults you find on our roads.

If you have any urgent concerns or worries as the work is taking place, please speak to the workmen on site in the first instance.

For your safety and the safety of our workforce, please drive carefully and slowly
through the roadworks

Telephone: 01322 665 855
Email: towncouncil@swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Council’s new housing strategy to focus on younger and older residents

Following the largest ever consultation of residents in the Sevenoaks District, Sevenoaks District Council is now releasing its draft housing strategy for the public to comment on.

The strategy focuses on the areas that residents have said are the most important to them in terms of housing such as a focus on help for young people and first time buyers.

The draft strategy also aims to provide greater support to older people by helping them downsize to more suitable accommodation or helping those who choose to remain in their homes to stay safe and independent.

Although not a huge issue within the District, the draft strategy also targets bringing empty homes back into use so there is less reliance on new developments.

The new strategy is needed as the District faces a growing older population and the problems being faced by younger residents and others being unable to get on the housing ladder.

Residents can now have their say on the draft strategy until Friday 9 June and complete a survey at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/drafthousingstrategy.

Cllr Peter Fleming, the Council’s Leader, says: “We really appreciate the time and effort residents took to make sure their views were heard on this vital area of work for the council and the future of our communities.

“We have used all the responses to build this new strategy and help us better plan for housing we will need within the district.

“I urge everyone to take a couple of minutes to fill out our short survey as this is something that will affect everyone in the District.”