Swanley TC

Beechenlea Lane , Swanley
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14 (2) as amended by The Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991

Kent County Council gives notice that Beechenlea Lane, Swanley is closed to through traffic, on or after 22 May 2017 for up to 5 nights.

The road is closed 5 metres each side of the bridge.

The alternative route is via London Road - High Street - Swanley Lane - Highland Hill.

It is planned the road will be closed between the hours of 21.00pm and 05.30am.

The closure is necessary to enable urgent bridge works to repair loose bricks on the parapet to be carried out by Network Rail Ltd.

This Notice applies when the relevant signs and barriers are on site, and is valid for a period of no more than 21 days.

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

Get back on your bike with free ‘Ride Skills’

Bikers thinking of dusting off their old motorbike and getting back on the road after a number of years can take advantage of a free course to tighten up their riding skills.

Sevenoaks District Council has teamed up with Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) to help residents get back in the rider’s seat with two free ‘Ride Skills’ courses on Tuesday 13 June and Friday 15 September.
Each course has six spaces available and will run from 8.30am to 5.30pm at Brands Hatch. Riders will need their own safety clothing.

Riders must be over the age of 40, have completed the KFRS ‘Biker Down’ course and have a full, current and unrestricted Category A Motorcycle Licence.

The course covers aspects such as advance theory, first aid and speed control and a one-to-one observed ride.

Cllr Roddy Hogarth, Sevenoaks District Cabinet Member for Community Development & Business which includes Community Safety, says: “This gives motorcyclists the chance to refine their road skills and learn new ones under the watchful eye of expert riders.

“I urge all interested participants to book their place, as the 12 spaces available in total will be booked up fast.”

To book a place riders can email community.safety@sevenoaks.gov.uk or call 01732 227000

To book the ‘Biker Down’ course needed to participate in ‘Ride Skills’ they can contact bikerdown@kent.fire-uk.org.