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

Manchester Arena Attack

armed policewoman

Following the terror attack in Manchester arena on 22nd May 2017 where, 22 people have been killed and investigations are on-going, can I please remind you of the need to remain alert but not alarmed around the threat in the UK from International Terrorism, which has been raised to “critical”.

This means the UK Government expects an “imminent” attack in the UK.

However, at the current time there continues to be no specific threat to Kent.

In some Forces you may see the military on the streets however at this stage the people of Kent are unlikely to see military personnel patrolling our communities.

We have implemented a range of activities from our ‘move to critical’ plan and will keep this under constant review.

We have a full command structure in place including a Strategic Command Group to keep all partners updated.

Kent Police regularly reviews existing security measures, allocates patrols where required and listens to concerns to ensure we respond in a measured way.

We have previously circulated the STAY SAFE principles (Run, Hide, Tell) but if you have not seen this then please read the information and watch the video on the Government’s Stay Safe guidance available on gov.uk.

The link https://www.kent.police.uk/advice/terrorism/ takes you to the external website with posters in various languages (English, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Urdu and Arabic) which can be placed in key locations of interest/places of worship.

Public safety is our priority so Kent Police and our partners are using proven operational tactics to ensure the public is well prepared and protected.

We are also working closely with other national charities/groups such as Community Security Trust (Protecting Jewish Communities) and Tell MAMA UK (Measuring anti-Muslim attacks).

You may notice heightened activity around significant/religious events and where required there will be visible community policing.

This is intended to make all communities, sectors and sites feel safe and protected. Communities should always feel comfortable asking questions of any officers if they have concerns – whether they are carrying firearms or not.

There is always potential for tension between communities in the UK and people must have the confidence to report hate crime.

Incidents of hate crime could increase as experience shows protagonists are often unable to differentiate between different communities or faith groups.

If you believe you are the victim of, or witness, a hate crime please report it via the details below or the dedicated hate crime reporting website http://www.report-it.org.uk

Remember, communities defeat terrorism so I urge you to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity, concerns or local tensions to us.

Language is not a barrier, as we have translators where required.

If you have information, and concerns, regarding individuals who may be intending to travel to, or who have returned from, Syria and Iraq then please contact our specialist officers in Special Branch in addition to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

You will also find advice on the Kent Police website: http://www.kent.police.uk/advice/community_safety/terrorism/terrorism_prevent.html

Non-urgent information can be communicated to Kent Police on 101 – or 01622 690690 from outside the county.

Deaf or speech-impaired people can text message the word ‘police’ then leave a space and write their message and send it to 60066.

Always dial 999 if there is an emergency, crime is in progress or life is in danger.