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

Parks and Open Spaces

Environment Area

To celebrate the Millennium a wildflower meadow was started by local residents together with the Town Council.

These volunteers formed the Swanley Wildlife and Nature Group (SWAN) who have worked to develop the Environment Area at the top of Swanley Park which now has three wildflower meadows, native trees and hedging, logpiles etc.

On the occasions of both the Queens Golden and Diamond Jubilees new trees were planted in Swanley Park, many of which were sponsored by local residents and organisations:  these trees formed the Golden Avenue and Diamond Avenue and are beautiful places to walk.

Each spring the park is brightened by swatches of daffodils planted by local schoolchildren.  Further trees and benches can be donated to the park.

Petham Park

The smaller community Park features adventure play equipment and five-a-side football posts for informal matches.

Shrubs, planting and attractive cast iron furniture complete the area which is fenced in on all sides.

The Town Council also provides a number of smaller areas including Westview and Beechenlea Lane.

In addition there are allotments adjacent to Swanley Park which may be rented for a very reasonable sum and at Petham which are managed by a local society.

The Town Council works in partnership with the Highways Department of Sevenoaks District Council and is responsible for all of the grounds maintenance and grass cutting in the majority of open spaces and highway verges.

The Town Council promotes environmental awareness and brightens up the Parish with over 400 hanging baskets and many other floral displays during the spring and summer.

St Mary's Recreation Ground

This nine acre site includes football pitches, six floodlit, all-weather tennis/netball courts, a large well equipped play area and one of the biggest and best roller blading and BMX areas within the region.

In addition to football the grass sports area is used by local schools for summer and winter sports and is host to a large number of community events and activities.