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  • Consultation opens on KCC’s Home to School Transport Policy

    Consultation opens on KCC’s Home to School Transport Policy

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    Kent County Council (KCC) has launched a public consultation on its proposed new Home to School Transport Policy. KCC’s transpo...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 3 Feb 23
  • Southern Water update

    Southern Water update

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    Please click on link below for Southern Water's news release covering the recent bill announcement Southern Water

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 3 Feb 23
  • Diversity House Open Day

    Diversity House Open Day

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    On 8th March 2023 9am-3pm, Diversity House will open it’s doors wider to showcase their centre for Women and Girls Innovation and Empo...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 31 Jan 23
  • Voter ID Needed for Elections

    Voter ID Needed for Elections

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new req...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 31 Jan 23
  • Update from National Highways

    Update from National Highways

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    M2 junction 5 improvement scheme – slip road and A249 weekend closures update We’re still planning to reopen the coastbound sli...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Jan 23
  • KCC Household Support Fund

    KCC Household Support Fund

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    Funded by the UK government, the Household Support Fund scheme supports vulnerable Kent households in need of help with significantly rising...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Jan 23
  • Update from National Highways

    Update from National Highways

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    Here are the main closures we have planned for the M2, A249 and M20 over the coming weeks. Visit nationalhighways.co.uk/se-maintenance to f...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Jan 23
  • M2 junction 5 improvement scheme - update

    M2 junction 5 improvement scheme - update

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    Here is the latest on the eastbound slip roads from National Highways: We’ve made good progress on the slips, however due to the cold...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Jan 23
  • Emergency Road Closure - Wormdale Hill, Newington - 16th January 2023

    Emergency Road Closure - Wormdale Hill, Newington - 16th January 2023

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    It will be necessary to close Wormdale Hill, Newington from 16th January 2023 for up to 14 days. The road will be closed between Wormdal...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Jan 23
  • Village Voice

    Village Voice

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    The latest edition of the Village Voice has been published and can be found by clicking this link: Village Voice

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Jan 23
  • Kent Against Burglary

    Kent Against Burglary

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    We've historically seen an increase in burglaries over the autumn and winter months when it gets dark early and we fill our homes with g...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 Dec 22
  • Fraudsters stole £15.3m from Christmas shoppers last year

    Fraudsters stole £15.3m from Christmas shoppers last year

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    New figures revealed victims of online shopping scams lost on average £1,000 per person during last year’s festive shopping seas...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Nov 22
  • Winter Crime Prevention

    Winter Crime Prevention

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    Stay with Your Vehicle It’s fairly common for people to warm up their vehicle in front of their homes during the winter months. But b...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 21 Nov 22
  • Swale Borough Council - Household Support Fund

    Swale Borough Council - Household Support Fund

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    You may be eligible for help with your food and the cost of utilities through the Household Support Fund. Funded by UK Government, the sche...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Nov 22
  • Suspicious Vehicle

    Suspicious Vehicle

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    The Police have been made aware of reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lower Hartlip Road around 7am on both Thursday 10th and Sa...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Nov 22
  • Neighbourhood Watch newsletter

    Neighbourhood Watch newsletter

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    The latest edition of the Neighbourhood Watch newsletter is available here

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Nov 22
  • My Community Voice

    My Community Voice

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Following on from the Public Engagement event, the Swale Community Safety Unit would like to encourage you to register with My Community Voi...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Oct 22
  • New PCSO for Hartlip, Newington & Upchurch ward

    New PCSO for Hartlip, Newington & Upchurch ward

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Kirsty Linge is the new PCSO for Hartlip, Newington & Upchurch ward and has taken over from PCSO Lorraine Holmes. Kirsty has been a PC...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Oct 22
  • Swale House closing from Thursday, 6 October

    Swale House closing from Thursday, 6 October

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    Swale House will be closed to the public, council staff and Councillors to allow for testing for asbestos. During works to install double g...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 4 Oct 22
  • ALERT: Energy Bill Scam texts

    ALERT: Energy Bill Scam texts

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    Action Fraud has received 139 crime reports relating to fake text messages purporting to be from the UK government. The texts state that the...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 4 Oct 22
  • Rogue Trader Alert - Driveway cleaning scam

    Rogue Trader Alert - Driveway cleaning scam

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    A resident in Upchurch was cold called by a male who claimed that he was jet washing and weather proofing the neighbour's driveway. The ...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 29 Sep 22
  • Newington tribute to the Late Her Majesty The Queen  on Saturday 17 September

    Newington tribute to the Late Her Majesty The Queen on Saturday 17 September

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    In response to requests from many villagers for a public tribute to the late Queen, Newington History Group (NHG) is helping organise a shor...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Sep 22
  • Newington Youth Club

    Newington Youth Club

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Newington Youth Club is run from the Pavilion in the Recreational Ground, every Tuesday during term time. It runs from 4pm - 5.30pm and is o...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Sep 22
  • The Passing of Her Majesty The Queen

    The Passing of Her Majesty The Queen

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    It is with enormous sadness that Newington Parish Council learned of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and Councillors would like to express ...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Sep 22
  • Help with Food, Gas, Electricity and Water Available for Swale Residents

    Help with Food, Gas, Electricity and Water Available for Swale Residents

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy Licence

    People struggling to feed their families and pay their bills could be eligible for support from Swale Borough Council. The council has...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 4 Jul 22
  • Promoting volunteering for the good of the community

    Promoting volunteering for the good of the community

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Community groups and charities, run by volunteers, are vital to making Swale the best it can be. Volunteering is both rewarding and fun for ...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 May 22
  • Swale Community and Voluntary Services

    Swale Community and Voluntary Services

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Swale Volunteer Car Scheme Can you help? If you are a car owner, why not become one of our Volunteer Drivers? By becoming one of our Volun...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 21 Apr 22
  • Swale Borough Council - Use of Electric Scooters is Illegal on Public Roads, Cycle Lanes and Pavements

    Swale Borough Council - Use of Electric Scooters is Illegal on Public Roads, Cycle Lanes and Pavements

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Swale Borough Council urges electric scooter users to comply with the law by only using them on private land where they have permission to r...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 31 Mar 22
  • Youths with catapults

    Youths with catapults

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    There have been a number of reports across the Swale area involving youths firing catapults at birds and other wildlife. On Wednesday 9th M...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Mar 22
  • 22/500275/OUT Land South Of London Road -Pond Farm

    22/500275/OUT Land South Of London Road -Pond Farm

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Application 22/500275/OUT Address: Land South Of London Road, Newington PROPOSAL: Outline planning application for up to 135 dwellings wi...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 7 Mar 22
  • Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign launched

    Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign launched

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Our research shows two thirds (67%) of people are worried about their home being broken into, yet there are simple, proven measures we can a...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Mar 22
  • Air Quality Report

    Air Quality Report

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Wendy

    Newington Parish Council has commissioned an independent report from the University of Kent Centre for Health Service Studies to examine the...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Dec 21
  • How to protect your garage and outbuildings

    How to protect your garage and outbuildings

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    Garages are often no more secure than a garden shed; both of which are used to store valuables like power tools, bikes and often vehicles. I...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Oct 21
  • Age UK volunteers

    Age UK volunteers

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    Could you be a Befriender? Can you spare an hour a week? Here at Age UK Faversham & Sittingbourne we believe “No one should hav...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Jul 21
  • Pavilion wildlife area

    Pavilion wildlife area

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    You may have noticed the wildlife habitat around the Pavilion building, this is a fascinating wildlife project that is being carried out at ...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Jul 21
  • Football Coaching- Pre School & Years R & 1

    Football Coaching- Pre School & Years R & 1

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    BREDHURST JUNIORS FOOTBALL CLUB Football coaching for Boys & Girls Pre School & Years R & 1 Saturdays 10am – 11am Ne...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Jun 21
  • Air Quality Management Area at Keycol Hill

    Air Quality Management Area at Keycol Hill

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    Important Information from Swale Borough Council Dear Resident, We are proposing to declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) along Ke...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 11 Sep 20
  • Priority Services Register

    Priority Services Register

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    As part of the Utility Networks Partnership, Southeast Water has created a joint video promoting the Priority Services Register (PSR). Work...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 7 Jul 20
  • Planning application for Land Rear of Eden Meadow, High Street Newington ME9 7JH

    Planning application for Land Rear of Eden Meadow, High Street Newington ME9 7JH

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    Application:  20/501475/FULL Land Rear of Eden Meadow, High Street Newington ME9 7JH Proposal:  Erection of 40 No. residential dw...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Apr 20
  • Southern Water support for customers

    Southern Water support for customers

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Mrs Wendy Licence

    Did you know that Southern Water can help you with your water bill?  You may be eligible for assistance if: Your household income is...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 21 Jan 20
  • Court of Appeal – Gladman Pond Farm appeal rejected

    Court of Appeal – Gladman Pond Farm appeal rejected

    Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent
    Article by: Cllr Stephen Harvey

    Gladman’s proposal for 330 houses on Pond Farm had been refused by Planning Committee and their appeals rejected by Public Planning In...

    Newington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Sep 19