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  • Annual Parish Meeting Provides Lifesaving Experience!

    24th May 2018

    The parish council held its Annual Parish Meeting in Eynsford Village Hall on 11th May. This was our annual chance for parishioners to come and chat to councillors and to find out what their priorities are and how they can help with local issues. We were also delighted to welcome a number of stallholders representing local charities and agencies including: The Environment Agency, Kent Fire and Rescue, Kent Air Ambulance, Kent Police, Alzheimers Support, Citizen's Advice Bureau, Kent Wildlife Trust, Community Warden service, Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council. Also on display were a number of old photos of Eynsford - particularly of our village shops from years gone by, kindly provided by Jan Wilkes and Barbara Cannell. We were pleased to offer free CPR training in the Darenth Room where a number of parishioners young and not so young learnt what to do in an emergency, how to do CPR and how to operate a defibrillator. Many thanks to Andy for providing this...

  • Flood Prevention Workshop in Shoreham

    Flood Prevention Workshop in Shoreham

    25th January 2018

    Eynsford householders are invited to attend this event in Shoreham on 7th February. If you are not sure if you house is vulnerable to flooding, please get in touch, however, it may be of interest to householders with riverside properties. Unfortunately neither the Parish Council nor The...

  • Kent Police are recruiting Community Policing Volunteers

    9th January 2018

    Community Policing Volunteers being recruited Kent Police is looking for volunteers to play a new role in community policing. Community Policing Volunteers are being recruited as part of a pilot scheme in the West Division which includes Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and...

  • Emergency Contacts over the Christmas Period

    19th December 2017

    Emergency Contacts over the Christmas Period Thank you to Citizens Advice Bureau for compiling this list of useful and emergency contacts for the Sevenoaks and Swanley district for during the Christmas period. Sevenoaks Swanley emergency numbers over Xmas 17.18.pdf ...

  • Merry Christmas and Office Closure

    Merry Christmas and Office Closure

    19th December 2017

    Merry Christmas and Office Closure The parish office will be closed from 20th December until 2nd January. We will be open as usual from 3rd January. Festive Greetings from the parish council. ...

  • Brightening the Commute!

    Brightening the Commute!

    5th December 2017

    Brightening the commute! Art work by residents artists unveiled at Eynsford station Seven paintings in the style of artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Kandsinsky have been unveiled at Eynsford station today. The artistic endeavour at the station has been four years in the making and...

  • Eynsford's Community Gathers for Remembrance Day

    Eynsford's Community Gathers for Remembrance Day

    14th November 2017

    Eynsford's Community Gathers for Remembrance Day  On 12th November Eynsford's community came together to remember those who had served and died in the world wars and other conflicts. A short Act of Remembrance including the sounding of the last post was followed by the laying of wreaths at...

  • Christmas Rubbish Collection Times

    7th November 2017

    Christmas rubbish and recycling collections 2017 Sevenoaks District Council will be working extra days over Christmas and New Year so you don’t miss out on a rubbish and recycling collection. Most collections will take place one day later than usual except the Christmas day collection on...

  • A21 Planned Closure

    7th November 2017

    Please see the attached document for details of closures of the A21 near Sevenoaks. A21 closure.pdf ...

  • Residents Encouraged to Nominate for Community Award

    Residents Encouraged to Nominate for Community Award

    31st October 2017

    Who will you nominate for a Community Award? Eynsford Parish Council is delighted to be participating in the Kent Association for Local Council's Community Award scheme again. The KALC Community Award is designed to acknowledge and give recognition to those that have made a significant contribution...

  • Percy Pilcher Monument Open for Business!

    Percy Pilcher Monument Open for Business!

    24th October 2017

    Access to Percy Pilcher Monument I am pleased to advise you that after almost three years there is now access for people to visit the Percy Pilcher Monument. The present owners of the property, which used to comprise the Austin Lodge Golf Course Clubhouse, have been extremely helpful and...

  • Approved Annual Audit 2016/2017

    Approved Annual Audit 2016/2017

    2nd October 2017

    Approved Annual Audit 2016/2017 news article The annual Audit 2016/2017 has been approved and is available from Eynsford Parish Council Offices for viewing.  The Audit is also available via the website, under Finance and Budgets Sub section Annual Audit 2016/2017. ...

  • Volunteers needed for Befriending

    Volunteers needed for Befriending

    28th September 2017

    Keen to do something worthwhile in your community? Looking for voluntary opportunities that directly benefit local people? The SMILES project connects lonely and isolated older people with volunteers for weekly befriending sessions. The importance of maintaining connections to our community...

  • Annual Parish Meeting 2017

    29th June 2017

    Eynsford Parish Council held its Annual Parish Meeting on 26th May in the village hall. There was a good turn out from members of the public with many local agencies having stalls including: Kent Air Ambulance, The Alzheimer's Society, Rural Age Concern, Community Warden Service, Kent Police,...

  • Support Meeting for Dementia - 16th June 2017

    23rd May 2017

    Are you someone that is affected by Dementia? Are you caring for someone living with Dementia? Do you feel you need more information about the condition and about support that can help? On Friday 16th June, from 10.30 – 12.30, you can have the opportunity to ask questions, raise your...

  • Local Community Volunteer receives Award

    Local Community Volunteer receives Award

    16th May 2017

    Pauline Penney has been voted by Eynsford parish councillors to receive the Kent Association for Local Councils Community Award for 2017. Councillors asked local residents to nominate individuals or groups that had made an important contribution to Eynsford’s community, and Pauline was chosen...

  • May Day in Eynsford

    May Day in Eynsford

    1st May 2017

    Eynsford is very lucky to be able to celebrate May Day every year - the traditional start of spring - with a visit from the Wadard Morris Men. Starting at dawn (5.32am) on 1st May, the morris men perform a variety of songs and dances at Riverside, Eynsford. Residents who have managed to get up...

  • Beautiful Cherry Blossom Brightens Village

    Beautiful Cherry Blossom Brightens Village

    12th April 2017

    The centre of Eynsford is currently a mass of pink, with the beautiful cherry blossom and pink tulips around the war memorial. If you are passing through have a look! This are is looked after by the Eynsford in Bloom group who work throughout the year in our village. ...

  • Volunteer Warden wanted for Eynsford!

    Volunteer Warden wanted for Eynsford!

    23rd March 2017

    Eynsford & Farningham Parish Councils are seeking a Volunteer Warden to work in the two villages as part of the Kent County Council Community Warden service. Why volunteer? As a Volunteer Support Warden you will make a difference to residents and help to create resilient neighbourhoods. The role...

  • Residents Appreciate Rural Beauty

    Residents Appreciate Rural Beauty

    10th January 2017

    A group of residents have come together to write a report about the Austin Lodge Valley, one of the more rural areas of our parish. The valley lies either side of Upper Austin Lodge Road from the railway station up to above the former golf course. The report can be found here . ...

  • Christmas Office Opening Hours

    Christmas Office Opening Hours

    15th December 2016

    The parish office will be closed for the Christmas period between 22nd December and 2nd January. ...

  • Community Awards - Nominate your Local Hero/s!

    Community Awards - Nominate your Local Hero/s!

    17th November 2016

    The parish council is delighted to be taking part in the KALC Community Awards again.  Members of the public are invited to put forward a person or group who/which has made a significant contribution to our community in Eynsford. The parish council will select a candidate from those...

  • Stay Safe: Halloween & Bonfire Night

    25th October 2016

    Advice from Kent Police: Have fun but stay safe this Halloween Halloween can be a scary time for some. Why not let visitors know if you are happy for them to call at your home by downloading one of our ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to trick or treating doors signs at www.kent.police.uk? (Also...

  • Rafferty's Wins Award!

    Rafferty's Wins Award!

    25th October 2016

    From Sam Banks: On Tuesday 18th October An Awards dinner was held in Lenham for the Kent Rural Retailers. I was over the moon to have my Store Rafferty’s in Eynsford win the Best Local Food Retailer award. The judging was done by ‘Secret Shoppers' I came on board Rafferty’s in 2015 and gave...

  • Consultation - Parking Restrictions, High Street, Eynsford

    13th October 2016

    Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council are carrying out a consultation about proposed waiting restrictions at High Street, Eynsford. These are: a small extension of the double yellow lines at the Priory Lane junction in front of Bank Cottages; single yellow lines between the Mill Lane...

  • Vacancy - School Governor

    19th July 2016

    Wanted - Community Governor for Anthony Roper Primary School A vacancy will arise for a member of the community to serve as a governor of our local primary school from 1st September. Being a school governor is an increasingly demanding role; school governing bodies being responsible for: ...

  • Fly-Tipping - How to Report

    19th July 2016

    Fly-tipping Despite challenging financial times Sevenoaks District Council have recently appointed an Environmental Enforcement officer to investigate fly-tipping offences across the District. Many householders are not aware they have a duty of care to check that the contractor they employ...

  • New Village Hall Update

    19th July 2016

    Hall Development Update - July 2016 For several years the trustees have been working to secure the hall’s future. The challenges have concerned the current location, the high cost of rebuilding there and fund raising. For the reasons outlined below moving to another location is now preferred. ...

  • Proposed Sites for Development

    7th July 2016

    In order to produce robust planning policy, Sevenoaks District Council is reviewing where new housing development could take place. They have asked landowners to propose any site they would like to be considered as part of the process. These sites have been identified by landowners, not by...

  • Parking Proposal - Birch Close

    30th June 2016

    Sevenoaks District Council are consulting on proposed parking restrictions at Birch Close, Eynsford. Please see the attached documents for further details and how to comment. The consultation closes on 29th July. July 2016 - Notice of INTENT TRO 2013 Amendment 19 - Birch Close SITE NOTICE.pdf ...

  • Planned Road Surfacing in Eynsford

    7th June 2016

    Information has been received from Kent Highways about planned road surfacing work on Upper Austin Lodge Road (9th July) and Bower Lane (11th July). The roads will be closed during the works. Full details can be found here: updated SOWN Treatment - Bower Lane Revised 11th July 2016.pdf Updated...

  • Annual Parish Meeting a Great Success!

    17th May 2016

    Eynsford Parish Council held its Annual Parish Meeting on 22nd April in Eynsford Village Hall.  The event was a great success with lots of people attending. Members of the public were able to browse stalls and speak to advisers from a variety of agencies including Citizen's Advice Bureau,...

  • Annual Parish Meeting 2016

    Annual Parish Meeting 2016

    12th April 2016

    Eynsford's Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 22nd April 2016.  It is a pop-in event open to all residents of Eynsford. Come and meet councillors as well as representatives from other agencies that serve our village. Enter our photography/art competition. Light refreshments will be...

  • Free Family Fun Day

    Free Family Fun Day

    8th March 2016

    Eynsford Parish Council is delighted to be hosting a free family fun day during the Easter Holidays, provided by Sevenoaks District Council. This will be held at Eynsford Village Hall, High Street, Eynsford between 10am and 2pm on Thursday 31st March 2016. Families and those caring for children...

  • Flying the Flag for Commonwealth Day

    Flying the Flag for Commonwealth Day

    3rd March 2016

    Eynsford will be flying a flag for Commonwealth Day on Monday 14th March 2016. In partnership with St Martin's Church and Anthony Roper Primary School, the parish council is arranging for the Commonwealth flag to be raised as part of a short celebratory event at St Martin's Church in Eynsford. ...

  • New Thames Crossing Consultation

    28th January 2016

    Highways England is consulting on proposals for a new road crossing of the River Thames connecting Kent and Essex. A new crossing is needed to reduce congestion at the existing Dartford crossing and unlock economic growth, supporting the development of new homes and jobs in the region. There are...

  • Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Need your Views!

    28th January 2016

    The Darent Valley – have your say The Darent Valley is a beautiful part of the Kent countryside and the Kent Downs AONB has been allocated a grant of £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and celebrate this special landscape. However, we need your help to make sure we get this...

  • Community Awards - Nominate your Local Hero/s!

    5th January 2016

    Eynsford Parish Council is pleased to be participating in the Kent Association for Local Councils Community Awards Scheme again.  Details of the scheme are set out below. If you would like to nominate an individual or a group, please use the form attached here  and return to the...

  • Christmas Office Opening Hours

    22nd December 2015

    Christmas Office Opening Hours Christmas and New Year 2015 The office will be closed during the Christmas period apart from Wednesday 30th December 2015. Normal office hours will resume on Monday 4th January. There will be no Parish Council Surgery on Boxing Day With best wishes for the...

  • Footpath SD194 Retained

    15th December 2015

    In 2015 the parish council was consulted by Network Rail on the possible diversion of footpath SD194 which leads from Lullingstone Lane up towards Eagle Heights, providing beautiful views over the valley. Network Rail stated safety reasons for the diversion of the path to avoid crossing the...

  • Twinning in Eynsford!

    Twinning in Eynsford!

    29th October 2015

    On 7th November, Eynsford will complete the final part of its formal twinning with the village of Camphin en Pevele which is near Lille in France. At 12 noon the twinning charter will be signed by the 'mayor' and chair of the twinning committee from each village. Our 'mayor' aka Sarah Boyle,...

  • Affordable Housing Available

    6th October 2015

    English Rural Housing have a property available for rent at Knights Field, Eynsford.  The parish council supported the building of this new development which gives priority to those with a local connection as well as a housing need. Details of how to apply are on the attached poster. ...

  • Job Opportunity for a Cleaner

    Job Opportunity for a Cleaner

    24th September 2015

    The parish council is looking for a cleaner to clean the Harrow Meadow Changing Rooms on a weekly basis. For full details please contact the Clerk on 01322 865320 or info@eynsfordparishcouncil.org.uk ...

  • Eynsford Gets Gold!

    Eynsford Gets Gold!

    15th September 2015

    Eynsford has received a Gold Award for its entry into the South and South East in Bloom competition. Eynsford in Bloom volunteers have spent around 4000 hours this year working in our village on floral displays, cultivation, maintenance, tidying, watering recycling, composting and more. They have...

  • Latest Bus Update

    Latest Bus Update

    10th September 2015

    Latest Bus Update from local resident and bus expert David Toser Since bus route 403 was withdrawn in April, Eynsford has had to rely on just four buses a day linking the village with Sevenoaks and Swanley. As from 2 September many of these services will run between 5 and 15 minutes earlier...

  • Community Award for Local Resident

    28th July 2015

    At our Annual Parish Meeting in March an award was presented by the High Sheriff of Kent Hugo Fenwick for Audrey Gee. Parish Council Chair Sarah Boyle accepted the award on her behalf.  Parish Council Chair Sarah Boyle accepting the award at the Annual Parish Meeting. Unfortunately Mrs...

  • New Councillors join the Council

    30th June 2015

    Two new councillors were co-opted onto Eynsford Parish Council at our meeting on 18th June. They are Alan Cooke and Ferne Haxby who both live in the village. We are looking forward to working with them. ...

  • Gatwick Runway Consultation

    14th May 2015

    Please follow this link for more information about the Gatwick runway consultation that took place during 2014. A decision has not yet been made, so this process is ongoing. http://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/New-runway/Second-runway-consultation/ ...

  • Casual Vacancies

    Casual Vacancies

    11th May 2015

    Following the election, the council now has two casual vacancies to fill. Being so close to the election, the council is able to fill these vacancies by co-option. We invite any interested people to put themselves forward for these vacancies. The deadline for nominations is 12th June 2015. This...

  • Rafferty's New Look

    Rafferty's New Look

    1st May 2015

    Rafferty's Re-Opening Saturday 2nd May 12 noon Rafferty's is planning to relaunch tomorrow at noon following an exciting refit. There will be a tasting session including award winning Kent produce. All are welcome. New Director Sam Banks says:...

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