Please be aware that, weather permitting, the burning of the old trees in the Scripps orchard along Sole Street will be taking place next week.
At the end of 2018 almost 29,000 people shared their views on our proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing; a new road connecting Kent, Thurrock and Essex through a tunnel beneath the River Thames.
The Lower Thames Crossing team are now proposing a number of design changes based on your feedback and where further information has become available. This is your opportunity to view and comment on these changes.
You will have the opportunity to give your feedback on the proposed changes when the consultation opens on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 00:01 am and the consultation ends Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 23:59pm.
The consultation will also be available on line:
From 29th Jan you can pick up a copy of the guide and response form, as well as view other consultation documents including Map Books, the Traffic Modelling Update, Utilities Update and the Environmental Impacts Update, plus an Easy Read version of the guide at their deposit locations:
Shorne Visitor Centre
Riverview Park Library
Dartford Central Library
Mobile Information Centre locations south of the River Thames
• Chalk Parish Hall, Pirrip Close, Gravesend DA12 2ND
o Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10am-7pm
• Higham Library Car Park, 8 Forge Lane ME3 7AS
o Friday, 6 March 2020, 10am-3pm
• Higham Train Station Car Park ME3 7JQ
o Friday, 6 March 2020, 4pm-7pm
• Gravesend Town Centre, King Street DA12 2XX
o Saturday, 7 March 2020, 10am-5pm
• Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne, Gravesend DA12 3HX
o Sunday, 8 March 2020, 11am-4pm
• Meadow Rooms, The Street, Cobham, Gravesend DA12 3BZ
o Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10am-3pm
• Sole Street Station Car Park, Cobham, Gravesend DA13 0XY
o Thursday, 12 March 2020, 4pm-7pm
• Shorne Village Hall Car Park, 16 The Street, Shorne, Gravesend DA12 3EA
o Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 10am-7pm
Please see the following information from The Lower Thames Crossing team.
'At the end of 2018 almost 29,000 people shared their views on our proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing; a new road connecting Kent, Thurrock and Essex through a tunnel beneath the River Thames.
We are now proposing a number of design changes based on your feedback and where further information has become available. This is your opportunity to view and comment on these changes.
You will have the opportunity to give your feedback on the proposed changes when the consultation opens on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 00:01am and the consultation ends Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 23:59pm.
From 29th Jan you can pick up a copy of the guide and response form, as well as view other consultation documents including Map Books, the Traffic Modelling Update, Utilities Update and the Environmental Impacts Update, plus an Easy Read version of the guide at our deposit locations:
Gravesham Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AU
Local Libraries etc.
The consultation will also be available on line'
The sink hole/void will be filled in on Monday 27th Jan. The road will need to be closed.
Real Time information now available on SE MotionA new, pioneering feature on Southeastern's on-board infotainment system, SE Motion, has been introduced this month allowing passengers to access detailed, real-time information about their journey.
The enhancement allows passengers to see:
Balfour Beatty, partnering with Highways England on the Lower Thames Crossing, are currently recruiting for various roles, including:
• Ground Workers
• Plant Operators
• Gangers / Supervisors
• Vehicle Marshalls + many more.
If you have relevant experience, an up-to-date CSCS card and would like to find out more - register your interest for the event. eventbrite/BalfourBeatty
Attendees will learn more about the job opportunities available on this large-scale project,as well as meet our supply chain partners to register for roles.
Essex February 7th 2020 4 - 6.30pm
Kent February 6th 2020 4 - 6.30pm
Ship Lane, Aveley,
The Kent Room
Gravesham Civic Centre,
Please arrive promptly for a 4pm start.
NHS Dartford Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Governing Body has given the go ahead to create two linked Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs), one at Gravesham Community Hospital and one co-located with A&E at Darent Valley Hospital, as part of a networked urgent care services model.
The CCG received over 16,500 responses to its public consultation carried out between August and November 2019. Key concerns raised by local people, regardless of the site option they preferred, were traffic and congestion to Darent Valley Hospital, public transport, parking and how far they might have to travel to get the urgent care they need.
Both UTCs will treat minor illnesses and minor injuries with the Urgent Treatment Centre at Darent Valley Hospital providing additional critical care by virtue of its co-location with the A&E department.
The walk-in services at the Whitehorse surgery will be relocated to Gravesham Community Hospital but the GP and other current services at Northfleet will remain on site and unchanged.
It is expected that the two linked Urgent Treatment Centres will be in place by summer 2020 as part of the first phase towards fully networked sites providing “joined up”, urgent care services for the people of Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley.
Dr Nigel Sewell, local GP and the CCG’s Clinical Lead for Urgent Care said: “The Governing Body’s decision is good news for local people and it is our ambition to implement the new Urgent Treatment Centres as quickly as possible. The public consultation process gave us greater understanding of the key issues affecting local people and we have adjusted our arrangements for the new Urgent Treatment Centre to address the well placed concerns that people raised.
We look forward to working closely with our partners over the coming weeks to make sure there is a smooth transition of services from the Walk-in Centre and Minor Injuries Unit to the new Urgent Treatment Centres”.
The decision making business case which sets out the case for the networked urgent care services model and the analysis of the feedback received from the public consultation are available on the CCG’s website at