Emergency Road Closure - Henley street and Gold street, Luddesdown - 4 September 2019 (Gravesham)
It will be necessary to close Henley street and Gold street, Luddesdown from 4 September 2019 for up to 1 Day.
The road will be closed between the junctions of Batts Road South and Batts Road West.
The alternative route is via Henley Street - Gold Street - D398 Batts Road J/W D397 Gold Street to D398 Batts Road J/W D397 Henley Street.
This is to enable to work on Overhead structure to be carried out by BT.
Emergency Road Closure - Buckland Road, Luddesdown - 27 August 2019 (Gravesham)
It will be necessary to close Buckland Road, Luddesdown from 27 August 2019 for up to 7 Days.
The road will be closed between the junctions of Lockyers Hill and Wrangling Lane.
The alternative route is via Lockyers Hill - Strawberry Hill - Dean Road - Oakenden Road - Luddesdown Road - Buckland Road.
This is to enable repair works to a faulty high voltage cable to be carried out by UK Power Networks.
Road Maintenance in Your Area Road Surface Improvement (Micro Surfacing)Dabbs Place, Cobham -notice from KCC
When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take
This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network,
Kent County Council will be working to improve the road surface of Dabbs Place, Cobham between Round street and Jeskyns Road.
These road surface improvement works are programmed to start on the 24th September 2019 and should take 2 days to complete. These activities will be undertaken during a working window between the hours of 07:30 and 19:00.
This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not possible for us to carry it out at this time, we will arrange a new date and let you know via a letter drop to your home. We will also put up signs along the road, before we start, showing the date we plan to start work.
During these essential works it will be necessary to close the road completely so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users. The diversion route will be via Church Road and Henhurst Road.
The timings of works and how the ‘working window’ may affect you
Where we have specified the works take place over more than a day, please be aware that it is not always possible to start on the first day advertised. These types of works are part of a continuous rolling works programme and heavily dependent on good weather and site conditions throughout and thus can be affected by delays on previous sites. By allowing for extra days we can ensure that unforeseen circumstances to our works can be accommodated and disruption to local residents is minimised as far as possible.
What we plan to do
We are going to use a product called ‘Micro-Asphalt’ to improve the road surface. Micro-Asphalt is quick to apply, which means less disruption to road users, residents, local businesses and the emergency services. It is a cost-effective way of prolonging the life expectancy of the road before any major repair works are required. It also benefits from having a low carbon footprint.
Micro-asphalt is applied cold, in fluid form directly onto the existing road, in two 8mm thick layers, that seal the surface to prevent water penetration, restore texture and improve skid resistance. Depending on weather and atmospheric conditions, both the first and second layer may be rolled to remove the moisture content within new surface. This is not always the case and will depend on site requirements, as we want the stones to remain proud of the bitumen whilst it cures to give texture to the new surface; this influences skid resistance and durability. Generally, the embedment of the stone on the top surface is aided by the movement of vehicles, which are much lighter.
The finished surface will look quite coarse, uneven and rough immediately after laying, but will improve over time via normal traffic use, as the material beds in. The laying process may result in the fluid splashing slightly up the kerb face; this is normal and will weather with time.
Generally, within 14 days of completing the works the road markings will be reinstated and within eight weeks the ironworks (road drain covers, manhole covers etc.) will be adjusted to suit the new surface.
How you can help
It is inevitable that residents and businesses near the works will experience some disruption, but we will try to keep these to a minimum. Any pavements will remain open at all times, but vehicle access to properties will need to be restricted for a short period while work is carried out in front of each property. If you have any particular access needs, please let the workforce on site know.
We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible and to the best possible quality.
If your vehicle is usually parked on the carriageway, please make sure you park it somewhere else away from the site whilst the works are carried out, so the road is clear for us to resurface.
The Kent Housing Group has just launched a consultation on the draft Kent and Medway Housing Strategy 2019-23. The consultation closes at 12 Noon on Monday 09 September 2019.
To view and download the draft strategy and supporting documents please use the following link: https://www.kenthousinggroup.org.uk/draft-kent-medway-housing-strategy-consultation/.
Cobham's Bank Holiday Fete is always a wonderful day- why not go along, fun for all the family.
Dogs on a lead are also welcome.
Southern Water is dealing with a leak on Halfpence Lane, Cobham.
Their crews worked through the night to fix a burst on a 5” main, completing the repairs at approximately 4:30 am. However, due to further complications they are now dealing with a burst further along the pipe.
While they carry out the further repairs they need to close the road. At the moment, they do not know exactly how long the repairs will take but think the road will be closed for most of the day.
While the repairs are ongoing, some customers are experiencing low pressure or temporary loss of supply. They encourage any customers in the area to let us know if they experience this through social media or by calling 0330 303 0368 , particularly if they need extra assistance or need a continuous supply of water.
Bottled water is on its way and will be available at a distribution point in the village. Their social media will have regular updates about where bottled water is available.
They are delivering water to those customers who are on their Priority Services Register who they know need extra assistance.
Emergency Road Closure - Halfpence lane, Cobham - 16 August 2019 (Gravesham)
It will be necessary to close Halfpence lane, Cobham from 16 August 2019 for up to 5 Days.
The alternative route is via Brewers Road - A2 Watling Street - Henhurst Road - Jeskyns Road - The Street.
This is to enable repair works to a burst pipe to be carried out by Clancy Docwra.
The NHS in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley is urging residents to have their say about the future location of a new Urgent Treatment Centre as part of a public consultation to be launched on 12 August 2019.
Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans, buys and monitors most healthcare services in the area, is formally consulting the public on two options for the site of the Urgent Treatment Centre.
Both proposed options will bring together the existing urgent care services provided by the Minor Injuries Unit at Gravesham Community Hospital and the White Horse Walk-in Centre at Fleet Health Campus under one roof to create an Urgent Treatment Centre.
The first option is to create an Urgent Treatment Centre by relocating services from the White Horse Walk-in Centre to join the Minor Injuries Unit at Gravesham Community Hospital. The A&E department at Darent Valley Hospital will remain unchanged under this option.
The second option is to locate the Urgent Treatment Centre alongside the A&E department at Darent Valley Hospital by moving the existing urgent care services from Gravesham Community Hospital and the White Horse Walk-in Centre.
Both the Fleet Health Campus (White Horse site), and Gravesham Community Hospital sites will continue to provide NHS services, with the option to use the additional space to develop more health services, such as other GP services and community-based outpatient clinics. Patients will also be able to access the GP out of hours services and the home visiting services at both sites by calling NHS111.
These proposed changes are part of wider plans to offer local people more GP appointments, better community services and some outpatient appointments closer to home.
Local GP Dr Nigel Sewell, Urgent Care Clinical Lead for the CCG said: "Our urgent care services are currently delivered across different sites and treat patients with different illnesses and conditions. This can be very confusing for people who don't know where best to go if they need medical help urgently. They also don’t provide our patients with the full range of services that are available at Urgent Treatment Centres nationwide.
An Urgent Treatment Centre will simplify things for local people and help them to access the right care when they need it, under one roof, in a sensible joined-up way, helped by a new improved NHS111 helpline.
We would encourage everyone with an interest in their local health services to take part and get involved in our public consultation. Over the coming weeks, we will be out and about listening to the public's views on the proposals and we look forward to talking to you."
The public consultation runs for 12 weeks from 12 August to midnight on 4 November 2019 and there are a number of ways that the public can have their say. You can fill in a survey online or in print, attend one of the public consultation events, or invite NHS staff to come along and speak to your group or organisation.
For more information about the proposals and to download a copy of the full consultation document go to www.dartfordgraveshamswanleyccg.nhs.uk