Big Conversation – there’s still time to have your say
Parish Councils and residents are reminded there is still time to have their say in the Big Conversation Consultation on what the future of rural transport in Kent could look like.
Over a six week period starting from the 19th June, public meetings have been held around the county to hear people’s views on rural transport in their area and how it might be maintained or improved in the future. With the consultation ending on the 8th August, KCC is encouraging those who have yet to complete the questionnaire to do so. The Questionnaire is available online or hard copies are available at Kent Libraries or on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consultation proposes three ideas for schemes that could be implemented as Pilots throughout the county in 2019. It is important that we hear your views so we can deliver the right service for the local needs. The three ideas are:
Following the consultation, KCC will be hosting a Bus Summit in October 2018 which will provide an opportunity to announce the pilot schemes to be implemented for early 2019. Further details will be provided in due course.
For more information and to take part, please visit at www.kent.gov.uk/bigconversation
How safe do you feel where you live?’
That is the one of the key questions Matthew Scott, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, is asking residents this summer.
Mr Scott said: ‘I set Kent Police’s priorities based on the things people tell me matter to them. My Annual Policing Survey is a key way in which I get to hear what you think about your police force. I want to know what you think Kent Police does well and what it could do better.
‘I’m responsible for ensuring Kent Police provides an effective and efficient service so I’m asking you, plain and simple, to rate how safe you feel in your community and also what to extent you think you get value for money.’
Mr Scott added: ‘I’ve had a tremendous response from those I’ve met at big public events like the Kent County Show and the Kent Police Open Day so far this summer but I want as many people as possible to take the opportunity to have their say. Based on the results of last year’s survey, I took the decision to put more money into recruiting up to 200 more police officers, so your views really can make a difference.’
The survey, which only takes a couple of minutes to complete, is available at www.kent-pcc.gov.uk/consultations. A hard-copy leaflet, and a large print version, are also available on request.
Questions about people’s gender, where they live, age and ethnicity have been included to enable the PCC to spot trends among different communities.
A MEETING OF COBHAM PARISH COUNCIL
WILL BE HELD IN
ST MARY’S CHURCH ROOM
ON MONDAY 9th JULY 2018
AT 7.30 PM
Dear Cobham Villagers,
Following a successful summer in 2017, digging across the village, the Cobham Landscape Detectives will be back in the village this summer! Between the 14th and 31st of July, archaeology will be explored and new discoveries made!
The twin aims of this year's work are to push back the dating evidence for the origins of the village and hunt for the lost manors that once surrounded the settlement.
We are still keen to involve YOU throughout the project. There are two main ways to get involved!