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Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the village hall on Monday 24th April at 6pm. You can download the agenda for the annual parish meeting here

Parish Boundary Changes

Issues regarding the boundary between Warehorne P.C. and Orlestone P.C. have been rumbling on for many years.
After the last election Ashford Borough Council decided to do something about it.

Confusion lies in Bank Side where half of the houses form part of Orlestone whilst the remaining half are in Warehorne. Houses situated behind the old Chocolate Box also form part of Warehorne despite being centrally located in Hamstreet.

At a meeting held at the council offices the following was agreed:
  • All properties in Bank Side will form part of Orlestone P.C.
  • All properties behind the old Chocolate Box will form part of Orlestone P.C.
  • All properties on either side of the main road entering Hamstreet from Warehorne will remain unchanged.
  • Properties making up 1 – 5 Prospect Place will form part of Warehorne P.C.

Warehorne will have 21 fewer properties overall. The changes are due to be implemented in 2019.

Dangerous crossing at Church and School Lane Junction

David Graham Associates has been commissioned by the Parish Council to conduct a traffic assessment at the Junction of the B2067 and Church Lane. This will result in a recommendation report to improve safety at the junction. Click here to view the completed report.

For many years the Parish has been concerned by the speed of traffic, the poor visibility, and most importantly the immense dangers this causes for school children trying to get to and from school who have to cross here to catch their buses. We have had a number of near misses just in recent weeks.

The consequences of an accident do not bear thinking about, but resources are just not available from Kent County Council (KCC) at this time, who inevitably have requests for work from all over the County. Our junction is low priority as no fatalities have occurred.

As a community and Council we are not prepared to wait for harm to come to our children before action is taken and have therefore, with the fantastic help of our Borough Councillors, investigated how to take initial steps for assessing the best means of mitigating the dangers ourselves. Along with a detailed and thorough Risk Assessment produced by a resident, this professional report can then be taken to KCC to help raise the profile of our cause. We will regularly update residents as to the outcomes at Parish Meetings

Highway Maintenance and Potholes

Click here to report potholes and other Highway issues you come across directy on the KCC website.
September 2016:   September 2016 Agenda Agenda    September 2016 Minutes Minutes    September 2016 Financial Report Financial Report
October 2016:   October 2016 Agenda Agenda    October 2016 Minutes Minutes    October 2016 Financial Report Financial Report
November 2016:   November 2016 Agenda Agenda    November 2016 Minutes Minutes    November 2016 Financial Report Financial Report
December 2016:   December 2016 Agenda Agenda    December 2016 Minutes Minutes    December 2016 Financial Report Financial Report
January 2017:   January 2017 Agenda Agenda    January 2017 Minutes Minutes   
February 2017:   February 2017 Agenda Agenda    January 2017 Minutes Minutes    February 2017 Financial Report Financial Report    February 2017 Planning Meeting Planning Meeting Minutes
March 2017:   March 2017 Agenda Agenda       March 2017 Financial Report Financial Report
April 2017:   April 2017 Agenda Annual Meeting Agenda      

Applications Received:

17/00017/AS   Erection of 2 x 2 bed units and 2 x 1 bed units with parking and external works together with 1 custom build on land opposite Hardens View, Church Road, Warehorne
17/00315/AS   Spot Acre, Warehorne Road, Warehorne, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2EP Application for Lawful Development Certificate - Proposed Use - Siting of ancillary caravan within curtilage of main dwelling
17/00253/AS   1 Olivia Cottage, Ashford Road, Warehorne, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2QW Installation of a wood burning stove with associated external flue to south elevation.
17/00135/AS   Bridge Farm, Church Road, Warehorne, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2LS Conversion of two agricultural barns into three dwellings.
17/00140/AS   Bridge Farm, Church Road, Warehorne, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2LS Prior approval for the change of use from agricultural building to residential (C3) and associated development.

Applications Approved:

16/01773/AS   Change of use from agricultural building to dwelling at Spot House Farm, Warehorne Road, Warehorne

Applications can be viewed on the Ashford Planning Portal site http://planning.ashford.gov.uk

Budget setting and the Precept for 2016/17

The Parish Council haveset the Budget for 2016/17 in January. Please find details for the budget in the working papers here.

In order to cover rising costs of maintaining the Green the Precept has had to be raised by £250 in total, which we estimate should result in a rise of approximately £1.70 per household per annum.

Financial documents for 2015-16

The Annual Return has been agreed in principal but final papers will be signed off on 13th June due to an amendment.

The draft end of year financial statement is available to view here. When the final Return is signed off by the external auditors copies of the return will be posted.

The public have a right to view financial documents used for the preparation of the Annual Return, (most details are listed in the financial statement link provided above) but if you require to see anything else these are available between 14th June and 25th July, the dates set for the exercise of public rights.

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Cllr Maggie Keenan

Finance and Planning Working Parties

Cllr Philippa Jones

Vice Chair
Public Rights of Way Lead and Planning Working Party

Cllr Richard Henderson

Finance (lead) and Planning Working Parties

Cllr Kelly O'Leary-White

Planning Working Party

Cllr Jonathan Saunders

Highways Lead and Planning Working Party

Annette Beach

Parish Clerk
Responsible Financial Officer
email: warehornepc@gmail.com
phone: 0790 565 8117