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LOOSE PARISH COUNCIL
Office Hours: Mon-Fri – 9am-5pm
Office Address: Holly Glade Pembroke Road Coxheath Maidstone ME17 4QJ
Joint e-mail address: office@loose-pc.gov.uk

CLERK: Kim Owen – Tel: 07855 000156
Deputy Clerk: Liz McLaren – Tel: 07921 809161
Communications & Media Clerk: Anne Rigby – Tel: 07419 986538
Responsible Finance Officer: Jan Capon

Website: www.loosepc.kentparishes.gov.uk

 

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Thank you to the volunteer litter pickers who braved the Autumnal weather on the morning of Saturday 11th November 2017, to help clear up litter around Loose.  http://www.loosepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/autumn-litter-pick/

The Parish Council  would also like to thank the people who regularly clear up various sections of Loose throughout the year.

All your efforts are very much appreciated.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Loose Fete & Fun Dog Show on Saturday 2nd September 2017 and helped make it such a great community event.

The Event raised £1,785.82 for the KGV Community Hub Project.

August issue of the parish council newsletter Loose Views out now.

Do you know what’s happening in Loose?

  • The parish council is looking into purchasing a defibrillator for the parish. If it goes ahead, it is envisaged that it will be accommodated in the red telephone box on the village green, which is also being turned into an information kiosk.
  • The parish pavilion now has a number of regular vacant slots during weekdays for anyone wishing to hire it. We are also able to take bookings for anyone wishing to hire it on an ad-hoc basis (minimum 2 hours) during weekdays or at weekends.
  • Residents are asked to be on the look-out for any anti-social behaviour or suspicious activities, particularly around the Brooks, Brooks Field and the King George V Playing Field. If you spot anything, please record as many details as possible and ring the police on 101 (or 999 if an emergency).  You are strongly advised not to tackle the problem yourself.  

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF……

A CAR IS PARKED ILLEGALLY?  Report to the Police on 101. If the car is abandoned then report to Maidstone Borough Council on http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/residents/report   The Parish Council does not have any jurisdiction to remove illegally parked cars.

YOU SEE OVERGROWN PATHS – WEEDS ON THE ROADSIDE – OVERHANGING VEGETATION ON KHS LAND? Contact Kent Highways on 0300 418181 or by using their online portal: https://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem

The KHS maintenance schedule can be found using the following link: https://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/what-we-look-after/soft-landscape-maintenance

YOU ENCOUNTER POTHOLES – FAULTY STREETLIGHTS, TRAFFIC LIGHTS – BLOCKED DRAINS ON ROADS? Contact Kent Highways as above   please note that problems with street lights in Walnut Tree Avenue and McAlpine Crescent ONLY should be reported to Loose Parish Council who own these lights.

YOU SPOT DAMAGE TO THE GROUND ALONG A FOOTPATH? All PROW (pubic rights of way) issues (ground area or blockages only) are dealt with by the KCC PROW OFFICER. EITHER PHONE 03000 417171 or REPORT VIA https://www.kent.gov.uk/waste-planning-and-land/public-rights-of-way/report-a-problem-on-a-right-of-way

YOU ARE INCONVENIENCED BY CONSISTENT NOISE ISSUES, DOG MESS, ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR;  SEE FLY TIPPING- EXCESSIVE LITTER – DAMAGE TO BUS SHELTERS – BINS NOT EMPTIED?  Please report any of these directly to MBC on http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/residents/report

Loose Neighbourhood Plan

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Now that the consultation period has finished the Loose Parish Council  will gather together all the comments received and produce an official consultation statement listing all the views and opinions and how the plan is to be amended,if appropriate.The revised Loose Neighbourhood Plan together with the Consultation Statement will then be formally submitted to Maidstone Borough Council.

Maidstone Borough Council will then publish the plan for a further six week period of consultation after which an independent planning examiner will be appointed to examine the plan.

Should the independent examiner find the Loose Neighbourhood Plan to be in conformity with the regulations then it will go forward to a Parish referendum.