INFO & FACTS

Ickham Social Media Groups and Websites

Please see our dedicated page for COVID-19. There are also our local Facebook Groups where you might find useful information and where you can interact directly and immediately with other locals to offer and ask for help:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IckhamVillage/ (this is a public group that anyone can join and is mostly used for local advertising.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ickham/ (this is a private group for Ickham and Wickhambreaux parish residents only).

TRAVEL

ROADWORKS – Parishioners should go to www.kent.roadworks.org to find details of proposed roadworks.

HIGHWAYS A257 Plan – read the full plan here (post updated Oct 18)

PARKING: Incidences of dangerous parking (ie the obstruction of emergency vehicles) may be reported to the Police by dialling 101.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORT FORM

PROBLEMS WITH HGVs : KALC representatives are meeting regularly with Kent MPs to find solutions to problems / damage caused by HGVs and the effect on the quality of life in our towns and villages. Please contact the Parish Clerk via the CONTACT page of this website if you have been affected by, or have seen incidents involving, HGVs in recent months. Rural Grants – please click here for details of an opportunity to obtain funding to help you achieve your growth plans.

HIGHWAY FAULTS: highway faults such as pot holes, flooding, drainage, traffic signs, lighting can be reported to the KENT HIGHWAY SERVICES 24 hour helpline on 08458 247247. Further information can be found here (updated Oct 18)

HEDGES AND VEGETATION: Information regarding the reporting of dangerous vegetation can be found here

CYCLISTS WARNING: there have been several reported accidents at the ford in Drill lane, due to algae. Use Wickham Lane instead to travel between Ickham and Nargate Street.

TRAVELLING BY BUS IN KENT: please click here for information about planning your journey

FINANCE

The PARISH ACCOUNTS 2019-20 EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE is available here. For more details, please contact the Parish Clerk at clerk@ickhamandwellpc.com.

ICKHAM AND WELL PARISH ACCOUNTS: please click here for the 2019-20 annual accounts.

CONSULTATIONS

All Canterbury City Council Consultations can be found on their website www.canterbury.gov.uk.

2026 deadline to establish the definitive map of all rights of way paths There may be footpaths that are known by and walked by local people but are not in the current definitive map or are dead ends or cut off by roads. Please contact Neville Machin if you know of any such paths so that the right of way is preserved (nevillelostwayskentramblers@btinternet.com)

CANTERBURY CORPORATE PLAN: the Corporate Plan for 2016-20 is available here.

CANTERBURY PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: an interesting article on proposed development at Canterbury is available here.

HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE CONSULTATION: following a consultation run by KCC Waste Management it has been decided to charge for non-household waste materials including rubble, soil, hardcore and plasterboard delivered to Household Waste Recycling Centres from 3 June 2019.

Kent and Medway have just launched a consultation on a draft Energy and Low Emissions Strategy.
The draft strategy and consultation questionnaire can be accessed online until 23rd September.
www.kent.gov.uk/energyandlowemissionsconsultation.

HEALTH

BETTER HEALTH AND CARE IN EAST KENT: please click here for leaflet

Mental health is something that affects us all and it can be really hard to know where to go for advice and support, a listening ear, and professional help that’s available immediately without long waiting lists.

Mental Health Matters is a national charity that is passionate about supporting people with mental health and emotional welfare needs.

Across Kent and Medway are opening 4 Safe Havens in Canterbury, Maidstone, Thanet and Medway on 20th April 2020.

These are a safe place where people aged 16+ can access immediate support if they are feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed, feel like things are getting too much for them, perhaps feel suicidal or thoughts of hurting themselves, maybe they’re isolated or are in crisis.

The great thing about the Kent Safe Havens is that it is free, there’s no referral needed, it is easily accessible, the staff are very skilled and experienced, they offer a welcoming, safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and non-clinical environment. Kent Safe Havens are an out of hours service meaning we are available on evenings for people needing to access support with their emotional wellbeing and mental health needs through visiting the Safe Haven, calling or emailing us.

We are keen to spread the word about our Kent Safe Havens so that we can provide more support to more people, helping the wider community.

If you are working with anyone who might benefit from the support we can offer at Kent Safe Havens, know people who might benefit from this service outside of your work, or might benefit from this service yourself, please feel free to share our leaflets with them, signpost them to Kent Safe Havens or come along.

Below are the contact details.

Canterbury Safe Haven
Open 6pm-11pm every day of the year
canterbury.mhm@nhs.net | 07876 476703 | 07483 163953
Maidstone Safe Haven
Open 6pm-11pm every day of the year
maidstone.mhm@nhs.net | 07484 061684
Thanet Safe Haven
Open 6pm-11pm every day of the year
thanet.mhm@nhs.net | 07850 655877
Medway Safe Haven
Open 6pm-11pm every day of the year
medway.mhm@nhs.net | 07850 901151 | 07808 795036

[Due to COVID-19 we have unfortunately had to reduce the service we are able to currently offer – therefore we are only able to provide telephone and email support at this present time. We hope to be able to provide face-to-face sessions again in the near future.]

If you would like to know more about the service or what we do, or want us to come and talk with your team about how our services can work together please get in touch.

UTILITIES

BINS: Serco have advised that bins must be left outside each week by 6 am, (not 7 am as before) so that collections are completed on schedule.

If you see anyone dumping rubbish (fly tipping) , please call Adrian Stewart on 07860 917218. He is from the Enforcement Dept. at Canterbury City Council and is in charge of fining people who flytip.  Otherwise fly tipping can be reported here.

CHECKING FOR POSSIBLE POWER CUTS: please click here for an interactive map showing possible power cuts.

SAFETY

This week, the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner published his Spring/Summer 2020 Policing Survey.

COUNTRY EYE: KEEPING THE RURAL COMMUNITY IN KENT SAFE click here for more information.  The latest Kent Police report on rural crime can be found here.

DATA PROTECTION: details of the Data Protection Registration can be found here.

EMERGENCY PLAN: click here for useful numbers in an emergency.

FLOODS PREPARATION: be prepared for floods – just in case! Click here for information.

WINTER ADVICE: with winter here, please click here for some useful pieces of advice.

Care should be taken when trades people call at your home offering building, gardening or other work. Canterbury City Council advise checking all potential tradespeople with Checkatrade.com before agreeing to any work. Unfortunately there appear to be many incidences of SCAMS.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: details of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and how you can make a request to us can be found here