Sadly the Parish Noticeboard at the Church Landway / Ashford Road has been damaged by a vehicle.
This has been removed and the area has been made safe.
We hope to repair and return the Noticeboard as soon as possible.
The Deputy Mayor had fun with the children playing hockey, seeing crafts and also being questioned by some of our smallest members.
The Chairman of Bearsted Parish Council said ” The Playscheme has sold out this year and Bearsted Parish Council are very happy that the event has been able to go ahead providing much needed fun for lots of children that did not get a chance to return to school, as well as childcare for local residents. Having the Deputy Mayor visit was a real treat for the children”.
We are pleased to announce that Adam Powell, who has lived in the village since 2018 has been co opted onto the Parish Council. Adam is very excited at the opportunity of having a positive impact on the community and has joined the Communications Committee.
Councillors were out this morning with Chris Colwell , a resident and an arboricultural consultant who has offered to give his time and expert opinion on works that will soon need to be carried out to some of the trees we have in the Parish. Our trees have not been looked at for some years and unfortunately there will be some trees that need to be removed at some stage due to them dying , some trees being crowned 2 m which pose a safety issue and some that just require dead branches removed to strengthen growth elsewhere. We will be replanting a number of trees to replace any removed as well as some additional ones for the environment of the village. Once permissions have been granted by MBC, we shall inform residents the tree works that are to take place in the Autumn as well as the planting of replacements. We very much appreciate Chris Colewell’s help in putting the plan together which has been well overdue.
Our play area was due to open on Saturday 4th July but sadly we have had to delay this due to the amount of broken glass that has been deliberately shattered all over these play facilities.
A professional cleaning company will be attending on Monday to clean this area to a safe standard at which time we will be opening for the children that have missed this facility for such a long time.
Please be kind – Everyone deserves to play safely
Ahead of our play areas opening we have been given guidance to follow to ensure everyone that wishes to use them stays safe. The guidance follows the Government advice and also The Association of Play Industries (API) recommendations.
Everyone deserves the chance to play safely and we ask for your co-operation with the following:
• The maximum number of users will be 10 within The Green play area and 20 within the Bearsted Woodland Trust play area.
• 1 family member to accompany 1 child
• Please retain 1m distance from other users e.g. pushing swings
• To enable as many children as possible to use the equipment please limit use to 30 minutes during busy periods.
• Use of hand sanitiser gel or wipes is advised when using the equipment
• When using equipment do not touch face
• Consumption of food and drink within play areas is not permitted
• Please use bins provided or take litter home