Chilham Parish Council Parish Question Time 2019

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1. Which part of the parish do you live in? *

 

2. LOOKING BACK OVER THE LAST FOUR YEAR TERM
Council’s Strategic Plan objectives, drawn from the results of Parish Question Time 2016, are listed below
followed by a summary of key achievements in [BRACKETS].
Please assess Council’s performance by choosing Good, Don’t Know or Poor for each objective.MATTERS FOR WHICH THE COUNCIL IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE
a) Refurbishment of Taylors Hill Toilets: Scope, plan and implement a refurbishment
project to be completed by March 2018. [COMPLETED JUNE 2017]

 

3. b) Community Engagement: Conduct an engagement event in March each year to
review its Strategic Plan, report on progress made and update it as a result of this
engagement[CONDUCTED EVERY YEAR SINCE 2016]

 

4. c) Communication with parishioners: Communicate through parish noticeboards,
website, emails to parish contacts, monthly items in Chilham Parish News and the
quarterly newsletter PC Tips. [COUNCIL POLICY THROUGHOUT THIS TERM]

 

5. MATTERS WHICH THE COUNCIL WILL WORK IN PARTNERSHIP TO ACHIEVE
a) Allocation of Section 106 monies from the Bagham Place development: Work in
partnership with Ashford Borough Council (ABC) and scheme promoters to maximise
the benefits to parishioners from the monies available from the Bagham Place
development. [ALL MONIES ALLOCATED – WAITING TRANSFER FROM ABC]

 

6. b) The Chilham Square Project: Work with Chilham’s Future Development Board (CFDB)
and push for firm cost estimates and funding streams to be identified before March 2018,
and an annual report for consideration at the March council meeting each year. [COSTS
ESTIMATED, SURVEY COMPLETED, PROJECT MANAGER APPOINTED]

 

7. c) Promoting tourism in the parish: Work in partnership with local organisations to
establish the feasibility of an annual summer event in the parish. [CHILHAM CHASE &
CHILL, COMMONWEALTH FLAG DAY NOW REGULAR EVENTS]

 

8. d) Improving quality of life in the parish: Strengthen relationships with local organisations
with the aim of enhancing the benefits they provide in the parish and work in partnership
with the borough and county councils where Council can add value to specific services
that they provide (eg vegetation clearance, cleaning signs). [APPROX £10,000
GRANTED TO LOCAL PROJECTS, REGULAR COMMUNITY LITTER PICKS]

 

9. MATTERS ON WHICH THE COUNCIL WILL INFLUENCE OTHER BODIES
a) Planning policy: Forge good working relationships with the borough council and
strengthen relationships with neighbouring parish councils. (Significant parts of the
parish are protected by the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding National Beauty and Great
Stour flood plains. A combination of these environment constraints and improved
working relationships can put Council in a good position to positively influence local
planning policy.) [CONSERVATION AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN IN PROGRESS]

 

10. b) Crime Prevention Measures: Engage with local neighbourhood watch schemes to
identify schemes with the potential of improving crime prevention in the parish.
[REGULAR DIALOGUE WITH KENT POLICE AND COMMUNITY WARDEN]

 

11. c) Road Safety: Engage with Kent Highways to ensure the crash cluster study underway
in response to increased road traffic incidents on main roads in the parish identifies
suitable solutions. [SCHEME FOR A252 PLANNED BY KENT HIGHWAYS]

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