Council decisions on Bowls Club, traffic, VE day and St Mildred’s funding

17th Oct 2019

Among the decisions made by Tenterden Town Council’s committees last night (Monday, 14 October) were….

  • Support for Tenterden Bowls Club to extend its clubhouse on the Recreation Ground – council funding has been agreed in principle, and will be ratified when quotations for the work have been received.
  • Residents in the vicinity of Bridewell Lane and Highbury Lane will be canvassed for their views on making the narrow highways a one-way system. If agreed, it would avoid vehicles sometimes having to reverse into the High Street. Depending on the consultation outcome, Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council will be approached for technical advice and funding.
  • A local committee will be formed to organise local celebrations of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday, 8 May, 2020, part of a national programme of events to mark the anniversary of Victory in Europe. As a result, and because the bank holiday has moved to the Friday, the May Fayre committee has agreed not to hold their annual event next year.
  • The council will send a letter to Damian Green MP asking him to bring pressure to bear to repeal the law which prevents parish councils funding church projects. Tenterden Town Council is officially designated a parish council, and is therefore unable to offer a grant for the major re-ordering scheme of St Mildred’s Church.