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  • E-Scooters

    The following information was provided by Kent Police.E-scooters - know the lawWe stopped you today because although e-scooters can be great fun, itís against the law to ride one on a public road, cycle lane or pavement.What you need to know e-scooters are classed as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs), which means t≠hey are treated as motor vehicles and subject to the same legal requirements, such as driving licence, insurance, number plates, lighting, road tax, crash helmets etc. Without these, e-scooters cannot be used legally on the road. The Government is currently trailing the use of approved rental e-scooters as environmentally friendly modes of transport in some specific locations in the UK. For the rest of the country, under current law, e-scooters can only be used on private land. What should I do now? Itís our priority to keep you and other road users safe. We are obliged to take action against anyone who is caught repeatedly using an e-scooter illegally...

  • Church Road Development

    Application Number: 21/503585/FULL Address: Land West Of Church Road Otham Kent ME15 8SB Proposal: Section 73 - Application for Variation of condition 30 (to vary the trigger point for the delivery of the Willington Street/Deringwood Drive improvements, to prior to occupation of 100 units, rather...

  • Update - Church Road Development

    Update re Church Road Development Despite the best efforts of Otham & Downswood Parish Councils in representing residents to fight the development, we now have to accept that it will go ahead in the forthcoming months. To that end, a meeting was requested to discuss the Construction...

  • 'Veterans United' Fraud Warning

    Latest News from Kent County Council Public Protection. Is this email not displaying correctly?...

  • Universal Credit Link

     Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit.  You may be new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. If so, please follow the link below which will help you: ...

  • Covid 19 Vaccine Survey

    Overall the vaccine programme has had good take up, however there are number of groups where take up is low or slower. Kent County Council and its partners are keen to understand further the reasons for this and have asked Activmob to speak to residents. As part of this work they have developed...

  • Litter Picks

    A big thank you to all the residents that help to keep the parish clean by carrying out litter picks. We hope that you feel able to continue with the good work and encourage all residents to keep the area outside their homes free from litter.  ...

  • Bicknor Wood, Community Woodland

    Visit the Bicknor Wood website to see photos and learn all about this ancient woodland reserve. https://bicknorwood.blogspot.com/?m=1 ...

  • NHP Update

    Neighbourhood Plan - Examiner's Report Received - See Otham NHP for more info. ...

  • Planning Inquiry, Church Road.

    We regret to inform you that the Planning Inspector has granted the appeal from Bellway Homes.  This means the Planning Application for 421 dwellings on Church Road will go ahead. Thank you to everyone for your support in fighting the application.   At least we can takeaway the...

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