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Noise complaints Several parishioners spoke about anti-social behaviour, noise and damage caused by children when the the Sunday church congregation hires the village hall. The childrenwere said to be unsupervised and when parishioners had approached the congregation, they had found it intimidating. It had been suggested the gate be closed while the groupwas in the hall, but this had encouraged the gate to be used as a climbing frame and it had been damaged. Communitywarden Liz Lova suggested that parishioners keep a log of all incidents and report them to her or the police. Gloria Adams and StevenWaring spoke on behalf of the village hall commiee and agreed to raise the issues with the leader of the church group. Churchyard Aparishioner commented on the state of the churchyard. CllrWaring said he had been asked by the church to do some grounds maintenance but, due to time constraints, had not yet finished the job.

ParkingAparishioner complained about the vehicles parked on Amber Lane and wheelie bins le out permanently. This would be mentioned in the Village News. Police maers RyanWaring was the new PCSO for Chart Suon. Flytipping Further flytipping of garden waste in Forge Lanewas reported. Shop on the Green Bill Forrester presented members with a map showing the

AN aluminium tower, petrol saw and fencing were stolen from a building site in Smarden Road, Headcorn. Apair of sunglasses were stolen from the boot of a Renault Clio off the High Street, Headcorn. Asuspect escaped aer he was disturbed

trying to steal a farm gate in Boyton Court Farm, Boyton Court Road, Suon Valence. Ared Honda generator was stolen from

the porch of a home inWierton Hill Boughton Monchelsea. There was a break-in at a home in Southernden Road, Egerton, but a suspect was disturbed and ran off. He was described as white, in his late 20s, and about 5 10ins tall and heavily built. He was wearing a muddy-coloured jacket, black beanie hat pulled down and black nylon tracksuit booms with black boots. AStihl disc cuer was stolen from a

white transit tipper lorry in Locks Yard, Headcorn. Entry was gained to a home in Cranbrook Road, Staplehurst, but the suspect ran off when disturbed. Agreen John Deere tractor was stolen

from a smallholding in Peens Lane, Boughton Monchelsea. Aportable toilet cubicle was stolen from

a residential driveway in Aco Fields, Yalding. Four brown excavator buckets were

stolen from an orchard in Maidstone Road, Marden. Two vehicles on the driveway of a home

in Oak Lane, Headcorn, were broken into but nothing was stolen. An Ipod was stolen from a black Volvo

XC90 parked outside a home in Palmers Yard, Headcorn. Agreen Land Rover, registration OPR 916W was stolen from Unit 6 at

relocation site for the new cabin which would be 24 by 9 by 7 6ins high.A larger cabinwas required so that the range could be expanded and made more visible and storage within the shop could be provided. The new cabinwould be much more secure and the commiee could tailor the finish as appropriate for the village green. It had also been suggested the cabin could be timber-cladded to make it more in keeping with its surroundings. The commieewas also hoping to deter people from climbing up the bank on the le of the village green to access the shop. Once completed, the outline applicationwould be passed to the clerk for submission on behalf of the shop commiee. Commemoration Mike FitzGerald had produced a leaflet regarding Chart Suon’s involvement inWorldWar I and it was agreed to produce it as an insert into the August edition of the Village News to coincide with the commemoration of the outbreak of thewar, at a cost of about £250. Bin The bin at the Memorial Field had been set alight and destroyed.Areplacement flameproof bin would be bought and located where itwas more visible. Stolen sign The the of one of the recently- erected Resident Only parking signs at AmberWay was noted.Areplacement would be purchased. Football pitch Coxheath and Farleigh JFC and Bearsted FC and the relevant leagues had agreed that home fixtureswould not clash, enabling both clubs to use the pitch on Sunday aernoons.

Motorbike CllrWaring reported a boy on a motorbike had been seen riding in the memorial field. Community warden Liz Lova asked for any such sightings to be reported to her, to be forwarded to the police. If caught for a second offence, the bike could be taken away and scrapped.


Planning The council was preparing for an independent examination of the neighbourhood plan. It was hoped this might begin in September. Heath RoadWork was due to begin on installation of the revised Heath Road traffic calming scheme. Notices were distributed to residents about likely road closures and temporary traffic restrictions. Summer activities Due to difficulties in measuring value for money, the parish council decided not to give money to the Kent Youth Programme for its summer programme. Money would instead be ring-fenced for other youth projects. Play area The parish council was to chase Maidstone Council on the potential handover of responsibilities for redundant play areas such as Whitebeam Drive. Lights The ownership of streetlights were being taken up with KCC Highways. Bus shelter Repairs to the Heath Road bus shelter were due to be undertaken. Railings New safety railings had been installed at the informal entrances to the village hall car park off Stocke Lane.

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Loddington Farm, Loddington Lane, Linton. Garden furniture was stolen from a garden in Park Road, Marden. An Ipod and documents were stolen

from a blue BMW 320 on the drive of a home in Rosemead Gardens, Headcorn. Copper cable and about 12 truck baeries were stolen from Tanner Farm, Goudhurst Road, Marden. Asilver Ford Focus, registration BL53

EH, was stolen from a driveway in Knights Way, Headcorn. Abaery charger, 15 car baeries and a tyre-changing machine were stolen from B's Salvage Yard, Claygate Road, Yalding. Alarge generator was stolen from outside a property in Love Lane, Headcorn. Garden equipment was stolen from a

shed in the garden of a home in Skinners Way, Langley. Diesel was stolen from a lorry atAA

Lock Transport Ltd, The Old Dairy, Biddenden Road, Headcorn. Four baeries and diesel were stolen and

an excavator was damaged at a building site in Oliver Road, Staplehurst. There was an aempted break-in at a

home in The Cockpit, Marden. There was an aempted burglary at a property in Pinnock Lane, Staplehurst.A possible suspect was described as a white man aged about 30, about 5 tall and of average to heavy build. He had short dark wavy hair, was wearing shorts and a T- shirt and was carrying a black rucksack.

Computer equipment, garden tools, a

music centre and cash were stolen from a property in Smarden Road, Headcorn. Advertising signs were stolen from the roadside in Loddington Lane, Linton. Acompressor was stolen from Nakes Foods, Smarden Road, Headcorn. Astorage shed at Hunton Village Hall,

West Street, Hunton, was searched but nothing was stolen. Poultry was stolen from a field in Lenham Road, Headcorn. Copper cable was stolen from a generator in Charlton Lane,West Farleigh. Ahandbag containing cash, cheques,

cards and documents was stolen from a house on The Green,West Farleigh. Awallet containing cash, cheques, cards

and documents was stolen from a red Vauxhall Vivaro van parked in the garden of a home in Lenham Road, Kingswood. Acream Stellar Daybreak mobile home

was taken from The Stables, Brookfield, Forsham Lane, Suon Valence. Solar panels were stolen from the roof of Hunton Village Club, inWest Street, Hunton.




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