Thursday, September 19th, 2019



A retrospective planning application has now been made in respect of changing the use of the former residential care home for elderly people at St Mary's Abbeyfield to a ‘House of Multiple Occupancy’.

Several new enterprises have opened in Riverhead recently and there is currently not a single empty shop front in the village.

Speedwatch sessions will start again on roads around Riverhead village in September.

The 3rd Sevenoaks Scout Group, which organises the event, is again looking for support from any local organisations, charities or businesses

The pansies around the village were lovely all winter, but it is great to see summer geraniums now brightening up the village centre.

The smart new Speed Indicator Device (SID) obtained by Riverhead Parish Council with the help of grants, will be deployed at three different sites (as agreed with Kent Police) in the village for varying periods to remind drivers of their speed.

Riverhead Infants School would love to see you at its Summer Fair in the school grounds on Saturday, 22 June, from noon to 3.30pm.

Cllr Clive Himsworth reports that Riverhead Parish Council’s second application to Ibstock Enovert Trust (formerly Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust) for a grant of £6,950 to clear brambles and undertake other work in the Parkland had been successful.

Riverhead Parish Council Chairman Irene Collins summarised some of the main events of the past year, particularly the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 last November which brought the whole community together.

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