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Calling All Dog Owners


Over the winter months the number of used poo bags being discarded inappropriately (in hedgerows and trees, on verges, and throughout our woodlands) has increased dramatically.  A member the Woodlands Group recently removed over 200 from the badgers’ sett in Nine Horse Wood.  This is not acceptable.   If you are a dog owner, you are responsible for clearing up after your pet and putting the bagged poo into one of the many bins provided.  Most of us do this, but there is a small (but very significant) minority who don’t.  If you are one of those, your behaviour is giving all dog owners a bad name and is leading to unsightly contamination throughout the village.  Thankyou to all those who behave responsibly and who also find this disgusting habit intolerable.

FAMILY FUN DAY – Tuesday 20 August 2019


New Ash Green is due to have a Family Fun Day on Tuesday 20 August from 10am until 2pm. This will be held on The Minnis (the village green by the shopping centre).

The Summer Family Fun Days are funded and organised by Sevenoaks District Council and run by Imago with help from West Kent Housing Youth Team.

Sevenoaks Council’s Family Fun Days include everything from crafts and games to sports and face painting in a friendly, safe environment. Best of all, they won’t break the bank as all the activities are completely FREE.

Keep an eye on their website or Twitter account @sdc_newsdesk before setting off as the schedule may change at short notice, especially if there’s poor weather. They recommend you bring both waterproof clothing and sunscreen.

Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Activities are aimed at children under the age of 12 and may not be suitable for very young children.

Report a Water Leak

If you have a water leak outside your property then please report it either via;

https://inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/southeastwater (Click the Menu box, then click ‘Report an Issue’ and then ‘Report a Leak’)

Or you can ring the ‘Leakline’ on 0333 000 3330

Charging up New Ash Green – Your Help is Needed!

The Village Association is investigating the possibility of putting public charging points for electric vehicles in New Ash Green.

Electric vehicles are rapidly being accepted as a more sustainable mode of transport. But in a lot of New Ash Green we face the challenge of how to charge vehicles where garages and parking are not close to houses.

We need to know what demand there will be in the next five years. So we want as many households as possible to answer a few questions in our survey. It will only take a couple of minutes and we would be really grateful if you can do this before the end of August. Please use this link and then press submit at the end of the questions. Only one response per household is necessary.

Thank you for your help.