NEXT MEETING Tuesday
To report potholes in the Parish the Highways phone number is 08458274800 or contact the parish clerk or any of the parish councillors.
Help your council improve your Parish come to the meetings,be pro active- help us make the Parish a better place to live.
With summer fast approaching more children will be out and about in our parish.Please drivers, be aware of your speed.
Ordance survey grid reference for Sutton TR 3349
Lat. 51.19335 N
Long 1.34282 E
The parish is made up of settlements in Sutton, Studdal, Ashley, Maydensole and West Studdal and Little Mongeham.It is a rural parish approx. 5 miles from Dover and 5 miles from Deal. There are just over three hundred dwellings in the parish .The parish is served by the old Norman church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Sutton.
In the village of Studdal we have a Community Centre and a church hall.. The North Downs way runs through the Parish and a map displaying all the footpaths can be viewed in Studdal on Downs Rd,the main road through the village.
Check the notice boards in Sutton at the Church gate,outside the Church Hall Studdal,and in Ashley on the old Wellard shed for current parish notices.
Simon Butcher who lives along Stoneheap Rd Studdal is the Chairman.
Graeme Akhurst lives in Little Mongeham and is Vice Chairman
Graham Smith lives at Maydensole
Hugh Densham lives in Studdal.
Ron Little lives Chapel Lane Ashley.
Sarah Doolin lives in Ashley
Carolyn Clews lives in Little Mongeham
Parish council contacts
Contact ,Graeme Akhurst about traffic/roads,Ron Little about the allotments and community orchard. Hugh Densham has responsibility on foothpaths and any problems with Highway drainage. Graham Smith has a special interest in all matters planning.If you cannot contact one particular councillor any councillor will look into your problem.
A parish councillor does not just attend a once a month meeting. As you can see from the above interests of each of the above everyone has a special interest.With the playing field we all take a turn at going up once a week to inspect the safety and general condition of the field. The parish council pays on your behalf to have the grass cut regularly but those on the parish council themselves paint the Teen shelter,have installed the goal posts,have made good holes dug illegally into the BMX track. We all do a litter pick on the field and monitor it for dog mess as we have had complaints in the past about children having shoes/clothes messed up.We have a public liability insurance on the field but we have to be compliant with the policy with the regular inspections. ROSPA inspect the equipment annually and we act on their recomendations. New swing seats and chain have been installed and a new gaiter put on the rocker .
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