Parish News – December 2017

The Councillors hope you can join them on Sunday 3 December at 6pm for Carols around the Tree at the War Memorial and afterwards in St Swithun’s Church for hot mince pies and mulled wine.  There will also be a non-alcoholic fruit punch.

Vacancy on the Parish Council

There is a vacancy on Kennington Parish Council for a councillor to serve until the next elections in May 2019. This vacancy will be filled by co-option at the Parish Council meeting on 11 January 2018. Therefore anyone who is eligible to stand and would be interested in joining the Parish Council should apply in writing by 9 January 2018.

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Primary School Applications

If you have a child born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, applications for their primary school place can now be made. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018 – parents/ carers must apply by this date online at or on paper (forms available from the County Council or a local school). Places will be offered on 16 April 2018.


At its November meeting, the Council gave a £800 donation to The Royal British Legion’s 2017 Poppy Appeal.

Christmas Trees

If you have a real tree this Christmas and you’re a garden waste customer, Biffa will collect it – just leave it by your brown bin (but please not in it, as it’s tricky for the crews to get it out). If you’re not a garden waste customer, Christmas tree recycling has been arranged at Forest Side playing field car park (not Playfield Road this year). I will add dates on Kennington Connected and on posters as soon as these are available.

On behalf of the Parish Council may I wish everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

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