Parish News – December 2018

The Councillors hope you can join them on Sunday 2 December at 6pm for Carols around the Tree at the War Memorial and afterwards in St Swithun’s Church for hot mince pies, sausage rolls and mulled wine.  There will also be a non-alcoholic fruit punch.

Primary School Applications

If you have a child born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, applications for their primary school place can now be made. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2019 – 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 2019.


At its November meeting, the Council gave an £800 donation to The Royal British Legion’s 2018 Poppy Appeal. It also agreed a grant of £120 to Kennington Whist Club to cover their room hire in 2019.

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 and Playfield Road car park. Please leave trees by Thursday 10 January 2019. Trees left after this date will not be collected.

Playfield Rd Pavilion Project

Thank you very much to everyone who commented on the proposed plans for the rebuild of Playfield Road pavilion. We have received a positive response from residents, and will take all comments into account as the project progresses.

Kennington Road Resurfacing

I am sure you will agree that the new surface of Kennington Road is a huge improvement. The council has written to the contractors to thank them for their professional manner and consideration for residents while the night-time closures were in place, as disruption was kept to a minimum.

Parish Council Elections

2019 will be an election year for the parish council, so nominations will be invited from residents towards the end of March. Further details will follow next year. If you would like to find out more about becoming a councillor, please get in touch for an informal chat.

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

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