PARISH COUNCIL ACTION FROM THE LYMINGE PARISH PLAN

ROAD SAFETY & PARKING
· Recognition by Shepway Police that excessive speeding through Etchinghill and Lyminge is an issue.
· Joint enterprise undertaken with Elham and Stelling Minnis Parish Councils to purchase Speedwatch equipment.
· All three parishes hold regular Speedwatch checks.
· Improved vision of 30 mph roundels in Etchinghill.
· Painting of 30 mph signs on Canterbury Road surfaces in Etchinghill and Brady Road in Lyminge.
· Dropdown kerb installed in Canterbury road Etchinghill (with a grant from Kent Cllr Miss Susan Carey’s Member Grant Fund)
· Improved communication with Kent Highway Services to improve reaction to pothole damage and other highway problems.
 
LEISURE & COMMUNITY
The following have been installed with assistance of LPC funding or other funding:
· Multi sports court; skate park; teen shelter; challenge circuit; fitness equipment; and, junior play park in Jubilee Field, Lyminge. Most of the ideas and funding came from Lyminge Youth Action.
· Teen shelter on Etchinghill amenity land by the village hall.
· Assistance in purchasing new chairs for Etchinghill Village Hall. 
· Provision of hard standing outside Etchinghill Village Hall.
· Provision of new bus shelters in Lyminge, Etchinghill and Rhodes Minnis.
· Provision of new notice boards in Lyminge, Etchinghill and Rhodes Minnis.
· Repairs to Ethelburga Well.
· Provision of new salt bins.
· Assistance with funding for new ladies toilets in Lyminge Village Hall.
· Planting of trees and shrubs round the edge of Jubilee Field, Lyminge and around the Etchinghill Village Hall car park.
· Repairs to Lyminge Scout Hut. (with a grant from Kent Cllr Miss Susan Carey’s Member Grant Fund)
· Repairs to the exterior of Lyminge Methodist Church Hall.
· Minor improvements to Rhodes Minnis Village Hall.
· Assistance with funding for purchase of sightscreens at Sibton Park Cricket Club.
· Maintenance programme to repair, paint and provide safety surfaces in the play areas at Rhodes Minnis, Well Road and Etchinghill Cricket Club.
 
COMMUNICATION
· Improved communication between the Parish Council and its parishioners through the monthly Lyminge Newsletter.
· Introduction of a Parish Council website – www.lymingepc.kentparishes.gov.uk
· New format for the Annual Parish Meeting. (7.30pm on Thursday 28 April 11 in Lyminge Village Hall)
 
DEVELOPMENT 
·Co-operation with Shepway District Council to inform the public and to oppose any potential inappropriate development eg leisure plots on Longage Hill.
 
HIGH PRIORITY ITEMS NOT ACHIEVED 
·To provide a footpath across the front of Broadstreet House to adjoin the existing footpath. (Despite setting aside funds to assist in this project, the Parish Council was unable to reach agreement with the governors of Broadstreet House, Kent Highway Services or the Tory Family Foundation.  The project is now in abeyance.)