Council Activity

Sandyhurst Lane Residents' Association covers an area which is currently represented in local Government by three different wards of Ashford Borough Council (Bockhanger, Boughton Aluph & Eastwell and Downs West), partially by two Parish Councils (Boughton Aluph & Eastwell and Westwell) and by a single division of Kent County Council (Ashford Rural West).

Following SLRA campaigns, on 2 May 2019, the Borough representation will change to a single ward (Downs West), except for a few properties in Faversham Road, which will be in Goat Lees ward. From that date, all properties in the SLRA area will also be in either Westwell parish or Boughton Aluph & Eastwell parish.

This page is intended to provide residents with news and information about the activities of their local government bodies and the elected representatives are invited to provide updates on relevant council activities for their constituents in the SLRA area.

See our page MPs & Councillors to check in which ward/parish council/division you are represented, and by whom.

Kent County Council

To see the minutes of Kent County Council meetings, click here.
For other KCC Committees, click here.

Ashford Borough Council

To see the minutes of Ashford Borough Council meetings, click here.
For other ABC Committees, click here.

Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council
Chair: Spencer Phillips
To see the minutes of Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council meetings, click here.
To see the monthly update from the Chair, click here.
The agenda for the meeting on 11 April 2018 is here.

Westwell Parish Council
Chair: Christine Drury
To see the minutes of Westwell Parish Council meetings, click here.

The Parish Council met in the parish hall on Monday March 5. The meeting began with the Open
Session which gives residents the chance to bring matters to the council's attention. This was followed
by a report from Larry Krause, borough councillor, who confirmed that the grant towards the new
chairs had been paid from his ABC fund; and there will an update on the lorry parking experimental
overnight ban at the upcoming ABC/KCC joint transportation meeting.

An amended application for the Wheel (now for one pair of semi-detached houses and a 3-bed
detached) was supported. No objection was raised to an application for an extension at a property in
Westwell Lane, Tutt Hill. An update on the Local Plan was given: the Parish Council will submit
comments on policies relevant to the sites allocated in the parish, and leaflet nearby homes. The
Parish Council will respond to ABC's consultation on Gypsy & Traveller Issues and Options. When
planning permission was granted to Tarmac to extend its out-of-hours working, a condition was
imposed that part of Watery Lane would be resurfaced, works begin on April 9.

The financial report was followed by an update on works to which the Council is committed, including
plans for a storage container on the playing field for use by the players; repairs to the hall access
track; remedial works to the matting on the parking area by the hall.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on March 26 at 7.30pm in the parish hall, and will include a
presentation on the Sandyhurst Lane Residents' Association in light of the parish boundary change in

Details of correspondence received were given and followed by reports from councillors on: Kent
Association of Local Councils, Action with Communities in Rural Kent, Highways issues, Tree Warden,
Hall Management Committee, Playing Field Association, lorry parking, broadband provision in the

The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday, May 8 at 7pm in the parish hall, all meetings are open
to the public and all are welcome.

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Sandyhurst Lane
Residents Association

Protecting the rural character of Sandyhurst Lane and the adjoining area