Wingham Road Closure – 29th & 30th October

In Wingham, the junction between Adisham Road, Staple Road and the High Street is due to be closed on Saturday and Sunday 29th & 30th October.

Access to Wingham from Goodnestone direction will be either via Buckland Lane and Durlock Road to Staple and Ash or via Wingham Well Lane, although Wingham Well Lane is likely to be very busy.

Chillenden Road Closures – 27th & 28th October

Roads through Chillenden will be closed on Thursday and Friday 27th & 28th October. The roads closed include Short Street, Griffin Hill from the junction with Sandwich Road, and The Street as far as the junction with Station Road.

The alternative route is via Station Road or follow the signs if you need access to the village.

The closures are for the installation of 20mph speed limit signs.

Proposed Change to Rights of Way between Goodnestone and Staple.

Kent County Council has issued three ‘Definitive Map Modification Orders’ relating to rights of way between Goodnestone and Staple.

These cover the following routes:

  • The route between Claypits and Staple Church, currently a footpath, which it is proposed will be redesignated as a Bridleway. Link to Kent County Council Modification Order.
  • The route from the junction of Saddlers Hill and Cave Lane as far as the bridleway to Crixhall Court. This is currently a bridleway and it is proposed this route is redesignated as a restricted byway. Link to Kent County Council Modification Order.
  • A new route between the end of the bridleway to Crixhall Court and Staple Road at Twitham Farm. This route is to be designated as a Restricted Byway for most of its length and a Byway Open to All Traffic for a short stretch near Twitham Farm. Link to Kent County Council Modification Order.

In each case, Kent County Council has a consultation that is open until 10th October 2022. If objections are received, the matters will be referred to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for determination. Details of how to object are included in the Modification Orders that are linked above.

Save Your Footpath poster

Some residents are very concerned that use of the Claypits to Staple path as a bridleway will mean that the path ends up almost impassible for walkers. There is a petition in the village, a copy of which can be signed in the Fitzwalter Arms pub, in Claypits at the end of the footpath, or you can download a copy of the petition here.

Chillenden Road Closures 28th & 29th July.

The Street and Short Street in Chillenden will be closed to all through traffic on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th July. The Street will be closed between the junction with Station Road and the Griffin’s Head pub.

Access will be provided but these roads are closed to all through traffic and at times access may be via an alternative route.

This is for the installation of the new 20mph speed limit scheme.

Parish Council Annual Return

The Annual Return and Notice of Public Rights for Goodnestone Parish Council have been published on this website for the financial year 2021/22.

Any person interested has the right to inspect relevant documents, to question the auditor about the accounting records or to make an objection between Friday 1st July and Sunday 31st July 2022.

For full details, follow the link above to access the annual accounts and notice of public rights.