SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PARISH COUNCIL

Allotments
The Parish Council owns twelve allotments which are located at Elgars Field on Preston Hill. The annual rent for the six large allotments is £25 .The annual rent for the six recently added smaller allotments is £13 per year. Further details are available from the Clerk.

Recreational Facilities
The Council owns two areas of land in the village:
Elgars Field, Preston Hill, which is an open recreational area with trees and a picnic table
The Recreation Ground, Goodnestone Road. The land. which was purchased for use a recreation ground for the benefit of the whole community, is leased to the Trustees of the Recreation Ground and is managed by the Recreation Ground Committee. The Committee provides a Club House and facilities for football, cricket, tennis, bat & trap and darts.

The Parish Council also owns and maintains the equipment in the children’ play area which is located at the Recreation Ground.

Bus Shelters
The Council owns and maintains three bus shelters:
A metal bus shelter by St Mary’s Church on Canterbury Road
A brick bus shelter in the High Street by St Mary’s Meadow
A metal and brick shelter in the High Street by Sweetlove Place.

Street Furniture
The Council owns various items of street furniture in the village:
8 public seats
6 bench seats
3 litter bins
3 dog waste bins
4 notice boards (2 in the High Street, 1 at Wingham Green and 1 in Staple Road)

Lighting
The Council owns the footway light located on the footway between Harris’s Alley and South Court.

Public Conveniences
The public conveniences at the entrance to St Mary’s Meadow are owned by the District Council but the Parish Council contributes towards the running costs of the facility.