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The Parish of Higham nestles between the River Thames and the North Downs midway between Gravesend and the Medway towns.  It is part of Gravesham Borough within the County of Kent. Charles Dickens, the celebrated English novelist, made Higham his home in 1856 and died here at Gads Hill Place in June 1870. Much more information and news throughout this web site - please explore it fully.
 

Lower Thames Crossing - Preferred Route Announcement
Lower Thames Crossing Option C Preferred Route Announced

Although the Parish Council is extremely disappointed with the recent announcement of the preferred route for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, it is not altogether surprising. Many of us thought that the decision to go with Option C had already been taken prior to the consultation.

The key issue now is to ensure that local people are represented around the table as the next steps are taken. This does not mean that there will not be a challenge to the decision, the consultation process and the way in which petitions were seemingly discounted - work is already underway to examine the legal issues as well as reviewing potential for future actions and protests at local and national level. We will be working with groups and organisations, including the other local Parish Councils and Action Groups in Essex.

However, we must be prepared to be fully engaged with all discussions about the finer details of the route, mitigations, environmental protections etc. Of specific importance, are the discussions and decisions about a possible junction on the A226, impact on the A2 and our local roads, as we well as the protection of the environment and the Green Belt, not to mention pollution and health concerns.

It is essential that we continue to urge the Government to really listen to our concerns and issues.

We will continue to keep residents informed of everything related to the Crossing through updates:

here on this website (www.higham-kent-pc.gov.uk/ltc)
the Parish Council Facebook page
posters on the Parish Council Noticeboards (Forge Lane outside the Library, Three Crutches, the green Lower Rochester Road, Lower Higham)
posters in the Post Office and Village Greengrocers.

If you would like to be added to the email list we can send updates directly to you email sue3906@gmail.com to be added to this list.

For further information about the Lower Thames Crossing go to: www.lower-thames-crossing.co.uk and www.ltca.uk

[20 April 2017]

There are gas main roadworks underway in various village roads and Hermitage Road will be CLOSED to through traffic from 18th April to 19th June 2017.


Higham Gardens for Pleasure 2016 Winners Announced


Love Higham day, 4th February

Next PC Meeting is 15th May 2017



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Village Litter Pick |

Annual Parish Assembly | APA 2016 Draft Minutes

Nowadays a private school, Gads Hill Place was Charles Dickens home until he died.

A reminder that Higham village is a rural community.
Charles Dickens' Gads Hill Place, now a private school Higham is a rural community between the Medway Towns and Gravesend
Local traffic always gives way to large farm vehicles photograph of Parish Council Noticeboard outside Higham Library, November 2009

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