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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
Important new information about the public consultation and dates for information events locally.
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URGENT -- 10:30am Saturday 13th February 2016, Cllr Harold Craske will be interviewed by local BBC on the green area top of Forge Lane, opposite Gads Hill School. All are very welcome to come and support Harold by your presence and in a vocal manner.

Higham Parish Council and our Borough Councillors held an initial information meeting
Friday 12th February 7.30pm in Higham Memorial Hall.

Lower Thames Crossing - Joint Neighbourhood Forum Public Meeting
On Wednesday 2nd March 2016 there will be a joint Neighbourhood Forum meeting for the three Gravesham forums. This will take place at St John's Catholic Comprehensive School, Rochester Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2JW.
Doors open 6pm, start 7pm, close 9pm.
Speaker: Martin Potts, Highways England, LTC Project Manager.
Places are limited and access will be on a first come, first served basis.
The meeting will be webcast on YouTube.
You can email your questions in advance to: abi.jessop@kent.gov.uk
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The next Higham Public Meeting is arranged for Saturday 12th March 2016 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, School Lane, ME3 7JL. Expected speakers include our local MP, KCC Councillor, Chairman of Shorne Parish Council and other pertinent and knowledgeable speakers.

BUT... there is (currently) NOT a Highways England public information event scheduled
in Higham, the largest village affected locally.
See more details and where to write and complain to Highways England. 

(below) two page article from Gravesend Reporter newspaper, 4 February 2016.
Download a PDF version (2.6MB 

image of article from Gravesend Reported newspaper 4 February 2016

image of article from Gravesend Reported newspaper 4 February 2016

Next PC Meeting is: 29th February 2016
L a t e s t    U p d a t e s   a n d   E v e n t s...

Lower Thames Crossing - Update | Lack of LTC Information Event in Higham?

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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