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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.

Next Parish Council Meeting: 19th November 2018

A BIG thanks to everyone who supported recent events which have raised money for the Pavilion Project.

Fun and Relax Evening in October……. £110 profit made

Firework Display ……. £1506 collected

Read: Higham Community Pavilion Project
Update November 2018


 Lower Higham Road CLOSED through to 6am Tuesday 13th November 2018

As part of the Lower Thames Crossing survey work contractors have suspended access to part of the Lower Higham Road (between Castle Lane and Church Lane), between 6am on Tuesday 6 November 2018 and 6am on Tuesday 13 November 2018. Access to properties on the Lower Higham Road will be maintained, however traffic will need to divert around the works during these four days.

Contractors have experienced some issues laying the required pipes, which means we need a further three days in which to finish excavating the road and completing the work. The works are to install a temporary pipe under the Lower Higham Road, which will permit checks on the water levels of the Marshes Ramsar site. An official road suspension Notice by Kent County Council will appear in the local press.

This means that access to Lower Higham Road will now be suspended to through traffic until 6am on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

Highways England apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you. This letter with more information is being sent to affected local residents.

Lower Thames Crossing - Statutory Consultation OPEN

Highways England have now launched the consultation – this will last for 10 weeks (closing on 20 December 2018.) 
Read more details and see the consultation and a helpful guide...

L a t e s t    U p d a t e s   a n d   E v e n t s...
  Borough Council's Future Services - Consultation | Report on Defibrillator Training
 Guide to LTC Consultation  | LTC Consultation and Information Events


Thank you poster for invaluable assistance during the snow
Dog Poo Poster Reducing the amount of Dog Mess in Higham

The Parish Council have started work to reduce the amount of Dog Mess left on the roads and pavements in our village.

Higham Primary School pupil Dieta Sharma has designed a poster which will be displayed in the Village. If you would like to put one in your window ….. let us know (contact details below).

Volunteers will be out and about in the village mapping the location of Dog Mess on pavements and roads to help work out if we need to install additional Bins. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with this they can contact Sue Sparks on 07480 518493 or email sue3906@gmail.com.

All dog owners can help by:
--     Picking up the poo …… Supplies of Poo Bags are available from the Library and Lower Higham Garage.--     Placing bags of poo in poo bins or ordinary litter bins - or taking them home.
Higham Parish Council - News and Special AnnouncementsHigham Primary School pupil Dieta Sharma receiving a prize from Parish Councillor Pam Holmes, for her winning poster design

photo above - Higham Primary School pupil Dieta Sharma receiving a prize from Parish Councillor Pam Holmes, for her winning poster design.

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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