Gravesham Rural Neighbourhood
Kent County Council, in partnership with Gravesham
Borough Council and the six parish councils, run the Gravesham
Rural Neighbourhood Forum.
neighbourhood forum is open to all to attend for you to have your
say on local services and issues that matter to you. Local
councillors and officers from the county, borough and parish
councils are involved in the meetings and want to hear your
meetings are held quarterly (approximately every 3 months). They
are informal meetings with workshop-style discussions and question
and answer sessions on selected issues.
Gravesham Rural Forum
There are 6 Parishes and 6 wards in Gravesham
are – Istead Rise,
Meopham North, Meopham South & Vigo, Shorne,
Cobham & Luddesdown and Higham
The parish councils that make up this
area are Cobham, Higham, Luddesdown, Meopham, Shorne and
Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums Grant
The 2016/17 Gravesham Neighbourhood
Forums Grant Scheme (made up of revenue funding from Kent County
Members and Gravesham Borough Council) is now open for
The deadline for applications is
10am on Monday, 3rd October 2016. Please note that
late applications will not be considered. Funding will be allocated
during November 2016.
An information sheet is available
To request an application pack, or if you
have any queries about this Scheme, please contact Abi Jessop,
Community Liaison Officer (Dartford and Gravesham), using the
contact details below.
Kent County Members and Gravesham Borough
Councillors make other grant funding available. For more information about:
KCC Combined Member Grants –
contact Abi Jessop at
Kent County Council’s Community
Grants and Funding web pages:
Gravesham Borough Council grants –
contact Jackie Denton at
Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums Joint
the Lower Thames
Highways England has been consulting on proposals for
a new crossing east of London.
The Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums held a joint
public debate, at St John’s School in Gravesend on 02 March
2016, about the routes proposed for the Lower Thames Crossing and
what they mean for Gravesend and surrounding areas.
The audience heard directly from Martin Potts,
Consultation Manager at Highways England, and from Dr Hilary
Newport, Director of CPRE Kent. Members of the audience were able
to ask questions and share their views during the
The meeting was webcast and the recording is now
available at https://youtu.be/EZKyJcjYbwU.
Questions submitted in advance by email or during the
meeting via Twitter, together with responses from Highways England,
Kent County Council and Gravesham Borough Council, have been
collated and are
The joint Forums meeting and the questions
raised in person, or via email or
Twitter, did not form part of Highways
England’s official consultation.
that views were taken into
account by Highways England, the formal consultation questionnaire
needed to be completed.
More information is available from Highways
England, including the option to sign up for future
Highways England’s consultation
closed on 24 March 2016.
Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums contact
– Abi Jessop
The Forums have a dedicated Community Liaison
Officer. You can contact Abi at:
Abi Jessop, Community Liaison Officer
Kent County Council, Room G54, Sessions House, County Hall,
Maidstone, Kent. ME14 1XQ