Vigo Parish Council


Vigo Parish Council

Phone: 01732 823337  

E-mail: vigoparishcouncil@talktalkbusiness.net

Vigo Youth Club  - New time

The Youth Club (run by The Gr@nd) still meets on Monday evenings in the Village Hall or outside during nice weather.   It now runs from 16.30 until 19.30.

Parking
A polite reminder that residents should not park on footpaths, or on community land.  Vigo Parish council will seek to recover the cost of repairs resulting from damage caused by parking on community land

 Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

If you would like to get involved please contact:
John Haddaway (Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator) on 01634 792131    
or Mandy Casson on 07977 981931 or by email mandy.cason2@kent.gov.uk

We are still collecting memories.

Don’t forget to look out Vigo photos and stories and give them to our Parish Clerk

Does Your Organisation need some funding?
VPC has money set aside each year to enable them to them to make grants to local organisations.
You can apply for grants of up to £250.  If you would like to apply, please contact the Parish Clerk

You can help:
* by joining the Committee
*Signing up to the 800 club
For further information contact Danielle Howard at The Village Hall: phone 01732 823905 email:vigovillagehall@outlook.com

Your Village Hall needs help.
*The committee needs new members.
*Closure of many of the clubs using the Hall has resulted in a shortfall of funds.

Have you heard rumours about the Bus Service 306/308? 

Vigo Parish Council is aware that there has been much speculation and rumour about the bus service to the village since KCC announced its review of supported bus services.  Some of the information published in local newspapers was inaccurate adding to the concerns of residents.

The 306/308 service is mainly a commercial one operated by Arriva.  All the journeys between Borough Green and Gravesend during the daytime are commercial.  Arriva have assured the Parish Council that they have no plans to alter this service.

All journeys between Borough Green and Sevenoaks are supported by KCC

The evening service from Borough Green to Bluewater is supported by KCC

It is these supported journeys that could be affected by any plans to reduce spending by KCC

KCC has stated that after its review, proposals would be put out to consultation before any final decisions are made.  The Parish Council would urge all residents to respond to this consultation that is likely to be in January 2018.

VPC hopes this clarifies some of the misconception that is out there at present.

Mandy Casson, our Community Support Warden, would like you to know about some events and help groups raising awareness of Autism.  Clicking on the title will take you to the information.
Autism: A siblings perspective.  To be held at the Helen Allison School, Thursday 25th January 2018

The Art of Autism 2, at the Gravesned Arts Centre. 23rd, 24th, 25th March 2018

Autism Support Group, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Friday mornings in term time 10.00- 11.30 am

Playground improvement
Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation you will see more information on the Play park improvement page.
We will keep this page updated as the project progresses.

REMINDER
It is NOT permitted to drive or park on Parish land.

If anyone sees people driving on Parish Land, or has any information that they could pass on, please contact the Parish clerk.

Saturday 24th March 2018

Vigo Village Hall with Quizmaster John Prance
7.30pm - 10.30pm       £5 per person
Max 8 per team      8 bottles wine to be won
Plus Raffle with selection of prizes
Bring your own drinks and nibbles
For more info:
tel: 01732 823905;  email: vigovillagehall@outlook.com
website: vigovillagehall.org

Parking on Waterlow Road by Country Park Users
Vigo Parish Council is aware of the problems created by people using the Country Park who park on Waterlow in order to avoid the parking fee.  This creates a difficult and dangerous situation especially when cars are parked on the bend opposite the park entrance.
VPC has requested that Kent Highways paint double yellow lines on the bend.  We have been told that this is not possible as there have not been any accidents caused by this parking. It is not ‘safety critical’!   
VPC are exploring other avenues to see if there is anything else that can be done to help alleviate this problem