Unfortunately it has been noted that there has been a spate of tyre thefts from 4 x 4s, particularly from under the vehicle where the owner is unlikely to notice until such time as they come to use it. Please check your vehicle regularly and report any such thefts to the police. Our local PCSO Lee Jules (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been informed.
Please see below information about the West Kent Business Support Programme that is currently offering free advice to local businesses across Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling and Sevenoaks. In particular we wanted to highlight the targeted support for home-based businesses which might be of help to residents within your Parish. This element of the support programme is being delivered by the Centre for Micro-Business (CMB).
Please note that the Police Contact Points are in the village this weekend, please see the diary for further details. The Police will be in both Benenden and Iden Green on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Residents are being asked to comment on the proposed revision of the bus pass for 11-16 year-olds. The new scheme – the Young Persons’ Travel Pass, which mirrors many of the benefits of the Kent Freedom Pass – would allow pass holders to travel by bus 6am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, from 1 September to 31 July. Consultation begins on Monday 24 February.
The Government (Home Office) is working with business and voluntary sector organisations, helping them to be aware of cyber issues, particularly in relation to children. They have a very useful website on how to protect your business and your home at www.cyberstreetwise.com
Kent Police will be at Benenden Green on the following Saturdays, between 12 and 1pm: 15 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 29 Mar.
Kent Police will be at The Community Centre, New Pond Road on the following Sundays between 2 and 3pm: 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar.