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GREENSTREET METHODIST CHAPEL

Available for hire throughout the week at an hourly rate of £15.
The chapel is an open flexible space with moveable seating, it has a well equipped kitchen and disabled toilet facilities. Please contact Roger Berryman if you are interested in hiring, rogerliz343@yahoo.co.uk

Location: At the North end of Lynsted Lane. This Chapel/Hall is central to the Communities along the A2/Greenstreet (Lynsted and Teynham Parishes), Lynsted Lane, Cellar Hill and Frognal Lane.

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WELCOME

Lynsted.com was set up in 2005 by a local volunteer to promote the use of the internet to support local voluntary and community interests in this Parish and in neighbouring communities. Since then several groups have embraced the internet and social media to created their own web-presence. We have provided links to those sites to promote those initiatives. Of course, the job is still not complete! This site is an entirely voluntary project.


SMART METERS! NOT QUITE SO SMART YET!

A bugbear. We recently received a pushy email, letter and phone-call from our electricity provider "telling" us a time and date when they would turn up to spend 2 hours changing over our meter.

WATCH OUT! Whether you think it worthwhile or not in the long run, please do check whether they are rolling out their "SECOND GENERATION" Meters. I told them they should not try and force an inferior product on their customers.......

The point is, the first round of meters (the ones they are trying to force on us) stop being "smart" if you change providers to find a better deal. Yes, according to Which? (Consumer Association) your First Generation meter will go "Dumb" because those meters cannot be updated to be used by your new supplier.
The "SECOND GENERATION" meters WILL allow you to change suppliers without having to fit ANOTHER meter! You can read about this on the Guardian website.

Adopting this technology too soon, pretty much forces you to stay with one provider unless you are prepared to have another two hours of your time used to fit another meter!


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Another authoritative piece on the challenges facing communities currently suffering pollution concentrations at harmful levels.

This link gives you access to the latest advice being provided to local authorities from NICE. It also brings together in one place a few key pieces of current evidence.


Pollution and road safety in Lynsted with Kingsdown Parish
and Teynham Parish

KCC's Response: (dated 30th March) to the 120 homes planning application has now (two months later on 26th May) been put on the Planning Portal Website! The Development Applicants saw this notice (and have tried to declare a "rebuttal" in discussion with KCC - do we believe them?) in March! So, why didn't residents? I could "interpret" this two month delay but why waste my breath (scroll down a few items to find where it has been 'slotted in') - or use this link to open and download KCC's letter.


GREAT NEWS - APPLICATION WITHDRAWN!

You can read the full "Bearing Fruits" Consultation Documents using this link.


Building developer's Exhibitions about plans for a large housing estate south of the A2, "off Lynsted Lane".

FOLLOW THIS STORY ...

AQMA5 - POLLUTION IS STILL HARMING OUR HEALTH

Pollution on A2 and estate building behind the A2 on greenfields

A2 POLLUTION and 120 (out of a possible 390 total) new homes along the south edge of the A2 - in addition to the 430 homes already contained in the Borough Plan for Teynham Parish.

KEEP IN TOUCH!

Want to be kept in touch as this tragedy unfolds? Add your name and email address to our group email circulation using sos@lynsted.com (maintained by a resident on the A2) or contact the Parish Council using lkpc@hotmail.com


LYNSTED PARISH COUNCIL Minutes and Agendas

These can be viewed as PDF downloads using this link. Decisions and services are made on your behalf - shouldn't you find out how you might be affected? They also need more Members - you can take an active part in promoting and protecting your Parish.

Last updated: 04-Dec-2017

Additions and Updates.

  1. TEYNHAM 300+: 16/507689/OUT
  2. LYNSTED 120: 16/506237/OUT
  3. KCC Highways and Transportation Response to 120 homes proposal (dated 20th March; Posted 24th May).
  4. "Bearing Fruits" Update: Visit our "Threats" Page.
  1. Andrew Bowles' Monthly Letter - Updating Parish Residents on current issues - latest on subsidised buses.
  2. The Submissions to the Planning Inspector in January/February 2017 - this is a long list but you may like to read them!
  3. KCC Bed-time Reading - the Kent Environment Strategy 2016. The county perspective on Health and Wellbeing. KCC are currently exploring implementation strategies. Download PDF Final KES Document (updated July 2016)
  4. SWALE Local Plan has been adopted.
  5. On-line scams, phishing, viruses, hijacking - a good site from which to learn more - getsafeonline
  6. Kent County Council guidance on Cybercrime and protecting your business.
  7. Annoying Marketing & Other Anonymous Phone Calls: Register your phone number with the Telephone Preference Scheme to avoid abusive, time-wasting or phishing telephone calls. Anyone calling you pretending to be your utility company will know your name and account number .... and won't mind you asking them to tell you these bits of information!
  8. fibre checkWhat about Fibre Broadband?
    If you are curious to know whether you might subscribe to fibre-broadband, test you connection using this BT Test site: dslchecker.bt.com .
  9. Lynsted Parish Council agendas and Minutes - decisions are made on your behalf. Make sure you are aware of changes, policies, decisions and services by visiting the Parish Council website regularly.....avoid any surprises.
  10. WATER METERS: How do you know what meter readings mean? What is the "average" consumption in cubic metres? Visit the Consumer Council for Water.