Lyminge Parish Plan Group gratefully acknowledges Kent Archaeological Society for permission to allow the use of the image of the penannular brooch from the Jutish cemetery in Lyminge as a logo of the parish plan. More information about their work can be found at www.kentarchaeology.org.uk
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The Three Wishes Campaign
During the Three Wishes Campaign, residents in the parish were asked for their three wishes for the locality and what they particularly liked about the parish. This was done through the medium of the local newsletter which is distributed free to all households in the parish. About 360 responses were obtained with over 1000 wishes made. A number of wishes were particularly popular:
Traffic calming: e.g. Measures to reduce traffic speed along Canterbury Road in Etchinghill and Station Road & Brady Road in Lyminge; extensions to the 30mph speed limits in Lyminge to the New Barn Side of Broadstreet House and the Elham side of Canterbury Road.
Improved facilities for young people: e.g. a skateboarding facility; a wooden adventure playground on Tayne Field and a youth worker.
Improvements to footpaths & cycle-ways etc: e.g. a pavement linking the golf course footpath to the pavement into Lyminge past Broadstreet House; providing a footpath linking the North Downs Way with Etchinghill Village Hall;more cycle paths and using the old railway line.
Shops and businesses: e.g. a strong message of “use them or loose them” & more family friendly pubs.
Sports facilities: e.g. tennis courts.
Tidiness: e.g. road verges etc.
Housing: e.g. no more development wanted but also more affordable housing wished for.
The question asking what people liked about the parish produced an overwhelming thumbs up for the community and the environment. It is clear that efforts should be made to preserve the friendly spirit and the beautiful countryside of the parish.