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NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT AND RIGHT TO INSPECT THE ANNUAL RETURN FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2014

Section 14 of the Audit Commission Act 1988

 Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011 No 817)

 

 

The audit of accounts for Ditton Parish Council for the year ended 31st March 2014 has been concluded.

 

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

At the Annual Parish Meeting held on Monday 27th April, the Chairman made awards to all the local business in Ditton that had taken part in the Voluntary Litter Code.  Also Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Community were made to Sheila Farmer and Gary and Coral Smith for their contribution to the Annual Village Show, to John Sellick for his long service as a Governor to Ditton Infant School and to Laurence Snook for his work with Comunigrow.   Special thank you awards were given to outgoing Borough Councillors Mrs Carol Gale and Mrs Jeanett Bella

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF TWINNING OF DITTON WITH RANG DU FLIERS

This year is the 20th Anniversary of Ditton being twinned with Rang du Fliers in France.  There are several celebrations planned firstly with members of the Twinning Committee and Parish Council visiting Rang du Fliers for a celebration there over the weekend of 16th/17th May.  This will be followed by a return visit of the French coming to Ditton for celebrations and a Dance here on 31st October.  

If you would like to be involved or have more information, please contact the Parish Office.

 

A Parish community self help plan

Ditton Parish Council is considering the development of a parish self help plan for Ditton which can be put into action in the unlikely event of an emergency situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare, the environment or the security of the UK.

The plan would be developed in conjunction with Kent County Council, to produce a strategy to enable the parish to activate an initial response to an emergency until the professional emergency services arrive.

Ditton - The Story of a Kentish Village

This new book published by Alan Dodge and the Ditton Heritage Centre, traces the history of Ditton from the Stone Age to today. It tells the story of a small farming community of four farms, two mills and a church, which by 1801 had a population of only 98.

The book commences with an introductory chapter that describes the different parts of the village with the origin of names of places and fields. There is a brief account of local geology. Subsequent chapters are entitled;