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Temporary Road Closures Dover Surface Treatment Works from 30 March 2020

As part of a county-wide programme of Surface Treatments, it will be necessary to close various roads throughout the Dover area at certain times to enable Kent County Council to safely carry out these works.

The works involve up to 3 phases of works per road, including patching & repairs beforehand, then laying the Surface Treatment, and finally works to reinstate road markings and adjust iron-works (road drain covers, manhole covers, etc.) to suit the new surface.

The various works may each require a road closure to allow the works to be safely carried out, so there may be up to 3 phases of closures for each road.

The dates of closures have yet to be finalised at the time this is being issued.  Once the works have been programmed, the actual dates of closures will be publicised beforehand, sign-posted on site and notified to local residents.

Closures will generally be within the times 7.00 am and 7.00 pm each day, but certain works may need to be carried out outside these times where there is a specific need.

After the Surface Treatment works, a temporary speed limit of 20 mph may need to be imposed in place on certain roads for a period of up to 7 days.  Where the 20 mph Speed Limit does apply, this will be clearly indicated by relevant signs displayed on site.

Road closures and other restrictions will be in effect when the appropriate signage and barriers are in place.

Access for any residents and businesses affected will be maintained when it is safe to do so, especially for those roads which are cul-de-sacs; however, there are likely to be delays and certain times when this is not possible for safety reasons.

This Order comes into force from Monday 30 March 2020 and remains in force until the works have been completed, for a maximum of 18 months.

These works are subject to weather and other factors which may potentially cause changes at short notice; every effort will be made to keep as close as possible to the planned dates that are notified, and any changes will be publicised.

The roads involved, extent of closures and alternative routes are as shown below, firstly A and B roads then the remainder listed in alphabetical order of town or village.

A257 ROMAN ROAD, SHATTERLING closed between Beaute Lane and Pedding Lane

Alternative route via A257 Roman Road, A256 Sandwich Bypass, Ramsgate Road,  Richborough Way, A299 Hengist Way, Canterbury Road West, A253 Canterbury Road, Ramsgate Road, A28 Island Road, Staines Hill, Island Road, Mill Road, Sturry Road, Tourtel Road, Military Road, Broad Street, Lower Bridge Street, St George’s Place, A257 Lower Chantry Lane, Longport, St Martin’s Hill, Littlebourne Road, The Hill, High Street, Canterbury Road, High Street (Wingham) and Gobery Hill


Closed between Elms Vale Road and Station Approach Road

Closed between Shakespeare Road to Rugby Road

Alternative route via B2011 Folkestone Road, A256 York Street, A20 Snargate Street, Limekiln Street, Archcliffe Road, A20 Trunk Road, Court Wood Interchange (Hougham on- and off-slips) back to B2011 Folkestone Road


Closed between Winehouse Lane and A20 Court Wood Interchange

Alternative Route via A20 Court Wood Interchange (Hougham on- and off-slips), A20 Trunk Road, Hawkinge Interchange (junction with A260),

Alkham Valley Road, A260 Canterbury Road, Hill Road Dual Carriageway, B2011 Dover Hill and New Dover Road

STRAIGHT MILE, BETTESHANGER, DEAL closed between Church Road and Northbourne Lane

Alternative route via Cater Road, A256 Eastry Bypass and

Northbourne Road

RUBERRIES WOOD ROAD, FROGHAM closed between The Street and Firs Road

Alternative route via The Street, Nightingale Lane, Sandwich Road, Snowdown Road, Forstal Road, Nethersole Road and Firs Road


Alternative route via Willow Woods Road and Northbourne Lane.

MONKS WAY, SANDWICH closed between Ramsgate Road and Sandwich Bypass

Diversion via Sandwich Bypass and Ramsgate Road

BARFRESTONE ROAD, SHEPHERDSWELL closed between Shepherdswell Road and Long Lane

Alternative route via Long Lane and Shepherdswell Road

PIKE ROAD, TILMANSTONE closed between Barville Road and Thornton Road

Alternative Route via Barville Road, A256 Whitfield Bypass and Venson Road 

The Kent County Council Highway Helpline phone number is 03000 418181 please ask for Road & Footway Asset Team

A copy of the Public Notice is attached for reference.  

This bulletin can be freely shared with any other road users who may be affected.  Every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, but no liability can be accepted for any changes or errors. 

Road names are taken from the National Street Gazetteer, which can be viewed on one network /, with alternative names given where known.

For details of roadworks, please see

KCC Highways and Transportation: keeping you up to date with what’s happening on our roads – for more information


Road Maintenance in Your Area

Road Surface Improvement (Micro Surfacing), Northbourne Road, Northbourne.


Road Maintenance in Your Area

Road Surface Improvement (Micro Surfacing), Northbourne Road, Northbourne.

SoWN - 28-03-19 - Northbourne Road, Northbourne, Dover



Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14 (2)

Kent County Council gives notice that Broad Lane, Betteshanger will be closed to through traffic on 6th February 2019 for up to 3 days.Public Notice - Broad Lane

‘How safe do you feel where you live?’

That is the one of the key questions Matthew Scott, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, is asking residents this summer.

Mr Scott said: ‘I set Kent Police’s priorities based on the things people tell me matter to them. My Annual Policing Survey is a key way in which I get to hear what you think about your police force. I want to know what you think Kent Police does well and what it could do better.

‘I’m responsible for ensuring Kent Police provides an effective and efficient service so I’m asking you, plain and simple, to rate how safe you feel in your community and also what to extent you think you get value for money.’

Mr Scott added: ‘I’ve had a tremendous response from those I’ve met at big public events like the Kent County Show and the Kent Police Open Day so far this summer but I want as many people as possible to take the opportunity to have their say. Based on the results of last year’s survey, I took the decision to put more money into recruiting up to 200 more police officers, so your views really can make a difference.’

The survey, which only takes a couple of minutes to complete, is available at A hard-copy leaflet, and a large print version, are also available on request.

Questions about people’s gender, where they live, age and ethnicity have been included to enable the PCC to spot trends among different communities.

Is the Parish Hall available to rent privately?
Booking of the Parish hall cannot be arranged through the Parish Council. There is a separate committee that deals with this. Although Almonry Meadow can be booked for events. Please contact the Parish Council clerk for details.
Are there any children play areas in the parish?
There are 2 play areas for children in the Parish. Bettshanger play area and Almonry Meadow. There is also adult gym equipment at Almonry Meadow.
Can I speak with someone to find out more?
If you would like to speak to somebody with an enquiry relating to Northbourne Parish Council, please contact the clerk.

The BIG Conversation

What is the big conversation? We want to find out if there is a better, more sustainable way of providing transport to rural communities not currently served by commercial operators. We want to explore this in conversation with a number of stakeholders.
Public Meetings
We will be facilitating public meetings in each district that will take place between 19:00mand 21:00. This is an opportunity for members, residents and other stakeholders to attend. The dates and venues are as follows:
Dover District Tuesday 19th June
Dover Town Hall, The Maison Dieu, Biggin Street, Dover, CT16 1DL
A public consultation will commence on the 13th June until 7th August 2018 and will  be available online at, with hard copies located in libraries and available on request.
Programme team: