As the country is moving out of the current National Lockdown, the temporary relaxation of parking restrictions, allowing residents and businesses to park in our off-street car parks while displaying a valid parking permit, will end in line with the government’s next phase for relaxing Covid restrictions; i.e. 12 April 2021.
Therefore, from 12 April 2021, any vehicle parked in one of the Council’s pay and display car parks will be required to pay for parking. Failure to make payment could result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
Report Street Problems
If you have a problem with a street in your area, tell us using one of the forms below.
Note on 'dog bone' markings: Kent County Council don't place double yellow lines or other restrictions on the highway for access to private driveways. If there's something stopping you from exiting your driveway you should report it to the Police by calling 101.
- Cleaning the town centre by 9am every morning and to retain a response cleansing team in retail trading hours.
- Emptying the town centre litter bins as necessary on an ongoing basis.
- Inspecting every footway of the town bus routes every week and mobilise a litter pick when necessary.
- Making sure that the town bus routes do not fall below an acceptable level of cleanliness.
- Inspecting all residential streets in urban areas and villages on a five week cycle and carry out all necessary cleansing work.
- Inspecting and cleaning all shopping parades which we are responsible for, when required.
- Responding to reported fly-tipping and litter incidents within one working day.
- Opening and closing the council's toilets at the times advertised.
- Cleaning the council's toilets every day.
If you think there is an abandoned vehicle in your area, please report it to us.
We can clean up dead animals on the streets. If you have seen one in your area, please report it to us.
If you have seen a dog mess in your area, please report it to us.
If you have seen an illegal graffiti in your area, please report it to us.