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Andrew Denyer,
Clerk to the Parish Council


River Parish Council are consulting on two proposed changes to parking outside River Primary School.

This scheme has been prepared in conjunction with the school, following meetings with school management, with the express purpose of improving two aspects of safety for children attending.

Firstly, it is proposed that the start time for the ‘No Stopping’ on zig-zag lines outside the school begins at 8am rather than 8.30am, particularly to take account of children arriving at school earlier for Breakfast Clubs. This will then accord those children arriving earlier the same protection that the zig-zag lines provide for those arriving for start of school.

Secondly, it is proposed to extend the double yellow line around the corner of Common Lane (adjacent to the school) up to the start of Guthrie Gardens to increase visibility for, and of, children crossing over Common Lane. Currently, cars parked on or near the corner at beginning and end of school are causing an additional hazard for children.
This consultation will run until the end of August 2022. If you have any comments please submit them in writing either by email to: office@riverparishcouncil.org.uk
Or by letter to The Parish Clerk, 14 Paul’s Place, Dover, CT16 2LD. Submissions must be made in writing so that views can accurately noted.
At the end of the consultation period, all submissions will be passed on to Kent Highways for consideration. Depending on the views expressed in the consultation, the scheme will then move on to the next stage. The scheme is being funded by River Parish Council.
See a diagram of the proposed works here.



If you have a few hours to spare each week, and are interested in doing somethng to help your local community, why not become a Community Safety Volunteer or Volunteer Support Warden.

These are volunteer positions supported by training from Kent County Council. You would be working with the Parish Council on issues of local concern.

Click this link to find out more about the roles.


The Council meets monthly (except in August and December) on the second Tuesday of the month at River Methodist Church in Lewisham Road. Meetings are open to attend. Recordings of the meetings are available on the agenda page or on the Parish Council’s YouTube Channel

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th September 2022

There is an item where members of the public can ask questions or you may submit questions by email. Please note that time may be limited.
Meeting agendas are published on this page.


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