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Welcome to the Leigh Parish Website.

The Leigh parish includes the villages of Leigh and Charcott,
and the areas of Moorden and Powder Mills.


Affordable Housing

Please see the results of the Leigh Housing Needs Survey on the  Affordable Housing page.


Aviation

DfT Night Flight Consultation

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on night flight restrictions at Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. This is a very important consultation and I urge you to submit a response. The communities to the east of the airport suffer from intolerable noise at night from arriving aircraft, and it is proven that lack of sleep has a detrimental impact on health and wellbeing. It is vital that the Government does not increase the number of night flights into Gatwick, and we would prefer there to be no night flights at all or for the quota to be reduced. Please take this opportunity to have your say.  It is only by responding to this consultation that we will have any chance of success. See www.gov.uk/government/ consultations/night-flight-restrictions-at-gatwick-heathrow-and-stansted. The deadline for responses is 28th February 2017.

For a one-click response to the consultation, please see www.noflybynight.com 

Additional Runway Capacity 

The Airports Commission's recommendation to Government is that there should be a third runway at Heathrow Airport.  Government will make a decision in the autumn.

In the meantime, the Parish Council will continue to campaign in conjunction with HWCAAG on the following aims:

 No expansion of Gatwick Airport

  • No night flights
  • Aircraft should fly at the highest safe height
  • The maximum number of respite routes across the whole area to share the burden of overflight
  • The retrospective fit of a modification to the Airbus A318/319/320 series of aircraft which emit an intolerable high-pitched whine.
You too can help .... please continue to complain to Gatwick Airport about every aircraft with unacceptable levels of noise. 

Broadband 

High Speed Broadband (BT Infinity) is now available from the Hildenborough Exchange and BT Openreach are now accepting orders for upgrades from some residents of Leigh village.  If you would like to see if you are eligible for an upgrade, please see http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/.

Drainage and Flooding

The Parish Council is tackling Kent County Council about drainage problems, including blocked drains and gullies. We will update you when we have more information. If you would like to report any blocked drains or problem areas to the Parish Council for inclusion in the list of sites to be discussed with KCC, please contact the Clerk by email at Louise.leighclerk@hotmail.com.  Please ensure that you give full details of the problem including the exact location.

Potholes 

The recent heavy rains has caused havoc with our road network, and there are many potholes. Please either report these potholes to the Clerk, or go online at www.kent.gov.uk and report the fault on the interactive map.