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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.

Be Winter Ready

UK Power Networks is working with the other Electricity Distribution Networks and their trade body, Energy Networks Association, on a new national campaign called Be Winter Ready. Be Winter Ready aims to encourage people to prepare in case they experience a power cut or gas emergency this winter.

In recent years the chances of unscheduled problems with electricity and gas supply have dropped dramatically. Since 1990, network companies have invested £80bn in improving the reliability of local energy networks in the UK. As a result, on average, electricity customers have a power cut just once every two years and gas distribution customers will have their gas supply interrupted without advance notice just once every 40 years. Whilst the UK’s gas and electricity supply is very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption.

Steps you can take to ‘Be Winter Ready’:

  • Know your free emergency numbers: In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home: Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Register as a vulnerable customer: Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Click here to find out more about the Priority Services Register in London, the South and East of England or to sign up.
  • Keep your eyes open: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.


Affordable Housing

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

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.