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41 comments:

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Defective

Reported in the Street lighting category by John Peters at 11:59 today
Sent to Kent County Council 1 minute later

Street lamp been defective for at least two months. Location: - Directly outside The Rectory, Green Lane, Temple Ewell

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Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

A2 public crossing

Reported in the Trees category by Stephen Chattaway at 16:07, Wednesday 11 June
Sent to Dover District Council 2 minutes later

Trees are blocking a clear view of traffic coming from Whitfield. They are starting to overhanging the crash barrier. Thank you.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Removal of highway trees

Reported in the Trees category by Mark Pledger at 21:10, Thursday
Sent to Dover District Council 5 minutes later

Two large trees have been removed by the owner of the corner plot of Target Firs (the new house). They have also grubbed up the whole of the hedge for a distance of 25m and installed a 6' fence. The trees were on the highway side of the fence. These were mature trees and I doubt that permission was given for their removal. PS Can we have some positive action from KCC highways otherwise Green Lane will be one long fence?

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

A2 Crossing update

Considering there has been a previous fatality crossing the A2- this is taking a long time to fix.

With the recent upgrade of this crossing, one would have thought a clear view would have taken priority.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

A2 Crossing update

Dover Express kindly published the article in the Letters Page including the Photo. Hopefully it might prompt the DDC or Kent Highways to get the trees maintained!

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Removal of highway trees Green Lane: Updates.

Posted by Mark Pledger at 18:56, Friday 26 September 2008
Contacted by DDC who passed me onto KCC. I phoned KCC who said I would be contacted by their contractors and I have heard nothing

Personally Looking @ the plans I do you think this should be a planning issue? It clearly states trees to be retained!

Roger Frayne is activity pursuing this issue too.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Update Email from Cllr. Roger Frayne

Steve
Planning's reply as follows:
RF

Dear Cllr Frayne
Thank you for your enquiry.
It might be that what they have done does not require planning permission. The erection of a fence would require planning permission if it is over 2m high adjacent to a road and over 1m high anywhere else.
Whilst the trees in Green Lane are an asset to the road, as far as I know we don’t have any control over them. It’s not a conservation area, so unless there is an area TPO covering those trees removed, it may be that the developer hasn’t acted unlawfully. However, condition 7 of their planning permission requested them to submit planting details, which included details of trees and hedges to be retained. I shall pass your enquiry to our Enforcement Team to investigate further.
Yours sincerely
Maxine Hall
Planning Officer

If this ends up with Paul Francis (senior Enforcement officer- DDC) I think from past problems (Kinnoul Plot) it will not be investigated properly!

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Continued chasing

Steve
You know the answer already - no I regret.
Am just off on hols but will send a stiff reminder.
cheers
RF
-----Original Message-----
From: Steve steve.chattaway@ntlworld.com
To: cllrrf@talktalk.net
Sent: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:18
Subject: FW: Response


Hi Roger,

Any updates?

I feel plenty of time as been allocated to this issue.

Kinnoul plot - have the replacement trees been ordered to replace the 5 unnecessary felled trees?

Regards, Steve.

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From: cllrrf@talktalk.net [mailto:cllrrf@talktalk.net]
Sent: 05 October 2008 22:04
To: steve.chattaway@ntlworld.com
Subject: Re: Response

Steve
It would not be sensible at present for me to complain as we're still looking at the problem.
cheers
RF

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve steve.chattaway@ntlworld.com
To: cllrrf@talktalk.net

Sent: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 10:14
Subject: RE: Response

Hi Roger,

Thanks for time & quick response.

It would appear that condition 7 was present on the planning drawing but retained trees have been removed. Hopefully this issue will go to junior member of the Enforcement Team!


Have you had time to submit a formal complaint about Paul Francis to DDC, reference Item 1 within email sent to you on Sat 27/09/2008? It would be more beneficial than from ourselves all the time. Please let me know if you are not prepared to do this complaint, I can then proceed with one. This will provide more ammunition when we contact the Government ombudsman on various planning issues we are not happy about.

Regards,

Steve.

Anonymous said...

Ancient woodland being destroyed

Reported in the Parks/landscapes category anonymously at 11:25 today
Sent to Dover District Council 4 minutes later

Ancient woodland being destroyed and turned into a private garden the damage can be seen from google earth also Wildlife has been blocked by the large fence.

http://www.fixmystreet.com/report/52683

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

A2 Crossing update - Green Lane - Temple Ewell / Whitfield.

Dear Mr Chattaway,

A2 Whitfield – Overgrown Vegetation

I am writing further to my previous email reference, 0316.3.02/30229 regarding the above.

Works to cut back the overgrown vegetation will be carried out within the next 5 days. I apologise for the delay in programming these works, we were awaiting the use of appropriate machinery in order to undergo the works.

Once again I would like to thank you for bringing this issue to my attention. Should you have any further queries please contact me.

Kind regards,
Jo Rickword

Customer Care Officer
On behalf of the Highways Agency.
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Many thanks for arranging to sort this out, it is appreciated.

Regards,
S Chattaway
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From: Steve [mailto:steve.chattaway@ntlworld.com]
Sent: 24 June 2009 13:34
To: Area 4
Subject: RE: A2 Whitfield - Overgrown Vegetation

The warning sign’s need to be more visible to, you are nearly on top of them before you see what they are.

Thank you.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Street light out for over six weeks

Reported in the Street lighting category by steve cook at 16:34 today
Sent to Kent County Council less than a minute later

Ccu1 street light not working. Been given run around .. now told electrical supply will take up to 4 weeks only light in street

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Replacement of Felled Trees - The Avenue(Kinnoul plot).

Good news update we received from Cllr. Roger Frayne.

Dear Cllr Frayne I refer to your email of 19 October 2009 regarding the above site, that has been passed to me for attention. I had a site meeting with Mr Barker in September 2009 when replanting five trees as replacements for those that were removed in 2008 was discussed. I followed this up in writing, stating that the replacements should be planted in the coming planting season. I have not had a reply to my letter. If I hear nothing from Mr Barker by mid November I will write again, warning him that if he does not comply the Council consider issuing a Tree Replacement Notice. As far as the hedgerow you mention is concerned, I have no knowledge of this and it was not mentioned in any of Mr Delaney's notes prior to my taking over the case. I suggest you contact the Planning Investigation Officer who may be able to help. Regards Anne Russell

Trees and High Hedges Officer Dover District Council Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3PJ

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Replacement of 5 felled trees - The Avenue (Kinnoul plot). I have today chased DDC for an update again. The builder still as not replanted them.

The trees were felled back in 2008.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

**chasing trees at Kinnoul again**

Time will tell!

A compliance notice was supposed to served on the greedy builder over a year ago.

Regards, Steve.


Subject: RE: Replacement trees at Kinnoul

Dear Mr Chattaway

Please be assured the file is still open; I hope we will be in a position to make progress soon.

Regards

Anne Russell

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Subject: RE: Replacement trees at Kinnoul

Hi Anne,

Has any further progress been made with respect to the 5 replacement trees at the “Kinnoul plot”, ideally for autumn/winter planting please?

Cc CPRE, TEPC and local residents.

Regards, S Chattaway.

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Subject: RE: Replacement trees at Kinnoul


Hi Anne,
Have you progressed the 5 replacement trees at the “Kinnoul plot” any further please?

It will be 2+ years soon.

Regards, S Chattaway.

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Subject: RE: Replacement trees at Kinnoul

Dear Mrs Chattaway

I have now made contact with Mr Barker and will be discussing the replanting with him (his address had changed).

Regards

Anne Russell
Trees and High Hedges Officer

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Subject: RE: Replacement trees at Kinnoul

Any feedback please?

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Subject: RE: Replacement trees at Kinnoul

I sent a reminder letter to Mr Barker on 29 April 2009 regarding replanting five trees, as yet I have had no response, although it has only been a week.


Anne Russell

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Subject: RE: Replacement trees at Kinnoul

Can we have some feedback please? It will be to late to plant them for a second year!

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Subject: Replacement trees at Kinnoul

Dear Ms Chattaway

I refer to your email of 15 April 2009 sent via our Customer Services.


I have noted the information contained in your email regarding replacement planting for felled trees at Kinnoul, and will follow this up. Thank you for taking the time to keep us informed.

Regards

Anne Russell
Trees and High Hedges Officer

Peter said...

Removal of trees & driveway / parking space.

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 15:37 today
Sent to Dover District Council 2 minutes later

Many residents of Temple Ewell have concerns of trees being removed and what looks like an unauthorised construction of a driveway / parking space emerging onto Green lane. No planning permission for 52 Target Firs can be found of DDC web site. Can you please look into this for me so I can pass information onto other residents. Thank you.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Street lamp

Reported in the Street lighting category by Mr. P Youden at 09:40, Tuesday
Sent to Kent County Council less than a minute later

The street lamp at the far end of Riverside (cul de sac) has not been working for more than a week. It is outside No's 5,6,7,8 and 9 Riverside, Temple Ewell, CT16 3HW

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Nuisance Parking causing obstruction

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 13:51 today
Sent to Kent County Council 3 minutes later
Photo of this reportzoom

The owner of the van has been parking his van in the layby for weeks. He has a drive on which he parks two vehicles and chooses to leave the van on the road. He has now bought a caravan and is leaving both vehicles permanently in the layby. This causes a major obstruction to the view of the road for residents pulling onto the highway from their driveways. It is only a matter of time before an accident occurs.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Overhanging trees

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category by Stephen Chattaway at 10:00 today
Sent to Kent County Council 4 minutes later

Overhanging trees are making it difficult to walk down the public path (various places). Damaged my head today!

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

"Kissing" gate

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category by Stephen Chattaway at 10:10 today
Sent to Kent County Council less than a minute later

"Kissing" gate is broken at the entrance from/to the "Kent wildlife Trust" land

This gate as been repaired previously.

Cattle have used this route before and could be dangerous to the public.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Dear Mr Chattaway
Thank you for your email.
I will forward your report and concerns regarding Public Footpath ER95, Temple Ewell to the East Kent Area Office to investigate.
Email: eastprow@kent.gov.uk
Kind regards
Countryside Access Service
Kent Report Line Tel: 0845 345 0210

From: Steve [mailto:steve.chattaway@ntlworld.com]
Sent: 27 November 2012 10:23
To: PROW - EX EHW
Cc: Kent County Council; Cllr. Geoffrey Lymer; Elphicke, Charlie - Conservative MP; Cllr. Geoffrey Lymer; colin smithen - Chairman TEPC; Coulson-Wright, Jane - River Parish Council; Glen Mousley - TEPC; G Ognibeni - TEPC; TEPC - Steve Grayson
Subject: Re: EA67BCC4FB924 RE: Problem Report: "Kissing" gate

Dear Public Rights of Way department,

Further to email Sent: 2012/06/04 10:10:09 To: Kent County Council Subject: Problem Report: "Kissing" gate via Fix my Street.

I have today have had further reports from locals using this gate, they have indicated this gate as now been chained up. This gate (along with many other gates) has never been properly fixed despite reporting this problem.

IMO chaining gates where cattle are present is dangerous, not to mention this is a public right of way.

These types of gates are high maintenance that require, at the very least dirt and derbies removed from the hinge area to enable them to close correctly.

The semi circular swing type gates would IMO be a better option.

I look forward to your response, I will then pass onto locals.

Regards,
S Chattaway

CC: Kent CC, Locals, Councillor, MP and TE Parish Council.


On 07/06/2012 14:15, Kent County Council wrote:
> Dear Mr Chattaway
>
> Thank you for your email regarding a kissing gate.
>
> I have forwarded your email to the Public Rights of Way department, in order that they can respond to your enquiry.
>
> For further information regarding this enquiry please contact the department directly, their contact details are prow@kent.gov.uk
>
> Kind regards
>
> Jamie
>
> Customer Service Advisor
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Kent County Council Highways & Transportation
> Telephone: 08458 247 800
>
>
>
> --------------------Original Message--------------------
> From: Stephen Chattaway Sent: 2012/06/04 10:10:09 To: Kent County Council Subject: Problem Report: "Kissing" gate
> Dear Kent County Council, A user of FixMyStreet has submitted the following report of a local problem that they believe might require your attention. To view a map of the precise location of this issue, or to provide an update on the problem, please visit the following link: http://www.fixmystreet.com/report/255190 ---------- Name: Stephen Chattaway Email: steve.chattaway@ntlworld.com Category: Pavements/footpaths Subject: "Kissing" gate Details: "Kissing" gate is broken at the entrance from/to the "Kent wildlife Trust" land This gate as been repaired previously. Cattle have used this route before and could be dangerous to the public. Easting: 628614 Northing: 144736 Latitude: 51.156180527006 Longitude: 1.2679117917029 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Kent, United Kingdom Nearest postcode to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated): CT16 3DE (307m away) ---------- Replies to this email will go to the user who submitted the problem. This message was sent via FixMyStreet, a project of UKCOD, registered charity number 1076346. If there is a more appropriate email address for messages about 'Pavements/footpaths', please let us know by visiting . This will help improve the service for local people. We also welcome any other feedback you may have. FixMyStreet is now available for full integration into council websites, making life easier for both you and your residents. Read more here: http://www.fixmystreet.com/for-councils

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Public Footpath ER95 - Broken Kissing Gate

Dear East PROW,

Thank you for erecting the wooden structure in front of the damaged Kissing Gate. Looks more substantial than previous attempts until the gate is replaced.

Best regards,
S Chattaway
CC: Kent CC, Locals, Councillor, MP and TE Parish Council.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Pot holes in Green Lane towards the gate area.

Reported in the Potholes category by David .... at 21:38, Saturday 16 March 2013
Sent to Kent County Council 1 minute later

There are a number of potholes in the road at this location - I drive over them everyday and it is damaging my car. Would appreciate if they could be fixed. Thanks

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Litter
Reported in the Rubbish (refuse and recycling) category by S Chattaway at 11:41, Tue 31 December 2013
Sent to Dover District Council 4 minutes later
Litter collecting along the length of the verge on Green Lane.

Update:
A local resident picked up half a bin bag full of rubbish from the area in question.

Fed up waiting for DDC !

I have had no communication from DDC to date for solution for this area of Green Lane !

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Dangerous parking in layby

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 11:05, Thursday
Sent to Dover District Council 4 minutes later
Photo of this reportzoom
On Canterbury Road, we have a layby outside several properties along this stretch of road. Increasingly, people are using it to leave their vehicles all day and commute by bus. However, this leaves a totally obstructed view of the road and oncoming traffic. This is extremely dangerous as I leave my driveway by car and have to edge into the stream of oncoming traffic. There needs to be some form of parking restriction so that homeowners can exit their driveways safely. I have on several occasions had near misses with vehicles heading towards Dover (some of these using excessive speed). The problem needs to be rectified before there is a serious accident.

http://www.fixmystreet.com/report/493686

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Sightlines

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Mark Pledger at 22:27, Monday
Sent to Kent County Council 3 minutes later
It is getting very difficult to pull out of Wellington road due to overgrowing vegetation on both sides of London Road

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

No planning permission. Access from Green line to rear gardens in Target Firs

Reported anonymously at 13:29 today
Sent to Kent County Council and Dover District Council 1 minute later
The green bushes and trees on Green Lane have ben hacked down by residents in Target Firs.
This so they put bland fences up and access to their rear garden so they can park. There is a digger here on 17th May 2015 doing one such resident.
This means more cars parking in the back of gardens bordering onto Green Lane and more traffic down a little lane.
No planning permission has been granted for any of these, and the council should act now to stamp on this flagrant abuse of the rules.

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Updates - No planning permission. Access from Green line to rear gardens in Target Firs

Council visited vendor of just ONE of the offenders and insisted the fence must be put up with sight line no further back into their garden, and the grass verge reseeded back to expected grass or new turf laid.
Posted anonymously at 21:52, Friday 5 June 2015

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...


Updates - No planning permission. Access from Green line to rear gardens in Target Firs

Well what can i say. A cowardly person running to KCC instead of having the decency to come and speak to the resident to find out what is actually happening.

For everyone's information i am legally reclaiming my land to the rear of my property, the trees were not hacked down but taken down professionally by a tree surgeon with the permission of DDC as there was no TPO in place.

The land is actually being made in to a play area for my young children, no parking will be constructed, yet another assumption by a small minded person with nothing better to do. So no car parking as suggested by mr small!

Also the existing trees overhung my garden that much bird poo went everywhere and posed a health hazard to my young family, sorry but i see this as a goo enough reason to remove the tree along with it blocking sun from my garden most of the day.

Planning permission is not required for these types of works so i suggest you brush up on the planning regulations and requirements before slating the local council.

If you had came and spoke to me i could have told you all of this instead of hiding behind your computer, sad man.

As for the fence, i was going to reinstate some small shrubs but after this i do not see why i should bother or incur the expense, so you can thank my ill informed and nothing better to do for this not happening now.

Kind regards 46 Target Firs

Posted anonymously at 08:23, Monday 22 June 2015

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "FixMyStreet Web site":

You really are a sad man. It seems like your jealous of target firs residents making improvements to there property and as for parking green lane has no parking restrictions so anyone can park there providing they have a legal vehicle I'm considering doing it myself to see if you complain to the council

Posted by Anonymous 18 June 2015 at 15:42

Posted anonymously at 08:27, Monday 22 June 2015

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "FixMyStreet Web site":

Quick ring the council a resident in target firs is mowing his lawn and hacking down the grass with a lawnmower and a strimmer oh my God they can't do that

Posted by Anonymous19 June 2015 at 19:35

Posted anonymously at 08:29, Monday 22 June 2015

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Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Temple Ewell Nature Reserve - New fence incorrectly repaired

Reported in the Parks/landscapes category by S Chattaway at 10:14 today
Sent to Dover District Council 1 minute later
Photo of this report zoom
The fence has been incorrectly repaired with 4 strands of barbed wire (see photo). In keeping with all the fences on this reserve, it should square wire mesh and finished on the top with 2 rows of barbed wire.
Whoever did this repair is endangering wildlife and pets who might run through the gap and rip the top of their backs open!
Please repair ASAP - thank you

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Dear Mark,

Further observations (see attached photo) to question the information provided in Ms Week's last email are as follows:

1, Public access is next to dangerous fence on right side, if you zoom in you can even make out Kent wildlife label to arrow showing directions through the gate.

2, If you zoom into the post on the top left hand side of the photo you can see barbed wire wrapped around the post, this formed the top section of the old damaged fence. As previous stated, I moved the barbed wire that was just laid on the ground out of harm way.

It's obvious Ms Weeks has not visited the dangerous fence area.

Regards, Steve.

On 04/12/2015 18:05, Steve wrote:
> Dear Ms Weeks,
>
> The cattle have not been in the field were the dangerous fence was repaired for over 4 weeks and were only the field for 10 days anyway.
>
> You should do the job correctly first time and every time, now it will take even longer to fix. It would have been permanent if I had not pointed it out.
>
>
> Another dog Walker Sarah, rang with no success, the poor cow in question spent 2 days in the same spot, isolated from the rest of the heard. Both Its back legs were splayed out. I personally got the cow a bucket of water from the trough, It was removed on 3rd day.
>
> If the telephones are not manned, I have been advised by the RSPCA to contact them directly.
>
> Further problems.
>
> The field adjacent the A2 has also a section of fence broken, so cattle have free run of 2 fields.
>
> A calf has been isolated from it's mother in another field since last Sunday.
>
> And finally the kissing gate (top of Green Lane does not shut correctly as its very tight to lock, when cattle get onto the A2 you will have an even bigger problem
>
> I care about cattle, wildlife and pets, so should you.
>
> Regards, Steve.
>
> On 4 December 2015 16:45:58 GMT+00:00, Karen Weeks wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> I am sorry this is causing a great amount of concern.
>
>
>
> As I have explained to Steve in the email below, the fencing is temporary and not permanent. It bridges a gap deliberately left in the fence and has not been used to ‘fix’ the fence. Our grazier has put it up there as a temporary measure to prevent cattle leaving the compartments. The cattle are there to graze the chalk grassland for us in order to prevent scrub encroaching on the grassland and to improve the species diversity of the chalk grassland. The public do have access to the compartment further along via a pedestrian gate. I have spoken to our grazier on when the cattle are leaving and I have been informed they will be done before Christmas, by which the fence will then be removed.
>
>
> As for the cattle injuries, the grazier has informed me there were a couple of cattle that were lame but he dealt with them. He checks his own cattle on a regular basis. There were apparently no other injuries that occurred. I do not know why Steve was unable to contact anyone from Kent Wildlife Trust concerning the cattle injuries. We do have a livestock rota in place for wardens in the East Kent area to be on call for all days of the year if any issues occur with the livestock. I apologise that Steve was unable to get hold of anyone and will discuss it with my line manager.
>
> If you have any more questions, please let me know.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Karen
>
> Karen Weeks | East Kent Downland Warden
> General Enquiries: 01622 662012

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...



Still waiting for a response detailed below.

Dear Ms Weeks,

Thanks for your email.

Any time for me, just let me know the time and date.

Where do you want to start from? You can park on my driveway (...................) if you wish.

If we start from Green lane I can show you the other problems on the way to the dangerous fence, although it's about 1 1/2 miles (the Fix my Street reference DDC sent you shows the area pasted below) https://www.fixmystreet.com/ report/ 704815

May I suggest you bring some square wire mesh, hammer and wire cutter, so we can put this problem to bed. A full size gate is available within 200 yards from this area, so I question why leave a gap in the fence anyway?

Regards, Steve. On 07/12/2015 17:48, Karen Weeks wrote: > > Dear all,

> This issue is not going to get resolved over email, so I would like to propose a site visit to Lydden and Temple Ewell with myself and John McAllister (Head of Reserves East) to have a discussion about the fence and the cattle.

> If you are happy with this arrangement, let me know and I will look at date availabilities.

> Best wishes,

> Karen

> Karen Weeks | East Kent Downland Warden

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Dear anonymous,

Yes it is real, you in a minority. I have donated money and given my services free to Kent Wildlife Trust (also see above post). I suggest you read the correspondence. The management of cattle (at the moment herd have run of 4 fields and another herd as 3 fields) is a joke. How do you manage the welfare spread this far apart? Do you approve of cattle suffering for 3 days?

Yes the kissing gate could easily be fixed but it as broken chain too. It needs gate with less maintenance, like the new swing gates, simple solution would be the one nobody uses.

Finally, It would be nice if you gave a name to your attempted post you did 10 times on my website ! It would be of benefit to the local community., including dog walkers and local residents. Try Facebook, we can have photo of you.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...



Dear Ms Weeks,

I will be at the fence at your suggested time.

Bring some tools and mesh as suggested in my previous email, I will know you are then fully committed to resolving this issue that has taken 2 months.

I would like you to view the other issues whilst you are on the reserve, to facilitate future repairs and possibly implement my suggested improvements.

The field where the young calf spends most of it's life on it's own, needs real world volunteers attention again. This being due to previously failed public access/redesign repair work (mark 2 version !).

I look forward to meeting you both.

Regards, Steve.

On 17/12/2015 15:45, Karen Weeks wrote: > > Dear Steve,

> I apologise for the delay in responding to your email. Myself and my line manager will be in the Dover area on Monday 21st December as we have meetings to attend. We can meet with you at 10am on 21st. This is the only free time we have available before Christmas, otherwise we will not be able to do a site visit till the new year.

> We can meet you by the fence in question as that is probably the easiest place to meet.

> Let me know if you will be available.

> Best wishes,

> Karen

> Karen Weeks | East Kent Downland Warden

Dear Ms Weeks,

Quote your last email dated 07/12/2015: "This issue is not going to get resolved over email" neither is sitting on your backsides stalling the outstanding issues.

Also see below the comments that were posted by myself on Fix My Street in response to the written abuse (attached) that I assume from one of your helpers tried to post 10 times on my local Temple Ewell Blog. I would suggest the quoted "Real world volunteers" do the work correctly first time!!

If I don't get an apology from this cowardly person, I will feel inclined not to assist you in your request. You have a map of the location and photo of the dangerous fence anyway, again just stalling!

Regards, Steve.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Dear Mark,

Not a productive meeting at all, I am very disappointed at the attitude of John McAllister especially, details as follows:

1, I have removed John's email because he stated he had not read any of my correspondence and neither would he. Apparently he has not got the time!

2, Apparently I had stated cattle had been injured on the dangerous fence, I asked them both if they had read any of my emails.

3, Sorry Mark, no photo's of the repair because John does not do this work - no date given for fix date.

4, KWT tried to blind me with science (green and scrub areas) of why cattle have run of 4 fields. Cattle are told every day what field to graze on, farmer a cattle whisperer ! IMHO spent grassland needs a rest.

5, KWT agreed that the broken gap (again dangerous barbed wire) in fence need to be fixed, but head of reserve John could not give an approximate date. (Part of the problem #4)

6, The mark 2 version of the access gate was going to be fixed by post in front of access ( I explained this is not a good idea as this method had been used on at least 5 other damaged gates over the years) Cattle just knock them down, waste of time and money.
Surprisingly, John was not phased that young calves could be split from its mother, but could not answer how it was to feed on it's mother's milk though.

7, Green Lane and A2 chain / kissing gate, can't afford tools or time, I explained when the ground freezes it's impossible to close . I reminded John, this was the same problem seen previously with the gate in the London Road area where cattle had escaped endangering the public .

8, Reference, no manned telephone apparently was myself and other residents' fault. I said why would I have taken the time to post on Fix my street in preference to calling.

9, I said why this had taken 2 months and 1 day for the meeting to take place. More shockingly I asked why It had taken a month for initial first contact from KW, the response was John was on holiday !! But I sent via DDC to Info@kentwildlife.org.uk so why?

Conclusion: I am sure Kent Wildlife doesn't appreciate dog walkers who are the "eyes and ears for the reserve", they stated I had an attitude problem!

They asked why you were not at the meeting, I stated I was the best person because I have been walking on the hills for more than 13 years. Luckily, dog walkers Linda and Jamie backed up my concerns of management of the reserve (unlucky it was such a dreadful day today we might have seen more) .

Maybe when I said to you that I had been told by another dog walker John had left, maybe it was wishful thinking by him !

Regards, Steve.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Dear Mark,

Good news dangerous fence now fixed as it should have been in the first place.

I have been contacted about a more serious barbed wire fence problem (approx 10 meter long section running adjacent to the A2)
I told the person/persons to use the Fix My Street to report the fence. In the mean time at great danger to myself, I made safe part of the worst section (Free of charge Kent Wildlife !)

I will contact you again when the other problems are fixed.

Happy New Year to all.

Regards, Steve

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...


Signs no longer required

Reported via Android in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 09:42 today

Sent to Kent County Council 2 minutes later

When roads are resurfaced & signs are put up advising drivers of loose chippings please can the signs be removed, signs are still in place all over Kent, incl Whitfield Ave, months after the work has finished.

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...


Signs no longer required

Reported via Android in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 22:55, Thursday

Sent to Kent County Council 5 minutes later

The signs advising drivers of loose chippings after resurfacing are left in place long after work has finished/forever, tied to trees/lamp-posts

Mr Stephen Chattaway said...

Reporting damaged barbed wire fencing on Temple Ewell end of the TE/Lydden NR

No problem thanks for letting me know

I will chase them up for you


Wishing you all a very Happy New Year to you and family


Best wishes
Cllr-mark.rose@dover.gov.uk
@Lydden&TempleE
Mob: 07733 080861

On 2 Jan 2018, at 09:51, Steve wrote:

> Hi Mark,
>
> All the best for 2018.
>
> Sorry I have to contact you again to alert you to maintenance of damaged fences on the Kent Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve.
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> I contacted them 4 months ago with photos and location photos. To date, I have received no acknowledgement or seen any repair to fence near A2. (See attached photos).
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> It does not bode well for ourselves and the public who are giving money for the acquirement of new land, if they can't maintain the existing reserve.
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> Thanks in advance.
>
> Regards, Stephen Chattaway.
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Reporting damaged barbed wire fencing on Temple Ewell end of the TE/Lydden NR
> Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 10:21:54 +0100
> From: Steve
> To: info@kentwildlife.org.uk.whoreadme.com, Karen.Weeks@kentwildlife.org.uk.whoreadme.com, Kent Wildlife Trust
> CC: Steve Chattaway
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> Dear Kent Wildlife,
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> I would like to bring to your attention 2 barbed wire fencing problems
> (see attached photos).
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> The long stretch of fencing has been propped up twice by myself to stop
> dogs/wild animals hurting themselves on the barbed wire over the past 6+
> months. I feel it's time to repair with new posts.
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> Many thanks in advance.
>
> Regards, Steve Chattaway
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