Ide Hill Society: Clink lunch, 24 September, 2019

Clink lunch, 24 September, 2019 

Tuesday, 24 September, 12 noon we have a visit to the Clink Restaurant, HMP High Downs, Sutton for a unique dining experience, within the walls of this category B prison. You will be served in a modern spotlight dining room with a delicious 3 course lunch, cooked using fresh, seasonal ingredients and latest cookery techniques, all in an open kitchen and prepared and served by prisoners. The restaurant is a major part of the Clink Charity’s prisoners rehabilitation initiative.

Consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood

Consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood 

The Clean Air Strategy states that air pollution is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK. We often think of air pollution as being caused by transport or industrial level burning of fossil fuels. The Strategy is clear that we now need to tackle these other sources of air pollution, including emissions caused by heating our homes.
Get involved in the consultation by completing an online survey
NB Survey closes 12 Oct 2018

Stubbs Wood, Kent

Stubbs Wood

Stubbs Wood is situated on top of the Greensand Ridge. It is 38.59 ha (95.36 acres) and owned by the local Parish.

There are excellent views over the Weald of Kent. The photo on the right is a view of Bough Beach Reservoir taken from Stubbs Wood.

Ide Hill Village is within a Conservation Area

Conservation Area

Ide Hill Village is within a Conservation Area. A Conservation Area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which should be preserved or enhanced.

What is an areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs)?

Areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs)*

An area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) is land protected by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act). It protects the land to conserve and enhance its natural beauty. The CROW Act sets out the roles and responsibilities that different organisations must follow to manage AONBs. There are 34 AONBs in England.

Under the CROW Act, all decisions must have regard for the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the AONB. Only local authorities or the Secretary of State can give permission for development in, or affecting, an AONB.

Ide Hill is within an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

Ide Hill Village

Ide Hill village lies four miles to the south-west of Sevenoaks at one of the highest points of the Greensand Ridge with views to the south over the Weald and north, over the parent parish of Sundridge and the Holmesdale valley, to the North Downs. It is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.