London 2012 Games travel update

As London is turned into a huge sporting and cultural venue for the Games, here is advance notice that there will be a number of sporting events held across London’s road network.

The dates of these are 28, 29 and 31 July; 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 11 and 12 August and 9 September.

Roads will be closed along the routes at certain times and places. Many buses will also be affected; full details will be available in July on the TfL website and at affected bus stops. The following events in particular will result in significant travel disruption:
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July – Men’s and Women’s Cycling Road Races (central London to Box Hill, Surrey via Fulham, Putney, Richmond, Hampton Court, Weybridge, Woking, Dorking, Leatherhead, Esher and Kingston)
Thursday 2, Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 August – Triathlon Technical Rehearsal, Women’s Triathlon and Men’s Triathlon (Hyde Park Corner area)
Sunday 5 and Sunday 12 August and Sunday 9 September – Women’s Marathon, Men’s Olympic Marathon and Paralympic Marathons (Westminster to City of London)
We urge motorists not to be caught out by these events and to avoid driving in these areas.

For more information on all Games roads events, including times and race routes to avoid, please click here

Trading Standards Issue Warnings

Kent Trading Standards have issued warnings about Doorstep Callers and a product recall on Wilkinsons’ Travel Adaptors. Safeguard yourself and your neighbours, particularly if they are vulnerable, by reading the Alert messages on the Eastry Parish Council Website “News Page” here…

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Affordable Housing Now Available in Goodnestone

English Rural Housing Association is the landlord for the new  affordable rural housing built at Manicom Close, Goodnestone. They currently  have two 2 bedroom properties available for sale on a shared ownership basis, a  flat and a house, with prices starting from £82,350 for the flat and £103,200  for the house. There will also be a monthly specified rent, service charge and  buildings insurance payable.

Contact  Steven Bland of English Rural on 0207 820 7930 or at

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