Highways & Transportation
Roads and Pavements are generally the responsibility of Kent County Council, however, some aspects such as line marking and parking enforcement fall under Sevenoaks District Council. The parish council reports problems and lobbies for changes.
Footpaths, also known as Public Right of Way are maintained by the Public Rights of Way department of Kent County Council. However, landowners also have some responsibilities for the upkeep of paths that cross their land. Permitted paths are footpaths provided by landowners at their own discretion. They are not legally registered footpaths.
Road signs are the responsibility of Kent County Council, but street signs are looked after by Sevenoaks District Council. If you think more or different signage is needed, let us know, and we will decided whether to put in a request for it.
Speeding is a big concern of many residents. An interactive speed indicator sign was installed on Station Road a few years ago. The speed limit throughout the village is 30mph. A group of volunteers from the village get together now and then to record speeds of passing cars which are then passed onto the police. If you would be interested in joining 'SpeedWatch' please contact the council for details.
Most of the street lights in Eynsford are owned by the parish council. We employ a contractor to look after the maintenance of them. We have a five year plan which includes replacements of columns which are old or damaged, and the replacement of the lanterns in line with EU legislation. If you see a street lamp that is not working, please take a note of the location and column number and report to the Clerk.
The car park opposite St Martin's church is owned by Sevenoaks District Council and is free of charge. There is also a small car park at the station which is free.
School Run Safety Campaign
The parish council is part of the School Run Safety Campaign which is a group including parents, school governors, police and other representatives. It looks at way to improve the safety outside the school, to reduce the congestion and to provide positive solutions to this difficult situation.