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Resident Information

Living in Bridge

Bridge is a wonderful village to live in.

This page contains useful information for village residents, including:

  • bin collections
  • flooding information
  • planning information
  • postal services

Bin collections

Collection on Thursday (big truck) or Friday (small truck)

Bin collections take place each week, alternating between recycling and general waste. Food waste is collected every week.

Most houses have their bins collected each Thursday. Some roads, however, aren’t big enough for the ‘normal’ sized truck to navigate; a smaller truck does collections on a Friday. You can find your collections schedule by entering your address on the Canterbury Council website.

If you notice any inconsistencies with the information shown on this website, please let us know!

What goes in each bin?

If you’re unsure about what goes in each bin, Canterbury Council has more information.

Read more about the different types of bins or check the A–Z of items to find out where they go.

Missed collection?

Collections can take place any time between 6am and 3pm on your collection day. If it’s after 3pm and your bin hasn’t been collected, you can report a missed bin online by clicking the button below.

Bus stops

Stagecoach East Kent is the local bus operator and runs regular services through the village to Canterbury, Folkestone and Aylesham.

You can get next bus times by clicking on the button below.

Bus stops
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Fitness tracking

There is a village Strava club for anyone using the app to track their activities.

Flooding

With parts of Bridge located in the Nailbourne valley, there are areas prone to flooding as indicated on the flood map. You can view up-to-date flood maps at gov.uk.

There are also three sandbag stores located at each of the pubs:

  • Plough and Harrow
  • The Red Lion Inn
  • The White Horse Inn

Canterbury City Council - Emergency planning

Flood zone map
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Governance

Bridge is served by three main bodies, each with their own set of responsibilities:

  • Bridge Parish Council
  • Canterbury City Council
  • Kent County Council

See the Parish Council page for more information.

Parking

Bridge has a limited number of parking spaces and suffers from overcrowded parking. This leads to opportunist parking which can cause problems:

  • blocked driveways
  • preventing access for service and emergency vehicles

When parking in Bridge please be mindful of access.

There is limited parking available at the recreation ground on Patrixbourne Rd.

Please be mindful of access when parking in Bridge

Planning permission

Living in a conservation area comes with extra responsibilities. Changes to your property like extensions or cutting down trees may require permission. Applications are made to Canterbury City Council and the Parish Council Planning Committee is a statutory consultee.

Here are some links to the city council to help you understand if you need planning permission and what constraints exist for your property. The Planning Portal has a wealth of information for common projects.

Working on trees

If you are planning to do work on a tree, you need to check to see if your tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or is in a Conservation Area before carrying out any work. This includes any work to your neighbour’s tree, which you are entitled to cut back to your property boundary. If the tree is protected by a TPO then you will need to apply to do work to a tree with a preservation order. If your tree is in a Conservation Area then you will need to give us notice of your planned work to the tree.

Postal services

See the Post Office directory listing for details.

The village has postboxes as indicated on the map.

Postboxes
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Winter

Road gritting

Kent Country Council operate road salting and snow clearance services. You can view maps of the primary and secondary gritting routes online. KCC also publish closed schools and buildings online and allow you to register for alerts: kentclosures.co.uk

During the cold months a twitter account announces whether or not gritting will take place according to these criteria:

Gritting readiness colour coding

Grit bins

There are a number of salt bins located around the village:

  • Allotments (High St)
  • Conyngham Lane
  • Churchill Close
  • Mill Lane (at Brickfield Cl)
  • Mill Lane (at the ford)
  • Pett Hill (at Station Rd)
  • Pett Hill (at Union Rd)
Salt bins
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