Flag - Forge Lane Action Group

Flag - Forge Lane Action Group

Flag was started to with the aim to improve the safety of ALL users of Forge Lane in East Farleigh.


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Forge Lane Footpath - DONE!

Flag members planting trees and litter picking along Forge Lane.

Planting Trees and Litter Picking along Forge Lane Footpath - Photo by Adam Palmer

The Footpath wins the Kent Village of the Year 2010 Environment Award and came joint runners up on the Transport Award!!!

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Richard Carpenter, the owner of the farmland bordering Forge Lane, generously granted a right of way for a footpath along the northern edge of Forge Lane and FLAG have been campaigning and fund raising for construction of the footpath.

In March 2010, nine years after first inception, construction of the Forge Lane footpath was completed. This would not have been possible without support from East Farleigh Parish Council, Borough Councillors Brian Mortimer and Colin Parr, KCC Councillor Paulina Stockell and major financial support and planning work from KCC Countryside Access Service.

FLAG organised an official opening of the footpath on Saturday 24th April 2010, with a champagne reception at the Walnut Tree Pub, followed by a procession down the footpath to Court Lodge Farm where the footpath was officially opened by Richard Carpenter. The procession then carried on down the footpath and up to East Farleigh Primary School where a Barn Dance with ceilidh band ‘Flaming Great’ was held.

Martin Curd, Chairman of FLAG said, “ The footpath is brilliant, it really has connected the village, opening up a wonderful vista across the valley and making it a much safer route for residents and visitors. The project has proved that if a community works together towards one goal it can be achieved and you can have fun doing it.”

The campaign organised by FLAG has brought the village together for some great social occasions including wine and wisdom evenings, a gig night and the reinstatement of the village fete.

Forge Lane Footpath Construction Forge Lane Footpath Opening Procession Forge Lane Footpath Opening Procession

Richard Carpenter about to officially open the footpath.

Richard Carpenter - who kindly granted the right of way over his farm land. Forge Lane Footpath Procession

Martin Curd - Chairman of FLAG.

Martin Curd - Chairman of FLAG Barn Dance
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Xmas Farmers' Market
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Carols by the Tree
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E. F. Churchyard 5:30pm
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