Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne is a rural parish sited 4 miles to the south east of Canterbury. Easily accesible via train and bus into Canterbury, and direct rail link to London Victoria.
The parish is the home to the much loved Howletts Wild Animal Park but also well known for hops, sunflowers and Chalkpit Farm including Mama Feelgoods coffee shop. We also boast two fine churches and a medieval connection with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.
In the middle of Bekesbourne we have a village hall with an excellent shedule of weekly activities
On the Nail the is magazine that serves villages along the Nailbourne.
Station Road - Bridge repair works - February 2016
Network rail have identified safety issues with the rail bridge in that some of the brickwork could fall into the road.
There are also other structural issues with the supporting steelworks that will be repaired at the same time.
The network rail contact number if you have any enquiries is 08357 11 41 41.
Once the initial 3 week closure to erect the scaffolding is complete, there will then be priority boards under the bridge to manage traffic. Finally there will then need to be another 2-3 week closure to remove the scaffolding on a date to be agreed (but not the Easter holidays).
KCC appreciates that this is not an ideal closure while the Southern Water works are taking place on the A257.
Urgent Road Closure - Station Road, Bekesbourne - 1 February 2016 (Canterbury)
It will be necessary to close Station Road, Bekesbourne from 1 February 2016 for up to 3 weeks.
The road will be closed between the junctions of School Lane and Bekesbourne Hill.
The alternative route is via Station Road, Bifrons Hill, Town Hill, High Street A2050, Roman Road, New Dover Road, Lower Chantry Lane, A257 Longport, St Martins Hill, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury Road, The Hill and High Street.
This is to enable Network Rail to carry out urgent repairs to the bridge.