Mark the date on your calendar…. The A21 will be open for use on Thursday 21 September. Highways England have said:
We plan to open the road on the 21 September without any traffic management and at the national speed limit. We will continue to landscape the surrounding area. We may need to temporarily close lanes in the future so our vehicles can safely access the area and carry out this work.
We will continue with:
- construction of the Blackhurst Lane footbridge
- work on the non-motorised user route across the project
You can keep up to date on the project on the Highways England Website
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Richard Snow has taken over responsibility for updating the Village Diary, which can be viewed at www.pembury.org
The diary serves two purposes. Firstly to enable event organisers to check the diary before arranging an event to avoid some clashes. Secondly to enable everyone to know what is happening in the village. It is important that information is sent to Richard at email@example.com with date, times, title of event, venue and contact details.
The www.pembury.org diary will go live on 1st Feb.
Alison Morton, who edited the Pembury Village News for nine years and was an active member of Pembury Parish Council, is returning to the area to launch PERFIDITAS, the second novel in her Roma Nova thriller series.
Following the successful Waterstones evening in March with broadcaster Sue Cook introducing Alison when the first book, INCEPTIO, was launched, Alison gave a talk at Pembury Library to an equally enthusiastic audience.
So, when and where can you meet the author?
6 November 2013 at 7pm Waterstones Tunbridge Wells
Alison will talk about and read from PERFIDITAS and sign copies afterwards.
Tickets £3 available from Tunbridge Wells Waterstones on the ground floor or over the phone on 0843 290 8658. Complimentary drink on arrival, plus ticket redeemable off the price of the book on the night.
Watch the PERFIDITAS book trailer video here.
Some of the nice things people have said about PERFIDITAS
“Sassy, intriguing, page-turning… Roma Nova is a fascinating world.”
Simon Scarrow, author of the Eagle (Macro and Cato) series
“Powerful storytelling, vivid characters and a page-turning plot makes Alison Morton’s PERFIDITAS a must read.”
Jean Fullerton, author of the East London series
“The plot is complex and clever; the scenes and characterisation so vividly described that I almost felt I was watching a movie in my mind at times.”
Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster
So what’s it about?
Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble – one colleague has tried to kill her and another has set a trap to incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman dissidents and ruled by women, Roma Nova barely survived a devastating coup d’état thirty years ago. Carina swears to prevent a repeat and not merely for love of country.
Seeking help from a not quite legal old friend could wreck her marriage to the enigmatic Conrad. Once proscribed and operating illegally, she risks being terminated by both security services and conspirators. As she struggles to overcome the desperate odds and save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life, she faces the ultimate betrayal…
More at www.alison-morton.com
Look forward to seeing you at Waterstones on 6 November!