The term 'street furniture' covers a variety of items that are found throughout the village but most particularly in the village centre. All advisory and instructive highway signage is the responsibility of Kent Highway Services. Road name plates are controlled by Maidstone Borough Council. Litter and salt bins, notice boards, seats and planters are the responsibility of the Parish Council. Every effort is made, within budgetary constraints, to maintain high standards in these areas and, to this end, the Parish Council is pleased to announce that the planters and the beacon in the village centre have been replaced in the early part of the 2009/10 financial year.