UPDATE - Aylesford Newsprint

UPDATE - Aylesford Newsprint

The planning consultants for the Administrators of this site are intending to put in an outline planning application to Tonbridge and Malling Council during September. This follows two public exhibitions earlier in the year at Church Farm Hall, Larkfield. This is a "brown field site" shown on the...

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Government's "castrated" plan on childhood obesity is a national embarrassment

Government's

Norman Lamb's letter to The Times, 19th August 2016 Jeremy Hunt led the country up a hill by promising a "game-changing" response to what has been described by the chief medical officer as a "growing health catastrophe", but the government's "castrated" plan on childhood obesity is a national emb...

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Put Our Countryside First!

Put Our Countryside First!

The borough is proposing to allow Kings Hill to spread northwards on part of Broadwater Farm fields and orchards, plus a big new area off Hermitage Lane, including part of the eastern end of the East Malling Research Station. It also suggests the existing Green Belt be extended eastwards to the W...

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Huge Drop in Single-Use Plastic Bag Usage a Lib Dem Success

Huge Drop in Single-Use Plastic Bag Usage a Lib Dem Success

Plastic bag usage has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government. The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by more than 85%. More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the ...

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A view from East Kent

A view from East Kent

Rumours of Kent Districts merging to form Unitary Authorities have been around for years (some with decent evidence, some with less). This week there are press reports of another attempt: this time for an East Kent and Channel authority incorporating Shepway, Thanet, Canterbury, Ashford and Dover...

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Speedwatch volunteers needed!

Speeding is a problem in many communities and sadly East Malling is no exception. During one of our recent Surgeries at the East Malling Centre we were asked to look at what might be done to curb speeding on Clare Lane. A few years ago, County Councillor Trudy Dean funded changes to the speed lim...

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KCC U-TURN ON STREET LIGHTING

KCC has been forced to admit that turning off street lights after midnight was a mistake. A total of 64% of replies to the consultation chose a return to all night lighting. So over the next 14 months KCC teams will continue to convert street lights to LED. These will be connected to a central po...

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