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Bus Services

Bus Services

Kent County Council is considering the issue of the support they give to some bus services in Kent as part of its efforts to reduce the county council budget. One of the services that might be affected is Service 58 that serves East Malling and goes via Maidstone Hospital. The Parish Council cont...

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Winterfield Farm, East Malling

Winterfield Farm, East Malling

Plans have been submitted for the conversion of the barn at this site to a house. This follows the planning rules being relaxed to allow in some cases barns to be converted without the need for planning permission. The parish council felt the conversion met the rules but it will be for borough pl...

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Local Plan Review

Local Plan Review

East Malling Larkfield parish council has lobbied the area’s two MPs about Government plans to change the way the number of houses each district must provide which borough officers say would mean finding land for another 2,000 homes on top of the 6,500 that has already been estimated. This would ...

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Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, as part of its efforts to reduce overall spending, has been looking at the future management arrangements for the country park which despite its name is mostly in Larkfield with the rest in Snodland parish. The park currently costs about £120,000 net to run....

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FOUR local volunteer groups received Environmental Awards from the Borough Council!

FOUR local volunteer groups received Environmental Awards from the Borough Council!

Environmental Champion “Love Where You Live” awards, sponsored by Veolia, were awarded by the Mayor at a Tonbridge Castle ceremony. Anita Oakley’s work organising (and feeding) Larkfield Litter Pickers, and East Malling volunteer Linda Bailey’s work in East Malling litter clearing group were reco...

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Councillor Trudy Dean increases her allowance to aid advertising for community events

Councillor Trudy Dean increases her allowance to aid advertising for community events

COUNTY Councillor Trudy Dean has decided to use her increased allowance to pay for advertising in Downs Mail. Mrs Dean has been given a 15% increase in her allowance, which she opposed, and she has decided to use that money to advertise community events in her county division of East and West Mal...

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New Police online Crime Reporting

 New Police online Crime Reporting

The public can now report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions ONLINE directly through their website (www.kent.police.uk).  The user will receive a unique reference number and a return email confirming receipt.  This is a test run, and you can provide feedback on how...

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