Local Plan Update

Local Plan Update

On Monday, the Borough Council launched the final six weeks of consultation on the Local Plan.  Our fate is now in the hands of the Government Inspector.  All comments should be sent to the Borough at localplan@tmbc.gov.uk by 4pm on Monday 12 November.  They will send them to the Inspector along ...

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Borough Council Building Plans to 2031 explained

Borough Council Building Plans to 2031 explained

The Borough Council has published its revised Local Plan with house building plans for up to 2031. The good news is that the Borough Council proposes to extend the Green Belt to Wateringbury Road. This was the single most popular policy with the public for the whole Plan. The bad news is that it ...

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BUS PASSES FOR 11-16 year olds

BUS PASSES FOR 11-16 year olds

The Young Persons Travel Pass for 11-16 year olds will go up by £10 to £290 per year in September.  Applications open June 4th and payment can be made half yearly.  The cost for parents on a low income is £100.  The pass is subsidised by KCC council tax payers by £300 per year and is the only suc...

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Bazaar is back at the Pilsdon Community

Bazaar is back at the Pilsdon Community

Bazaar is back at the Pilsdon Community, Water Lane from 25th May to 5th June from 10.30 to 5pm each day except Tuesday when the hall is closed.  Bazaar sells Nepalese and Asian fabrics, clothing, jewellery, ornaments, rugs, ornaments, cards and handmade papers.  A feast of colour!  Refreshments ...

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Travellers, Update

Travellers, Update

A Court Order was served on travellers on the West Malling Village Hall Playing Fields yesterday at around 11.40 am.  It gives them 24 hours to leave the site.  If they do not do so, a bailiff service is on hand to carry out the eviction.  The Order prohibits the travellers from returning within ...

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Draft Local Plan for 6,500 new houses

Draft Local Plan for 6,500 new houses

The Borough Council has published its draft Local Plan this morning.  It proposes 6,500 new houses in the Borough.  The Plan is bittersweet for our area.The Borough is proposing to extend the Green Belt to cover all land between West and East Malling right up to Wateringbury Road.  This is great ...

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Four Acres Litter Pick

Four Acres Litter Pick

We are arranging a litter pick and path clearance at Four Acres for Saturday 16th June - meeting at Four Acres Village Green at 10.30am. Litter picking equipment will be provided but please bring hand tools such as rakes, brooms, secateurs and shears. Strictly no power tools.  

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