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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Aylesford Newsprint

The 100 acres of Aylesford Newsprint is another site that has come forward as part of the "Call for sites" process of the Local Plan Review. The liquidators have appointed planning consultants and proposals are now emerging for a mixed commercial / housing site as liquidators must realise the ass...

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On your bike!

Maidstone BC is promoting a comprehensive network of cycle routes out of the town. The Parish was surprised to find that North Pole Road and the old Teston Road opposite North Pole Public House is a potential cycle route out from Barming, with the idea of closure of North Pole road to traffic bei...

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TMBC’s Call for Sites

We have previously reported on the sites put forward by landowners and developers for housing across the Borough as part of Government procedure (we would need a whole newsletter if we were to tell you about each site!) We are waiting for TMBC’s planners to consult on their response to each site....

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East Malling Community Litter Pick

On 4th and 5th March a hardy band of volunteers turned out to help clear litter and fly-tipping in the village. Michelle Tatton, who co-ordinated the effort, says ‘We had a brilliant few days tidying up various parts of the village including in and around the playing fields on New Road, the verge...

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Does your dog have a chip on their shoulder?

Does your dog have a chip on their shoulder?

From 6 April 2016 the law concerning dogs and microchips is changing. This new law will state that all dogs, over the age of 8 weeks, will be required to have been implanted with a working microchip and that up to date contact details of their owners are available on a registered database. If the...

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