4,700 families in Tonbridge and Malling will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits.
Figures produced by the House of Commons Library show over three million low-income working families currently in receipt of tax credits will see their entitlement reduced, as part of the Government’s proposals.
The change will mean a total loss of 4,700,000 to families in Tonbridge and Malling, with the average family losing £1000 a year.
Despite claims from the Conservatives that those affected will benefit from plans to increase the minimum wage, the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies has said Tory figures don’t stack up.
IFS analysis shows a £1000 average loss will only be offset by £200 as a result of the new minimum wage.
Haunting messages are lighting up East Malling’s streets in a quirky attempt to scare motorists into cutting their speed.
The residents’ road safety campaign looks set to put the frighteners on motorists - with a bank of seasonal signs carved from pumpkins urging drivers to slow down.
Glow-in-the-dark designs were dreamt up by handy homeowners along Chapel Street.
The new warehouse will mean parcels will be transported to Larkfield and sorted, before being delivered to people’s homes.
Amazon’s delivery station will be based at the New Hythe Business Park, off College Road and will open later this month.
The A20 between Borough Green and Coldharbour, Aylesford has been accepted as exceeding its capacity by Kent Highways, and is subject to high levels of congestion daily. It is also the emergency relief diversion route for M20 when closures occur. Can the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport please update the Council on the current progress on feasibility studies to relieve congestion particularly at junctions? In his reply will he please include the feasibility work being done on j5 slip roads to M25.
Under Government legislation Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is reviewing its Local Plan that sets out planning policies for the whole area.
It is under that plan that sites such as Peters Village, Wouldham: Kings Hill: and Leybourne Grange are being developed. It also sets out policies for employment land, recreation, countryside protection, and the extent of the Green Belt and so on.
Under Government changes Councils were required to issue a "Call for Sites" so developers could come forward to suggest new sites for housing development. The whole plan is being reviewed but providing more houses across England is seen as a priority.
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is considering abolishing its Area Planning system and replacing it with a single committee of about 13 councillors to decide planning applications across the Borough.
Since when the council was formed in 1974 the council has been divided into three areas each with its own planning committee on which all the councillors for those wards or parishes sit and have a vote.
Arriva Bus Services are making a number of changes to their services in the Maidstone, Larkfield and Snodland area from the above date, giving more frequent buses on some routes and improved evening and Sunday services for Larkfield and Snodland.
Figures released by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning a 4.040 cut to the public health budget in Kent. The budget pays to help improve people’s health so there is less pressure on the NHS.
In Coalition the Tories said they would abolish the Human Rights Act as quickly as possible if they had their own way.
They also threatened to walk away from the European Convention on Human Rights, with no guarantee about what would come in its place.
The only reason they could not follow through on their plans is because they were blocked time and again by the Liberal Democrats.
Now David Cameron – presiding over a wafer-thin majority and held to ransom by the swivel-eyed right wingers on his backbenches – is back on the war path.