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NewsTue, 19th March 2019


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   UK Power Networks - Update - Strong Wind Gusts in the South East    March 12, 2019
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   Proposed Schools, Bearsted - UPDATE    March 12, 2019

Councillor Wendy Hinder has had confirmation today from the public relations company involved that there is definitely no development proposed for Weavering Heath and that the plans have been amended as follows:

• Removal of vehicular access from Bearsted Road – access now via KMC

• Removal of pedestrian access from Bearsted Road – now via KMC

• Increased provision of on-site drop-off spaces

• Removal of proposed surfaced path across Weavering Heath

• Provision of PV Solar Panels to provide on-site renewable energy

• Provision of native hedge to southern boundary and retention of existing boundary trees in site’s south eastern corner

• Revised package of possible off-site highway/footway improvements that can be secured by condition if the Council considers them necessary.

The amendments can be reviewed in detail on Maidstone Borough Council’s website (search for application number 18/506656/FULL).

If you have any comments please send them direct to Maidstone Borough Council.

Boxley Parish Council will consider these amendments at their next Environment Meeting which will be held on 18 March.


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   Road Closure - Dunn Street Road, Bredhurst - 9 April 2019     March 12, 2019

Temporary Road Closure – Dunn Street Road, Bredhurst – from 9 April 2019 for up to 3 days

The road will be closed outside “Willis Cottages”. 

The alternative route is via Lidsing Road, Hempstead Road, Hempstead Valley Drive, Hempstead Road, Hoath Way Roundabout, Hoath Lane, Wigmore Road, Fairview Avenue, Wigmore Road, The Street, Dunn Street Road and vice versa.

The closure is to enable new water main connections to be carried out by Southern Water Services.

This bulletin contains public information and can be freely forwarded to any other road users who may be affected.  Every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, but no liability can be accepted for any changes or errors. 

Road names are taken from the National Street Gazetteer on Elgin, with alternative names given where known.

For details of roadworks, please see www.roadworks.org


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   Rural Police Report - February 2019    March 5, 2019

Please take a read of the latest Rural Police Report ...

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   DYL Grove Green    February 27, 2019

Introduction of double yellow lines at some junctions

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   Medway Council Planning Department MC/19/0336     February 18, 2019

The attached notification has been received from Medway Council. The parish council’s Environment Committee is responsible for considering planning applications and will consider this one.  Previous grave concerns have been raised  concerning traffic.


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   Wildflower Pollinator Project Grove Green    February 14, 2019

MBC announces the project

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   Walderslade Woodland fallen trees    February 12, 2019

Thank you to the volunteers

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   Kent Bus Feedback Portal    February 12, 2019

Kent Bus Feedback Portal


** Sent on behalf of Mike Whiting, KCC Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport & Waste **


During last summer’s Big Conversation with residents, many people told us that they didn’t know who to give feedback to about bus services.


To make this clearer, we have launched a Bus Feedback Portal. It includes information about how to make a formal complaint or compliment about bus services and who to contact in the event that bus users experience problems.  


It also includes a feedback form for residents to let us know about their experiences of using buses and the quality of service provided.


We will use the feedback that we get a greater understanding of what types of problems bus users experience and to spot trends about the areas or on which services they arise.  We will use this information to inform the conversations that we have with bus operators through our Quality Bus Partnerships or more generally and help improve things for bus users.


KCC is encouraging people to use the form to let us know about their experience of using buses and the quality of service provided. A link to the portal if provided below.




If you have any comments about the portal then please Email public.transport@kent.gov.uk


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   Emergency closure Walderslade Woods Road    February 11, 2019

Walderslade Woods Road Emergency Closure.


KCC has just contacted the parish council to notify it that from Tues 12th – Fri 15th February Walderslade Woods Road will be closed between 9.00 am to 15.00 pm to undertake urgent tree maintenance work.


The closure will be between the Fostington Way and the Round Wood (the Lordswood end of the road) roundabout.s The closed ends will have operatives manning them to let through residents of and visitors to Impton Lane, Forestdale and Wildfell Close, they will also be letting through the buses. Although no local diversion has yet been issued it will likely be via Walderslade Village.


If you come from one of the directly affected roads, are visiting the hospital or Beechen Hall please allow more time to travel as it is likely that large scale machinery will be in Walderslade Woods Road and vehicles will be held back whilst a safe path is clearer. Pedestrians will be allowed through but you must take care and KCC would prefer no pedestrians.

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   Public Consultation Grove Green Update    February 7, 2019

Update on responses received

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   Snow bombed    February 6, 2019

Press release and update

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   Change to entrance location for proposed two schools Popesfield    January 29, 2019

Proposed entrance change

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   Meeting 24 Jan and site entry changed to KMC    January 25, 2019

An update on the situation regarding the proposed 2 schools at Popesfield.

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   Southern Water's Winter Advice    January 24, 2019

Southern Water's advice for preparing your home for Winter ...

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   Boxley Road Speed Cushions - Planned Works    January 24, 2019

Please see the attached notice of works from KCC regarding the speed cushions in Boxley Road.

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   A229 Bluebell Hill - Cobtree Roundabout - CLOSURE - 18 February    January 24, 2019

Please see attached notice of works from KCC regarding Cobtree Roundabout on the A229.

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   Helen Whately MP letter regarding two schools application    January 23, 2019

Copy of Helen Whately's MP response to KCC

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   Road Closure - Grovewood Drive North and New Cut Road - 16 February 2019 for 9 days    January 22, 2019

Temporary Road Closure – Grovewood Drive North and New Cut Road, Maidstone – from 16 February 2019 for up to 9 days


Grovewood Drive North - from New Cut Road to Provender Way

The alternative route is via Provender Way, Grovewood Drive South, New Cut Road and vice versa


New Cut Road between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs – from Grovewood Drive North to Bearsted Road

The alternative route is via A20 Ashford Road, A20 Andrew Broughton Way, A249 Sittingbourne Road, A249 Bearsted Road, New Cut Road and vice versa


The closure is to enable the construction of a zebra crossing to be carried out by Persimmon Homes South East.


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   How to notify MBC Planning Department of your views    January 18, 2019

An explanation of the system to respond to planning applications

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   Community e-mail alert system    January 18, 2019

How to sign up to this

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   Meeting 24 Jan to consider two schools planning application    January 17, 2019

An extra meeting of the Parish Council's Environment Committee has been arranged to decide the parish council's response to the planning application

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   Emergency Road Closure Shepherds Gate Drive    January 9, 2019

Road closure for up to 1 day on 11 January.

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   Grovewood Drive South restrictive no parking consultation    January 9, 2019

Parish Council consultation

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   Reinstatement of Speed Cushions - The Street, Boxley    January 8, 2019

The following has been received from KCC ...

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   Carriage Resurfacing - A249 and A229    January 8, 2019

Advanced Notification of Works ...

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