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NewsFri, 20th October 2017


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   Need Extra Support if you had a Power Cut?    October 12, 2017

Power Cut?  Would you need extra support if you had a power cut?


Power cuts don’t happen very often but if the electricity network faults or is damaged it’s our job to get your lights back on quickly.


Do you or someone you know need extra support during a power cut, maybe a relative, friend or neighbour?  Then get signed up to our register for free.


You will receive:


·         A priority number that you can call 24 hours a day if you have a power cut

·         Regular text message or phone updates during a power cut

·         A welcome booklet

·         Extra support from the British Red Cross to visit your home during an emergency (we’ll check with you first)


Call us free on 0800 169 9970

Email psr@ukpowernetwoks.co.uk

Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority



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   Autumn Clear up in Lordwood!     October 12, 2017

Autumn Clear Up in Lordswood!


Maidstone Borough Council are organising a community Autumn Clean Up and the nominated area is the walkway between Badger Road and Conifer Drive – please see attached map.


Support will be provided from the Cleansing and Grounds staff to tidy up the area along with some MBC office staff to lend a hand.


MBC are also looking for volunteers from the local area to come along and help out too!


The event will be on the 19th October 2017 between 10am and 2pm.  Any help between these times, even half an hour, would be greatly appreciated.


If you can help out, please give Nicola (Environmental Improvement) a call on 01622 602568. 




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   Heart of Kent Hospice - Upcoming Events and Fundraisers    October 12, 2017

The Sound of the 60’s

On Friday 24th November  at 7.30 pm

Ditton Community Centre , Kilbarn Road, Ditton, Aylesford , Kent ME20 6AH


We are pleased to announce that The Top Beats will be helping us to kick off the festive season with a bang at out Sounds of the 60’s party.  Also back by popular demand are casino tables provided by Fun Casino South East.


You must be 18 or over – bring your own food and enjoy the fully licensed bar.  Tickets are only £12.50 and you will be guaranteed a fantastic evening.


This is a ticket only event with limited space available so book now on line at www.hokh.org or call fundraising on 01622 790195.



Heart of Kent Hospice Christmas Cards are now on sale!

You can pick up your cards in support of the Hospice from any of our shops, the café at the Hospice in Aylesford, Heart of Flavour Café in King Street Maidstone.


They are also available to order on Heart of Kent Hospice’s Ebay page (HOKHORG) or by using the order form available on our website.  Why not take a look at our 2018 diaries too.


For a list of our shops or to download your order form please visit www.hokh.org



Have a Hearty Breakfast

Monday 5th – Sunday 11th February 2018


Enjoy breakfast with family, friends or colleagues and raise money to help Heart of Kent Hospice provide free care for those with a terminal illness.


For more information call fundraising on 01622 790195 or email fundraising@hokh.co.uk


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   Chalkland Champions - Sunday 15th October 2017    October 3, 2017

"Chalkland Champions" will take place at Leybourne Lakes Country Park on Sunday 15th October at 11am to 3pm.

A celebration of Kent's Chalk Downland, its rare species, traditional skills and the people who love it all.  There will be:

  • exhibits
  • demonstrations
  • stalls
  • produce

For further details contact Hilary:  hilary.hunter@kent.gov.uk / 0300 019486.  You can view the OldChalk NewDowns October newsletter here.


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   Development Lordswood Industrial area    September 29, 2017


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   Spring Bulbs    September 29, 2017

Bringing colour to spring

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   Planning permission refused Boxley Village    September 29, 2017

Update on the application for two dwellings

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   STEM school, Grove Green 5 October    September 26, 2017

Maidstone Borough Council Planning Committee meeting

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   Maintenance    September 26, 2017

Identifying areas that need maintenance

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   Play area refurbishment Grove Green    September 20, 2017


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   Maidstone Local Plan Helen Whately MP intervention    September 19, 2017

Call  in request by Helen Whately MP

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   Completion of Audit    September 12, 2017

The Parish Council has completed its 2016/2017 audit and has received the External Auditors Certificate

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   Update Safer Crossing Point Grovewood Drive North    September 8, 2017


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   How to report flytipping and litter    August 24, 2017

Reporting flytipping in 8 easy steps.

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   Reporting Problems: Roads and Highways    August 24, 2017

Eight easy steps to report a roads and highways problem.

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   Vandalism at Weavering Orchard    August 17, 2017

Vandals have destroyed a bin at the Community Orchard.  Arrangements are being made to have it repaired/replaced and anyone with information should contact the Police on 101 quoting incident number YY23177/17.

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