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   Car Parking Fees Consultation    February 16, 2018

Notification that the MBC consultation is underway

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   115 houses Gleaming Wood Drive    February 14, 2018

The parish council's response to the proposed development

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   Marks and Spencer Public Exhibition    February 14, 2018

Public Exhibition concerning the proposed application for the Eclipse Park Site at Sittingbourne Road.

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   Kent Police - Report It Online    February 6, 2018

The easy way to report crime ...

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   KIMS site Weavering    February 6, 2018

Planning application to remove condition 37 of 16/507292/OUT

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   Public Inquiry School New Cut    February 5, 2018

Update on Public Inquiry

 

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   Subsidised bus service review    February 5, 2018

Update

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   Precept decision    January 31, 2018

The Council decides to freeze its annual precept

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   Parking and yellow lines on junctions on Provender Way    January 31, 2018

Funding located

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   Junction 3 M2 nightmares    January 26, 2018

Update

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   Show You Care!    January 23, 2018

Show You Care!

 

Do you have time to spare?

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has teamed up with singer and Kent resident Cheryl Baker to encourage people across Kent and Medway to think about people we know who may live alone or in isolation, or just someone who might need a bit of extra support, so together we can keep them safe and well, and reduce their risk from fire.

 

How does Show You Care work?

This is a voluntary initiative and it’s entirely down to you to think about someone you can support.

You can register with us by filling out our online form (this is optional) as we would like you to keep in touch with us and tell us how you’re helping to support a senior person or young family. You can even submit a photograph of you with your friend or relative, just email it to: info@kent.fire-uk.org

Please follow Kent Fire and Rescue Service on Facebook and you could post your picture there (make sure you check with them first of course!).

  • Remember not to post any personal details like full name or address.
  • Simply tell us their first name, the town where they live and how you’re sharing your time together.

We will send you an email from time to time to encourage you to think about things you can do to help your friend stay safe and well, plus information about other organisations that can also be a good support for them too.

What’s expected of me?

We would suggest you visit once a week - make it manageable for both of you. Try not to over promise – keep it to a frequency that you can commit to.

If you can’t make it for any reason, always let them know as they may worry about you. We understand life is busy, so things may come up from time to time so some weeks you may need to cancel.

If you can’t visit for some reason, you could even make a phone call – which would still help bring a smile to their face. Conversations with your friend should be kept confidential.

 

What else can you do?

Please tell friends and family about this scheme too. We’d like as many people getting involved to help people in their community. You can even download and print our campaign poster above and display it at venues in your community.

Send them a link to our website – www.kent.fire-uk.org/showyoucare

If you are concerned about someone you know or you are a carer looking for fire safety support, our friendly home safety advisors are just a phone call away.

Call us for free - 0800 923 7000 or email home@kent.fire-uk.org

Your visit may save their life

 

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   Heart of Kent Hospice - Upcoming Events and Fundraisers    January 23, 2018

Ladies Fashion Show

 

Thursday 1st March at 7 p.m.

Village Hotel Club Maidstone, Castle View, Forstal Road, ME14 3AQ

Tickets £15.00 including a glass of bubbly on arrival.

 

Looking for a new Spring wardrobe at a bargain price?  Come along and enjoy an evening of fashion and fun hosted by Travelling Trends in aid of Heart of Kent Hospice.  Travelling Trends have a vast collection of fashionable clothes under one roof and can help ladies to pick out signature pieces to enhance their existing wardrobe, individualise their style and bring them up to date without breaking the bank.  Clothes come from high street stores, individual boutiques and designers and are on sale on the evening with between 30% and 60% discount off standard RRP.

 

To book a ticket for this exciting evening please contact fundraising on 01622 790195 or visit www.hokh.org.  Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Spring Superdraw 2018

 

How would you like the opportunity to win a top prize of £2000 in our Spring Superdraw.  In addition to the top prize there is a second prize of £500, a third prize of £100 and 20 prizes of £20 each.

 

The draw will take place on 16th March (closing date 9th March). Why not return your entries and payment by 16th February for a chance to win a £50 M&S voucher.

 

Tickets are only £1.00 and can be purchased in any of our shops, at Hospice Reception, by calling us on 01622 790195, emailing fundraising@hokh.co.uk or by following the link to bit.ly/hokhsuperdraw.

 

 

Maidstone Road Run 2018

 

Sunday 18th March

Starting and finishing at Cornwallis Academy,Hubbards Lane, Maidstone  ME17 4HX

 

Join us for a beautiful run through the country roads around Linton, Boughton Monchelsea and the surrounding villages.

 

You have a choice of three distances –  chip timed Half Marathon, chip timed 10K or 5K fun run.  Whether you are an experienced runner looking for the perfect warm up for the spring race season, an intermediate runner or one looking for a challenge trying a wonderful route or a fun runner wanting to get involved  in an event suitable for beginners, families and children  you will have a great time while supporting Heart of Kent Hospice.

 

Entry fees are: Half Marathon (over 18s only) £25.00 in advance £30.00 on the day

10K £17.50 for adults - £12.50 for under 18’s in advance £20.00/£15.00 on the day

Fun Run: £10.00 for adults - £5.00 under 18’s £25.00 Family of 2 adults and 2 children

 

No minimum sponsorship requirement – anything you raise will be much appreciated.  Why not raise extra sponsorship by running in fancy dress!

 

For further details of routes, starting time or to book your place please visit www.hokh.org or contact fundraising@hokh.co.uk

 

 

Make a Will Fortnight

19th – 30th March 2018

 

This March why not take the opportunity to make or update your will in support of your local Hospice.   Six local, qualified solicitors based in and around Maidstone are giving their time for free to anyone making or updating a Will.  Instead they are asking that you consider making a donation to Heart of Kent Hospice.

 

Appointments are limited and must be booked in advance (by 16th March latest) so please call any of the participating solicitors to make an appointment stating Heart of Kent Hospice Make a Will Fortnight.

 

For full details of participating solicitors and an indication of suggested donations – please visit www.hokh.org/makeawill or email ellie.dorrell@hokh.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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   Avian (Bird) Flu    January 22, 2018

Alert

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   Need Extra Support if you had a Power Cut?    January 9, 2018

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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   Quad, off road and mini moto bikes Advice sheet    December 21, 2017

Advice for anyone owning a vehicle

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