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NewsMon, 11th December 2017


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   Road Closure - The Street, Boxley - 18 December 2017    December 7, 2017

Temporary Road Closure - The Street, Boxley, Maidstone


The Street, Boxley – Village Gateway to Styles Lane 

18/12/17 for 1 day


Alternative route:


SOUTHBOUND (Pilgrims Way, Lidsing Road), Westfield Sole Road, A2045 Walderslade Woods, A229 Junction 3, Taddington Wood roundabout, A229 Bluebell Hill Slip Link Bridge, Lord Lees Roundabout, Bluebell Hill Slip (on), Blue Bell Hill, Chatham Road (off), Cobtree Roundabout, Chatham Road, Running Horse Roundabout, Sandling Lane, and Boxley Road.



(Boxley Road), Sandling Lane, Running Horse Roundabout, Chatham Road, Cobtree Roundabout, Chatham Road (on), Blue Bell Hill, Blue Bell Hill Slip off, Lord Lees Roundabout, Blue Bell Hill Link Bridge, Taddington Wood, Roundabout, A229 Junction 3, A2045 Walderslade Woods, Westfield Sole Road, (Lidsing Road) and (Pilgrims Way).



The closure is to enable pre-patching works to be carried out by KCC Highways.


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   Firearms Surrender    November 21, 2017

Firearms surrender

Kent communities will have the opportunity to safely dispose of unlicensed/unwanted firearms, imitation weapons or ammunition by taking them to the front counters at one of the following locations:

  • Ashford Police Station
  • Canterbury Police Station
  • Dover Police Station
  • Folkestone Police Station
  • Maidstone Police Station
  • Margate Police Station
  • Sittingbourne Police Station
  • Swanley Police Station
  • Tonbridge Police Station
  • Tunbridge Wells Police Station

Members of the public unable to attend one of the above front counters can call 101 to arrange for a firearm trained officer to visit them to collect their unwanted weapon(s).


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   Heart of Kent Hospice - Christmas Events    November 21, 2017

Christmas Fayre in support of Heart of Kent Hospice

Saturday 9th December

10.00 am – 3.00 pm

At Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford ME20 7PU


Christmas fun for all the family including Santa’s grotto, children’s activities, gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.  Entrance £2.00 adults and children free.


For more information please visit www.hokh.org/events,  email fundraising@hokh.co.uk or call fundraising on 01622 790195.



Christmas Carol Concert in support of Heart of Kent Hospice

With Peter Brice and his Christmas Choir

St. Mary’s Church , West Malling ,ME19 6NE

Wednesday 13th December


Doors open 6.30 – Concert starts 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Entrance is free.  We just ask you to make a donation to Heart of Kent Hospice


We do hope you will join us for this special Christmas Carol Concert which will be a lovely evening of Christmas music including carols old and new, readings and plenty of audience participation.

Drinks and canapes will be served during the interval.


Tickets will not be issued but, as places are limited, we would appreciate it if you could let us know the number of people in your party by contacting fundraising on 01622 790195.


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   Parish Council vacancy (North Ward)    November 20, 2017

To announce a vacancy

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   Allotment cup    November 16, 2017

The 2017 award of the allotment cup

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   100 years and not out    November 10, 2017

100 years service

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   Boxley War Memorial    November 10, 2017

Boxley War Memorial

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   Autumn clear up    November 10, 2017

Lordswood visit

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   RBLI Aged Veterans Christmas Event    November 9, 2017

On Monday 11th December Royal British Legion Industries are holding an event on the RBL Village at Aylesford to support Military Veterans.


The event will include a presentation from the Chairman of the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association.


Please see the attached poster for further details.


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   Daff delight    November 1, 2017

Daffodil planting in the parish

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   Crime Prevention in the Parish    November 1, 2017

Crime Prevention

Whilst crime within the parish is low, although if you are a victim that is one crime too many, of the 9 recorded crimes in Sept/Oct, 5 were to do with thefts from vehicles. Please remember not to store any bags or valuables in sight, as this makes you a target. A crook is not to know that the coat doesn’t have a wallet in or the bag contains nothing of value

Kent Police Update ...


Kent Against Burglary
Most of us lock our homes before going out or going to bed, but what about during the day when most burglaries happen? Our annual burglary prevention campaign, which runs from October to January, shares top tips to help residents protect their homes and valuables from opportunistic thieves.

Do you also :
• use timer switches on lights and radios to make it look like you’re home?
• keep car keys, cash and expensive items somewhere safe and out of sight?
• security-mark and photograph important items to help identify them if needed?
• use a safe to store gold jewellery – or better still, a safety deposit box at your bank?
By working together, we can make it harder for thieves to strike.

For more advice visit www.kent.police.uk/burglary , find us on Facebook or follow @kent_police on Twitter.

Dealing with unexpected visitors
Do your elderly parents, neighbours or friends worry about bogus callers? Would they know what to do if an unexpected visitor calls?
Why not share our advice on what to do if someone unexpected stops by - www.kent.police.uk/advice/bogus-callers-and-rogue-traders/


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   Sad news Geoff Smith    November 1, 2017

Announcement of the death of ex-Parish Councillor Geoff Smith

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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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