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Council Surgeries Saturday 30th July

Parish Councillor Margaret Ashby will be at Staplehurst Library on Saturday 30th July between 10.00am and 11.00am.  Borough Councillor Perry's surgery will also be taking place there, running from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.  Residents are invited to call in to discuss local issues and questions.

Staplehurst Summer Play Scheme Programme and Booking Information

The Staplehurst Summer Play Scheme will take place at Staplehurst School in Gybbon Rise between 2nd August and 19th August.  An information session will be held at the school on Monday 1st August at 11.00am.
The play scheme will again be run by Play Place with financial and administrative support from Staplehurst Parish Council and Maidstone Borough Council.
Information about Play Place and the programme for the three weeks, plus details of how to book places, is available on the village website at  Booking forms can also be obtained from the Parish Office.  Bookings made on or before 1st August will benefit from a reduced price of £5 per session instead of £6 thereafter.

KCC Consultation on Waste Disposal Strategy

Kent County Council (KCC) is consulting on its draft Waste Disposal Strategy 2017-35, which sets out its current position, identifies the future pressures and presents the ambition and priorities for the household waste disposal service.

KCC wants to hear views on the overarching ambition of the strategy, the key priorities involved and the specific objectives it sets out.

Consultation documents and a questionnaire can be found at The consultation closes on 2nd October.

July is Citizens Advice’s Scam Awareness Month

Citizens Advice Maidstone is warning residents about scams and is promoting greater awareness of how to combat them.  Visit its website and read the news item 'July is Citizens Advice's Scam Awareness Month' for more information.  You can also telephone Citizens Advice on 01622 752420/757882 or visit them at Maidstone Gateway or at their office at 2 Bower Terrace, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone ME16 8RY.