MBC Planning Committee Meeting re Land rear of the Pride of Kent
MA/13/1657 Land Rear of the Pride of Kent, High Street, Staplehurst - Erection of 3 dwellings
The above application will be reported to the Maidstone Borough Council Planning Committee on Thursday 12th December 2013 6pm at Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone. If a member of the public wishes to attend and speak at this meeting please notify Staplehurst Parish Council by 4pm 11th December 2013 Tel: 01580 891761 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Howland Road, Marden Temporary Road Closure from 20th January 2014 for up to 5 days
Temporary Road Closure – Howland Road, Marden – from 20 January 2014 for up to 5 days
The road will be closed from Claremont Place to outside “Willows”.
The alternative route is via B2079 Maidstone Road, A229 Staplehurst Road/Maidstone Road/Station Road, Marden Road and Park Road.
The closure is to enable maintenance works and renewal of overhead power lines and replacement of three telegraph poles to be carried out by UK Power Networks.
For details of roadworks, please see www.roadworks.org
KCC Highways and Transportation: keeping you up to date with what’s happening on our roads - for more information visit http://www.kent.gov.uk/travel or http://www.kent.gov.uk/highways
Public Exhibition Tuesday 17th December 2.00-8.00pm for a proposed development of land at Hen and Duckhurst Farm
A public exhibtion organised by by DHA Planning and Gleeson and Miller Homes will take place on Tuesday 17th December 2013 between 2.00 - 8.00 pm at North Hall, Village Centre, High Street, Staplehurst for the proposed residential development of land at Hen and Duckhurst Farm, Marden Road. The applicants intend to submit a planning application to Maidstone Borough Council for up to 260 new homes, together with garaging and access. All plans will be displayed at the public exhibition to provide an opportunity for the local community to learn more about this development and have their say. For further information please read the Hen & Duckhurst Farm Exhibition Details
or contact DHA Planning on 01622 776226.
Kent Community Messaging Burglary Warning Advice
Burglary detectives are asking homeowners to be on their guard against a technique that burglars have been known to use to identify vulnerable properties.
In other parts of the country, reports have been received of stickers being placed on doors or letterboxes of houses advertising a locksmith service. The sticker has a telephone number on it, but the number is not a registered number. If the stickers are not removed, burglars presume that the house is empty or that the owners are away. Placing the stickers also gives burglars the opportunity to 'scout out' the house, and look through windows but to be able to explain themselves as 'delivering advertising' if anyone were to stop them and ask questions.
Police officers recently cracked a similar case in Sevenoaks where the offender was leaving mud on doors to see if it was cleaned away. If it wasn't, the property was potentially empty and a good target. The offender was caught and sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.
Police are now asking that homeowners keep an eye out for - and to report - any suspicious activity to ensure that burglars are thwarted before they get a chance to strike. The advice comes as officers continue their crackdown on burglary as part of Operation Castle, which is a force wide initiative designed target burglary suspects in the winter months.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Parker from Kent Police said: 'At Christmas time people tend to have some high value and new items in the house that are appealing to burglars. That is why we are asking members of the public to keep an eye out for unusual signs that might suggest the house has been 'marked' as a possible target and to report this or anything suspicious to us. It is well worth homeowners investing in items such as timer switches for lights, and alarms for sheds, and if they would like further advice around these they can visit our local Police Contact Points.'
Vacancy for Cleaner at Parish Office
The Parish Council is seeking someone to carry out cleaning of the Parish Office rooms at the Village Centre for one hour each week at a mutually agreed time. The position will be available from the week commencing 9th December.
Help Balance Kent's Budget
Kent County Council has launched a public consultation about its budget for 2013-14 and its financial plan for the next three years. It wants residents to give their views on spending proposals to help shape its future decisions.
- take just two minutes to answer two questions
- take a little more time to help balance KCC's budget by using the website's online tool to express your preferences in more detail.
For further information, telephone KCC on 03000 41 41 41.
Grants for Young People Resident in Staplehurst
The Trustees of the Bathurst and Gybbon Trust give notice that:
“Are you a young person resident in Staplehurst embarking on a training course, apprenticeship or perhaps planning an overseas trip with voluntary work in mind?
If so a small grant may be available to help with your expenses.
If you would like to be considered please contact the Secretary before 14th February 2014, giving your Name, address, age and details of your proposed training or voluntary work”.
Rev. Clive Jones
38 Iden Crescent
Kent TN12 0NU.
Celebrate Maidstone Awards for Voluntary Sector Activity
The third annual 'Celebrate Maidstone Awards' focus on those who make a difference by volunteering.
Nominations are being accepted for categories including sports and performing arts, clubs and charities, education, wildlife and ecology, next generation, making an impact and good neighbours. Nominations close on 7th February 2014 and can be made at http://www.celebratemaidstone.org.uk/
or by telephoning 01622 804356.
Free Let of Mote Hall
Community organisations can apply to Maidstone Borough Council for free use of Mote Hall at Maidstone Leisure Centre for events.
Each year, five Free Lets are available for events provided that they are sporting or cultural; would be unlikely to proceed without a Free Let; and are essentially non-fundraising. MBC is particularly keen to support activities for young people.
The Free Let covers the cost of hiring out the hall; all other incidental costs incurred by the Leisure Centre must be met by the event organisers. Previous events that have taken place thanks to this offer include gymnastics displays, the Heart of Kent Hospice concert, rollerskating competitions and Kent’s Got Talent.
Community organisation wishing to make an application for a Free Let of Mote Hall for an event between April 2014 and March 2015 should contact Amanda Scott in the Parks and Leisure department on 01622 602647 or email email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is Friday 31 January 2014.
Five Oak Lane Temporary Closure
Five Oak Lane is closed between Wilden Park Road and Pinnock Lane from 26th August for up to 25 weeks. An alternative route is via Wilden Park Road, Pagehurst Road, Marden Road, A229 High Street and Pinnock Lane.
Closure is to allow for a new water main to be installed by South East Water.
KCC Highways & Transportation
Aylesford Highway Depot
St Michael’s Close
( 08458 247 800 (24-hour Contact Centre)
Fax : 01622 605881