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Maidstone Road Resurfacing Work Rescheduled for 9-10 June

Kent Highways has advised that it will undertake surface treatment work on the A229 Maidstone Road between the junctions of George Street and Chart Hill Road.  Originally due to start on 18th May, due to bad weather the work has been rescheduled for 9-10 June 2015.  The working hours will be between 9.30am and 3.30pm.  Read the original notice by clicking here.  For further information call Kent Highways on 03000 41 81 81 or go to

Temporary 10mph Speed Limit on Marden Road from 8 June for up to 2 days

Kent Highways have advised that from 8th June for up to two days there will be a temporary speed limit of 10 mph on Marden Road between the junctions with Clapper Lane and Lindridge Lane.  This to allow for drainage works by Kent Highways.
For further information go to or contact Kent Highways on 03000 41 81 81 or e-mail

Skate Park Refreshed

The Jubilee Field Skate Park on Headcorn Road has been given a fresh coat of paint.  Some repairs to the surface area and fixings have also been carried out.  The Parish Council would like to thank County Councillor Hotson and his Member's Fund for a generous financial contribution towards the cost of the work.  With summer approaching now is a good time to use the facilities, so get your skates on down to the Jubilee Field!

Battle Lane Marden Temporary Closure from 1 June 2015

Battle Lane in Marden will be closed from 1st June 2015 for up to 3 months. The road will be closed between Little Wanshurst and Springfield Cottage.

The alternative route is via Marden Road, Lindridge Lane, Clapper Lane, A229 Maidstone Road and Summerhill Road.

This is necessary for installation of a new water main to be carried out by South East Water.

For details of roadworks, please see, telephone Kent Highways on 03000 41 81 81 or e-mail .

Staplehurst Summer Play Scheme Dates and Helping Opportunities UPDATE

This year's summer play scheme will run from Tuesday 4th August until Friday 21st August at the Kathie Lamb Brownie & Guide Centre, Jubilee Field, Headcorn Road.  An introductory open morning will be held on Monday 3rd August.  Further information including an application form is available at  A programme for the three week period will be published in the coming weeks.
The scheme will again be delivered by Play Place, with financial and administrative support from Staplehurst Parish Council and Maidstone Borough Council.  If you are interested in helping at the play scheme please also go to for further information about how Play Place is recruiting paid helpers.