Urgent Reminder to Residents to Enjoy Easter Weekend at Home

Ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend, residents across Kent and Medway are being reminded to avoid unnecessary travel to coastal areas, parks and other popular open spaces as part of potentially life-saving measures against the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Changes to Civil Parking Enforcement

In the light of the Covid-19 outbreak and guidance from the Local Government Association and the British Parking Association there have been changes to Civil Parking Enforcement.

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Government must ensure that hospices are given vital financial support

Amongst all the shocking statistics of deaths attributable to Covid-19 it is easy to forget the large numbers of people who die from other natural causes each day. Many of these people are cared for, with compassion and dignity, in our hospices.

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Helping the Homeless in Maidstone

This is a difficult time for us all and for the Homeless it is often even more challenging Maidstone Borough Council is providing help to the most vulnerable.

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Please allow access to refuse vehicles

Maidstone Borough Council is asking residents to make sure they allow emergency services and essential refuse vehicles to get through streets.

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Letter to businesses from Martin Cox

As the Leader of the Council I am proud to call Maidstone the Business capital of Kent and as a local business owner myself I appreciate the impact Covid 19 is having on the business community. I want to reassure you that Maidstone Borough Council will be doing everything it can to support you in the weeks and months to come.

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Older and disabled people will be able to use their bus passes before 9.30am

Kent County Council has announced.

 

The passes will be able to be used on services provided by Stagecoach, Arriva, Go Coach and Nu-Venture.

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Potential Grant Funding for Neighbourhood Community Projects

Clive English, Chairman of the Planning Committee reports that money has become available for community projects in parts of Maidstone as a result of the Community Infrastructure Levy, which requires Developers to contribute to the improvement of the area in which new development takes place.

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Boost for local jobs

The official groundbreaking ceremony to begin the construction of the Maidstone Innovation Centre took place on March 4th at the Kent Medical Centre adjacent to junction 7 of the M20. 

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Statement from Martin Cox & Rob Bird

“Today’s report of Kent’s first case of Coronavirus in Maidstone will concern many.  Our thoughts are obviously for the patient, his or her family, work colleagues and friends.

We now know that it is highly likely that Covid-19 will have a major impact on Maidstone and the rest of Kent.  We are liaising with officers at both County and Borough level to ensure that everything is being done to get Kent prepared for any emergency.

It is clear that we must all be vigilant and follow the official advice as it is released.”

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