Maidstone News

Maidstone residents generously donate items for Ukraine

07 March, 2022

South Ward councillors Brian Clark, Derek Mortimer and Paul Wilby are working with numerous groups helping to collect humanitarian items for residents in Ukraine. On Saturday Cllrs Clark and Mortimer, collected the first van full of donations from the Loose YMCA and later Cllr Clark collected two... read more

Lib Dems move to help Residents with Parking

09 February, 2022

At February’s Strategic Planning Committee Maidstone Lib Dems call for a fairer approach to Town Centre parking in light of Park and Ride Services ceasing on 19th Feb, while cancelling the price increase planned for town centre parking permits. read more

Lib Dem Action to Clean-up Maidstone’s Filthy Rivers

24 January, 2022

In 2021 the Government's Environment Agency received more than 100,000 reports of pollution in England. The public and their elected representatives reported rivers choked with human waste and toxic run-off, fish killed and nature reserves poisoned. read more

Lib Dem call to save Park and Ride defeated by Maidstone Tories

20 January, 2022

On Wednesday Councillors at MBC’s Policy and Resources committee reconsidered December's decision to refuse additional pandemic support for Park and Ride Services, following Call-in by Lib Dem Councillors Derek Mortimer, Cynthia Robertson and Brian Clark. That decision, proposed by Maidstone Cons... read more

Park and Ride challenge on the 19th, and the results are in

17 January, 2022

The decision by the new Conservative administration at Maidstone Council to allow the Park and Ride service to stop is being reviewed this Wednesday 19th January, with strong opposition to the closure from the Liberal Democrats and members of the other smaller groups. read more

Park and Ride: Can the train take the strain?

08 January, 2022

In the light of the proposed closure of Park and Ride in Maidstone we wondered could the train be an alternative to crawling through the traffic of Maidstone.  Research showed fares nearing those of the most expensive in the U.K. read more

Update on Campaign to Protect Invicta Barracks

02 January, 2022

As we enter a New Year we write to provide an update on our campaign to protect sylvan and historic parkland at Invicta Barracks from plans to asset strip the land for High-density housing and associated infrastructure. read more