Maidstone News

Six new official nature reserves for Maidstone

13 April, 2021

Six areas of land in the Borough will be declared official nature reserves by the council. The areas chosen meet strict local criteria and will receive a statutory national designation of the National Parks and Access to Countryside Act 1949 through legal declaration. read more


Lib Dems Progress Mote Park "Park and Pedal" Plan

28 March, 2021

Officers at MBC will draft a report on a “Park and Pedal” facility at the "Park and Ride" site in Mote Park following a request by Cllr Brian Clark, endorsed by Cllr Martin Cox, at this week’s Policy and Resources committee. Cllr Clark explained that there is a paved surface from the “Park and Ri... read more




Tree planting in South Ward

08 February, 2021

South Ward Lib Dem Councillors Paul, Derek and Brian will be continuing to plant even more trees during the approaching planting season. read more


Maidstone in Bloom passed

03 February, 2021

The council’s Communities Housing & Environment agreed last night to approve a borough wide in Bloom competition for Maidstone. Businesses and residents will be able to show case their talents in floral displays and environmental projects. The launch of the competition and further details of ... read more


South African variant surge testing for parts of Maidstone

01 February, 2021

  Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) is doing all it can to help with local ’surge testing’ of residents for the new South African variant of Covd-19 (SARS CoV2) within the ME15 postcode area of Maidstone which includes the wards of South, Loose, High Street and Shepway North. read more


Maidstone’s hopes for fast City service dashed

27 January, 2021

Earlier this week the Kent County Council Cabinet agreed a new Rail Strategy for Kent. Although the strategy repeated the long term ambition of bringing Thameslink to Maidstone, the County Council has now stated that that it would support the introduction of a service terminating at London Blackf... read more


Green light for A229 Corridor Improvements - But Local Concern Remains

20 January, 2021

Following vocal lobbying for over 10 years at KCC and at Maidstone’s Joint Transport Board, Lib Dems in South Maidstone are finally gaining improvements along the A229 corridor. Kent County Council has just this week endorsed moving forward with the A229 corridor improvements, funding for which w... read more


Cycle lane fiasco must not be repeated

16 January, 2021

Councillors have welcomed the proposal withdrawal of the ill-judged temporary cycle lanes in Maidstone’s King Street.  But Liberal Democrats have insisted that any similar scheme in the future should be subject to full consultation and proper consideration of the needs of all road users. read more