Maidstone News

The Loose Neighbourhood Plan is now Adopted by Maidstone Borough Council

11 September, 2019

MBC’s Strategic Planning Committee has agreed to adopt the Loose Neighbourhood Plan following the successful referendum held in Loose in August 2019 where 93.95% of the votes cast were "Yes" to accept the plan. The vote followed the committee’s decision to take the plan to referendum agreed in June. read more

Young campaigner elected as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

10 September, 2019

Hannah Perkin, a long standing community campaigner and leading Swale Borough Councillor has been elected by the Swale and Maidstone Liberal Democrats as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Faversham and Mid Kent constituency at a packed meeting of local Liberal Democrats this weekend. read more

Letter to the Kent Messenger regarding Thameslink

23 August, 2019

Today the KM published an abridged version of Rob Bird's letter regarding the refusal of Conservative Ministers and MPs to come clean about the future of Maidstone's Thameslink Service. Here is the letter in full. read more

Maidstone Lib Dems campaign for Maidstone Mela’s return to Mote Park

02 August, 2019

This summer the Maidstone Mela, a community gathering with music, food and art from around the world celebrating the diversity of cultures that make up Maidstone’s population, was held in Whatman Park, attracting 3000 visitors. At the event, Cllr Derek Mortimer took to the stage to highlight the ... read more

No deal Brexit poses massive risks for Kent

01 August, 2019

According to a recent report a disorderly Brexit has been given the highest possible risk rating by Kent County Council. It is the biggest single risk currently being addressed by the Council. Disruption is expected to last for at least 6 months and probably more following a no deal Brexit, with ... read more

Time for Shapps to deliver Thameslink

30 July, 2019

The Thameslink service from Bearsted, Maidstone East and West Malling to Central London is long overdue. New Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, should ensure the service becomes operational in December, as promised by his predecessor, Chris Grayling, last October. read more

Blooming Marvellous

26 July, 2019

Residents of Maidstone can now enjoy a touch of the countryside with nearly 10,000 square metres of wildflower sites planted. read more