Maidstone News

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


Poor quality lunch boxes are not good enough

12 January, 2021

Trudy Dean, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Children, Young Persons and Education at County Hall reports. Kent Liberal Democrats are calling for an improvement to children's lunch boxes after pictures of 'woefully inadequate' food parcels were shared on social media, including post from parent... read more


Tovil Recycling Centre Update

11 January, 2021

We have been contacted by a number of residents requesting confirmation of the current arrangements for visiting the Tovil Re-cycling Centre. The site is open from 8:30am to 3:45 pm Monday to Sunday, but will require a slot to be booked for you to attend. read more


Postal Votes Deliver Results

08 January, 2021

The Government has now confirmed that both the Borough Council and County Council elections will take place on the 6th May 2021. You can take advantage of Postal Voting to make a difference in these elections and make your voice heard. read more


Kent schools should close for two months

02 January, 2021

Trudy Dean and Rob Bird demand immediate action to stem the spread of the new strain of the Covid-19 virus. As schools in London tier 4 London close, Kent Lib Dems are calling for a two-month closure in tier 4 affected Kent. read more



Lack of Government Planning puts Kent at Risk

16 December, 2020

The Government’s failure to control numbers of lorries parked up in Kent could have serious consequences for Kent’s residents and businesses We are now just two weeks before the end of the Brexit transition period.  Regardless of whether the Government reaches any sort of trade deal with Europe, ... read more


Raising development standards

08 December, 2020

Councillor Clive English, Chairman of the Planning Committee reports that while the focus has inevitably been on housing sites within the Review of the Plan Local  a serious effort is underway within the Council to raise the quality of developments within Maidstone with preliminary work being und... read more