Time for Shapps to deliver Thameslink

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.

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New Marks and Spencers moving ahead

Construction on the site on Eclipse Park, off the Bearsted Road, is moving ahead rapidly with roofing due to start shortly.

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Blooming Marvellous

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

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A229/A274 corridor Junction improvements: Junction improvement schemes in Loose Road move forward but congestion in Sutton Road to continue

Proposals for junction improvements, which make up Maidstone Integrated Transport Package, were reviewed last Wednesday at Maidstone’s Joint Transport Board, some four years after it was agreed which junctions would be considered.

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Town Centre Red Route proposal moves forward

Traffic through Maidstone’s one-way system should flow more smoothly, improving air quality along the Bishops Way and Stone Street corridor, following a proposal made by the Lib Dems at Maidstone’s Strategic Planning and Infrastructure committee at the Town Hall this week. 

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Heather House Update

The Heather House community centre in Parkwood now has a much brighter future following the last meeting of the Communities Housing & Environment committee chaired by Lib Dem councillor Derek Mortimer.

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Maidstone Community Mela 2019 Sun 14th July

Maidstone Community Mela has been celebrated in Maidstone since 2003. The event brings all communities together and binds together by celebrating it with the music, dance, food and arts from home as well as around the world. Cllr. Dinesh Khadka has been involved with the Mela have been involved with the Mela since the beginning of the event same as other local Lib Dem councillors who have been supporting and promoting the event.

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Local Update: June Road closures

New Cut Road and Grovewood Drive South

 

 

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Lib Dems table legislation to tackle air pollution crisis

Today, for World Environment Day, Liberal Democrat Climate Change spokesperson Wera Hobhouse is tabling a bill to give local authorities more powers to issue fines to idling vehicles. 

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Lib Dem call for additional Household Waste Recycling Centre in Maidstone leads to success at KCC

Lib Dems have campaigned for more than a decade for an additional waste recycling centre in the North West of Maidstone to reduce chronic pressure on the road network in South Maidstone. The existing site at Tovil is beyond capacity and serves as the only facility in the whole of the borough for residents as far as Lenham, Allington, Yalding and Staplehurst.

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