Maidstone News

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



Maidstone to get friendlier fireworks

04 December, 2020

At the meeting of the Communities Housing & Environment Committee on Tuesday chaired by Lib Dem Cllr Derek Mortimer the committee voted unanimously to adopt the RSPCA guidance for councils with regard to fireworks and displays. read more


Maidstone allocated Tier 3 in Covid Winter Plan

26 November, 2020

Following the government announcement today that Maidstone borough is set to enter Tier 3 – Very High Alert, as part of the national Covid Winter Plan, Maidstone Borough Council (MBC), is asking everyone to keep pulling together and continue to protect each other. read more


20 mph Campaign nears Successful Conclusion

13 November, 2020

Following a determined campaign by local Lib Dem councillors and residents, the long-awaited 20 mph scheme for the Buckland Hill area is moving from a long-held aspiration to a reality.  read more


A big step forward for the Maidstone Local Plan for Housing

12 November, 2020

As the Government continues to move forward with an 80% increase in housing numbers for the Borough, MBC Councillors have agreed to progress the Local Plan Review to the first of two public consultations between 1st and 22nd December 2020, to try to minimise the impact of the Government’s proposals. read more


Free School Meals

30 October, 2020

KCC has set up a dedicated helpline to enable families whose children receive benefits related free school meals to apply for food vouchers.  Anyone eligible for free school meals who needs extra financial support to help feed their children can now visit http://www.kent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or... read more