Maidstone News

Park and Ride open for business

25 August, 2020

Maidstone Borough Council is reminding visitors to the town centre the Arriva Park and Ride service is operating at both the London Road and Willington Street sites. read more


Town centre action plan

19 August, 2020

As part of Maidstone Council's Local Plan review the Council has decided to produce an Action Plan for the Town Centre. This is an ambitious attempt to try and shape the inevitable development forced upon the Town by Government Housing plans in a more positive fashion. and to improve the environm... read more



Government change planning laws

04 August, 2020

Local Liberal Democrat Councillors are appalled that the Government are ignoring the responses to their own public consultation to force through unwanted and unnecessary planning changes that will create thousands of substandard flats without any of the Infrastructure needed to support the new re... read more


Is the Government set to restructure Local Government in Kent?

26 July, 2020

Earlier this month Minister of State, Simon Clarke, stated that the Conservative Government is pressing ahead with the publication of its Devolution White Paper in the Autumn. The Minister stated that the Government is aiming for 'many more elected mayors and more unitary councils following in th... read more


Relief for Tovil re-cycling Centre on the way

20 July, 2020

After a decade of investigation and discussion, planning permission has been given for the provision of a new re-cycling centre at Allington. It will serve North Maidstone and also Tonbridge & Malling which has for years been the only Borough in Kent which has not had its own Recycling Centre. read more



Lib Dems gain agreement to progress A274 junction improvement plan

15 July, 2020

Members of Maidstone’s Joint Transport Committee have agreed to bring back a rejected multi-million-pound junction improvement plan at the Sutton Road, Wallis Avenue, Willington Street junction in south Maidstone following a successful motion by Councillors Ian Chittenden and Brian Clark. The sch... read more


Maidstone Council quick to help Local Businesses

08 July, 2020

Whilst some Local Authorities have struggled Maidstone Borough Council has now delivered more than 99% of the Government support provided via the  £10,000 or £25,000 grants to qualifying businesses affected by the pandemic. read more


Visiting local recycling centres – Update

08 July, 2020

Whilst social distancing guidelines exist, KCC intends to maintain the management of access to Household Waste Recycling Sites.  Household Waste Recycling Centres re-opened on the 15th May and have provided a disposal service of all household materials with operating procedures designed to protec... read more