Maidstone News

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 or... read more

Liberal Democrats welcome improvements to Town Centre road schemes

16 October, 2020

Over the last few weeks, Lib Dem councillors on both Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council have been responding to residents’ concerns about the new cycling measures in King Street and the pedestrianisation scheme in Earl Street.  KCC had to install these schemes very hastily to compl... read more

Council Agree Way forward on Local Plan Review

08 October, 2020

At the Full Council Meeting on 30th September the Borough decided on its approach to the review of the Local Plan in the face of the Government’s recent decision to introduce a new system which would drastically increase the level of housing required in Maidstone. The only way to avoid the higher... read more

A replacement for Heather House in Parkwood gets the go ahead

08 October, 2020

After two years of discussion and debate, the Lib Dem team of councillors on the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee voted with others to approve the building of a new community /sports centre at Parkwood Maidstone. Part of the project will also provide 12 new homes on an adjacent site... read more

Aylesford Reservoir

03 October, 2020

South East Water has reported problems at the Aylesford Reservoir with the appearance of a number of voids and the disappearance of water from the reservoir over the weekend. Their teams are working to, make the site safe and to map the extent of the sinkholes on site. SE Water has been able to r... read more

Kent Access Permits are a threat to Kent residents and Kent businesses

28 September, 2020

"The Government's proposal to require hauliers heading for Dover or the Channel Tunnel to obtain a Kent Access Permit has caused much amusement", says Rob Bird, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group at County Hall. "But it's not a joke. It is another ill-conceived bureaucratic burden which will af... read more