Maidstone News

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

Rolling road closures 6th July - 22nd July

29 June, 2020

Kent County Council has made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on various roads in Maidstone from 6th July 2020, between the hours of 21:00 and 05:00 (excluding Sundays), with estimated completion by 22nd July 2020. read more

River bank slippage

21 June, 2020

There has been a river bank slippage next to the Medway in the Forstall Road area of Aylesford. read more