Please allow access to refuse vehicles

Maidstone Borough Council is asking residents to make sure they allow emergency services and essential refuse vehicles to get through streets.

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Letter to businesses from Martin Cox

As the Leader of the Council I am proud to call Maidstone the Business capital of Kent and as a local business owner myself I appreciate the impact Covid 19 is having on the business community. I want to reassure you that Maidstone Borough Council will be doing everything it can to support you in the weeks and months to come.

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Older and disabled people will be able to use their bus passes before 9.30am

Kent County Council has announced.


The passes will be able to be used on services provided by Stagecoach, Arriva, Go Coach and Nu-Venture.

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Potential Grant Funding for Neighbourhood Community Projects

Clive English, Chairman of the Planning Committee reports that money has become available for community projects in parts of Maidstone as a result of the Community Infrastructure Levy, which requires Developers to contribute to the improvement of the area in which new development takes place.

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Boost for local jobs

The official groundbreaking ceremony to begin the construction of the Maidstone Innovation Centre took place on March 4th at the Kent Medical Centre adjacent to junction 7 of the M20. 

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Statement from Martin Cox & Rob Bird

“Today’s report of Kent’s first case of Coronavirus in Maidstone will concern many.  Our thoughts are obviously for the patient, his or her family, work colleagues and friends.

We now know that it is highly likely that Covid-19 will have a major impact on Maidstone and the rest of Kent.  We are liaising with officers at both County and Borough level to ensure that everything is being done to get Kent prepared for any emergency.

It is clear that we must all be vigilant and follow the official advice as it is released.”

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February 2020 planning update

The two principal areas covered were the Buttercup Goat sanctuary in Boughton Monchelsea and the Pilgrim's Retreat Park in Harrietsham.

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2020/21 budget agreed

At the Full Council meeting on 26th February Councillors voted cross-party to support the Budget proposed by Liberal Democrat Leader of the Council and Martin Cox.

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Lib Dem position on housing

We would like to correct the misinformation currently circulating about the "Lib Dem run council’s housing numbers". While the Conservative Government leaves it to Maidstone Borough Council to find where the housing goes, it is the Conservative Government, not the Borough, which insists that the numbers according to their own assessed calculations must be met.

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Controversial Bridge Ward application refused on appeal

Local Liberal Democrat Spokesman Ben Webster-Whitting has welcomed news that the controversial proposal to build 18 flats at 51 London Road has been refused by the Planning Inspector following the Appeal hearing on 14th January.

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