Maidstone News


Letter to businesses from Martin Cox

20 March, 2020

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... read more



Potential Grant Funding for Neighbourhood Community Projects

18 March, 2020

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. read more


Boost for local jobs

05 March, 2020

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.  read more


Statement from Martin Cox & Rob Bird

02 March, 2020

“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 l... read more


February 2020 planning update

29 February, 2020

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


2020/21 budget agreed

28 February, 2020

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. read more


Lib Dem position on housing

24 February, 2020

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 ... read more